Winner: University of Missouri Student Recreation Complex, Columbia, MO
Gaining the freshman 15 must be damn near impossible at Mizzou, which boasts a 293,000-square-foot wellness center on campus. All 100 of the facility's cardio machines have internet access, so students can walk, run, ride, or step while they research a term paper. They'll also find 10 basketball courts, a three- story rock-climbing tower, and a 50-meter swimming pool. But the ultimate attraction is the indoor beach club, featuring whirlpools, waterfalls, and a lazy river—where waiters serve up wraps and protein shakes.
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