Is NYSC worth it?

Welcome to your definitive guide about New York Sports Club (NYSC)! We put together our wealth of knowledge right here, making sure you have a comprehensive understanding of this popular gym chain.

35
Total Locations
Average Size (sq ft)
3.33
Average Google Rating

Welcome to your definitive guide about New York Sports Club (NYSC)! We put together our wealth of knowledge right here, making sure you have a comprehensive understanding of this popular gym chain.

Amenities offered at NYSC

NYSC, also known as New York Sports Clubs, are a set of 35 gyms originally centered in New York, but also present in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington DC. This mid-priced gym chain has locations of varying amenity sets: 

  • 63% of their gyms have a sauna, exactly 22
  • 23% offer up a pool, at 8 of their gyms
  • Just 9% of have childcare, at 3 of their gyms 

Don't forget about all the standard gym offerings are there:

  • Free weights with benches 
  • Cardio equipment and machines (ellipticals, stair-masters, treadmills)
  • Strength machines of various sorts

As you can expect, space in Manhattan comes at a premium. That means amenities with a larger footprint (basketball, swimming pool, etc) are harder to find in the city. 

Amenities
These amenities are available at some locations
Personal Training
Group Training
Sauna
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22
Locations
)
Swimming Pool
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8
Locations
)
Basketball
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6
Locations
)
Childcare
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3
Locations
)
Steam Room
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6
Locations
)
Tanning
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0
Locations
)
Open 24-hours
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0
Locations
)
Spa/Hot-Tub
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0
Locations
)
Racquetball
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0
Locations
)
Pickleball
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0
Locations
)
Tennis
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0
Locations
)
Squash
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0
Locations
)
Retail
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0
Locations
)
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Wi-Fi
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0
Locations
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Women-only Workout
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0
Locations
)
Smoothie/Shake Bar
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0
Locations
)
Equipment
This equipment is available at some locations
Cardio Machines (treadmills and more)
Weight Training (free weights & machines)
Locker Room
Shower
Restroom
Cold Plunge
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0
Locations
)
Cardio Cinema
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0
Locations
)
Towel Service
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0
Locations
)
Massage Chairs
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0
Locations
)
Olympic Lifting
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0
Locations
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Functional Turf
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1
Locations
)
Unavailable

These amenities are not offered at any NYSC location.

Sauna
Pool
Childcare / Daycare
Basketball
Steam
Open 24-hours-a-day
Pickleball
Tanning
Spa/Whirlpool/Hot-Tub
Massage Chairs
Racquetball
Cardio Cinema
Functional Turf
Towel Service
Olympic lifting
Tennis
Squash
Retail Area
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Wi-Fi
Women Only
Workout Area
Cold Plunge
Smoothie/Shake Bar
Fast Facts

New York Sports Clubs (NYSC) was founded in 1974 in New York City, USA. As of now, the current CEO is Bill McMenamy. 

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What time does NYSC open & close?

No NYSC locations are open 24/7.

Awesome! 0 of their clubs are open 24/7!

Every location has their own specific hours. But, most of the gyms we've seen from NYSC are open:

  • Monday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

NYSC by the numbers

35

Total Locations

The total amount of locations we're tracking from this fitness chain.

3.33

Average Review Rating

The average rating of all their clubs combined.

Average Gym Size

Room for activities! Average square footage of their gyms.

$58.32

Average Monthly Membership Cost

How much you can expect to pay for the entry-level membership every month

10

Total Cities

Find a NYSC in this many cities.

What we love about NYSC

Full service, bold gym chain from New York that has spread across the North East. Solid array and mix of amenities, with pools, saunas and steam available at several locations.

  • New Yorkers, especially in Manhattan, have over 10 different locations to choose from. NYSC has clubs in Downtown, Midtown and Uptown. 

  • Swimmers rejoice! You can take a dip at the E 45th Street indoor pool. Love how you can swim some laps for a refreshing workout.

  • Pickup basketball—indoors—is always fun. We count 6 locations from the chain where you can shoot some hoops.

What we wish NYSC would improve

Pretty sure that New York Sports Clubs checks off most of the needs for their members, but there are still a few things we'd like to see.

  • In the city that never sleeps, this gym chain unfortunately does, as it has has zero locations open 24-hours-a-day. 

  • Babysitting were an option at more of their clubs. Childcare is only available at 3 of their gyms.

  • Squash was available at more than just 3 gyms. Did you know that NYSC originally started 50 years ago (1973) as a small chain of squash clubs?

How much is NYSC?

We count two different NYSC membership types, ranging in price from $34.99 to $89.99 monthly. We looked at four different clubs across the country:

  • $34.99 to $49.99 - Single club access with unlimited group fitness classes. You get all the free weights, strength machines and equipment, plus cardio that you can handle.
  • $79.99 to $89.99 - All club access includes all the above, plus workouts across New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania and Florida. 

There is a $29 join fee that'll be charged during checkout, along with a $69 annual fee, Expect the annual fee to hit your account about 15 days after enrollment, as well as every year. 

The W125th Street location in NYC had a December 2023 promo that stripped away the first month dues, so a good savings of $49.99 to start.

Some locations, like the W 16th Street and 23rd Park in New York City don't offer single club access—your only option is the $89.99 all club access.

  • You'll pay a $69 annual fee to NYSC that's billed a fast 15 days after your membership starts.
  • It's a $29 initiation fee, billed during your sign-up. This is on the lower end for most gym chains.
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Who does NYSC cater to?

We all have different bodies, different goals and different fitness journeys. Some gyms may fit a person better than others. So who would enjoy this gym most?

Frequently asked questions about NYSC

Top amenities offered at NYSC

All the gym essentials

Free weights, strength machines and cardio equipment.

22 saunas to choose from

Nothing like the hot heat to warm muscles up.

Swim laps in 8 different pools

Dive in to relax after your work—or you can swim laps at NYSC.

Practice your shot at 6 courts

Courts with regulation rims and beautiful hardwood. Just 8% of gyms nationwide have a court.

3 different locations with childcare

What a rare treat. Less than 9% of gyms in the country have childcare/daycare!

0 gyms that are open all night long

An extra early or real late workout—your choice.

Functional turf workouts at 1 gyms

Stretch, sleds, bodyweight or box jumps. The turf area is the place to be.

0 hot tubs FTW!

Relieve pain post workout or soothe sore muscles.  

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Final thoughts — Is NYSC worth it?

Gym Pricing Tiers Explained

There are 3-4 main pricing tiers that nearly all gyms across the country fall into. Generally, higher prices = more amenities and services.

$10 - $25 /month — Value

  • Standard/basic equipment
  • Cardio machines: treadmills, ellipticals
  • Various free-weights, strength machines

$15 - $30 /month — High Value Low Price

  • All the above, plus a few have saunas or pools
  • Massage and/or Tanning options
  • Expect newer style amenities like Olympic lifting platforms, functional turf and cardio cinema.

$25 - $65 Monthly — Mid-Tier

  • All the above, placed in larger facilities and spaces. Pools, saunas and steam are a must.
  • Basketball courts and childcare were the main amenities.
  • These are your "older" more aged "big-box" gyms, often with hundreds of locations spanning the country

$65 and up  — Boutique/Specialty/Luxury

  • Highest end cardio equipment with advanced, expensive machines
  • Specialty group training and fitness classes
  • Luxury or boutique locker rooms, workspaces and lounges

"Is this gym worth it?"

Use our guides to help inform and educate what a gym can offer your fitness lifestyle. Only you can truly decide if a gym is worth it!

NYSC—New York Sports Clubs—underwent a transformation during the pandemic. With a name change that shed the labels "Philadelphia Sports Club" and "Boston Sports Club," NYSC also had a chance to rebrand, refresh and rebuild their gyms. What's that mean for you? Gyms that are more closely aligned in their offerings. Pricing that works and amenities that fit their member base. 

They're an edgy and impactful brand, and it shows on their website and social. It's giving get-work-done! typa vibes, which fits the NYC lifestyle well. All that translates into gyms with amenities like "functional turf" and "performance lab." Heck, their "grab and go coolers" will get you the right stuff as you head out to your next adventure. 

Walk into any location for a workout with free weights, strength machines, kettlebells and more. We like the inclusion of turf, allowing bodyweight exercises, stretching and more. All the basics of a solid workout—a setup that's worth it to many New Yorkersthey may even unwind in the available saunas.

Thats where it ends though, as the total amenity list isn't super extensive. Need a pool? Just 99 of their gyms have one. Or a place to shoot hoops Just 99 

What about a place to watch your kid (childcare) or 

So, you'll need to be selective with NYSC, checking the in

Looking at pricing, NYSC is clear in their membership offerings, with just two options. We looked at 5 different clubs to ge

  • $34.99 to $49.99 for their base
  • $

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