Mon-Thu, 8am-9:30pm; Fri, 8am-8pm; Sat-Sun, 9:30am-8pm
F, M at 14th St.; 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.; L at Sixth Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Tromping on treadmills at Clay Gym requires a membership card, but unbeknownst to many New Yorkers, the spa here is open to the public. What sets it apart? Roofdeck massages, for one thing, as well as multidisciplinary rubdowns that can be customized with add-ons like leg toning, scalp massage, and anti-stretch mark treatments. Facials address individual issues: the Boot Camp fights aging, Sonya Dakar services replenish moisture, and a green-tea exfoliating peel comes in six intensities. Signature Healing Rituals make use of top-notch Comfort Zone products and combine massage with aromatherapy, a body scrub, or a wrap with warming or cooling balms. Half-day packages, waxings, organic fake-tan applications, and cellulite-busting with an Ionithermie gizmo from France round out the offerings. Prices are in line with other spas, with the added bonus that you might bump into gym regulars like Tim Robbins and Mariska Hargitay.Day Member
Clay Spa patrons can enjoy the gym’s sauna, juice bar, and lounge. For an extra fee, Spa clients can also partake in classes.
Indoor surfing, spinning lovefests, a luxurious pig-placenta facial, and more.