Moving to NYC in July

  • Rigel8887

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    May 20, 2016 12:34 AM GMT
    Hi all,

    I will be in NYC for 4 months, are there any recommendations for a good gym in Manhattan or Brooklyn area?

    Thanks!
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    May 20, 2016 1:42 PM GMT
    Rigel8887 saidHi all,

    I will be in NYC for 4 months, are there any recommendations for a good gym in Manhattan or Brooklyn area?

    Thanks!


    What's your price range? There's a great difference in gym prices here. Planet Fitness and Blink are pretty cheap, and NYSC has a cheap membership where you can only go to one gym and have to bring your own towel. Crunch is mid-price, while David Barton and Equinox are higher priced. I used to go to NYSC and really hated it. I switched to Crunch but I'm not that happy with it...I'll probably switch soon. The tough thing about NY is space...it's hard to find a large location with lots of equipment unless you're willing to pay for it.
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    May 21, 2016 1:35 AM GMT
    This is one of my former health clubs.

    I was a new career playwright who enjoyed the location at the north end of the Theater District.

    I also remember the Roy Lichtenstein Painting at the Equitable - AXA Building

    http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-Athletic-Swim-Club-at-Equitable-Center/
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    May 21, 2016 1:39 AM GMT
    I saw your profile where you say you are super excited.

    You should be.

    Also, please see the planetarium at night.

    Indulge me with one more memory:

    http://publictheater.org/en/Free-Shakespeare-in-the-Park/
  • builtnycguy

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    May 21, 2016 1:44 PM GMT
    We've got several chain gyms with cheap temporary monthly membership like Planet Fitness or Blink, and they are only $10-20/month. But if you want advanced equipment, classes, towel service, social environment, etc., you might want to see if either David Barton, Crunch, or Steel Gym has a summer membership you can take advantage of. "Manhattan or Brooklyn area" is pretty broad, so best to narrow it to the neighborhood you will be living, working, or playing in first.

    Great chest, btw.
  • Rigel8887

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    May 22, 2016 1:39 AM GMT
    PhoenixNYC said
    Rigel8887 saidHi all,

    I will be in NYC for 4 months, are there any recommendations for a good gym in Manhattan or Brooklyn area?

    Thanks!


    What's your price range? There's a great difference in gym prices here. Planet Fitness and Blink are pretty cheap, and NYSC has a cheap membership where you can only go to one gym and have to bring your own towel. Crunch is mid-price, while David Barton and Equinox are higher priced. I used to go to NYSC and really hated it. I switched to Crunch but I'm not that happy with it...I'll probably switch soon. The tough thing about NY is space...it's hard to find a large location with lots of equipment unless you're willing to pay for it.


    Thanks for the information! I really appreciate it!

    I am looking at about 30 to 50 a month? A place that has a wide variety of equipment. I will be living in Flushing area and i don't drive, so I will have to rely on public transport to get to the gym.
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    May 22, 2016 1:41 AM GMT
    I'm guessing New York Sports Club will be your best bet.
  • Rigel8887

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    May 22, 2016 1:42 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidThis is one of my former health clubs.

    I was a new career playwright who enjoyed the location at the north end of the Theater District.

    I also remember the Roy Lichtenstein Painting at the Equitable - AXA Building

    http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-Athletic-Swim-Club-at-Equitable-Center/


    Thank you for the information!

    The number of benefits that the membership provides, seems to suggest that it is going to be costly icon_razz.gif

    I am really excited about my trip to NYC! I will check out the planetarium at night!
  • Rigel8887

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    May 22, 2016 1:46 AM GMT
    builtnycguy saidWe've got several chain gyms with cheap temporary monthly membership like Planet Fitness or Blink, and they are only $10-20/month. But if you want advanced equipment, classes, towel service, social environment, etc., you might want to see if either David Barton, Crunch, or Steel Gym has a summer membership you can take advantage of. "Manhattan or Brooklyn area" is pretty broad, so best to narrow it to the neighborhood you will be living, working, or playing in first.

    Thanks for the information! It is really helpful for me!

    I am really looking at gyms with basic equipment like squat racks, bench presses, you know the standard stuff that a gym should have. I am not too concern if the gym doesn't have Classes and towel service, that's fine for me.

    I will be living in Flushing area and I wouldn't be driving, so I will rely mainly on public transport and my pair of legs icon_razz.gif

    Great chest, btw.
    Thanks!! icon_razz.gif
  • Rigel8887

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    May 22, 2016 1:49 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI'm guessing New York Sports Club will be your best bet.


    Thanks for your recommendation!

    Does it offer multiple club access or just single club? I was in NYC last December and went to NYSC in Green Avenue, there are limited number of equipment in that gym. I am not too sure if other branches would be better equipped. Do you have any idea on this?
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    May 22, 2016 2:43 AM GMT
    Not sure of current promotions (and sometimes, but not always, there were student/summer memberships, as I'm sure must exist at other health clubs), but several months ago one club access where you bring your own towel (towels available for a $1-2 charge) was $19.95/mo with no initiation but a mandatory one time rate lock guarantee fee of around $40, perpetually locking in the low rate. Use of other clubs cost $12.95 vs. $15 for non-members. Multiple club use cost around $60/mo but provided free towels and other benefits. I always thought that club should adopt a "Build Your Own Membership" policy with a base membership of $20/mo, with an extra $20 for each additional benefit (free towels, multiple locations, longer class reservation reservation windows). So one could have multiple club use with no towel or additional class reservation perks for just $40/mo. With initiation fees reinstated, reduced or removed companywide depending on any given promotion at the club's discretion. But that's just me.
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    May 22, 2016 2:56 AM GMT
    Welcome to Gotham.Crime is way up under the communist idiot we have as mayor right now.So keep your eyes open.Keep your wallet in your front pocket and be alert.
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    May 22, 2016 2:02 PM GMT
    Rigel8887 said
    PhoenixNYC said
    Rigel8887 saidHi all,

    I will be in NYC for 4 months, are there any recommendations for a good gym in Manhattan or Brooklyn area?

    Thanks!


    What's your price range? There's a great difference in gym prices here. Planet Fitness and Blink are pretty cheap, and NYSC has a cheap membership where you can only go to one gym and have to bring your own towel. Crunch is mid-price, while David Barton and Equinox are higher priced. I used to go to NYSC and really hated it. I switched to Crunch but I'm not that happy with it...I'll probably switch soon. The tough thing about NY is space...it's hard to find a large location with lots of equipment unless you're willing to pay for it.


    Thanks for the information! I really appreciate it!

    I am looking at about 30 to 50 a month? A place that has a wide variety of equipment. I will be living in Flushing area and i don't drive, so I will have to rely on public transport to get to the gym.


    You're welcome. You should get guest passes to the gyms you are interested in and work out in one before you join. The cheap NYSC memberships restrict you to one location. However, Blink is owned by Equinox and is running some specials right now. I have two friends who joined Blink and they both like it (one lives in Queens). http://www.blinkfitness.com.