According to our unofficial count, there are roughly as many New York City gyms as there are New York City residents. The gyms run the gamut from classic workout facilities to boxing spots and martial arts studios. Luckily, our editor’s picks can help you unearth the best gyms in NYC, as can your instincts. Sense a 5,000-square-foot rock climbing gym in the heart of Manhattan? You’re right—it’s at the beloved Manhattan Plaza Health Club, where members can scale everything from a 40-foot cave to a 160-foot bouldering route.

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