Running road races is so 20th century. Today's weekend warriors are flocking to sport obstacle races such as Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash and Spartan Race that push participants overall fitness and endurance to the limit, with a healthy dose of outdoor grit. More than 1 million people in 25 countries entered a Spartan Race in 2016, according to the company.
Now, Spartan Race is crossing over to adapt its form of obstacle training into a gym workout with its first Spartan Gym, a 14,000-square-foot, indoor space opening at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach in Miami on Dec. 1.
Available to hotel guests and residents of 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, the gym will divide itself by Spartan's core areas of fitness: athleticism, strength, endurance and mind. The athleticism area focuses on the body's stability, coordination and balance through natural body movement with ample space and equipment for complex, skill-developing workouts. The strength area is designed for power with weight machines, free weights and other strength-testing equipment. The endurance area targets aerobic and anaerobic training with cardio equipment. Lastly, the mind area is meant for yoga and unique recovery experiences with foam rollers and yoga equipment for post-workout stretching and meditation.
Each of these rooms surround a central area featuring obstacle-inspired offerings such as overhead ropes, nets and pipes for traditional Spartan course training. Additionally, the gym will include three classrooms for group-style workouts, one of which can be used as a private training room for one-on-one Spartan training by certified trainers from the area. Outdoor areas surrounding the gym a designated Spartan yoga deck, the property's private beach, and the hotel's grounds will also be utilized for specialty classes and challenges with sprawling ocean views.
As part of the Spartan Gym experience, 1 Hotel South Beach will offer specialty packages for guests, including dedicated menus, class recommendations, spa treatments and more. In addition, 1 Hotel South Beach and Spartan Gym plan to offer Spartan Weekends and Weeks in 2017 to support those training for upcoming races across the country.
This collaboration will cater to travelers looking to not only stay in fitness routines while on the road but offer them access to trainers, equipment and targeted technique classes exclusively available at 1 Hotel South Beach.
Spartan Gym is free of charge to guests of the hotel and is not open to the public, with the exception of a Spartan Revolution class, according to the company.