6 of the Best Gyms in NYC for Newbies and Fitness Buffs Alike

It's that time of the year where most people make a commitment to work out and join a gym. Gyms are great for their accessibility to an array of different equipment, classes, and the possibility of private one-on-one training. You can do whatever workout you want, at your own pace, and on your own schedule. It doesn't get easier than that. 

But with so many gyms out there, how do you know which one is the right one for you? We broke down six of the best gyms in New York City and got all the info so you have a better idea of what each gym has to offer. Scroll down to get all the info. 

Equinox

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Initiation Fee: 

For a specific gym, $300 initiation fee

For all-access, $500 initiation fee

Membership Costs:

For a specific gym, varies by location. (Example: Orchard Street costs $160 a month and Brookfield Place costs $205 a month.)

Locations:

Tribeca, Wall Street, Brookfield Place, Soho, Dumbo, Orchard Street, Bond Street, Printing House, Brooklyn Heights, Greenwich Avenue, Flatiron, High Line, Gramercy, Williamsburg, Park Avenue, Bryant Park, East 44th Street, East 43rd Street, Rockefeller Center, West 50th Street

Classes: 

Cycling, boxing, bodybuilding, cardio, personal training sessions.

Amenities:

Spa services

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Equinox

Crunch

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@crunchfitness

Initiation Fee: 

$300 enrollment fee (on sale now for $30)

Membership Costs:

City Crunch membership is $120 a month. This gives you access to 17 clubs, workout essentials, group fitness classes, online class reservations, Bliss spa products, full-service locker rooms, free wifi, Crunch live video workouts, and sauna.

One Crunch membership is $100 a month for access to one club, workout essentials, group fitness classes, online class reservations, Bliss spa products, full-service locker rooms, free wifi, Crunch live video workouts, and sauna.

Locations:

Union Square, Bowery, W 19th St, W 23rd St, Park Ave, E 34th Street, Tribeca, W 38th Street, Greenpoint, John Street, W 54th Street, E 59th Street, E 66th Street, Ft Greene, Bushwick, E 81st Street, W 83rd Street, Park Slope, South Slope, Crown Heights, Flatbush, The Hub, Staten Island, Richmond Hill, Norwood

Classes: 

Body sculpting classes, cycling classes, yoga, cardio, dance, action sports, and online classes

Amenities:

Sauna

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Crunch

Blink Fitness

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Initiation Fee: 

Green Membership is $1.

Gray Membership is $12. 

Membership Costs:

Green Membership is $26/month. This includes access to over 50 locations, unlimited guest privileges, locker rooms with body wash/shampoo, free 30-minute start-up session, one-on-one personal training, 15% off at Modell’s, and $25 off Citi Bike Membership. 

Gray Membership is $15/month. This includes access to one specific location, a free 30-minute start-up session, and a one-on-one personal training session.

Locations:

More than 20 locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx

Classes: 

None

Amenities:

None

Website: 

Blink Fitness

Planet Fitness

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Initiation Fee: 

Regular membership, $5

PF Black Card membership, no initiation fee 

Membership Costs:

Regular membership $10/month. This includes free fitness training, free wifi, and free T-shirt.

PF Black Card membership is $21.99 a month and includes access to all Planet Fitness locations, free fitness training, free wifi, free T-shirt, unlimited guest privileges, unlimited use of hydromassage, unlimited use of massage chairs, and more.

Additional Fees:  

$39 annual membership fee

Locations:

Over 15 locations in NYC area

Classes: 

None

Amenities:

None

Website: 

Planet Fitness

New York Sports Club

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Initiation Fee: 

One-club basic memberships, $49.99 initiation fee

All-club ultra-sport memberships, $49.99 initiation fee

Membership Costs:

One-club basic memberships, $79.99 

All-club ultra-sport memberships cost $79.99 a month and give you access to all locations in the U.S. 

Additional Fees: 

One-club basic memberships, $49.99 annual fee.

All-club ultra-sport memberships, $49.99 annual fee.  

Locations:

34 locations in Manhattan, six locations in Queens, and eight locations in Brooklyn

Classes: 

Studio classes, athletic conditioning, boxing boot camp, cardio kickboxing, yoga, and more


Website: 

New York Sports Club

24-Hour Fitness

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Initiation Fee: 

Membership Costs:

Additional Fees: 

Locations:

Midtown, SoHo, and Madison Square Park

Classes: 

Studio classes, cardio equipment, free weights, group cycling, group exercise, and personal training.

Amenities:

Steam room.

Website: 

24-Hour Fitness