The Spartan Race Goes Indoors With Its First Gym
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The first Spartan Gym has opened inside Miami’s 1 Hotel South Beach. Inspired by the Spartan Race, an obstacle course competition that changes its look and challenges with each competition, the Spartan Gym doesn’t look like your typical health club — which is exactly the point. Offering a minimalist approach to training in order to improve function, fitness, and performance, its layout seems bare in comparison to other sports clubs. But once accustomed to the lay of the land and this "new" way of training, the space enables a more organic workout — a place where you can do the kind of functional training that overlaps with the movements of everyday life, along with anything you’d encounter in an obstacle race. Here's a look into the gym that is hoping to revolutionize the way you work out.