Category Archives: Gyms

I Moved to Sunny San Diego!

Would anyone in NYC be offended if I tell you that I’m cold? In a city that usually holds temperatures in the 70s year-round, I’m feeling just a bit cold in the 50- and 60-degree lows we are seeing in SSD (Sunny San Diego). After five and a half years of living and loving NYC, [...]

San Diego: The Sporting Club at The Aventine

Located in La Jolla, California, The Sporting Club is actually one of the more expensive gyms in San Diego, but I guess coming from New York City, it seems pretty inexpensive for what you get. To be a member of this luxurious little gym, it costs $100 per month with a $300 initiation fee. Because [...]

Sports Club / LA, Rockefeller Center

When I walked into the lobby of Sports Club / LA in Rockefeller Center, I was amazed by the grand entrance, reminding me somewhat of a fancy hotel lobby with a long front desk, which made the one person there look minuscule. After meeting with my member representative, Renee, a fellow Californian, I was given [...]

Printing House Fitness + Squash Club

The Printing House Fitness + Squash Club, a former printing factory, is located on the corner of Hudson and Leroy in the West Village. Known mostly to those who live in the neighborhood, Printing House is a hidden gem. At $88 a month plus a $50 initiation fee, this gym is a steal. After my [...]

Ludlow Fitness

Right off Delancey Street at Ludlow lies Ludlow Fitness. Just up one flight of stairs opens up to a room just around 1500 square feet with an area for cardio, free weights, weight machines and a small stretching/fitness room — they offer body sculpting, Pilates, yoga and spinning. The gym has a very clean and [...]


Right off 14th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, CLAY offers more than just a gym. When my friend Lisa offered me pass for a free one-month membership, including personal training session, I gladly accepted. CLAY has a full-service spa, member lounge with internet access, and an organic café. After sweating it out, you can [...]

Equinox: Soho

When I heard that an Equinox was going to open its doors in SoHo I was thrilled! I have made my home within this neighborhood since the end of 2006 and had always made the trek to the 19th Street location for my workouts. Even though I have always worked in the Union Square area, [...]

Equinox: 19th @ Broadway

When I moved to New York in September of 2004, Equinox was my first gym experience; it was my father who by the way never works out, who gave me the guest pass. As a former member of 24 Hour Fitness in California, I immediately fell in love with Equinox. I’m not sure how to [...]