The original article by Bowery Boogie may be found here.
As the upper-crusters flood the Bowery, a growing number of fitness centers are following in kind. This cadre of upscale gyms, largely situated below East Houston Street, is poised to gain another.
A new exercise studio called FitHouse will take over 276 Bowery in the coming months. It’ll offer unlimited yoga, dance, high intensity interval training, pilates, and barre classes for $99 a month.
The Bowery is the first of many such locations for the new company, including Flatiron, Chelsea, and SoHo. According to the New York Post, FitHouse is on a fast-paced expansion plan, and hopes to gain fifteen studios with an aggressive leasing tactic. FitHouse will reportedly sign “shotgun leases,” extremely flexible deals that allows the landlord or commercial tenant to cancel with a 60- or 90-day notice. What could possibly go wrong?
276 Bowery has largely remained vacant ever since Sunrise Rainbow Kitchen Supply vacated the space. There was a brief period when the storefront became a fleeting gallery by artist Arlette Tebele.
With the debut of FitHouse, meanwhile, the Bowery now boasts at least a half-dozen workout rooms. Five are between Houston and Stanton. Here’s a list:
Woom Center Yoga, 274 Bowery
Pop Physique, 270 Bowery
New York Pilates, 262 Bowery
Chinatown YMCA, 273 Bowery
Modelfit, 212 Bowery
Mark Fisher Fitness, 161 Bowery