Is Equinox Gym Membership Worth the Price?
Building has a gym available for free.. Its not as equipped as an Equinox is, but its nice to save $200 a month.
Any current members here? (NYC, specifically at the Wall Street gym)
Equinox NYC Prices
There a number of Equinox gyms in New York, all of which have somewhat different facilities and pricing structures. Below are screen shots from Equinox's website for the Bryant Park and Wall Street locations.
Bryant Park Location
Wall Street Location
is equinox worth it?
Our users reviewed their perspective on the gym membership below. Many users comment that the price of Equinox is not usually worth it relative to more inexpensive gyms in the area especially for younger professionals.
I think it's a rip-off unless you have cash to just throw around. There are cheaper gyms that may not be as nice but have all the basic equipment you will need. Equinox can charge that much due to its luxury brand and the lifestyle image associated with it.
Equinox is planet fitness for rich people. If you even lift, not only will you save money elsewhere- you'll also be happier.
User @anti Quixotic", a real estate analyst, detailed an opposing opinion:
I recently began using Equinox, and I think it's great. The clubs are definitely 'upscale' and that probably contributes to most of the price premium. It's great if you take different classes, because the options are abundant. However, other than being clean and well kept, the weight lifting equipment is pretty standard and the same as you would find at most gyms.
If you are working banking hours you are better off using the building gym or finding a more reasonably priced 24 hour gym. Also depends on what type of training you do (i.e. does your building gym have a rack and bench).
Separately, @chicandtoughness" shared their thoughts on the corporate gym:
Personally, I hate company gyms. Running next to your boss (in a sports bra and tiny shorts) = awkward. So I usually go for the cheap medium-range options. The Y, Anytime Fitness, etc. If you're working in the city where your school is, definitely get an alumni membership at your college gym.
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