NYC visitor: Seeking a gym

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    Jan 12, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    Hello everyone

    I've decided to treat myself for my 35th birthday and head to New York for a break (mid May). I think I'm sorted on where to stay now, but am struggling to find a gym that I'll be able to use (i.e. monthly memberships not required) for the four days that I'll be in town.

    So, can anyone recommend gyms that you can use on a Pay As You Go basis? Although I'll be staying around W 45th Street, I'm open minded about location.


    Thanks in advance.
    Matt
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:31 AM GMT
    When I visited, I went to the NYSCs. They're all over town. Guest fee was $15. You can find their locations at www.mysportsclubs.com.
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:32 AM GMT
    Whell oh bah-gosh, bah Google, where in the Heavens whill you evah fahnd a gyum in New Yawk Citeh?
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:40 AM GMT
    Why don't you stay in a hotel that has a gym? if they don't most hotels offer gym passes to nearby gyms
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    Jan 12, 2010 6:20 AM GMT
    4 days in NYC.....DONT waste your time in the gym. Walk the streets, run in central park, jog thru the upper east side...loop around the highline.

    But if you really want to work out.....You could get a guess pass at any big gym...talk (ie LIE) to them. Tell them youre moving to NYC for work for 1 year contract and would like a 2-3 day pass to check things out.

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    Jan 12, 2010 6:44 AM GMT
    Hotels have gyms.

    And there are many parks to jog in NYC.
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    Jan 12, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    NYSC - it is the easiest. Whenever I am in town and the hotel gym does not live up to standard, I go there, or it's jogging in Central Park...
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    Jan 12, 2010 2:56 PM GMT
    Almost all NYC gyms offer day rates - Manhattan's a transient town. For something equivalent to your hometown gym DW Sports (but inconvenient to W. 45th Street) try Sports Club LA on E. 61st Street (between 1st/2nd Aves).

    If you'd like to experience a hardcore gym that's gay friendly and on the west side convenient to you by foot or subway, the best three are probably:

    Steel Gym on 23rd Street (between 6th/7th Aves)
    Golds Gym on 54th Street (between Broadway & 8th Ave)
    David Barton Gym at 7th Ave & 23rd Street

    All four choices may offer what could be the quintessential Manhattan Gym Experience - though that honor may actually go to the gym with the penthouse pool atop the Peninsula Hotel on 5th Ave and 55th Street!
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    Jan 12, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
    Are you REALLLY looking for a gym, or dudes at a NICE gym? thats what im pondering right now. Most hotels have basic gym equipment, and for 4 days its not worth goin to the brand named "gyms".$15 for two hours? or a hotel gym, id choose hotel gym.
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    Jan 12, 2010 3:51 PM GMT
    If you log onto NYSC website, you can get a 14day pass for $20. However if you go into a facility, they charge you $15 per day. They are all over NYC (usually within a 10block radius from each other). Good luck.
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    Jan 12, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    Thanks for all of the suggestions (of gyms and of places to go for runs).

    In answer to the question about whether I'm after a gym or eye candy; it's definitely a gym. I'll be staying in the Big Apple Hostel more than likely, so no gym available on-site; hence asking the original question.

    If any of you are up for going for a run while I'm in town, let me know; it'd be great to have a running partner and maybe make a pal in another country icon_smile.gif


    Matt.