12/28/2006 Update:

Quick update. They opened early! They’re now calling the members who signed up to advise them to come on down. Unheard of to open before they originally said!

11/17/2006 Overview:
Great news for uptown residents!

The New York Sports Club will be opening just in time to tackle the usual New Years Resolutions. On December 31st, the 14th Street NYSC will finally open. They’re currently accepting pre-opening member sign-ups. Get in there early to get the best VIP rates. The longer you wait, the more you will pay. Call now to inquire about rates. 201-222-5771. You can also sign up online HERE.

nysclogo.gifThe general manager, Jean Anderson, was kind enough to give me a full tour of Hoboken’s most state-of-the-art fitness facility. At approximately 25,000 square feet it’s very open and spacious location with lots of windows. A huge improvement over the cramped basement location downtown. Plasma TV’s with DirecTV, and satellite radio for uninterrupted music to keep things interesting.

Here’s an 14 photo overview:

Free weights- Rubberized so they don’t make that annoying clanking sound.

The Freedom Trainer- Does practically every exercise on earth.

Some recumbant bikes- Apparently with a better posture than other bikes.

Fancy new treadmills- Don’t worry, the balloons will be removed by the time they open.

The usual spinning class- 45 minutes / 600 calories. The pizza will not be surrounded by as much guilt if you take this class regularly.

A nice big group exercise room- Box, step, cardio and more.

Locker rooms- A labyrinth of compact areas. Lockers are wider to accept most gym bags.

A sauna- to sweat the weekends hangovers completely out.

A great “mind & body” room- ambient lighting and a more relaxed “zen” feel to perform pilates on the new reformer machines.

Strive machines- very popular new line.

Two complete express lines- quick full body workouts in 30 minutes for the busy people.

8 treadmills here have fans to keep you cool.

And of course, a kids room with full time qualified caregivers to take care of your children while you workout. The room wasn’t complete yet, but here’s a box of balls which all kids seem to go bonkers for.

As an uptown resident, I’m psyched this place is here. We needed a top-notch gym in this location of town, as an alternative to the YMCA and Supreme Fitness. I’m glad I joined, now I can lose the 20 lbs I gained since starting Hoboken411. Other than the gym, my New Years Resolution should be: “no more bacon”. But that’ll last about 30 days.