You might think your gym is awesome—it offers pretty much every class you’d ever want to take, and heck, maybe there’s even a lap pool or tennis courts. But that’s nothing compared to the insanity of what some university gyms boast these days.
Most impressively—at least according to this runner—is Auburn University’s 1/3 of a mile “corkscrew” indoor track that weaves through the entire gym, including around the enormous rock climbing wall. (Most indoor tracks are a measly 1/8 of a mile.) The $52 million facility, which opened last August, also has a 45-person paw-shaped hot tub, Fast Company reports.
Not to be outdone by its Southeastern Conference rival, Louisiana State University is building a tiger-striped track of the same length AND a lazy river that, but of course, spells out “LSU.”
At one point, Utah State University wanted to make the walls of its gym skateboard-friendly, but they decided on a more “modest” skate park instead.
Whether you think these gyms are over the top or freaking awesome, you know you want to check out the pictures on Fast Company.
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Leslie Barrie is a Staff Writer at Health.