Best (and worst) Gyms in Astoria & Surrounding Areas

Posted on November 10, 2009. Filed under: Astoria, Health/Spa, LIC | Tags: , |

imagesIt’s that time again. The holidays approach, you spend lots of money, you party like an animal, and before you know it, you’ve gained thirty pounds. Here is a list of fitness centers in Queens I compiled for you, some to which I belonged.

Matrix Astoria

Pros: Offers free parking, affordable monthly membership, exceptionally clean, towels, various classes, spacious lockers rooms, decent equipment (weights, cardio), friendly and helpful staff

Cons: Cleaning people are often floating around in the locker rooms- this can be an embarrassing encounter if they hang around while clients are showering, facility is located in a basement.

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YMCA Long Island City

Pros: Large indoor pool & track, cardio, weights, affordable (about $50 monthly) no-commitment membership that offers financial aid depending on your income, cordial staff, classes, fitness training available with membership, resources center, discounts on classes like guitar and language learning, everyone is treated equally.

Cons: While in a safe area of Queens, there just isn’t much going on around 33rd St LIC and getting around the building is like a maze.

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The Rock Astoria

Pros: Rock climbing, clean, televisions, extensive class schedule with exceptional instructors, cardio, weights, sauna, towels, open 24 hours, great location

Cons: Expensive monthly membership, can get crowded

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Planet Fitness Astoria

Pros: Extremely inexpensive ($20+ monthly) cardio, weights, televisions, massage chairs, tanning, no ego, various locations

Cons: Purple interior, no towels, no classes

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Evolution Long Island City

Pros: State of the art facilities, clean, affordable memberships (yearly or monthly), classes, cardio, towels

Cons: A considerable walk from the train station, but look on the bright side- this walk can be your warm-up

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Fitness Point Long Island City

Pros: Cheap ($10 monthly)

Cons: Sort of like working out in your neighbor’s garage minus the towels, equipment is heavily used and worn

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Very interesting info!Perfect just what I was searching for


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