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Top 5 Most Luxurious Gyms in the World

Kickstart your fitness journey at any of these top gyms in the world now.

Apr 05, 2022 | By Joseph Low
ESPA Life at Corinthia, woman on a high-tech bike
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Health and wellness have become synonymous with everyday living these days as many of us are now paying more attention to these two qualities’ effects on our lives. While people are generally interested in health and wellness, the pandemic has spotlighted these two facets of life. Integrating an active lifestyle is now a more common occurrence. Just take a look online and you will be able to find many different fitness classes ranging from spinning to yoga and even HIIT.

For many, what they need in a gym are a few essential types of equipment such as free weights, a cable machine and a treadmill. These will indeed get the work done but working out in an ordinary space would certainly not be able to inspire you to have an extraordinary session. Imagine conducting your physical training surrounded by the vast ocean or never-ending grassland? Now, that’s a sight to behold and a case for an unforgettable iron-pumping time. 

Ahead we have curated a list of the top five luxurious gyms in the world:

  • Wilderness Safaris’ Toka Leya Camp, Zambia
  • ESPA Life at Corinthia, London
  • Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
  • E by Equinox, New York
  • Embody Fitness: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Wilderness Safaris’ Toka Leya Camp, Zambia

Wilderness Safari
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Holidaying in Africa often entails visiting the safari to spot the Big Five. Still, there is more than just spotting these majestic animals. You can also squeeze in gym time at the Wilderness Safari camp. It boasts breathtaking views of the Zambezi River, which is a treat to the eyes as you paddle on the stationary bike or practice your yoga stance. If you feel tired from all the workouts, there is also a spa area where you can leave your aching body to the trained masseuse. 

For more information about Wilderness Safari, click here

ESPA Life at Corinthia, London

Image: ESPA Life at Corinthia

Touted to be one of the most luxurious gyms in London, ESPA Life at Corinthia is fitted with an array of high-tech equipment in its exclusive BodySpace gym. Apart from the state-of-the-art machines, a team of fitness experts on-site can also lend a helping hand. You can even opt for personal training sessions to help you reach your body goals. A bespoke fitness journey is at the heart of ESPA Life at Corinthia — if you are in London and need a quick, personalised session, be sure to head over!

For more information about ESPA Life at Corinthia, click here.

Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
Image: Huvafen Fushi

We mentioned that you could have your workout while surrounded by Africa’s lush greenery, but did you also know that you could exercise while looking out to a panoramic reef view? At Huvafen Fushi, located on the idyllic North Malé Atol of Maldives, it is a fitness space that has all the equipment you need for a good workout. Located above crystal waters and boasting a 360-degree ocean view, the resort’s gym is the perfect location to lose yourself in sculpting that ideal body. If you’re looking to partake in something a little more restorative, the resort also hosts private yoga classes on the overwater.

For more information about Huvafen Fushi, click here.

E by Equinox, New York

E by Equinox, St James
Image: Equinox

This is for the mogul on the go. Gym membership for E by Equinox starts at US$26,000 per year. With that staggering price, you can have access to top-grade training, nutrition and spa treatments. Entering the gym is also quite an experience because you do not tap a card, but you will go through a retina scanner to sign in. Members, which hovers around 50 to limit crowding, will have their own team of trainers that creates workout plans personalised to your body goals. An individual meal plan is also drawn up to meet the dietary needs. Furthermore, Equinox’s Fit3D body scan technology fine-tunes any workout plans to ensure maximum health. 

For more information about E by Equinox, click here.

Embody Fitness: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Embody Fitness, Dubai
Image: Embody Fitness Dubai

Overlooking the glittering city of Dubai is Embody fitness, which has a team of personal trainers, nutritionists and sports therapists. It is known to be the best private gym in Dubai that caters to a wide range of programmes from fat loss to muscle gain. The space is outfitted with reformers, weights, bands, medicine balls and a line of rowing and bicycle machines. Besides the professional equipment, Embody also offers functional movement screenings. It also has sports and therapeutic massages to relieve the soreness from working out.

For more information about Embody Fitness, click here.

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