Brooklyn >Fitness > Maxim Health & Fitness
193 N 9th St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121140.718323 -73.955392
Overpriced, compared to others – For a yearly commitment contract, you pay $70/month minimum, and have to pay an extra $10/mo for towels, and $10/mo for a locker. There is not a good selection of machines and when they break, they take a long time to repair. There is a nice boxing set in the aerobics room, but good luck finding time when there are no aerobics. The TV's on the treadmills randomly work, but the brick-wall view is nice. The last gripe is that their web-site boasts a nice cafe, with internet and fresh-brewed coffee, and fruit/power drinks......uh, no. This is non-existent.
We did indeed remove the cafe but for a great reason-we now offer a private pilates studio with sessions provided by Core Solutions (www.coresolutionsnyc.com). We are also updating our website to make it accurate and more user friendly. We hope you check out all our improvements soon!
Terrible – This is by far one of the worst gyms I've ever been a member at. There is one good thing, the gym has exposed brick. As everone knows exposed brick is very important when working out. The cardio machines are constantly broken, it takes months for this over priced, mediocre gym to fix the equipment. The gym has a poor selection of machines. There's not that much to choose from. But it does have nice, exposed brick. Also please be advised that the last 1/2 hour the gym is open you must work out in the dark. The management likes to turn off the lights so you know the gym is closing shorlty. This I feel is very rude and quite disrespectful. The gym is very, very expensive for what you get in return. All you get is avarage equipment, below average selections, rude mangement and broken equipment. You do however get exposed brick, and who doesn;t like looking at exposed brick for $74/month
We're sorry you had such a negative experience with us. Since last year we have replaced many dysfunctional machines as well as incorporated new ones, such as the Marpo Viper Rope Climber for a complete upper body workout. We hope you have a chance to come by and check out the new Maxim!
Average – Clean and modern looking but really a throw back to the stone ages when it comes to cardio equipment. Maxim has the cheapest cardio equipment in existence. The cardio equipment manufactures must have paid Maxim to take the equipment off their hands! There are many treadmills and some elipticals. What is needed is some quality cardio equipment and more variety of the cardio equipment, like the other new gym in the neighborhood called SOMA has. SOMA is the same monthly price as MAXIM, but at SOMA the cardio equiment is varied and the TV's are integrated within the equipment. Additionally, they have top of the line equipment- like PRECOR not the cheap stuff like Truelife at Maxim. Since the monthly cost was about the same, I cancelled my Maxim membership and joined SOMA.
Although this is an older review, we would like to say that this problem has been rectified. We are making many improvements to the gym based on feedback from members like you! So thank you for your input!
Where Brooklyn hipsters dare to treadmill: A health club with machines to plug in, turn up and sweat it out. – In Short
At this sprawling 14,000-square-foot gym, exposed brick walls and oversized windows construct the casual industrial feel that's perfect for its hip membership. Also well-suited to the tattooed clientele are personal CD and DVD players built into cardio and strength-training equipment, as well as studio classes (including aerobics, step, kick-boxing and Spin) that don't require an early sign-up, just a show-up. The small reception area offers Internet and TV, and hawks healthy snacks and power drinks.
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