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Gyms with a View - State of the Art Equipment Combined with Spectacular Ocean Views

Updated on January 16, 2015

Beautiful Fitness Room Views - Waterfront and Green Forest

Canyon Ranch Fitness Room Spectacular View of Waterfront
Canyon Ranch Fitness Room Spectacular View of Waterfront | Source
Luxury Fitness room with wood ceilings, wood flooring and a view of a beautiful forest
Luxury Fitness room with wood ceilings, wood flooring and a view of a beautiful forest | Source

Gorgeous View from the Fitness Room

State of the art gym with beautiful view  orgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, El Rincon del Pedregal offers a fitness club like no other in Cabo San Lucas
State of the art gym with beautiful view orgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, El Rincon del Pedregal offers a fitness club like no other in Cabo San Lucas | Source

Working out is an essential, three time or more a week. Most of us are connected with television and/or an iPod headset. We watch our favorite shows, we listen to our high energy music favorites but what about a health club with a grand view?

Check out the best of the best throughout the world and the amazing views that they offer.

Someday I hope we will have the ability to turn in to our favorite view via technology but for how I wanted to share with you the best that I could find out on the web. If there is one that I missed, please leave me a note in the comment section below and I will be sure to update.

Enjoy the journey, love the view, work hard and your body will thank you!

Outstanding Hotel Fitness Room Views of Nature

Outstanding Hotel Fitness Room Views of Nature
Outstanding Hotel Fitness Room Views of Nature | Source

Home Gyms Without a View But Great Décor

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cool workout room
cool workout room | Source
cool workout room
cool workout room | Source

All Home Gyms Are Great - View or No View

From this fitness professional's viewpoint, all home gyms are great - view or no view. The view of the television is often a mandatory item for many these days but with the advent of listening to pod casts and music with headphones, even the television is less necessary. The home gym below with no view, with atrocious fluorescent lights is actually very charming. The painted brick adds charm and the two tone colors chosen are very charming. The retro fan is also a big hit with me and almost forgives the poor lighting. The motivational posters combined with functional equipment and small wall clock showcase this a serious workout space.

Home Gym with No View

cool workout room with no view
cool workout room with no view | Source

Home Gym with Fantastic Garden or Landscape Views

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Beautiful view from a home gym - overlooking the water with an exterior patio done artistically in wood for the floors, walls and a sun lite ceiling Home gym overlooking a garden with three large windowsLet the outside shine in on this home fitness room with a viewclouds are the focal point of this modern home gym - who couldn't be motivated here?ultra sleek fitness equipment by Vectra combined with wood flooring and a view of a harbor make this fitness room beyond storybook
Beautiful view from a home gym - overlooking the water with an exterior patio done artistically in wood for the floors, walls and a sun lite ceiling
Beautiful view from a home gym - overlooking the water with an exterior patio done artistically in wood for the floors, walls and a sun lite ceiling | Source
Home gym overlooking a garden with three large windows
Home gym overlooking a garden with three large windows | Source
Let the outside shine in on this home fitness room with a view
Let the outside shine in on this home fitness room with a view | Source
clouds are the focal point of this modern home gym - who couldn't be motivated here?
clouds are the focal point of this modern home gym - who couldn't be motivated here? | Source
ultra sleek fitness equipment by Vectra combined with wood flooring and a view of a harbor make this fitness room beyond storybook
ultra sleek fitness equipment by Vectra combined with wood flooring and a view of a harbor make this fitness room beyond storybook

Story Book Ultra Modern Gym Design Idea

high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows with a view of an architecturally perfect swimming pool makes this home gym the ultimate in story book design
high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows with a view of an architecturally perfect swimming pool makes this home gym the ultimate in story book design | Source

Hotels Are Now Investing In Fitness

Decades ago, the item to invest in for a hotel was the swimming pool. Our new found knowledge or perhaps it is our need for health has changed this focus from the aesthetics of the pool and the hotel grounds to the functionality of the fitness room.

Gone are the days of the token fitness room with broken and obsolete equipment to get bay. To offer the hotel client a state of the art fitness room is now a badge of honor, a must have essential that is often pridefully boasted by hotel managers and owners.

Next Step in Hotel Fitness Needs to Be the Swimming Pool Fitness Equipment

I am awaiting for the next step in this evolution when aquatic fitness equipment is made available to hotel guests. The empty swimming pools that are beautiful visually make me sad with lack of activity. Flotation equipment such as barbells, squoodles (the square noodles that are more dense and softer than the children's noodles) add to the safety and to the vacation experience.

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Component Elements That Are Important to a Hotel Fitness Room

Ambiance for hotels is always a priority. The expression of front of the house is common. It is all about the customer / client experience. Yet all too often there is a token fitness room, a 400 square foot closet denoted to our health. How refreshing - how important is a great fitness room to you and your family?

What elements do you want to see in a great fitness room beyond a great view?

  • Great treadmill
  • Great variety of equipment
  • Wood ceiling
  • Wood flooring
  • Great lighting
  • Television set or sets
  • Motivational Posters/Stencils
  • Mirror

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Does your health club offer a view? Have you visited a favorite resort with a workout room with a view?

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Content is King - Equipment Is King in the Fitness Room

Beyond the best view, beyond wood flooring and a great television, just as content is the king in journalism and blogging, great equipment is the item that is most important in both the hotel fitness room and the home gym. The only item that trumps great equipment is fantastic instruction. Personal trainers who are great at their craft don't need a view and don't even need great equipment. Our human body is the most miraculous piece of equipment in the world. With body weight exercises, we can tone our muscles, we can change our metabolism, we can loose or gain weight if we combine exercise with diet.

The most beautiful site is in the world is not a tropical view of the ocean side, is not the garden, is not the serene waters, the most beautiful site is the feeling you have inside when you know you have crafted a body that is healthy and strong.

After all, my grandfather was right - "if you have your health you have everything!"

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      Kelly A Burnett 4 years ago from United States

      I have heard of them and I have seen them. I was at one of the international conferences for AEA - Aquatic Exercise Association in Florida. It was I believe the product launch - oh, how I hate to date myself! I was there wrapped up in testing my swim board so sadly I did not take the time to give them a spin. They make sense - the water is such a wonderful environment and our leg muscles are so critical. I just wish the hotels and the YMCAs had more aquatic pool equipment. Our muscles are the very best weapon for maintaining our health and nothing beats the many benefits swim fitness can offer.

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      Judy Specht 4 years ago from California

      Have you ever seen spin bikes in a pool? I have heard of them, but not seen them. I don't know if I would like spinning in a pool.

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      Kelly A Burnett 4 years ago from United States

      Hi Tirelesstraveler,

      Thank you for stopping and contributing. I am so thrilled with the advancements we have made in the hotel sector with respect to fitness equipment. I remain committed that the swimming pool needs aquatic equipment - noodles are for children. The square noodles called squoodles are soft and strong and offer more resistance. The delta bells offer flexible resistance in the water. As with all things in life, having the right equipment is key. Having stated all of that you nailed it - nothing replaces being outside - GREAT point!

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      Judy Specht 4 years ago from California

      I would rather be trail running or road biking, but if I could go to this gym I certainly would. My gym is really nice, the highest factor on my list of wants in a gym is good, clean equipment. If you sit on the right spin bike you have a nice view out the window, but it isn't big.

      The improvement in hotel gyms have been stunning the last few years. Wonderful hub.

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      Kelly A Burnett 4 years ago from United States

      Cycling Fitness,

      Thank you so much for stopping by. Exercise and motivation come from within. The goal of this hub was to inspire you to take the images with you wherever you are. I work hard at my garden but the main thing is the beauty of the garden travels with me wherever I go. To be able to close our eyes and envision beauty is a talent that we must harness but we must have the images to begin with.

      For me, the water is my favorite overall but any new growth or a new flower's bloom I wish to retain with me forever.

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      Liam Hallam 4 years ago from Nottingham UK

      Cracking views. My new gym's treadmills look out onto a main road which isn't really an uninspiring image but I take some comfort that I'm doing something positive whilst people are sat in their cars outside.