Subscriber Account active since. In New York City, going to Equinox , a high-end gym chain, is an undeniable signal of status. They have expertly crafted a brand that truly evokes luxury , sex , and wellness even when brought up in casual conversation. For a long time, that reputation kept me away, but in February, with my local Williamsburg gym membership feeling a bit ragged, I decided to dip my toe into Equinox's waters. What I discovered was a vast network of gyms at various price points with different amenities, aesthetics, and services.
Downtown Manhattan has a lot of fancy new locations geared toward young wealth.
The gym opened this week at 200 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side–East Village boarder.
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The new gym at Orchard Street near East Houston Street offers members personal training sessions and studios dedicated to cycling, yoga, group fitness and pilates. The high-end fitness center also includes a spa and a Juice Press outpost, according to the spokeswoman. Designed with a "boutique feel" the health club is "symbolic of the new wave of 'members only' clubs" but stays grounded with "artwork that brings to mind the guerrilla murals plastered along the Lower East Side's dusty streets," said the spokeswoman. In addition to a symbol of gentrification, Equinox has also earned a reputation for lewd behavior from its clients. The luxury chain is facing lawsuits from dozens of complainants who say the company ignores sexually inappropriate behavior from its members, including one New Yorker who said Equinox ignored his report of an attempted rape at the West Village outpost. A lawyer was hit with charges Tuesday for allegedly masturbating while staring at an employee at the club's Wall Street center. Nearby Places. Read more local news from Lower East Side-Chinatown. You're now signed up for local updates.