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SallyAnne
01-08-2010, 03:02 PM
19th Street Gym

22 W 19th St # 1
New York, NY 10011

(212) 414-5800

HammerStrength12
01-09-2010, 11:00 AM
RIP 19th Street Gym. One of the greatest hardcore facilities I'd ever been to

SallyAnne
01-09-2010, 12:18 PM
When did it close? I've had this listing for about a year on the HGR.com website...

SallyAnne
01-09-2010, 12:23 PM
Well, that sucks.

HammerStrength12
01-09-2010, 12:54 PM
It was a sick place. Great equipment, great people. It's a shame because it was one of the few real gyms left in a city dominated by country club gyms

HammerStrength12
01-09-2010, 12:58 PM
On a side note, I really like that this new forum. I'll definitely use it to find places to work out when I travel

vboissiere
01-09-2010, 01:03 PM
Many of the members have moved to Steel gym on 23rd street.
Interesting crowd.

YNOT7
01-09-2010, 03:28 PM
never got to hit 19st.steel gym here i come see how it is

HammerStrength12
01-09-2010, 05:36 PM
I feel like I have to be 300lbs and 1% bf to train at steel haha. No seriously, the people there are HUGE. I only went once, but went to 19th every time after that cuz they'd let me in for free whereas Steel charged like 30 bucks per visit.

vboissiere
01-10-2010, 01:41 AM
Steel gym is good, but it's way too cramped and small for my training pleasure.

I'm a huge fan of Steel. "Rush" hour can be a bit tight, but it flows though. I usually get there after 9pm so it's all good.

Where do you train?

vboissiere
01-10-2010, 01:44 AM
I feel like I have to be 300lbs and 1% bf to train at steel haha. No seriously, the people there are HUGE. I only went once, but went to 19th every time after that cuz they'd let me in for free whereas Steel charged like 30 bucks per visit.

They do have a lot of competative athletes that train there. Which can be cool.

vboissiere
01-10-2010, 01:45 AM
Closed about 6 weeks ago.

Big Mike, where do you train?

vboissiere
01-10-2010, 01:57 AM
A good friend of mine trains at 5th avenue gym. Heard good things about it, but have never been there. That's about all I know of the Bk gyms.

JOHNNYBOY
01-10-2010, 02:10 AM
19 st was hardly hardcore ...........it was a gay gym with alot of hiv people running around on massive amounts of gh and test .
If you wanna call that hardcore by all means but that word gets used alot now ..........there are only a handful of real gyms still left in nyc
5th ave in brooklyn and eastside gym on 12st and 2nd ave .
What people think is hardcore now is not even close to what we used to call hardcore . Steel is also a gay gym just like 19st .
I could care less about gays in gyms just pointing it out .

vboissiere
01-10-2010, 05:07 AM
19 st was hardly hardcore ...........it was a gay gym with alot of hiv people running around on massive amounts of gh and test .
If you wanna call that hardcore by all means but that word gets used alot now ..........there are only a handful of real gyms still left in nyc
5th ave in brooklyn and eastside gym on 12st and 2nd ave .
What people think is hardcore now is not even close to what we used to call hardcore . Steel is also a gay gym just like 19st .
I could care less about gays in gyms just pointing it out .

What makes a gym gay? Special gay equipment?

JOHNNYBOY
01-10-2010, 01:15 PM
When 8 in 10 members are gay !!!!!!!!!!!!! Jeez what makes a gay bar gay ?
Are you really asking that question you must never come into nyc

JOHNNYBOY
01-10-2010, 01:21 PM
Again i could care less about gay or not gay am just stating a fact
no judgments . Most gyms in the chelsea area are mostly gay

JOHNNYBOY
01-10-2010, 01:23 PM
Synergy on 14st is not hardcore but has hardcore people who train there
a lot of good bodybuilders in this gym .

vboissiere
01-11-2010, 08:43 PM
Synergy on 14st is not hardcore but has hardcore people who train there
a lot of good bodybuilders in this gym .

How is the equipment at Synergy?

Agree with a point you made in an earlier post. The term "hardcore" gets thrown around so much that it's a cliche now.

JOHNNYBOY
01-12-2010, 10:14 AM
The equipment in synergy is decent nothing to go crazy over but it gets the job done . And like i said there are some hardcore nice people that train there .

alexny1968
01-17-2010, 08:28 PM
Complete™ Body & Spa opening.
Dear friends, We are happy to announce Complete™ Body & Spa, formally known as “19th Street Gym”, opening its doors at 22 West 19th st (between 5th & 6th Ave) on February 1st (soft opening) with Grand opening March 1st. Featuring: - new cardio equipment - spa services - variety of classes - physical therapy (most insurances accepted) - team of the best personal trainers in New York City . Partially honoring old memberships. For more details, please email [email protected] , Independent trainers welcome. Pre-sale office opening on premises January 25th. Stay tuned for prices and specials. Please visit www.completebody.com/19street for updates

JOHNNYBOY
01-23-2010, 10:11 PM
No thanks at 899 a year :( am sure its still hardcore now that its call spa lol .good luck trying to get people to joining your spa in this economy .

vboissiere
01-25-2010, 04:33 AM
No thanks at 899 a year :( am sure its still hardcore now that its call spa lol .good luck trying to get people to joining your spa in this economy .

From the way the description reads, somehow I don't think we're the demographic... Kind of sad the lack of place that those who consider themselves hardcore have too train.

HammerStrength12
01-25-2010, 12:19 PM
Are you guys keeping the 19th St machines/free weights or replacing them with new equipment and spa space?

rugbymuscle
03-10-2010, 03:00 PM
Many of the members have moved to Steel gym on 23rd street.
Interesting crowd.

V, curious, other than finding a few builders at the gym, how is the crowd interesting? Some of the management and management style are odd (and I'm not referring to them being gay).

nycdude
04-03-2010, 11:53 PM
Seriously, RIP 19th. For all it's bullshit, it was a good gym. Probably the best in the city.
I went to Steel when I first moved back. Sad that that is as good as we can do for a gym in NYC. It's got the freaks and the casual juiceheads, but it's cramped as hell (with good equipment) and there's no tan/steam/sauna. The front desk dick wouldn't even bother to acknowledge me the first time I went in to ask about membership. This town needs a kick ass Worlds or Golds or something like the good gyms out in Vegas.

vboissiere
04-04-2010, 04:58 AM
Sorry it took me so long to respond to this. My comments were in reference to the members picked up from 19th street gym. I didn't see ANY bodybuilders come from 19th Street gym to Steel. I honestly can not comment on the management style of that place as I was never a member. I can tell you that the ownership & management team at Steel gym are quality people. I used the term "interesting" to be polite about the 19th Street gym refugees that I encountered. It's one of those things that you would have to experience to really understand. Not sure if you're a 19th street gym member that may have taken offence to my comments. If so, I'm just calling it as I see it.
V, curious, other than finding a few builders at the gym, how is the crowd interesting? Some of the management and management style are odd (and I'm not referring to them being gay).