A Guide to Fitiron: Manhattan's Fitness Playground

Call it "the other amenity."

Next to no-hassle commutes and assorted lunch spots, having your pick of nearby gyms ranks high on the list of conveniences businesses consider when searching for office space. 

Makes sense. Other than a cup of coffee, the gym is one of few routine destinations people decamp to during the workday. If you're lucky, it's a gym you look forward to visiting.

And if you work in Flatiron, you're doubly lucky. The Flatiron District, nestled between 14th and 23rd street along Manhattan's central corridors of Broadways and 5th Avenue, has over 50 gyms. Big chains and boutiques alike. Hence the nickname "Fitiron."

It wasn't always this way. Before the real estate boom of the 80s, this stretch of Manhattan was known as the Toy District.

Now it's a playground of a different sort. From SoulCycle to Sweaty Beaty, Flatiron is a fitness brand mall for thousands of working professionals.

 

The Nike Store on 5th Avenue
The Nike Store on 5th Avenue

 

 

Work-Life Balance: On the opposite corner from the Nike's 5th Ave store, a New Balance store.
Work-Life Balance: On the opposite corner from the Nike's 5th Ave store, a New Balance store.

 

 

One of multiple Soul Cycle locations in New York City.
One of multiple Soul Cycle locations in New York City.

 

 

A Map of Flatiron Gyms

 

 

The Ringside Cafe located in Shadowbox's Flatiron locale.
The Ringside Cafe located in Shadowbox's Flatiron locale.

 

 

 

 

A Bikram Yoga studio...right next to a 7 Eleven on the corner of the W 23rd St's thoroughfare and 5th Ave.
A Bikram Yoga studio...right next to a 7 Eleven on the corner of the W 23rd St's thoroughfare and 5th Ave.

 

 

Uplift Fitness Studio and self-described "Female Society" on W 23rd St
Uplift Fitness Studio and self-described "Female Society" on W 23rd St

 

 

Flywheel's W 21st St location.
Flywheel's W 21st St location.

 

 

 

 

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Brandon Carter
Brandon is a senior content marketing manager at SquareFoot. He lives in Brooklyn and enjoys pretending to be a foodie.
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