482 W 43rd St,
New York , NY 10036 UNITED STATES
Celebrating over 30 years, Manhattan Plaza Health Club (MPHC) opened its doors in 1978 primarily as a resident swim club with a small fitness component. The secret quickly got out and people began flocking to our world-class atrium pool. Since that time MPHC has grown to a 35,000 sq. ft. complex housing everything from rock climbing & spinning to pilates & \ u0003scuba-diving. MPHC has built its reputation on being an affordable place in the community where people from all walks of life can go to maintain their health & \ u0003wellness. Our philosophy has always been simple your fitness community.
Based on 7 reviews
tropical palaceI love it!! At first I was scared about the enviroment, but then the staff warmed right up to me and made me feel at home. The place has expanded in all it's areas, including the pool, which is a tropical palace now.
staff w/attitude!we were greeted with a very unfriendly, rude greeting upon arriving to the club...not to mention the girl at the desk was having a social phone conversation for the entirety of our visit with the gym. we had to ask for a tour of the gym and definitely was not "sold" on the club. great value and convenient, but that's all.
Hawaii in ManhattanMPFH is like an island of sanity and peace in a world that doesn't know how to stop. This club is like no other in New York--pool, tennis, climbing room, 10-12 classes a day PLUS 6-8 in water aerobics; swim team; and stroke clinic INCLUDED in membership fee. I commute between France and the States and this Staff has been wonderful about helping me in so many ways with my membership needs. AND a beautiful health oriented Cafe (Cafe Vanilla) with floor to ceiling windows and Manhattan skyline views! I take my lap top and have the most peaceful writer's office in the city. I can't say enough about what a God-send this club is! Best Kept not-so-Secret in Manhattan. Thank you!
Ask for Steven GAs a personal training virgin, I was hesitant to choose someone from a picture and short bio, and really didn't want some initmidating muscle-head who just checks himself out in the mirror the entire time (as I'm sure you've seen at other gyms). So I went, on recommendation, to Steven at MPHC for my free first session, and have been hooked ever since. He is knowledgable, fun, friendly and works you out very, very hard, the right way (not to mention cute). I've never been bored, and I've never felt better. Steven rocks!
No AttitudeI joined two years ago. I learned to swim there. Once people began to recognise me..they'd make comments about how I swam...There are many people that don't seem clean and older people with sagging skin that walk about un clothed. I got ill alot. The water is cold. Sometimes the whirl pool is a little slimy. In one class...I took a 2 lb weight. I look in shape but I'm not. The teacher...Raven...gave me a four lb weight and I was so sore the next day...The quiet room isn't always quiet. The whole place annoyed me...But there was no attitude.
MPHC good for rock climbingI am very unhappy with this establishment. I haven't used the climbing wall myself, but hear that the climbing wall is the best feature in this health club. Pool is nice, too. This just isn't the health club for me.
convenient locationThis gym is a convenient location. The cardio area is just horrible. They really need to invest in new equipment up there. There is no need for like 13 treadmills either. Take out the 4 in the back and 3 of the stair climbers that NO BODY ever uses and place other things instead. Elliptical machines are pretty bad and forget trying to get on a decent machine between 5-7. The "quiet" room is ALWAYS packed and when it is, there is NO room to stretch out, which is disgustingly annoying. The locker room is NOT impressive. For 85 bucks a month, this gym could use some revamping! PLEASE, I beg of you- invest in new machines switch things up!!!!!!!!!
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