The New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC) is New York City’s original health and fitness club. Recognized by the Village Voice readers as the “Best Gym of 2012,” NYHRC is family owned and operated since 1973 and is dedicated to continuously improving and enriching the lives of...
This gym has a boxing ring where you can get trained by professionals!
Check out the Hatha Yoga class Thursdays at 5:45! It's one of our favorites.
Just took Urban Rebounding class first time in four years. Whoaaaa I feel like my body is a shake weight !
Critics' Pick winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Gym
One of the best fitness clubs in the city
My top favorite workouts: Urban Rebounding on Mondays and Yoga at 5 pm on Sundays. Great gym... I just wish they would have more equipment cleaning supplies throughout the gym.
Now has wifi that actually works in all parts of the gym!!
Great Personal Training staff! I definitely recommend getting a trainer for faster results! Nice club, very clean!
Try the UFC fighting gloves in the chest by the raised mats. You can box and do workouts without having to take them off!
best gym in NYC along with DB
Josh Adler's hrc cycle (spin) class on Mondays at 23st is the ultimate ass kicker. You won't find a better spin instructor than him at HRC. Beware of his following...
Great place to work out. Can be intimidating because there are definitely lots of attractive people. If you live in The Caroline, call Pan Am and ask for a free membership.
If you want a personal trainer, ask for Taj. He is the bomb diggity, and knows how to make you feel ok about having broad shoulders.
Play air drums on the treadmill!
Great yoga class with Sylvia on Thursday nights and warm yoga with Jude on Saturday afternoons. Namaste
I enjoy working out at this organized and friendly gym. Lots of good classes and if you forget your lock, they loan one to you!
If you like DJ Harvey, take spin with Russel on Monday nights.
The chain offers its members a yoga studio, whirlpool, personal trainers, babysitting, a swimming pool, a kickboxing ring, and more.
be sure to have some Whey Isolate after a grueling workout; your body will thank you later!
The Hatha yoga class on Thursday at 5:45p with Robert is exceptional. He'll correct mistakes you've been making for years.
Do yourself a favor and take a spin class with Russell!
They added TRX suspension and Rip Trainers next to the boxing ring.
When booking personal training sessions, ask to see Will Classen! He's very good and you won't be sorry!
Irwin is amazing (kinetic sculpt) and Kathy's spin and abs are amazing too (but gotta get there early to get a bike). Steven's yoga is one of the best in the city
The best NYHRC in the city for many different reasons. My favorite reason? The locker room is pristine. No odors. That's so important.
Wish they'd put in WiFi
Arguably the largest NYHRC location. Better weight machines than Astor/Cooper but less arc trainers :/
Loving the MSG network on treadmills!
Come here when I'm in NY. Cisco very good trainer!
Globo-Gym quality. Average Joes attitude. Lurrve it!
I will never understand why the men's toilets don't have ventilation fans
Friendly staff! Personal trainers have really helped me... And the classes are a fun way to work out. My favorite classes are Urban rebounding and anything with Levi if you want a hard workout
Go before work, after 8PM or weekends to beat crowds
Beware! Taking photos in the women's locker room is frowned upon.
Lovin those automatic drinking fountains!
Kali is one of the best trainers here.
Great place on 23rd street.. Pushy staff to do personal training classes.
Not all that impressed by the new change in management. Place is lacking the joyful energy it used to have.
So many exercise options to choose from! Boxing, swimming, spinning, aerobics, and trainers galore. Best gym value in NYC.
Used to have to force myself to go to spin/cycle classes but Doug is amazing. I now look forward to it.
it was sweltering in there tonite. i was sweating after walking on the tredmill for 2 mins. it's normally on the warm side where the tredmills & other machines are. wish they kept it cooler in there
Use the ring and the heavy bag for a serious boxing workout. Ask for Kalvin.
nice club, but shouldn't it be called 'ny health and NO racquet club'?
Creep central after 8pm
Anthony is one of the greatest massage therapists ever!
Good gym for the money. The trainers can be creepy when the roam the floor looking for new clients- and there is always at least 2-3 cardio machines that are broken