Not living in NYC means that while I don't get to regularly enjoy the amazing fitness opportunities there, I can most definitely enjoy telling you guys about them.
If you're in Manhattan you need to check out the gym, which is one of latest gyms to hit the NYC scene. Not only is my favorite color (orange) incorporated into the cool layout, the gym is committed to true fitness. Forget about the hype and the crowd that you may find at other NYC gyms, Lavinia, Danny and Vito Errico (the gym's founders who also founded Equinox) wanted to bring the community feel back to fitness centers. They only let 1500 members join the gym at any given time, leaving a great community of devoted members, sweating their Gray's Papaya off.
One of my favorite features about the gym is how in-tune they are with the fitness needs of women. the gym's Baby & Me class which incorporates Pilates, yoga and traditional calisthenics with your baby. What's more? Increased amounts of movement helps the babies cognitive development and now you don't need a babysitter.
Another cool package is the Bridal Package which was created to help even the most gym-phobic bride-to-be achieve her fitness goals, with the added bonus of decreasing stress levels and increasing energy. What bride-to-be doesn't need that?
No crowds, no fuss -- No kidding!