Hudson Athletic Club to close

Hudson Athletic Club in Hoboken NJ soon to be gone

Did you know that Hoboken is about to lose one of its fitness centers? Yep – Hudson Athletic Club, better known as HAC – is on it’s way out because the owner is retiring.

The spot at 130 Washington Street is for sale as-is (asking $149,000) for anyone who’d like to keep it running as a gym. However, I believe if that doesn’t work out, each floor will likely be available individually.

When HAC eventually closes (remember it used to be called “Tropical Shade?”) – it will probably be a nice boost for other area gyms like Club H Fitness and NYSC, as they’ll pick up new members. Hopefully someone is smart enough to offer close to competitive prices to entice former members of HAC to switch.

Hudson Athletic Club for Sale in Hoboken NJ HAC

Description: (FOR SALE) Health Club & Gym with Cardio & Strength machines, Extensive Group Fitness classes, Cross Training classes, Toning classes, Dance, Yoga.
Address: 130 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 798-1811

HAC Hudson Athletic Club Hoboken NJ

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23 Comments on "Hudson Athletic Club to close"

9 years 7 months ago

Poor HAC (use to be Tropical Shade) back in the day.

They have painted this place more times than an apartment in the SkyClub. (white flight)

They once tried to imitate CRUNCH in NY with Purple and Yellow. Problem is they painted everything! Water fountains, pipes, air ducts, ect.

The only good thing about this place was it was really empty once NY Sports and CLUB H opened so less competition for the rusty, clunky, screaming for WD-40 equipment.

The owner of this place is real tub of lard, who inherited lots of money from mommy and daddy and has never… Read more »

9 years 5 months ago

I must disagree. I have been a HAC member for three years now and find it to be a fantastic place for my morning workout!

8 years 6 months ago

how much are the memberships? is this place pretty cheap??

7 years 8 months ago

I have been a member of HAC for a very long time and just made the decision to move on to another club for many reasons:

1. Facilities are completely outdated
2. Locker Room is small, dirty and in poor shape
3. Showers and bathroom facilities are badly deteriorated
4. Not enough staff weekdays and weekends
5. Towels are laundered and handled outside the club
6. Training and exercise equipment is old
7. Too many non-health club activities (kids’ parties, etc)
held during club hours, interfering with exercise routine
8. Club’s fine-print membership rules and regulations… Read more »

7 years 4 months ago

Honestly, this gym is the worst. I have been a member for a few years and finally decided to move on to a gym that actually has equipment that works. The machines, here, are 100% outdated and do not even give your body a true workout. For example, the treadmills are at least 10 years old and the ellipticals have no resistance. In fact, the only elliptical that works is always taken because members fight over it. RIDUCLOUS.

Mr. Judge, the trainer, is in great shape but the other female trainer is not. How… Read more »