423 West 55th Street, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.767187 -73.987753
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
BEWARE: This gym changed locations basically overnight without any notification to it's members except a sign on the door and a notice on the website. Who looks at a gym's website after their first visit?
Buyer, beware! This gym hasn't has proper air conditioning since June. Walking in from the nicely air-conditioned building lobby into Vebo, you could feel the smelly and sticky air. Gross! Doesn't matter, though, since this location has suddenly closed. No email, no notice. I feel bad for people who just signed a contract. Such a scam!
Don't bother joining this gym -- there are many others that are close by which have better equipment and actually want to be a high caliber GYM.
First of all, the gym is adequate at best. The new owners tried to "spruce" it up, but all they did was take a layer of filth off the equipment, change some pads, add a tanning area, and increase the price. They haven't brought in any new equipment or even gotten better versions of the stuff they have now. The place doesn't have enough or the right type of equipment -- and to prioritize a tanning area over new equipment speaks volumes.
Second, and more disturbing, is that the new owners obviously have no morals or ethics. They have the audacity to close the gym on a Monday to say they are "fixing" the HVAC and air conditioning. Who closes a GYM on a Monday, the busiest day of the week? You do that on a Sunday night like every other smart gym. Then, when you walk by and see all of the lights, cameras, and support crew, it is pretty obvious that they are filming a movie which a gym representative actually confirmed when confronted. (And are they really going to shoot a movie when they don't have A/C on a day when it is going to be 90+ degrees and the lights will only make it hotter?). To shut down the gym on a MONDAY to shoot a movie means they don't care about the people who paid for the gym and want to use it as a GYM. The owners obviously care more about creating a buzz/scene rather than having a place where people can workout. On top of that, to blatantly lie about it shows a complete lack of ethics and the type of business people they are.
If you want a better gym where people care about working out -- go to Equinox a couple of blocks away. If you want a better scene then go to David Barton. Either way, VEBO is a second tier at best and there are much better options.
Vebo Fitness – Since Vebo took over Club H,this club went back to what it used to be.A clean and nice club.Towels are back,more classes now available.Finally they keep filling up the water in the men's locker room.The only thing they have to fix are the tv on the treadmills.Some of them are not working.They should re-open the cafe and go back to offer some health food.
Great Gym, No Pool. – A great gym to work out at.. but no pool! It didn't really matter until recently.. I've been rehabilitating my ankle from a soccer sprain and now I need a pool! This place does have an open feel to it and is pleasantly quiet in the female locker room. I would recommend it for its cleanliness and overall atmosphere. Only downside is the pool, but I still gave it four stars because I knew that going in...
Overpriced, Under-maintained, Went Downhill – Do not be fooled by the glowing positive reviews that popped up after two former members revealed Club H is not what it advertises itself as. And it is more than just coincidental that two reviews were written on the same dates (and one by someone billing themselves as Jane Jonies! C'mon! Really?).
Club H *could* be a wonderful club given its size, location, and the class space, HOWEVER, equipment is often broken, the locker rooms have been severely under maintained, and the swanky cafe/juice bar goes largely untended.
I agree with the prior poster's comments about the towels being thin and smelling funky. In the two years I was a member, towels and showering facilities went from luxurious to down-right low budget motel. Walls are banged up. Amenities like blow driers and soaps and even hand towels have become decrepit or non-existent. Seriously, I am afraid of even stepping foot into the sauna - one of the things I most used to enjoy about my visits – and one of the few things that warrants this club charging $139 for a membership (considering there are no swimming facilities).
My gym requirements are relatively modest - working treadmills, a few stationary weights, and someplace clean to lock up my stuff. Most if not all times I visited the club (roughly 4x a week) 25 to 45% of treadmills would be inoperable - I mean wouldn't move, wouldn’t turn on! - and would remain so for at a minimum a week to 10 days. This does not include treadmills with TV's in them which simply didn't tune in a channel - because that was practically 55% of them.
I finally quit this gym because I could run outside and not be impeded by waiting for a working treadmill or repulsion of skanky towels and floors.
love – I just joined Club H and am very impressed. The classes are great, locker rooms are beautiful and always clean. I'm glad I made the switch! A friend of mine told me that buywithmeNYC is offering a one month membership here for just $49 and one free session with a personal trainer. Check it out here: htt://bit.ly/aidqlA
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EXCELLENT – An excellent gym in the neigborhood. Convenient hours, Great staff and equipment. Highly recommended
Going downhill fast – I was psyched to join this fab gym and get in shape. However, in the 2 years I've been there, the staff turnover is nearly 100%, the manager is never there-- sometimes there are only 2 people working, the locker room is never staffed, the towels are thin and smell unclean and the steam room floor looks like they slaughter cows in there after hours. Minor repairs needed to equipment and the workout floor, i.e. a broken railing, take weeks or even months to fix. Complaints are generally ignored. I wouldn't recommend this gym to anyone.
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