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.
Website: www.hudsonathletic.com
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"


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ana.teresa
5 years 7 months ago

I’ve always been too lazy to workout on my own, I’ve signed up to numerous gyms and just showed up a couple of times. My best experiences at HAC was purchasing training session right before my wedding, the prices were affordable. I did a 20 session pack & by the end my wedding dress fit me perfectly! The equipment isn’t new but with my trainers help it was enough to help me get the body I needed.

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Riggleman
2 years 6 months ago

Thanks for sharing this wonderful story and how your wedding dress fit perfectly…..YAAAWWWNNNNN[quote comment=”184348″]I’ve always been too lazy to workout on my own, I’ve signed up to numerous gyms and just showed up a couple of times. My best experiences at HAC was purchasing training session right before my wedding, the prices were affordable. I did a 20 session pack & by the end my wedding dress fit me perfectly! The equipment isn’t new but with my trainers help it was enough to help me get the body I needed.[/quote]

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mikey578041
2 years 2 months ago

I haven’t posted here in a while but felt the closing of the HAC was a good reason to leave a couple of thoughts…

First off I’m a little biased, I became a member at HAC when I first moved to Hoboken in 2004, was a member for a year, then did a couple years at empire (now planet) before it closed and have been back at HAC for the last 5 years….. It’s a shame this gym has closed. It wasn’t the nicest gym, it was particularly well-maintained but it was reasonably priced and had a great atmosphere. The people who went there made it a special place. It was a true community in addition to being a place where you could get a great workout and not have to deal with the BS of the retail chain gyms and people being there for a scene with big crowds and high prices etc..

Unfortunately the owner of this gym never reinvested in the place and sucked every last nickel out of it without ever really having any intention of renewing the lease. If it wasn’t for Lavert and Jirina I’m not even sure the place would have lasted as long as it did. Great memories at 130 Washington Street and sad to see it go :( [quote comment=”219640″]Thanks for sharing this wonderful story and how your wedding dress fit perfectly…..YAAAWWWNNNNN[/quote]

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moondancer69
5 years 6 months ago

How much do you pay at HAC?? I called and they said $76 for the first month.. and then $99 for every month thereafter. I dont get why everyone is saying HAC is so inexpensive!

In response to ana.teresa who said:
I’ve always been too lazy to workout on my own, I’ve signed up to numerous gyms and just showed up a couple of times. My best experiences at HAC was purchasing training session right before my wedding, the prices were affordable. I did a 20 session pack & by the end my wedding dress fit me perfectly! The equipment isn’t new but with my trainers help it was enough to help me get the body I needed.

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kagemusha
6 years 7 months ago

I used to be a member but their trainers were always pushing services. I’ve had a trainer before and know what I’m doing. What do I need a trainer for? There was a fat guy there who was a bookie and obnoxious to everyone playing the tv sets ultra-loud. Once I asked him to turn it down and he called me a MFer.

I never liked Judge, he’s pompous and the trainers are pretty fat there in general. Not a great example. Doesn’t seem anyone there cares either.

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mikey578041
6 years 7 months ago

I joined up here after empire closed and I also have to say H.A.C. is a clean, simple gym that has everything you need at a great price. I’m happy upon my return after being at empire for about 2 years. It has become a bit more crowded since the new year but not too bad.

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Litteredboken
6 years 8 months ago

I hate the places that don’t list their membership fees. I am into equality here. I am terrible negotiator and seller and can’t/won’t play games to get a lower fee.

Anyone sign up recently and get the “just over 50 a month” deal of estevens?

Member
6 years 8 months ago

[quote comment=”122970″]I’m paying just over $50 a month. The place is never crowded (at 5pm there is NO ONE there), the equipment is adequate, and I can always get a clean towel. If you’re a simple peasant like me and don’t require high-end accoutrements to work out, this is your place.[/quote]
This is great. Thanks!