New York's 3 Best Gyms (And 3 Rad Deals)

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Even though we're halfway through summer, there's still 45 beach days ahead of us. With this ridiculous heat, baring some skin is pretty unavoidable. If you're trying to pull a Cammy D in a bikini, or just want to get fit, now's the time you should be pumping some iron. While we're all for some outdoors exercise, with crazy schedules and sweltering sun, sometimes the gym is the only place to work up a sweat. But here in the city, it's a little daunting to pick a place to work out—so we've done the heavy-lifting for you. Even if you already have a go-to spot, these three choices should top your little black book when you're membership is up. Plus, we're giving you a chance to feel the burn at all three gyms without committing—you out the door yet?
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Here's three spots to sweat in style:
1. Crunch: We're not exactly reinventing the wheel here, but some of us here have been hitting this tried-and-true gym for a while, and in our opinion, it keeps getting better. This year, Crunch is turning 21 (with lots of parties and prizes), meaning we're not alone in lovin' this spot. We recommend their flagship Lafayette location—the crowd is awesomely eclectic (think brief cases and body art), there are weekly live DJs, plus a full size boxing ring, a Pilates Reformer studio, and a just bar that's just delish.
R29 DEAL: It's not every day that you can workout for free, so we hope you are as amped about this deal as we are—Crunch is giving all of you guys a one week VIP guest pass plus one free personal training session. To access this exclusive offer, click here.
404 Lafayette Street (between East 4th and East 5th Streets); 212-614-0120. For full list of locations click here.
2. Peter Anthony Fitness: While this isn't your typical gym, this fitness guru's private Tribeca studio (down the street from our office), offers one-on-one training sessions with Anthony himself, who's gotten everyone from Josh Lucas to Marina Abramovic (!) in top form. Anthony, a former body builder who's been in the biz for 15 years, stresses improving your quality of life, not just staying fit. Plus, he's authored "The Fitness Bible, The NYC Workout," which really got our asses in gear. To take advantage of this dope deal, contact Peter at 212-274-9003.
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R29 DEAL: If you're ready to get serious about your body, Peter Anthony is offering all Refinery readers a complimentary workout and fitness evaluation. So whether you're looking to run a triathlon, or just want to fit into that LBD, Peter will help you develop a sophisticated plan to achieve your goal.
89 Franklin Place (at White Street); 212-274-9003
3.Printing House Fitness Center + Squash Club: Out-of-this world trainers, superlative classes (yoga, spinning, sculpting, and way more), and a squash club make this posh place one of the coolest venues (with the best views ever) to break a sweat. Major bonus points for the rooftop pool and sundeck, with special fitness programs like Rooftop Abs or Yoga, and low impact aqua-circuit classes. If you're feeling a lil' lazy, you should take advantage of their varied massage treatments, or just catch some rays on the roof.
R29 DEAL: The Printing House is offering you an exclusive trial membership that you won't find anywhere else. To get all the deets call 212-243-7600 Ext.1. and mention R29. Trust, this spot is more private club than gym.
421 Hudson Street (at Leroy Street); 212-243-7600
R29 GIVEAWAY:
If you're down in the dumps because you can't afford a gym membership, well, this giveaway is for you. One of you will have no excuse not to be fit with a free one-year gym membership to Crunch. With numerous locations across the city, there's no reason not to get a little sweaty. To win, comment on our Facebook page with your fave way to work up a sweat.
PAY ATTENTION:
We'll announce the winner of the one-year gym membership Wednesday on our Facebook page and via twitter.
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