Laurels
Best Gyms in
Brooklyn
2018

Why These Gyms?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored gyms on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best gyms in Brooklyn, NY.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Alana Life & Fitness

Alana Life & Fitness is a women’s only gym and health club in Brooklyn. The facility features personal training, a fiber optic sauna, a Pilates reformer, and more. Classes include yoga, Zumba, kickboxing, boot camp, and pound. The gym is open seven days a week. New clients receive a free one-day full-access pass.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 748-7700

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Bad Ass Academy

Bad Ass Academy is a two-story 6000 square foot facility in Bay Ridge. The facility is equipt with monkey bars, sleds, cargo nets, battle ropes, spin bikes, weights, treadmills, and more. Personal training is available. Group classes are led by certified instructors and include Total Body Boot Camp, Kiss My Abs, Killer Cardio, Booty Camp, Spin-Sanity, Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Cardio Kickboxing, and more.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 759-9870

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Body Elite Gym

Body Elite has been serving the Caroll Gardens for more than 30 years. The four-floor facility on Court Street features Cybex®, Concept II®, Free Motion®, Flex®, Precor®, Nautilus®, Stairmaster®, TechnoGym®, and Star Trac® training equipment. Classes include spinning, yoga, pilates, boxing, and more. Personal training and TRX suspension training is also provided. Child sitting is available.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 935-0088

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Body Reserve

Body Reserve is a family-owned and operated, full-service gym in Park Slope that has served Brooklyn clients for nearly 30 years. All nutritionists, personal trainers, and lifestyle coaches on staff are trained and certified. The facility has more than 40 group fitness classes and provides private Reformer Pilates and Gyrotonic sessions.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 789-7009

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Brooklyn Athletic Club

The Brooklyn Athletic Club, located on the border between Williamsburg and Greenpoint, is committed to giving clients the best possible training experience access to the highest-quality equipment. Owner and founder Larry Bentz has more than a decade of professional experience and created Brooklyn Athletic Club to bridge the gap between traditional gyms and boutique training centers. Clients can choose from private, semi-private, and group training options, as well as group fitness and weightlifting classes. Fitness options include multiple styles of yoga, spin classes, pilates, glutes & abs classes, and much more.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 486-6929

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Brooklyn Sports Club

Brooklyn Sports Club is a full-service fitness facility that serves clients throughout the community. The center includes a 6-lane indoor heated swimming pool, boxing studio, and full-court basketball gym. There are more than 60 group classes each week, including yoga, cycling, Zumba, Aqua Zumba, toning, and boot camp. Massage treatments and free outdoor fitness classes are also available.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 642-2720

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Chalk Gyms

Founded in 2012, Chalk Gyms is a Brooklyn fitness center that serves clients throughout the community. Personal trainer certifications include Active Isolated Stretching, Monkey Bar, Spin, Kettle Bell, Personal Training, CPR, Kickboxing, Holistic Health Coaching, Pre/Post Natal, and Thai Massage Yoga. Classes include barre, boot camp, spin, yoga, swaha cycle, ab core, kettlebell fusion, pilates, and more.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 486-0630

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CKO Kickboxing

CKO Kickboxing is a kickboxing gym located in Brooklyn and more than 40 other locations. The company has featured in many fitness magazines and TV programs, including NBC’s The Today Show. The group fitness classes for men and women are 60 minutes long and include a mix of cardio and agility, flexibility, and strength training. The first class is free.

Brooklyn, NY(347) 943-8444

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Concrete Fitness

Concrete Fitness NY is a luxury boutique training studio. Awards include Best of Brooklyn by Brooklyn Award Program, #1 Workout by Racked New York, 20 Best Gyms & Health Clubs in NYC by Time Out New York, #1 Calorie Burning Workout by ClassPass, and more. Concrete’s signature H.I.T. workouts include functional movements, strength training, high-intensity intervals, and total body focus. Clients can burn up to 1000 calories in 50 minutes. Classes include Rise & Grind, Breakflex Club, Twinsanity, Concrete Abs, Concrete Jungle, and more.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 627-2369

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Everyday Athlete

Everyday Athlete opened in Carroll Gardens in 1998 and has since added a location in Brooklyn Heights. Both gyms offer small group training, personal training, and massages. Kids summer camp and training is also provided. The professionals specialize in BetaMax Climbing Classes. The company’s philosophy is centered on positive psychology, play theory, and expert performance.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 852-6300

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Gleason’s Gym

Gleason’s Boxing Gym in Dumbo has been a part of the Brooklyn community since 1937. The trainers are Certified and Registered USA Boxing Trainers and USA Boxing Officials, as well as past professional fighters kickboxing world champions. Daily, weekly, six-month, 12-month, and lifetime memberships are available. Personal training is available for amateurs and wrestlers registered with UDA Boxing.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 797-2872

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Harbor Fitness

Brooklyn’s Gym Harbor Fitness has been a part of the Bay Ridge community since 1991 and also has locations in Park Slope, Mill Basin, and Marine Park. The gym has 30 and 60-minute personal training sessions with trainers certified through National Academy of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, and National Strength and Conditioning Association. Group fitness classes are also available and include Pilates, athletic yoga, Zumba, barre body, body shred, pound, and more.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 238-9400

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Manhattan Athletic Club - Brooklyn

Manhattan Athletic Club is a gym with locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The two-level 15,000 square foot facility features more than 30 pieces of cardiovascular equipment, more than 15 strength training apparatuses, flat screen TVs with audio modules, men’s and women’s steam rooms and saunas, complimentary toiletries, and fresh towels. The Brooklyn location opened in 2014 and has on staff certified yoga instructors, personal trainers, and group fitness and dance instructors, as well as licensed massage therapists and acupuncturists. Weekly classes include yoga cycling, boot camp, Zumba, express abs, and more.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 852-8820

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Mill Basin Health and Racquet

Mill Basin Health and Racquet is a Brooklyn tennis facility and gym that has been serving the community since 1977. The fully equipped fitness center overlooks the Mill Basin Channel. The six tennis courts are surfaced with Cushion Extreme. Interested athletes can join the center’s Double League. The company is active in many charities, including Maimonides Hospital Child Life Program.

Brooklyn, NY(844) 282-2389

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NYC Fitness Club

NYC Fitness Club is a Brooklyn gym. The staff is comprised of a karate master, certified personal trainers, boxing coaches, an MMA fighter, and certified Zumba and dance instructors. Programs include aikido, ballroom dancing, boot camp, boxing, fitness, gymnastics, hip hop fitness, karate, kickboxing, MMA, Muay Thai, spinning, taekwondo, wrestling, yoga, and Zumba. The facility also has a juice shop that sells fresh squeezed juice and fruit shakes.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 975-3560

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Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory Fitness in Brooklyn Heights uses a physiological theory known as Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption to monitor client training. The 60-minute workouts are comprised of treadmill interval training, indoor rowing, and weight room or resistance training. Participants typically burn 500-1000 calories per session. All fitness coaches are highly trained and guarantee passionate, friendly, and experienced personal training sessions. The company founder was a TV fitness expert for six years and featured in The Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Brooklyn, NY(917) 201-7013

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Shape Fitness, Inc.

Shape Fitness is a Brooklyn gym. The co-owner of the company is a Certified and experienced Personal Trainer, Aerobics Instructor, and Nutritionist. Services include men’s and women’s personal training and nutritional counseling. Classes include boot camp, bouncercise, power pilates, kickboxing and abs, and power pilates. Personal training and private group classes for ladies, men, and kids can be taught in-home.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 594-7995

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The Space

The Space is a Brooklyn gym that guarantees clients a community-oriented and specialized experience. Programs include Pilates, Zumba, and boot camp, as well as vinyasa, power, beginner, and postpartum yoga. Master instructors lead all classes. New clients receive 20 percent off first class card package.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 576-6949

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