39 Whitehall Street, New York, NY | Directions 1000440.70287 -74.01294
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: Financial District (Wall Street), Financial District, Downtown
NYHRC 57th Street Branch – I've been a member for 3 summers. LOVED going to the 57th street pool, until yesterday (broken glass incident).
I think they have been very fair in their pricing structure, and the little perks like the yacht rides are great.
Yes, you have to give them a certified letter in advance when you quit, but that's not a big deal. They just stop billing you until you want to rejoin. No big thing.
I plan on joining every summer, I think it's wonderful to play in their sunny pool, then go for a ride on their yacht. Yes,
there's a cover charge for the yacht, but it's reasonable and there is a free buffet (with FABULOUS desserts!)
A Gym that serves its purpose – I can't speak to the price as I get a special rate here from my employer. I find the staff very friendly, particularly the locker room attendants. The equipment at the Whitehall location is very good, but perhaps not as good as some of the other locations. I enjoy the pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room; great ways to relax after a workout. Overall, my only complaint is that they don't have an outpost in Brooklyn where I live.
Better off at Crunch – I agree with prior reviewer, they charge you over $1,200.00 for what you can get at Crunch for much less, the elevator is out so you have to walk up 5 flights of stairs they had a ladies room on the 5th floor that was removed so now you have to share with men, they always have sports on the televisions when they know that a lot of the members want to watch the news. Bathrooms are dirty and they can never keep anyone decent at front desk. Totally disgusted not renewing my membership. Stay away!
Pretty bad – The General Manager at the Whitehall location is arrogant, and every time I've approached him about a concern, he's been rude and obnxious.
Be careful of the rotund salesman who sits in the first office: he's very slick and a smooth talker. Question him strongly about what you're signing up for: he doesn't like people signing up month to month-- (I guess his commission is a lot lower), so make sure you understand that anything else constitutes a long-term contract. Don't rely on his word alone--look at the paperwork carefully no matter what he tells you.
Facilities are dirty and crowded, and good luck trying to get help on the floor or at the front desk. Trainers seem more interested in hooking up with someone than helping people get in shape.
I regret strongly signing up for this gym: You can find better facilities and customer service elsewhere.
A posh setting for exercising professionals who like relaxation as much as recreation. – The Scene
Are there any other health clubs that provide access to a yacht? How about membership in a Westchester beach club? A pool at each facility only sweetens the deal. This upscale, local fitness chain has been around since the arly 1970s but the 2002 redesign, which added splashes of vibrant blues and greens via decorative tilework, suggests a more timeless sense of design. The faux granite rubber floor mats, dark wood lockers and judiciously placed mirrors confidently bespeak of class.
The personal trainers don't adhere to a universal approach; those who favor the compound exercises definitely deliver challenging workouts to clients intent on maximizing their gym time. Furthermore, every facility has a pool so the range of classes extends to aquatic exercises. Previous workshops with Broadway chorines and the Paul Taylor Dance Company have enriched a program filled with yoga, Pilates, aerobics and yes, sometimes, racquetball.
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