“Where else can you go to get river views, pool, sun deck, climbing wall, sand beach volleyball, indoor mondo running track - full 400m!”
“The cafe is huge, and comes with sushi bar, salads, smoothies, tv screens-- and views of the river.”
“The management is dedicated to keeping the center fresh and they are always adding to their wide array of equipment and activities offered.”
“The pool and sun deck, large rock climbing wall, expansive offering of cardio equipment and the incredible skill set of their trainers and instructors is second to none (their staff is cool and friendly too, even at 5:30am).”
“Chelsea Piers offers the best equipment and classes at a great price.”
Agree with John 100%! Been a member since it opened. It was great, but now it's become a hangout for a rough crowd. They let in hoards of loud rude kids.Monday evening I had to give my workout because of an over crowded training floor. It used to rate as a fine club but now a civic center!
The service here is appalling. Have been a member 2 years here now and the staff never seem to remember me. Too many teenagers coming in and out using machines and facilities for a day, acting generally boisterous and disrespectful. Plain and simple, good gyms are hard to find in NYC.
this place is my Jam. i mean, my gym..
i used to belong to the reebok club uptown- it was fancy pants and nice.
but THIS GYM is like the rockstars of gyms.
my partner & i LOVE it.
it's worth it.
A great sports complex!!. The chelsea piers sports complex is one of a kind! There is a lot of activities that you can participate from yoga to swimming to basketball. It's a great place to work out and enjoy the views of the Hudson river. I just feel that it's too big to enjoy it all. Overall a great place and will definitely recommend this to any active people in new york!
Dear Gregory: Thank you so much for the rave review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on the Sports Center. We're very proud of our facility. By the way, did you check out the new Spinning Studio?
Chelsea Piers Management
Pricy and snobbish.
Tried it on the $50 a day membership. Once they checked us in (i.e. took the $$), no one bothered showing us around, handing us towels, or even telling us the way to the lockers etc. When we asked, the attendants seemed to indicate that they were really busy. However it was not apparent doing what.
The reason we tried this place was because we wanted to do some extended lap swimming and their pool has been raved about. The pool did have great views over the Hudson, but our swimming experience wasn’t really the best. I got bummed around from my lane a couple of times, to accommodate other swimmers, and for rather weird reasons. Once - because as per the life guard "someone 'important' wanted to swim in the middle lane" and another time because a girlfriend wanted to swim in the same lane her boyfriend.
Can see that the gym has great infrastructure, and the equipment is great. However, our experience wasn’t that great, so we will not be going back again.
Nice place, some defects. For most things Chelsea Piers is the best. However, its price is steep, and its vaunted indoor tracks are not what they say. There is no functioning 400m track--management has let other facilities creep over most of the lanes in the track so you have an oddly shaped 430-450m track instead, with another oddly shaped 220m track on the inside. This is fine for jogging, but not for speedwork. Finally, the location itself means a commitment for several hours just to get in a decent workout--no lunchtime-hour rounds here.
Apologies for not responding sooner. I just learned how to respond to postings on Citysearch.
Thank you for taking the time to review the club. I'm not sure if you've visited recently, but there have been substantial improvements, including completely renovated public spaces, new bamboo lockers, a new Cycle Studio overlooking the Hudson River, a re-tiled pool deck, a new bouldering wall at the Rock Wall, new classes, new teachers ... and more! We also introduced in 2010 a more affordable weekend only membership which is ideal for customers who can't get to us during the week.
Please let me know if you'd like to arrange another visit.
Chelsea Piers Management
Fantastic Sports Club. This is an excellent place to leave the city without leaving the city. Great programs for adults to continue in the sports they love and their gym/spa is first class. Hot people too!
Thanks for the wonderful review! Have you visited recently? We've had numerous improvements you'll want to check out at the Sports Center health club, including the renovation of all public spaces, new bamboo lockers, a new Cycle Studio and bouldering wall, a re-tiled pool deck, an expanded triathlong training program and more! We also offer weekend only memberships and non-member programs (e.g. cycle class cards, rock climbing, the Beast boot camp, etc.)
I hope you'll visit again soon!
Chelsea Piers Management
Good gym. Great gym. Great Classes. Lots of variety. A little out of the way. Many things t od o. Lots of stuff going on. Blah Blah Blah
Best value of any gym!!.
As a teacher I am always looking for value. Chelsea Piers offers the best equipment and classes at a great price. The upscale amenities make you feel like you are being treated every time you go to the gym. The clientele is top notch and the cafeteria offers food that is obviously nutritional but on top of that, GOOD! I am excited to stop by the piers for a quick workout or simply spend half a day there on the weekends. I have been a member at other gyms in the city but I routinely grow board of the "gym" workout. I have been a Chelsea Piers member for several years now and I continue to find exciting activities. The rock wall is massive and the pool is huge. With a full size indoor track I can get all my workouts in even during the winter months. I have not been brave enough to step in to the boxing ring, but the beach volley ball court offers something for everyone, even a novice like me.
The staff is knowledgeable and unpretentious. I don't feel as though I am being judged every time I try something new. How many gyms can say that. The summer months bring sundeck socials and other chances to meet people. If you are looking for a spot to have a serious workout and maintain motivation, Chelsea Piers will not disappoint.
Amazing diversity of activities; okay locker room.
Chelsea Sports Club has unbelievable diversity in terms of its work-out offerings. If you can't find something physical you like to do here, then you should just give up altogether. From a gorgeous Olympic-sized pool, to the squishy 1/4 mile indoor track, to the boxing ring and basketball courts (not to mention, of course, weights and cardio machines), this is definitely a full-service athletic facility. Also, the staff is friendly and helpful, and it never gets overcrowded, even during peak work out times.
The one complaint I have regards the locker room. It is really not that nice. I mean, it's clean, I think, but feels really outdated and a bit run down. If they just upgraded the locker rooms a bit, this place would be perfecto.
This is a belated response to your email from a few years back, but I wanted you to know that all of the public areas at the Sports Center health club have been renovated - including new Bamboo Lockers in the locker rooms! Additional improvements include a new cycle studio (overlooking the Hudson), a new bouldering wall at the Rock Wall, all new tiling on the swimming pool deck, new classes and teachers, and more! I hope you will consider revisiting so that you can see the improvements. Please let us know if you'd like to arrange a visit.
Chelsea Piers Management
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