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The modern gym at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is located in a sunny pavilion between the spa pool and the hotel pool. Windows overlooking the pool let in tons of light that reflect off the wall of mirrors, so even when you’re working out on one of the eight Life Fitness treadmills or three stationary bicycles, it’ll almost seem like you’re working up a sweat in the great outdoors. Towels and water with the Ritz-Carlton brand are neatly tucked into all cardio machines, while an urn of citrus-infused ice water can help you cool down after pumping iron on the Life Fitness weight training equipment or practicing lotus poses on the yoga mats available. If you don’t want to watch your personal television during your cardio routine, a wooden shelf near the entrance to the gym offers a selection of newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and The Florida Times-Union as well as magazines like Condé Nast Traveler and House Beautiful. If you prefer to work out alfresco, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel also offers a selection of 8 a.m. classes including beach yoga and aqua aerobics. And if that’s too early for you, the gym has maps of suggested jogging routes around the scenic coastal barrier island.