The 3 newest gyms to check out in New York City

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By Hoodline - Published on August 09, 2019.

Want to check out the newest gyms in New York City? You're in luck: We've got the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in search of a gym near you.


32 Hudson Yards, Chelsea

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Equinox is a health club located in the new Equinox Hotel.

The 60,000-square-foot club is the centerpiece of the first hotel from luxury health club chain Equinox, which is planning to open more fitness-focused hotels in Seattle, Houston, Los Angeles and Chicago. This club features an outdoor pool and sundeck, an indoor saltwater lap pool, cardio and strength-training floors, and separate studios for spin, yoga, Pilates and group fitness classes. Personal training and spa services are also available.

Yelp users are still warming up to Equinox, which currently holds three stars out of 16 reviews on the site.

Yelper Angela H., who reviewed the club on July 21, wrote, "Absolutely beautiful new location with everything a girl could want: amenities, spaciousness, fantastic area of town, broken coconuts and a rooftop pool!"

Equinox is open from 5:30 a.m.–11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5:30 a.m.–10 p.m. on Friday; and 8 a.m.–8 p.m. on weekends.

Blink Fitness 

220-05 Hillside Ave., Queens Village

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Blink Fitness is a gym and personal training spot.

This new location of the fitness franchise — which has more than 80 gyms across the country — offers members a full array of cardio and strength equipment, as well as personal training sessions for an added fee. Membership discounts are available, and new members get a free personal training assessment. 

The gym's current Yelp rating of 3.5 stars out of eight reviews indicates the newcomer is finding its way, but it's still early days.

Yelper Denise W., who reviewed the business on July 29, wrote, "Finally, a gym in Queens that has parking! It's the grand opening, and I pray that it remains nice and clean."

Blink Fitness is open from 5 a.m.–11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5 a.m.–10 p.m. on Friday; and 7 a.m.–7 p.m. on weekends.


847 11th Ave., Hell's Kitchen

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iLoveKickboxing is a studio offering classes for kickboxers of all levels.

iLoveKickboxing is a national franchise specializing in kickboxing-based workouts. This new Hell's Kitchen location offers classes daily for both beginner and advanced students. Check out the first-time starter pack, which comes with three classes and a free pair of boxing gloves.

With a three-star rating out of two reviews on Yelp, iLoveKickboxing is still finding its way, but it's early days.

Yelper Devin C., who reviewed the studio on Aug. 5, wrote, "This. Gym. Is. AWESOME! The warmup was no joke. Kicked my butt and worked up a serious sweat before the class. The facility was great and very clean."

iLoveKickboxing  is open from 6 a.m.–9:30 p.m. on Monday; 6:30 a.m.–10 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m.–9:30 p.m. on Wednesday; 6 a.m.–9 p.m. on Friday; 8 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday; and 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. on Sunday.

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