Strong, fit physiques lead to healthier lives, increased self-esteem, and the opportunity to use Halloween-costume ideas such as He-Man and governor of California. Pump up your costume wardrobe with today's Groupon: for $40, you get 30 days of access to one of three 24 Hour Fitness clubs in Manhattan (a $170 value). Choose from the following locations: in Madison Square Park, at Broadway and Houston, or at East 53rd and Lex.
Armed with various facilities, group classes, and state-of-the-art equipment, 24 Hour Fitness molds amorphous adobe muscles into rock-solid flesh houses. Each location boasts cardio equipment, free weights, and a steam room, and the East 53rd location also houses an indoor lap pool, sauna, and whirlpool to meet the moisture needs of the neighborhood’s many merfolk. Each 24 Hour Fitness location also hosts group exercise classes in all three locations so social gym junkies can motivate each other. Group cycling sessions burn calories and increase energy levels, and Latin dance-influenced Zumba classes present a fun, dynamic way to slim meat suits. Before breaking a sweat, check the schedules at Madison Square Park, Broadway and Houston, and East 53rd for upcoming times.
In addition to its wide variety of gym amenities, 24 Hour Fitness hosts a knowledge base of online nutrition info and experienced staff members eager to impart workout wisdom. For an additional fee, the gym also offers baby-sitting services, Pilates reformer classes, and personal training to create custom workouts tailored to each member's fitness goals or fourth-favorite Jock Jam.
Fitness Magazine named 24 Hour Fitness Best Big-Box Gym, and more than 120,000 people like it on Facebook in 2010. More than 40 Yelpers give a 3.5-star average to the Broadway and Houston location as well as the Madison Square Park location. Thirty Yelpers give the 53rd Street location a 3.5-star average.
- Seven years in New York, finally I found a gym that has everything I was looking for – Marc O., Yelp, Broadway and Houston location, 1/20/11
- Very clean and new. Good selection of equipment. – Myles L., Yelp, 53rd Street location, 1/13/11