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This swanky, elite club is a cut above the rest. Patrons can avail of the state-of-the-art gym downstairs, fully equipped with weights and machines. The fitness nuts here are also treated to flat-screen entertainment as they flex those muscles. Steam rooms and a cafe help rejuvenate the senses and fill the hungry stomach after a vigorous workout. Those eager to hone their golfing skills can saunter upstairs, where the loft is cunningly divided into sections by enormous simulators that project virtual golf courses with varying hazards. Those new to the sport but eager to learn won't be left behind; pro instructors are on hand to guide the novices through the postures and strokes.
While there are a number of these clubs in the city, this New York Health & Racquet Club branch offers an especially strong list of programs and services. Racquetball and squash are the standard, but numerous other classes are also available. Cardiovascular and strength training, personal training of all types and nutritional instruction are popular offerings. The latest equipment and air-conditioned courts and rooms make it a pleasure to get healthy. Fees vary based on programs.
Complete Body and Spa has three locations across the city. Complete Body 19, on West 19th Street, is said to be the most stylized outlet, and for good reason, too. Whether you're a fitness fanatic or just getting started on the path to fitness, this gym has the equipment as well the trainers to set you well along your way. In addition, there are spa facilities like massages, facials and tanning on offer. There are special facials for men and women, keeping their different needs in mind. The men can indulge themselves with the Skin Fitness or Men's Express, whereas the women can enjoy the Le Grand Classique and Alpha Vital. Unisex facials are also available. The Warm Bamboo and Shirodhara massages are highly relaxing.
Aviator Sports & Recreation is a place that will cause an active person's heart to leap with joy. This huge 25 acre indoor and outdoor complex is located within the Floyd Bennett Field on 5 Hangar. The facility houses two large ice-rinks, hardwood basketball courts, gymnasium, outdoor turf fields for soccer and football. The center conducts classes to train serious athletes, but it's also perfect for kids. The Aviator Sports & Recreation is also available for various sports events and otherwise.
This giant, immaculate gym located off Times Square offers everything anyone could want in a health club: cardiovascular machines, free weights, dozens of classes, a sundeck, tennis, swimming pool, climbing wall, cafe and spa services. Net Pulse entertainment systems are available at all cardio machines. The clientele consists mainly of people who work in the neighborhood or live in Manhattan Plaza's towers, but actors also like this club due to its proximity to the Theater District. The club also provides plenty of programs for children and families.
This gym/community center is located in quiet, residential Turtle Bay - a few steps away from the United Nations. Thus, a very international clientele patronizes the basic but functional fitness facilities, which include cardio equipment and free weights, basketball and volleyball studios, a swimming pool and a plethora of classes.
Stop whining every time your jeans don't fit. Instead, dedicate 57 minutes of your time to sculpting yourself. Physique 57 offers a wide range of programs: toning, weight-lifting, ballet, and other flab-burning techniques. Mirrored walls, foot-tapping music and an overzealous trainer make for a good exercise program. And if you don't want to suffer alone, bring your buddies along.
A good massage, a facial, a nail care treatment or yoga, you will find all these and more at Exhale Spa. Overlooking the park, the spa has 16 treatment rooms, two yoga studios, a nail bar and Core Fusion, which is their signature barre fitness program. The hustle and bustle of the neighborhood may sometimes creep into the waiting room, but once inside the treatment area, it is the ultimate experience! It's time to leave the world behind while you allow the experts to help you relax and have a go at a transformation of the mind, body and soul. So go ahead, give it a try and you're bound to be craving more!
More than just a gym, The West Side YMCA is a thriving community center that offers excellent and diverse fitness facilities. Besides all the basic cardiovascular and free weight equipment available, there are two swimming pools, basketball and volleyball courts, spinning and rowing gyms, and separate stretching rooms. The class schedule is as diverse as any in the city, offering over 100 choices from standard aerobics and step, to chi gong, funk and karate.
A phenomenal facility built on the former site of an asphalt storage area, the 74,000 square feet facility is now home to a myriad of health and fitness offerings including swimming, sports and a large variety of classes and equipment. Patrons can try their hand at Tai Chi, Yoga, swimming classes, aerobics and a number of other activities geared for all age levels and abilities. Facilities include indoor and outdoor tracks, a sauna, a steam bath, and basketball courts.