Mid City Gym is the longest-running gym in the country. Whether you're looking for a muscle pump with some of the best (Lou Ferrigno and Arnold Schwarzenegger trained here.), or are in search of a no-nonsense gym with passionate exercise fiends, Mid City is your place. Since 1962, this Hell's Kitchen club has been churning out hard bodies on the regular. Don't worry - you don't need to be a bodybuilder to break a sweat here. Vince Consalvio, the long-time owner and general manager (since 1989), assured us that it's fine for all exercisers, even though their website might indicate otherwise.
Mid City has all the equipment you could want for a muscle session - free weights, squat racks, Hammer Strength, dumbbells, kettlebells, and even some of the strongman-type equipment like weighted logs. Cardio lovers can get their fill here, as well. Precor is the preferred brand, and Mid City stocks treadmills, ellipticals, AMT, as well as recumbent and upright bikes.
Day passes cost $25; for five days is $75.