With more people recognising the benefits of getting fit and healthy, gym usage has soared in recent years. Whether you hit the gym to build muscles using weights or you want to drop a few pounds by taking part in fitness classes, it’s the universal appeal of gyms that makes them so popular. With more of us visiting gyms, inevitably, they’re getting bigger to accommodate membership numbers. Here are some of the world’s biggest gym contenders.
Gold’s Gym, Amman
US brand Gold’s Gym opened a flagship gym in Jordan. Measuring a whopping 150,690 square feet and with six floors and an impressive range of facilities, it’s the biggest Gold’s Gym in the world. Gym-goers can take advantage of four swimming pools, indoor and outdoor training areas, several studios, a boxing zone, three floors for females only and a kids’ club.
Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club, Colorado
At a sizeable 142,000 square feet, there’s plenty of space to get fit at this facility. It boasts 12 tennis courts, 120 fitness classes including yoga, Pilates and aerobics, two swimming pools and an extensive range of free weights and exercise machines.
Life Time Fitness Gym, Tulsa
This 114,000 square feet gym in Oklahoma leaves members spoiled for choice, as it offers 400 items of exercise equipment amongst its many facilities. Kids are also catered for with a play area and an outdoor pool with water slides.
Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton
With one of the world’s biggest sports brands, you’d expect nothing less than a whopping sports facility at its headquarters in Oregon. Here, staff and their families can take advantage of an enviable range of facilities including free weights, climbing walls, cardio equipment, fitness classes and a swimming pool. If you favour ball sports, this facility won’t let you down as it offers everything from squash, to tennis, basketball and beach volleyball.
24 Hour Fitness Ultra Sport, Irvine
This brand has more than 400 gyms across the USA but this particular facility in California is the biggest, boasting 100,000 square feet of floor space. With everything you need to keep fit, it even includes massage facilities and a tanning area. If you want to try something different, Polynesian dance is on the fitness class menu.
The Sports Club, LA
Popular with celebrities looking to stay trim, this sports facility is famed for its huge weight room that boasts top-of-the-range equipment. As well as exercise facilities, this spacious gym adds laundry services, valet parking, a salon and day spa services to its list of offerings.
Quad’s Gym, Calumet
With the nickname ‘land of the giants’, this gym was never going to be short on stature. Located in Chicago, it measures 86,000 square feet and has an extensive array of weights and cardio equipment under its roof.
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