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The Best NYC Neighborhoods for Workout Buffs

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Break a sweat at these amazing NYC workout hotspots!

For some, it’s about having a great nightlife scene. For others, transportation is key. But, for those who must have a green juice every morning, living within walking distance to numerous fitness classes is vital. After all, you want to work out, not spend your time schlepping to a studio. Sound like you? Then you’ll want to live in one of these neighborhoods where you can totally stay in your gym clothes all day.

 

Noho

Known as “Fitness Alley,” the immediate area around Lafayette Street has more than a dozen workout options including boutique studios and gyms. You can get a military-style workout at Barry’s Bootcamp, partake in a treadmill class at Mile High Run Club, throw some punches at Rumble, or have a meditative spin experience at SoulCycle. 

 

There are even traditional gyms like Equinox Bond Street, Blink Fitness and Crunch Fitness Bowery for you to make up your own workout. Once you’re done getting in that sweat session, head over to Pure Green for a smoothie and acai bowl. Or, pick up local, organic produce to prepare a healthy dinner at the 4th Street Food Co-Op.

 

Williamsburg

If you’re worried about living outside of Manhattan because you won’t have access to your favorite sweat spots…don’t fret! Within a few blocks you have a Pure Barre for all your pilates needs, an Orangetheory Fitness for that HITT workout, and SoulCycle or Flywheel to get your spin fix. 

 

Of course, it wouldn’t be Brooklyn without some space to zen out; heated yoga studios CorePower and Y7 are in the hood too. Equinox Williamsburg is now open as well as Retro Fitness, giving you two gym options on one block. To fuel up for the sweat session, grab a grass-fed burger or a quinoa bowl at Quinoa Kitchen. Of course, there’s always the Whole Foods salad and hot bar for a quick, nourishing bite.

 

Tribeca

You’ll find all the big-name fitness brands in this lower Manhattan neighborhood. Soul Cycle? Check. Barry’s Bootcamp? Check. Pure Barre? Check. But, it also is home to some more exclusive spots like the Tracy Anderson Method studio and DOGPOUND where you’re bound to bump into a celeb or two. Locals are also a huge fan of The Class by Taryn Toomey where you do repetitive calisthenics and plyometrics to intense music. Best yet, cozy cafes Gotan and Maman are the perfect spots to grab a cup of coffee and light bite pre or post-workout.

 

Flatiron

It’s impossible to walk down West 23rd Street and not be inspired to workout. Along that stretch, you’ll find a Rumble boxing gym, Peloton studio, and Orangetheory Fitness. Then, in the surrounding area, you have SoulAnnex (where they offer SoulCyle-esque pilates and yoga classes), Row House (a rowing-inspired workout), and Swerve (a competition style spin class). Venture a little north into NoMad, and you can even try out a trampoLEAN. Yes, it’s a trampoline-based fitness class. 


And don’t worry about healthy meal options — Dig Inn, sweetgreen, The Little Beet and more are all within a couple of blocks of each other.

 

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