From The New York Shitty Inbox: What’s Up At 16 Eckford Street?

May 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I have received a number of questions about the above establishment. Most of them run more or less as follows:

Hi- I wanted to point out this new gym I passed over the weekend.  Is this the local gym scammer?  Not sure as I saw actual equipment in the place.  Wanted to call the new establishment to your attention, as you tend to know all things Greenpoint.

In light of what happened at Cutting Edge Fitness I too have been very curious about this establishment. Today I decided to swing by and see what gives.

Gym Source was on the scene.

And men were very busy at work. Including Quick Fitness’s General Manager and Personal Trainer, Michael Losardo. He was kind enough to talk to me for a few minutes. Follows is a general rundown of our conversation:

  1. Mr. Losardo’s former career was being a recruiter. He was unhappy so he made a career change. He is now a personal trainer and the General Manager of Quick Fitness.
  2. He has been queried by a number of people about his establishment. He understood they were understandably cautious given some of the scams that have come to pass in North Brooklyn.
  3. Quick Fitness is to some degree a joint venture between Mr. Losardo and the building’s owner (whose name eludes me at the moment). The latter has invested heavily in converting this formerly industrial space into a fitness center.

In other words, Quick Fitness (inasmuch as I can ascertain) 100% legit. In fact, a number of people have already signed up for memberships. Those of you who are wondering (and I am certain you are) the peeps at Quick Fitness, while offering one year memberships, understand a lot of people (in light of our uncertain job market) are not able or willing to make this kind of obligation. For this reason they are waiving membership fees and offer month by month memberships. In other words: there are no contracts to sign. The monthly fee to join Quick Fitness is pretty reasonable too as well: $65.00 a month. Other amenties this establishment will be offering is onsite day care Mondays – Fridays 1:00 -4:00 p.m., Yoga, Spinning, Kickboxing classes, “Mommy & Me” classes and much, much more.

Those of you who are interested in learning more about Quick Fitness should consult their web site. Oh yeah, they’re set to open June 1st!

Quick Fitness
Opening Date: June 1, 2010
16 Eckford Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

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