Some New Yorkers Work Out 3 Times Daily

Boutique gyms push them hard and charge bigtime
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2012 3:58 PM CDT
Some New Yorkers Work Out 3 Times Daily
Some New Yorkers work out two or three times a day.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Think you're in shape? Then meet the New Yorkers who endure—sorry, enjoy—two or three workouts a day, along with a full-time job and whatever family or social life they can fit in. “It’s New York, and I think that everyone’s always just trying to look better and better,” a 32-year-old working mom tells the New York Times. “Some people think it’s crazy. ... But you see so many other people doing it, you don’t feel crazy.”

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These uber-exercisers—most of them women—often have memberships at several boutique gyms that push them hard and charge bigtime: New York's FITiST costs $1,000 a month. “These gyms are expensive, but they’re a cheaper way of having a personal trainer all the time,” says FITiST's founder. Members also enjoy socializing in class and experiencing the "high" and "clarity" of all those freed endorphins. But dating on the side "would be challenging," one muses. “Hopefully they would have their own crazy workout schedule.” (Read more exercise stories.)

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