- Brick New York
257 W. 17th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 646-692-4005
CrossFit has become just as well known for its grueling tire-lifting regimens as it has for the bare-bones “boxes” where the workouts typically take place. Brick New York, which opened last summer in Chelsea, is decidedly un-garagelike in its ambience—a glossy 13,000 square feet spread over two floors, with amenities galore. That’s not to say that Hulks-in-training won’t find the hard-core intervals typical of a CrossFit curriculum (from $32 per class); it’s just that, afterward, you can restore yourself with a trip to the locker-room sauna or a drink from the smoothie bar. Hourlong yoga classes to relieve throbbing muscles are offered, too.
Best Fancy Crossfit
From the 2014 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).