1. Tiger Muay Thai (Phuket, Thailand)
Every year, hundreds of MMA and Thai Kickboxing athletes make a pilgrimage to this two-acre training camp in Phuket, Thailand. Tiger Muay Thai’s classes accommodate everyone from beginners to professional fighters. And though it’s famous for its rigorous training, the atmosphere at Tiger is positive and friendly—cementing Tiger Muay Thai as the heart of the MMA and Muay Thai world.
2. Victoria Park (Hong Kong)
As the biggest public park in Hong Kong, Victoria Park plays host to many international sports and cultural events such as the Lunar New Year Fair. Its jogging track is incredibly popular amongst tourists and locals for its scenic view. There are even “exercise stops” situated along the track for those who want to try out a different kind of exercise. The track is 600 meters long and is suitable for every type of runner.
3. Gymbox (London, UK)
If you wish to have each and every one of your expectations about a gym thrown out the window and ran over by the cars speeding by outside, you should definitely pay Gymbox a visit. Simply put, it’s a gym that’s…outside the box. Whereas most gyms are content with providing users the default fitness trifecta of boxing, yoga and dance, Gymbox offers classes called “Pound” (cardio and strength training while drumming—on drums), “The Brazilian” (a class dedicated to toning your rear-end), and “Yoga Rave” (yes). Consistently cited as one of the world’s best gyms, Gymbox is all about putting fun into being fit.
4. Illoiha Omotesando Fitness Gym (Tokyo, Japan)
Located in Omotesando, Tokyo’s fashion district, this facility takes the idea of rock-climbing and turns it into a chic, cultured event. Here, the rugged rocks of traditional rock-climbing are nowhere to be seen. Instead, you get a wall straight out of a fairytale. Designed by Nendo, the idea behind creating a climbing wall that incorporates interior design elements came from their take on the statement “become beautiful through movement”.
5. Kachalka Outdoor Gym (Kiev, Ukraine)
Break out the sports drinks and the tetanus shots. The brainchild of a Polish gymnast and a mathematician, this outdoor training facility is made of wood and surplus scrap metal from the Cold War. Located on the banks of the river Dniper in Kiev, this completely original gym is free to use, making it popular among locals and fitness enthusiasts from all over the world.
6. Tseng Kwan O Stadium (Hong Kong)
This Hong Kong stadium is most famous for hosting the 2009 East Asian Games. With an area of about 5.9 hectares, this stadium features a world-class running track. It is also one of the world’s leading users of green energy, with its battalion of solar panels and photovoltaic panels powering the stadium’s facilities.
E-Sports is also very proud of the fact that our friends at Rephouse have helped build three of the destinations featured in this list: the Victoria Park, Gymbox, and the Tseng Kwan O Stadium. To learn more about Rephouse’s indoor and outdoor sports flooring and track products, visit our website here.
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