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We know many of your new year’s resolutions include goals to get in better shape and reduce stress. So we have put together a list of gyms, yoga studios and meditation centers right here in the Flatiron, Madison Square Park, and NOMAD neighborhoods. Prices are approximate and reflect what we found at time of publication and could change at any time so call the club.

(Did we FORGET a good one? Let us know and we will add it!).

Meditation and Yoga

  • Art of Living (286 Fifth Ave, 5th Floor): Drop in and recharge with Free Introductory Meditation Workshops Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30. L earn how to meditate effortlessly through the Art of Meditation Course. Refresh your body, mind and spirit through powerful breathing techniques, meditation and practical wisdom in the acclaimed Art of Living Course. For more info check out www.artofliving.org/nyc.
  • New York Insight Meditation Center (28 West 27th Street, 10th floor): 3 hour Beginners’ Workshops (fee by donation) offered regularly, plus lots of scheduled sessions and events on the calendar. More at  http://www.nyimc.org/
  • Shambhala Meditation Center (118 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor): Programs and classes in Buddhist teachings, meditation and other contemplative disciplines are offered as well as individual meditation instruction. Learn to Meditate every Wednesday, 6 – 7 pm  and Sunday, 12 – 1 pm ( $10 suggested donation). More at http://ny.shambhala.org
  • YogaWorks (138 5th Ave): Wide variety of yoga classes at all levels, from strong Vinyasa Flow classes to the precision alignment of Iyengar or Restorative classes to ease the stress in your life. Learn more at www.yogaworks.com/Locations/New%20York/Union%20Square.aspx.

Specialized Fitness

  • FlyWheel Sports (39 West 21st Street between 5th and 6th Avenue): Indoor cycling studio with group classes which you can select by the type of music genre that will motivate you. learn more at http://new-york.flywheelsports.com/locations/flatiron.
  • Gramercy Pilates Fitness(39 East 20th Street between Broadway and Park Ave): Pilates and Gyrotonic private, semi-private, and class sessions. Learn more at
  • Kinespirit (125 East 23rd St, between Park & Lexington): Comprehensive Gyrotonic and Pilates fitness programs for all levels of physical abilityLearn more at http://kinespirit.com/madisonpark.html
  • Movements Afoot (49 West 27th St. between 5th and 6th Avenue): Full service Pilates, Physical Therapy and BodyMind fitness studio. Learn more at http://www.movementsafoot.com/.
  • SoulCycle (12 East 18th Street between 5th and Broadway): Indoor cycling studio with group classes integrating 45 minute cycling sessions with or without weights. Learn more at http://www.soul-cycle.com.

Gyms

  • 24 Hour Fitness (225 5th Avenue at 26th Street): One of the Derek Jeter branded clubs, 24 Hour Fitness features 2 full floors of fitness equipment, weight machines, free weights, and classes, plus a steam room. Get a Free 3-day pass. ~$89/month for all city membership.
  • Bally’s Total Fitness (641 6th Avenue between 19th and 20th Street): Fitness equipment, weight machines, free weights and more at one of the lowest rates in the area. Learn more at http://www.ballyfitness.com/. ~$24.99/month.
  • Equinox (895 Broadway between 19th and 20th Street): 3-story club with cardio and weight training equipment, classes, a steam room, a juice bar and a yoga studio. ~$151/month + Initiation fee.
  • New York Health & Racquet Club (2 locations at 60 West 23 Street and 270 Park Avenue South): Swimming pool, fitness equipment, classes, sun deck (23rd st) and much more. Check out http://nyhrc.com/ for more info. ~$119/month.
  • New York Sport’s Club (113 East 23rd Street at Park Avenue South): Full service fitness club with cardio and weight training as well as group fitness classes. Current promo of 30 days for $30. ~$79/month for one club.

Boxing and martial arts

  • Gotham Jiu Jitsu (1 West 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue):  Classes and individual instruction in traditional Jiu Jitsu, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, and even self defense classes tailored for women. Learn more at http://gothamjiujitsu.com/.
  • Kingsway Boxing (1 West 28th Street): Private Training for$280 a month. Group Training $135 a month http://www.kingswaygym.com.
  • Mendez Boxing (3 locations 251 5th Ave,    ): One-off personal training sessions for $45 (semi-private) or $85 (private). Monthly rates available. PLUS, FREE private boxing lesson available for first-timers to the gym. Jump rope, wraps and gloves will be provided. All you need to get started are workout clothes and sneakers. More at www.mendezboxingny.com.

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