Review: Sports Massage at FitClub NY – a new physical therapy spot in Chelsea

Note: I received this massage for free in exchange for writing an honest review.

I first met the lovely folks of FitClub NY when they hosted a pop-up event at the flagship Lululemon on Fifth Avenue. Camped out in the lower level of the shop, in a space called Hub Seventeen, they offered sports massages and physical therapy assessments. At that event, I won a 60-minute sports massage at their studio, located at 153 W 27th Street.

Who turns down a free massage? Not me. So a few weeks later I showed up at their studio, conveniently located by the 28th Street 1 train stop. I made an appointment first, of course. You gotta make an appointment. Write that down.

FitClub NY reminds me of a start-upy version on my old favorite, Finish Line Physical Therapy. I switched health insurance plans. Under the new policy, PT sessions have increased in price by 300%.  So I’m exploring other, possibly more affordable, PT options and I was excited to check out FitClub.

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All the workouts: 10/17- 10/23

Hi pals! How was your week? Mine was pretty hectic.

It was a real treat to leave the city this weekend and head to Great Barrington. It’s pretty real how much a slower paced environment can chill you out.

Song of the week: “Jorge Regula” by the Moldy Peaches. You’ll be singing along in no time. This is a twee call and response jam.

This week’s fitness recap:

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Every time I worked out last week (4/11- 4/17)

Good morning, sunshine(s)! Did you have a good week? The Boston Marathon was last Monday and like many of you, I have race fever! Speaking of racing, earlier this week I shared my race etiquette wish list. Got anything to add to that list?

Ok down to business.

Every time I worked out last week:

Monday: I finally tried Pop Physique (a California-originated barre studio that opened an outpost in NYC). The studio has a sassy-chic aesthetic. I liked the workout. It’s very similar to Physique57 in structure and intensity.

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Every time I worked out last week (3/14-3/18)

Hello from Colorado! I am out west skiing and hanging out all week. I flew in to Denver on Friday night (3/18) and have been to Keystone and Beaver Creek with Vail and maybe Breckenridge on deck! I’m going to leave out Colorado workout recaps from this post so I can do a ski-recap all together.

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Hello from Colorado!

For the first time in a while, I went to zero classes via ClassPass. I was traveling too much to make it happen. I talk a big game about working out while traveling, but sometimes I slack when I’m away, too.

Every time I worked out this week:

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6 reasons I love Finish Line Physical Therapy

I’ve mentioned it in passing, but I’ve never explained why I’m so positive about my physical therapy experience at Finish Line.

Aren’t you meant to dread physical therapy?

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Before I went to FLPT I was feeling pretty frustrated. After many months, three doctors and a different physical therapy treatment, I wasn’t healing from what sounded like such a simple injury (an ankle sprain). Finish Line was a bright light for me, so I wanted to breakdown why this place is special and effective. (Though I hope you never need the information.)

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