What gym do you go to?

I'm from a small town in the midwest and am used to going to 24 hour fitness to get a workout in. I will be doing FT in NYC and would love to hear any good gyms people like. Also curious about gyms in SF as well!

The few that have been mentioned to me:

Equinox (I think too costly for me, ~3k/year or about $200-250 a month

Crunch ($105-140/month)

New York Sports Club ($100/month)

I'm not a powerlifter, but I like a gym with at least bench presses, squat racks, dumbbells, cable machines, and so forth.  

Curious to hear if BBs tend to have in the building gyms and how much membership costs would be there if anyone knows! 

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sandals.com, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Calisthenics = free

Money can purchase freedom, if you have the guts to buy it

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Psil, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Perfect, thanks for the info! Is that normal for them to give you clothing haha?

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2y

Can you still use this if you work at the 5th ave building?

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techfin5, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I believe so.  I had a buddy that worked at that the fifth ave office and another that worked at the 52-53nd and 6th office - they both were able to use it.  One was in WM and the other wasn't.  Most likely open to everyone if the WM guy was able to use it.  I think you can sign up for it if you go to the MS homepage in your browser.

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Psil, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Heard about this place, have to check it out when I head to Cali!

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Don't sleep on Blink gym in NYC. It is owned by Equinox parent company as the discount offering. Monthly membership fees were $25 for Manhattan locations. You pay an extra $10 if you lock in a 12 month membership but are able to use all locations, and you pay another $5/10 for unlimited towel use. They are all over Manhattan, and all of the locations will have squat racks and bench presses and full set of dumbbells. Accessory equipment are the only things that may be different in different locations. At that price point, they were always crowded during busy hours and the showers/locker room are no frills, but it is a great bargain if you just need a place to lift and don't need or want to pay for the sauna/manicure/yoga room/classes at premium clubs.

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Psil, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Will have to check them out thank you!

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Non-Target Analyst, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lifetime fitness on the West Coast. I pay $165 / mo but I use nearly everything there. 

Morning lift / swim / shower and when there isn't covid, steamroom with shaving cream and free razors. The free razors are decent too. 

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Non-Target Analyst, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Let me rephrase "free" lol. The razors are Included in the monthly fee. Not free.

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BrohanSantana, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Equinox is for people that really like to be seen at Equinox. I'd go check out Crunch, NYSC, Blink and a few others once you move there so you can see what they have (most will give at least one day or one week free to check it out). For me, it's also important that I have something close to work and home so that may play a factor in your selection as well.

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Nightman Cometh, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Nox. Close to work (and was able to switch to one down the street from my apt during covid), clean, nice equipment, decent classes, and work pays for it.

Dayman?
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GoldenCinderblock, what's your opinion? Comment below:

my basement

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Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Calisthenics is free!!

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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DanielHardman, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I like NYSC so far - they just recently updated a lot of their gyms and the price point is far better than Equinox. If there was a Blink closer to me though, I would probably go there. I also get a discounted corporate membership at NYSC which makes it more worth it ($60 for all locations better than ~$100). Tbh I think Equinox overcharges for the services they actually provide but if you have the money to spend, go for it. 

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Jack Sky, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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