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.