What's New York City's top gym time spot?

What's New York City's top gym time spot?
Photo: Retro Fitness/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on December 04, 2019.

Looking to squeeze in a workout?

Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned pro, New York City boasts lots of first-class gyms where you can hit the weights, or the mat.

To find the top spots in the area that offer open gym time, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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Retro Fitness

2244 Church Ave., Flatbush

Photo: Retro Fitness/Yelp

The Church Avenue location of fitness franchise Retro Fitness is New York City's favorite open gym spot by the numbers, with 4.1 stars out of 29 reviews on ClassPass, 3.5 stars out of 54 reviews on Yelp and 59,983 fans on Facebook — those Facebook fans are shared across the business's multiple locations.

"At Retro Fitness, we believe the choices you make today are the results you’ll see tomorrow," states the business's profile on ClassPass. "Try us out today, and see for yourself how we can help you reach your goals, your way. Retro Fitness is the gym with everything you need to get fit and stay fit."

Take a look at reviews of the selection of classes at Retro Fitness on ClassPass here.

Absolute Power Fitness

750 Grand St., Williamsburg

Photo: Absolute Power Fitness/Yelp

Also among New York City's favorites is Absolute Power Fitness, with 4.8 stars out of 1,938 reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of 114 reviews on Yelp and 168 fans on Facebook.

"Absolute Power Fitness has taken it back to the workout basics with an old-school gym vibe," explains the business's ClassPass profile. "Their facility houses a full range of free weights, weight-lifting and cardio equipment, and open space for aerobic and cardio training. With a brand new turf area for individual training, you will find whatever you need to complete any exercise."

Learn more about the selection of classes at Absolute Power Fitness on ClassPass here.


227 Mulberry St., Nolita

Photo: GYM NYC/Yelp

With 4.8 stars out of 2,515 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 27 reviews on Yelp and 523 fans on Facebook, Gym NYC has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Gym NYC is owned and operated by a personal trainer with over 25 years experience in the health and fitness industry," according to the business's ClassPass profile. "Their mission is to provide you with all the tools you need to reach your fitness goals in a clean, vibrant, engaging environment you will be proud to call your gym."

See what people are saying about the classes at Gym NYC on ClassPass here.


2726 Broadway, Floor 2, Upper West Side

Photo: BeFit NYC/Yelp

With 4.5 stars out of more than 5,000 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews on Yelp and 714 fans on Facebook, BeFit NYC holds its own among the competition. It's been open since 2015.

"BeFit NYC is a premier fitness center serving the Upper West Side and Manhattan Valley," according to the business's Yelp page. "BeFit NYC offers a variety of classes for every fitness level and interest, including yoga, cardio, Pilates, Zumba, high-intensity interval training and more. Our instructors are some of the city's most qualified and popular fitness experts. In addition, BeFit NYC has a fully equipped fitness training area with new cardio and strength-training machines."

Learn more about the selection of classes at BeFit NYC on ClassPass here.

This story was created automatically using ClassPass and other local business data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.