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Nov 01, 2018

Here’s Some Of The Best Ways To Workout In Astoria

Since we’ve returned from our summer hiatus, the fitness options in Astoria have exploded! Here’s an updated roundup of just some of the places you can get your sweat on (…)

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Since we’ve returned from our summer hiatus, the fitness options in Astoria have exploded! Here’s an updated roundup of just some of the places you can get your sweat on in the neighborhood.

Megaformer

Lagree offers low impact but high-intensity workouts for people looking for something a little gentler on joints and bones. The workout uses a Megaformer machine and is similar in spirit to Pilates. This workout might be good for those with joint or spinal issues.

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Lagree NY
27-11 23rd Ave., Astoria
917.396.4771
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Form50 Fitness offers 50-minute Megaformer classes designed to be high-intensity, low-impact, full-body workouts. Like other Megaformer workouts, these classes feature slow, sustained motions for endurance and muscle toning.

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Form50 Fitness
31-57 31st St., Astoria
347.354.3676
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Boutique

Orange Theory, which opened recently and is the franchise’s first location in Queens, combines fitness and training with science and technology. Here, 60-minute workouts are split into cardio and strength training segments, and heart monitors track your progress so you can see exactly what your workout is doing for you.

Orange Theory Astoria
Orange Theory Fitness
31-57 31st St., Astoria
718.962.0800
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Simply Fit Astoria is three gyms in one: Simply Fit, Simply Cycle, and Simply Training, so there’s something for everyone. Simply Fit offers dance, cardio, barre, and bootcamp classes; Simply Cycle is (naturally) spin classes. Simply Training is dedicated to one-on-one and small group training.

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Simply Fit Astoria
37-20 Astoria Blvd., Astoria
347.639.0489
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Matrix Fitness offers a variety of classes ranging from yoga and Zumba to high intensity workouts. They also have inversion classes, and even have a class called Absolutely Bootylish if you’re looking to add some extra oomph to your booty. Massage therapy is also offered here.

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Matrix Fitness Club & Personal Training Center
43-60 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
718.267.8989
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Sage Fitness offers a more intense workout with kettlebells, weights, and more. This is more ideal for someone looking for a higher intensity workout, but with more options and something more tailored to their needs and goals.

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Sage Fitness Studio
23-17 31st St., Astoria
718.777.1676

Traditional Gyms

Planet Fitness is a straightforward gym with a variety of classes and activities for everyone. It has a few different membership options, with some allowing for access to tanning beds and massage chairs, and there’s also free pizza the first Monday of the month.

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Planet Fitness
30-33 Steinway St., Astoria
718.777.0700
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Blink Astoria offers a variety of membership plans to their space, which they describe as carefully designed to enhance mood and make you feel good during your workout. The Astoria location features cardio and muscle toning machines, as well as a dedicated stretching area.

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Blink Astoria
32-27 Steinway St., Astoria
718.880.3616
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Other traditional-style gyms in the area include:

SynergyFacebook | 718. 267.7700 | 23-35 Broadway, Astoria

The Rock Health and Fitness: Facebook | Instagram | 718.204.1400 | 22-15 31st St., Astoria

NY Sports Club: Facebook | 718.932.1400 | 38-11 30th Ave, Astoria

CrossFit

If you’re looking for something high-impact and more challenging, you can always go the CrossFit route. These short but intense workouts combine gymnastics, Olympic weight training, and circuit training.

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CrossFit Queens
25-50 31st St., Astoria
718.340.3603
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CrossFit Dynamix is another Astoria CrossFit option, and also offers boxing classes and private training.

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CrossFit Dynamix
36-05 20th Ave., Astoria
718.606.0381
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There are plenty of other CrossFit options, too:

CrossFit Bell: Facebook | Instagram | 718.489.9559 | 36-42 37th St., Long Island City

Astoria Barbell ClubInstagram | 718.614.3803 | 36-57 35th St., Astoria

Dutch Kills Fitness: Instagram | 347.696.0321 | 37-40 31st St., Long Island City

Rock Climbing

If you’re looking for something a little different, rock climbing is always fun, and an indoor climbing gym like The Cliffs LIC means you can go year round. Shoes, harnesses, and other climbing equipment is available to rent, and the gym offers both indoor and outdoor climbing classes.

The Cliffs LIC, Long Island CityThe Cliffs LIC
11-11 44th Dr., Long Island City
718.729.7625
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Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge also offers climbing walls, climbing classes, and cardio and workout space in their 25,000 square foot facility — formerly a truck garage. There are also showers and saunas for after the workout.

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Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge
23-10 41st Ave., Long Island City
718.482.7078
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Kids

If you have little ones who need to burn off some energy, My Gym Children’s Fitness Center might be the right choice for you. The kid-friendly space offers programs, summer camps, and parties, and gets kids moving with a variety of activities.

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My Gym Children’s Fitness Center
28-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria
718.354.8615
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Gantry Kids & Teens offers camps, after-school programs, and parties for “pre-kids” (that’s ages 3 to 5), kids, pre-teens, and teens. Their focus isn’t just working out, but also building teamwork and leadership skills that kids can use later in life. They also offer private training for sports teams.

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Gantry Kids & Teens
10-19 46th Road, Long Island City
917.426.4650
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EDIT: Some of you requested info on yoga studios, so here you go! 

Yoga Agora offers yoga classes for everyone from beginners to seasoned practitioners, with classes designed for different levels, as well as open classes for everybody. There are also candlelit flow classes in the evenings — a great way to unwind — and meditation classes. The studio offers events and workshops, as well.

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Yoga Agora
33-02 Broadway, Astoria
718.626.0680
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The Giving Tree Yoga Studio offers yoga classes for all levels, and new students get a special discount when they sign up. In addition to yoga, The Giving Tree also has spa services like massage, as well as family programs and workshops like the monthly New Moon Women’s Circle, and fundraisers for charitable organizations.

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The Giving Tree Yoga Studio
22-56 31st St., Astoria
718.728.0110
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There are plenty of other yoga studios to choose from in Astoria. Here are just a few:

Happie House Yoga: Facebook | Instagram | 917.745.0607 | 30-05 35th Street, 2F, Astoria

Bikram Yoga Astoria Queens: Facebook | 718.777.9642 | 38-01 23rd Ave., 2nd Floor, Astoria

What’s your favorite way to work out in Astoria? Do you have a gym or a class, or do you like to do things on your own? Let us know in the comments!

One Comment

Elizabeth Reina

Why no yoga studios? I’m a loyal practitioner at Yoga Agora, and yoga is as much a workout and exercise as is a traditional gym.

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