Celebrate the end of the 13th month by sticking to your Baker’s New Year resolution to hit the gym more often. Demonstrate your commitment to change by ringing in February with today’s transformational Groupon: for $20, new clients get a one-month membership, which includes unlimited free-to-members fitness classes, at the May Center in the 92nd Street Y, a $159 total value. Located on the Upper East Side, the 92nd Street Y is an epic facility housing everything from a school to a performance space to the multiplex gym of today’s deal, plus three secret dolphin intelligence labs and an subterranean reverse-orchard.
The May Center is a multilevel fitness powerhouse—but not in an intimidating, get-ripped-or-die-trying sort of way. The staff and confines are extremely welcoming to exercisers of all levels, ages, and molecular-alloy compositions. Each 30-day membership gives you an all-access pass to the bevy of resources and equipment the May Center has to offer, including:
- Personal orientation session with a trainer
- The latest cardio equipment featuring the Cardio Theater personal entertainment system
- A Mondo-surfaced indoor track
- A 25-yard, indoor, ozone-purified pool
- Basketball and racquetball courts
- More than 125 pieces of exercise equipment and 100 weekly classes
Take as many of the free member classes as your body and the rigid constraints of physics allow. Tighten a softened core with Pilates, ride bikes without going anywhere in a spinning class, or hop in the water to join aqua fusion for a workout and questionable shower in one. Classes are offered daily at various times, so be sure to check the schedule for the latest offerings, just like when you go to the movies or jet fights.
Yelpers give the 92nd Street Y a near-perfect 4.5 stars, while LilaGuides rate it four and Judy’s Book reviewers give 3.5: > * The 92nd Street Y by far has the best diverse programming in NYC. The breadth of classes for children and parents is amazing… – One mom, LilaGuide > * There is raquetball upstairs and everything is really clean and bright. The weight room is extensive and the cardio equipment is very plentiful and new. The locker room is great. – HPQ S., Judy’s Book > * The pool there is spacious and there is plenty of exercise equipment. My favorite part of the gym is that there is a huge jacuzzi spa right in the shower area so that you can work out the kinks and then shower off straight away. – Ahron S., Judy’s Book
92nd Street Y
Deemed "one of the city's leading cultural centers" by New York magazine, the 92nd Street Y has sparked nonprofit projects and engaging performances since its founding in 1874. Centers for art, creative writing, and educational outreach flex the muscles of the mind while the May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport molds physiques on multiple floors of advanced workout arenas. Visitors might ease into a jazz or dance series at the Theresa L. Kaufmann Concert Hall, whose seating accommodates 915 people or 450 musicians on take-your-bassoon-to-work day, or watch a concert and other 92nd Y events from the personal monitors perched on the gym's cardio machines. Eight programming centers, including The School of the Arts, and the May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport interweave lectures, exercise and academic classes for adults and children, film screenings, and long-distance learning into a pursuit of shared wellness. During lectures, such special guests as Bill Gates, Woody Allen, and Bill Clinton have taken the stage to talk about their careers or debut new tap dancing routines.
Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave.
between 91st St. & 92nd St.
New York, New York 10128Get Directions