WWE wrestler Jason Calabrese aka ‘Jason Static’ puts in work at a Brooklyn New York Sports Club. The gym pops up five times on a list of the most ‘dangerous’ places to work out in NYC, determined by how many fast food restaurants are nearby.
First, sweat it out — then super-size it?
Post-workout binges on greasy grub aren’t an unlikely scenario if you’re a member of one of New York City’s most “dangerous” gyms — ones surrounded by the most fast food joints.
Crunch Fitness in lower Manhattan, the gym with the most fast food restaurants nearby.
Topping the list is Crunch Fitness on John St. in downtown Manhattan, which has 25 fast food options within a one-block radius. But with all those choices, can you really blame someone who refuels with a combo meal?
Right behind Crunch are New York Sports Club — which has four locations in the top 20 — on Wall St. and the Om Factory yoga studio on 37th St.
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Fast food spots like Wendy’s might tempt gym-goers if they’re located near fitness centers.
Midtown and the Financial District appear to be the worse places to join a gym, as both are abundant with cheap-but-fatty eateries like McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s, according to an interactive graph from Citymaps.
But will gym-goers really erase all their hard work for a burger and fries?
Is there a Burger King near your gym? If it’s in Manhattan, probably.
Fitness experts doubt it.
“To be sure, temptations abound everywhere,” admitted Mike Raymond, chief marketing officer of the women-only gym Curves, which ranked No. 6 on the list.
But he said proper training includes how to curb cravings.
“The most important aspects of achieving success with health goals is to find a program that offers a robust fitness program with strength traning and cardio, teaches you how to eat correctly and portion control, as well as offers you a coach to support you,” Raymond added.