No excuses: Best places to workout while you travel
Traveling doesn’t mean you have to neglect your workout regime, right? Locals from NYC to Melbourne tell us the greatest places for a workout in their city. Put on your training shoes and save the spots that inspire you the most.
85 London Wall, London EC2M 7AD, UK
You can’t experience the real London life without trying one of its boutique fitness studios. If you are a stressed traveller and looking to get some steam off, with a bit of fun, Kobox is the place to go. Classes are a combination of heavy bag punching and metabolic strength training in a nightclub atmosphere. It is a serious workout that will make you sweat hard. The studio is pleasant, punching bags are a nice touch, and Kobox provides free wraps and clean gloves. The decor is hip and industrial with top notch beauty products in the changing room and attractive clientele.
Marlene, 35 Founder of HipAbroad & Non-frugal Traveler
Cool Cousin London
2150 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Alternating treadmill and boot camp style workout where you bring the guts and your instructor brings the energy.
Beth, 33 Reporter & Preps Expert, Chicago Sun Times
Cool Cousin Chicago
R. Clodomiro Amazonas, 889 - Vila Nova Conceição, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
This is the place I go to workout. If you're in the city and where you're staying has no gym, this gym has a day pass. For R$19,90 (may/2017) you can enjoy a full day there! :D
Lucas Bello, 33 Designer
Cool Cousin Sao Paulo
itzhak elishar 7 jerusalem
For all the rock-climbing enthusiasts or just interested beginners, The Bloc is a superb quick workout spot after a busy day of touring. Both challenging and fun, The Bloc has the perfect playlist for you to jam out to while you conquer the walls. When you're done, grab a beer and hang out in their communal space. Alternatively, right around the corner there is a bustling bar scene boasting local venues such as HaTaklit, ChipSir, and Video Bar.
Shterny, 25 Writer
Cool Cousin Jerusalem
22 Park Pl, New York, NY 10007, USA
For someone craving a different type of workout. I have yet to see a man in the class but don't let that detour you if you are a guy! Taryn's class is non stop movement and is full of motivational banter. Also, the studio itself is exquisite!
Maggie, 43 Creative Director
Cool Cousin New York
881 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R7, Canada
If you would like a crazy hard workout while you're in town - go experience RIDE. It's a spin class, in the dark, with loud club music and strobe lights! It's a sweaty party and you're invited! Make sure you schedule in advance.
Cody, 29 Project Coordinator
Cool Cousin Vancouver
268 Raglan St, Preston VIC 3072, Australia
Want to learn how to dance? This awesome team of dancers has set up 4 different course teaching hip hop, afro, dancehall and booty techniques and styles! Dancing is such a fun activity and great workout! https://www.deestreet.com.au/courses
Lexy, 26 Hand Model, Waitress, Assistant
Cool Cousin Melbourne
45 Esandar Dr #1a, Toronto, ON M4G 4C5, Canada
This is a great place to head for a day of indoor trampolining. A surprisingly amazing workout and fun for the whole family.
Nicole, 33 Campaign Manager, Branded Content
Cool Cousin Toronto
Yehieli St 5, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Gaga is a dancing style which was developed by the choreograph Ohad Naharin and it's his bands' official dancing method. Gaga is based on listening to your body flow and therefore fits everyone, at any age, and doesn’t require prior experience in dancing. The classes are in the studio in Suzan Dallal, 4 days a week for an hour each, and are taught by Bat Sheva dancers who've been trained for it. Every teacher is different in his musical choices and in the vibe, but if you like dancing it's an exhilarating and exciting experience. Classes are available at 9AM or 7PM and 8:15PM, for four days a week. Come open your morning or close the day with a releasing experience of total dance. Note that you can't only go to one class, and you must commit to 4 classes. Come with convenient clothes. After class you'll be pumped with adrenalin, so you should treat yourself with breakfast at the Dallal bakery or with a lovely steak somewhere. Neve Tzedek's alleys are a good place to get lost in.
Mika, 35 Film Producer & Law Student
Cool Cousin Tel-Aviv
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