Quality Gyms in NYC

Haven't seen a thread that lists actual gyms. All input is appreciated.

Location?
Cost?
Hours?
What kinds of equipment?

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Comments (131)

May 1, 2007

reebok sports club is considered really good, but I haven't been there so I can't really say. It is on the upper west-side if I'm not mistaken? But there are many celebrities who go....should expect a heftier price.

May 2, 2007

Equinox clubs are the best in my opinion. They are all over the city and you can use any of them if you pay for the all-access membership. The initiation cost varies depending on your job, credit card membership, etc. The monthly cost is $150; it's worth it to me as the facilities are extremely clean and rarely crowded. Equinox has newer (and more) equipment than the Reebok and the Crunch fitness clubs that I've visited. My $.02.

May 3, 2007

Ya Equinox is the best gym in NYC if you don't mind the price. This is the only one I have been to in the city so I can't comment on the best at a more affordable price. Crunch maybe?

May 8, 2007

Many (including Equinox) give a discount or will wave initiation for you depending on where you work. I believe all of the BBs are covered.

Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot

May 8, 2007

I thought Equinox was mostly for broads

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May 8, 2007
Seanc:

I thought Equinox was mostly for broads

You say this like it's not a reason to go there.

Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot

May 14, 2007
Seanc:

I thought Equinox was mostly for broads

Are you wearing a fur coat and drinking bootlegged liquor at a speakeasy?

May 8, 2007
fp175:
Seanc:

I thought Equinox was mostly for broads

Are you wearing a fur coat and drinking bootlegged liquor at a speakeasy?

HAHAHAAA

"Hey see any good dames around here?"

Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot

May 8, 2007

Maybe you've been away from the US too long fp, don't you know that "broads" is back in a big way ?

May 15, 2007

Curves

...if you're looking to pick up post-menopausal women.

May 15, 2007

For the young banker on the go looking to spend too much on a trendy gym.

May 15, 2007

Gym costs suck here too...I'm paying $75/month at NYSC, and that's the cheapest gym around. Equinox and the like are well over $100...

May 15, 2007

what are the name/location of some "meat market" gyms in SO CAL?

May 15, 2007

i would assume anywhere that is cheap and has group classes (yoga and crap)

unless you're looking for MILFs, then go somewhere trendy/expensive

May 3, 2007

in cali that gym is called 24 hour fitness. the girls at the ones I would go to were ridiculous. PowerMonkey is right about equinox--overpaying for something that you won't be using all that much when you start work unless its right next to your office. Some banks have gyms in the office building...

May 15, 2007

Yes on 24 Hour Fitness.

The gyms near colleges or around trendy districts are best.

May 15, 2007

My sister works out at the equinox in tribeca and spotted jessica alba. Her friend saw giselle bundchen at equinox soho. So I guess equinox would be your best bet.

May 15, 2007

lifetime?

May 15, 2007

Just hit the pavement homie. Go for a jog, do pull ups on scaffolding bars and do dips off your dining room chair etc.

You might still be able to join a $100 a month gym at a discounted rate through your employer and summer / new years resolution savings time etc.

May 15, 2007

^Not that old brah

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May 15, 2007

I'm a student too and I think you should just go jogging in central park. On more than one occasion, I struck up conversations with random joggers in the park.

Although, I think of jogging as exercise, not as a networking opportunity. The conversation part is just a side thing.

May 15, 2007

lol @ people suggesting jogging and going to gym to just stay fit. It's about lifting and miring your aesthetics after each set.
nomsayin' ?

May 15, 2007
fours:

lol @ people suggesting jogging and going to gym to just stay fit. It's about lifting and miring your aesthetics after each set.
nomsayin' ?

Miring your aesthetics? Actually I don't have a clue what you're sayin'...

May 15, 2007

Aware. Do u even lift?

May 15, 2007

http://www.planetfitness.com/gyms/NY/Manhattan_%28...
Planetfitness is best for budget but I suggest NYSC.

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May 15, 2007

Depends on what you plan on doing at the gym. If it's just treadmill and cardio, you can easily find some local gyms in your price range. Otherwise, just go jogging in the mornings.

If you're looking to build muscle, most gyms with a good selection of free weights are probably going to be 70+/month

May 15, 2007

Planet Fitness was the gym that gives free pizza mondays. What type of gym offers free pizza and totsie rolls? Atleast give a protein shake or some shit. Planet Fitness isn't a gym for someone who's serious about lifting and getting fit. Its more like a gym for fat women who will always start their diet, the next day.
There are seriously no gyms in the $30-$50 range? Doesn't need to be a big chain of gyms, just one with a decent selection of weights and machines. No need for a spa and shit.

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