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Best Gym Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2014 - The Gym Fort Lauderdale Beach

The Gym Fort Lauderdale Beach

3001 SE Fifth St.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

954-533-6455

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Gyms can be a drag. Sure, you want to be able to fit through doors, but is it really worth putting up with all the crap you face at a gym? The guy who won't stop staring at you. The sweaty man who keeps flicking sweat into your face as he dances to Lady Gaga on his elliptical. The jungle of locker room penises (all no less than 80 years old) that you have to all but machete your way through on the way to the urinal. It's easy to see why TV and potato chips usually win the battle. But what if I told you there was a place where working out could actually be beautiful — crunches and squats all done under the Florida sun, mere feet from the salty waves of Fort Lauderdale Beach? Well, turn off the TV and throw out the potato chips (OK, have one more first), because that place exists, and it is known simply as the Gym at Fort Lauderdale Beach. What was once an oceanfront hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach eventually turned into a gym. We can go on about the smoothie bar or group exercise classes, but what really makes the Gym special is the rooftop workout area with a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Isn't that better than creepy Chad staring at you while you do jumping jacks?

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