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Serious Gym In Manhattan

I am about to move to NYC (east village around 20th and Avenue A). Can anyone recommend a serious gym in this area with flexible hours?

There’s some New york Sports clubs, YMCAs and a 24/7 fitness near and around Union Square. Check their websites for info.

Powerlifting? No, not really.

I’ve heard from numerous people that the 19th Street Gym in Chelsea is pretty hardcore in terms of bodybuilding. Steel Gym has some huge mo-fos as well. If you aren’t comfortable being around those who are gay, I’d pass on both.

Good luck

-Matt