Every old school gym has dumbbells and barbells. “Health clubs” add amenities like specialty classes, saunas and juice bars to the mix. Monster Gym outside of Montreal, Canada, offers the best of both worlds. It’s an iron paradise fit for hardcore lifters with enough modern touches to keep anyone happy.
Aptly named, this 40,000-square-foot facility has dumbbells up to 150 pounds, enough squat racks and benches that you’ll never have to wait, a boxing ring, jiu-jitsu studio, supplement shop, swimming pool (with hot tub), and a healthy restaurant. There’s also a sauna and steam room in the locker rooms for shedding water weight after workouts.
The No Quit Incentive
The best feature, though, might be the attitude of owner Carmine Petrillo. “I give members the same price for life as long as they don’t quit,” he says. At a gym like this, it’s hard to imagine how anyone ever would.
More Info: Monster Gym is located 15 minutes from the center of Montreal and open 24 hours. A day pass costs $18 (USD) and a monthly costs $68.