This facility has all the machines, the saunas, the pools, the classes-- including rock climbing, boxing, track, yoga and beach volleyball--that any club might have. But it also has the river, which makes it truly magical. This club is built upon a pier that lurches out over the Hudson, and from every vantage point, a pieceof New York City's western waterway is visible. Imagine a class at dawn, that starts in near darkness and develops as morning light bounces off the water. The cafe is huge, and comes with sushi bar, salads, smoothies, tv screens-- and views of the river. A giant sundeck is open during warm weather, right on the river. There's also a full service spa onsite. So for those who want an extraordinary gym experience, and a real sense of getting away from it all, get yourself over to Chelsea Piers!
Pros: classes and equipment; river views; cafe