LGBT Friendly Gyms and Fitness Classes in NYC

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Finding the right gay friendly neighborhood gym can significantly improve your quality of life. Whether you’re into weight training or prefer a class setting, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite LGBT Friendly gyms and fitness classes in Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, and the Village. Metrosource has been a fixture of the gay community for over 20 years, helping our readers find excellent LGBT friendly businesses and services and giving professionals a platform to let the gay community know that their businesses support and serve you.

Gyms and Fitness Classes in Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and Hell’s Kitchen



220 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011

Crunch is best known for our colorful personality and kickass group fitness and training programs that are #OnlyAtCrunch. With two brands, and a variety of membership options with no long-term commitments, the right Crunch experience is ready for you.

Work out any way you want — Crunch is fit for all. Whether you come to lift weights or drop it like it’s hot, you’ll find everything here to look & feel your best.

With two locations in Chelsea:

220 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

215 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

Learn more about Crunch

Mercedes Club

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550 W 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Mercedes Club, New York’s premiere luxury health and fitness Club, grants access to everything you need to transform your life. With over 80,000 square ft of space, Mercedes Club offers state-of-the-art amenities including a 25 yard indoor pool with a naturally lit sunroof, a luxurious outdoor pool with sundeck, an outdoor terrace equipped with movie screen and video projector, and much more! With over 75 unique fitness class choices Club goers have access to workouts ranging from boxing-inspired cardio classes to carefully paced foundational yoga sessions. Whatever you need you’ll find it here, with help from fitness experts who will be with you every step of the way, and a community of Members who will inspire and support you. Mercedes Club is a total Body/Mind/Life Experience that will help you reach your fitness potential.

Learn more about Mercedes Club

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140 W 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

At our flagship Chelsea studio, experience the rush of studio cycling taught by our elite NYC instructors, filmed live and broadcast to thousands of fellow riders worldwide. Be a part of something bigger, every time you ride.

Peloton Bikes
Built to last, the best cardio machine on the planet gives you fitness at your fingertips, bringing live studio cycling right in your living room.

NYC’s Best Instructors
Our elite New York City instructors inspire with words, motivate with music, and lead inspiring, effective workouts for all levels. With a roster that celebrates a variety of personalities and class styles, discover your new favorite cycling instructor.

Unlimited Classes
Enjoy unlimited access to the world’s best instructors anytime, anywhere with up to 14 daily live classes and an evergrowing library of 6,000+ on‑demand classes.

Delivery and in‑Home Set Up
All Peloton bikes are brought to you with our hassle-free, professional in‑home delivery service, so you won’t break a sweat before you ride.

Learn more about Peloton Studios

305 Fitness

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18 W 8th Street
New York, NY 10011

Not a dancer? Not a problem

Our classes are easy to follow with a focus on high-intensity rhythmic cardio.

SLAY UP TO 900 calories per session.

A live DJ blasts music.

You’ve srlsly never had this much fun working out.

Expect a lotta air humping, jumping jacks, and non-stop smiling. You’re gonna be sore for dayzzz. Cardio classes are 55 minutes, unless otherwise noted. Wear sneakers and bring water.

Cardio classes include:

  • Cardio Theme = our signature cardio, with flavorful music in the start, middle, and end.
  • Cardio Advanced = 58 minutes, full-body toning, fancy footwork. Recommended for anyone who has taken 10+ classes.
  • Cardio Basics = 45 minutes, with a breakdown of some of our most popular moves. Highly recommended for beginners.

Pssst…if you see “Arms” “Legs” “Ass” or “Abs” this refers to the 5 minute toning section in class. Just 5 minutes. So nbd. Sign up for whatever class works with your schedule. All our classes are magic.

At $26/class, these are awesomely affordable classes.

Small Class Sizes. Especially Created to Complement Our Cardio.

These classes are offered exclusively in NYC studios.

Coming to a city near you soon.

((305)) FLX: A 55-minute flexibility class that’s unlike any yoga class you’ve ever taken. Say bye to back pain, tight hips, and shin splints. Say hello to better body rolls and reverse cowgirls. This class will make you better in class, better in bed, and feeling better all-around! We developed this class with dance, physical therapy techniques, yoga, and biomechanics in mind. Class focuses on active stretching, which has been shown to increase flexibility more dramatically than any other technique. Classes are capped at 18 people. We heat the room to 90 degrees to maximize your range of motion. Baby, bend over!

((305)) PWR: A 50-minute strength and conditioning class that sculpts lean muscle and gets you in the sickest shape ever. Get the same results as personal training, for just $26/class. Classes are capped at 18 people. 305 PWR has that signature party vibe of a cardio class, but we’re focusing on calorie-torching strength and conditioning-exercises. This class focuses especially on glutes and core. You’re in and out in just 50 minutes, and sore for days. Go awf!

Learn more about 305 Fitness

Mark Fisher Fitness

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411 W 39th Street
New York, NY 10018

At the heart of MFF’s secret recipe to success is our radically inclusive community. If you’re like most people, you’ve tried countless fitness and nutrition programs and nothing has brought you the results you want. We believe that community is a key ingredient to long-term fitness success and it’s baked into our DNA.

We are passionate about introducing absolute beginners to fitness as much as we enjoy challenging our most athletic Ninjas to achieve new heights of glory. If you think you’re one of those people who hates to work out… we lovingly submit you probably just hate gyms. That’s cool. We hate gyms, too. That’s why we train in a Ninja Clubhouse (wink!).

Access to Fitness Experts
Our training team includes some of the best-educated fitness coaches in the universe.

Proven Effectiveness
Helping you reach your goals safely is our #1 priority. We use progressive, scientifically-proven strategies to fuel the health and hotness results you deserve.

Personal Accountability
As an MFF member, you’ll get the opportunity for face to face check-ins with our amazing coaches, and serious accountability. If you stop showing up, we will hunt you down, come to your apartment, and fireman carry your ass to class. Kidding!! (sort of…)

Learn more about Mark Fisher Fitness
Also, you can read about Mark Fisher Fitness in one of our past articles, Fun Alternatives to Traditional Gyms

Metrosource has been a fixture of the gay community for over 20 years, and one of things we’re best known for in our LGBT friendly resources section, which both help our readers find excellent LGBT friendly businesses and services, as well as giving businesses a platform to let the LGBT community know that there are businesses that support and serve the community.

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Last modified: June 10, 2019