David Barton Gym

★★☆☆☆
  • 30 E 85th St

    New York, NY 10028

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  • 212-517-7577

About David Barton Gym

Hours
Mon. - Thurs. 5:30am -11:00pm Fri. 5:30am - 9:00pm Sat. - Sun. 8:00am - 7:00pm

Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation
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DavidBartonGym is the only gym I go to. Not only is the staff super friendly and extremely encouraging- I always have clean equipment to workout on (with its own TV to boot!) Not only does DavidBartonGym offer spectacular classes- the trainers are extremely qualified and help push me so that I too can "look better naked" ;)
Not only is the equipment superior, the amenities luxurious, and the music (think- 6 ft disco ball w/live DJs spinning while you workout!) but the people at David Barton and happy to help.
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★★★★★

DavidBartonGym is the only gym I go to. Not only is the staff super friendly and extremely encouraging- I always have clean equipment to workout on (with its own TV to boot!) Not only does DavidBartonGym offer spectacular classes- the trainers are extremely qualified and help push me so that I too can "look better naked" ;)
Not only is the equipment superior, the amenities luxurious, and the music (think- 6 ft disco ball w/live DJs spinning while you workout!) but the people at David Barton and happy to help.
A++

Pros: The amazing ambiance and great workout equipment!

Cons: -none!

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Like the other reviewers, I was very disappointed with my experience at this gym.
Don't think that David Barton is a cut above New York Sports Clubs or Equinox. It's not. At David Barton, there are complaining instructors, late classes, mistakes with the audio system. Once I went to a class where after struggling with the sound system for twenty minutes the instructor gave up and did a class with no music. Once I went for a class and there never was a class and no one was even able to tell me why. Don't expect better service, treatment or atmosphere than you would get anywhere else. Stay away and save your money. David Barton shows no more appreciation of their customers than New York Sports or Equinox, actually less. I guess they think they're hip and don't need to treat customers well.
Customer service is worse than at a fast food restaurant. They couldn't care less if their customers are happy or not.

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★☆☆☆☆

Like the other reviewers, I was very disappointed with my experience at this gym.
Don't think that David Barton is a cut above New York Sports Clubs or Equinox. It's not. At David Barton, there are complaining instructors, late classes, mistakes with the audio system. Once I went to a class where after struggling with the sound system for twenty minutes the instructor gave up and did a class with no music. Once I went for a class and there never was a class and no one was even able to tell me why. Don't expect better service, treatment or atmosphere than you would get anywhere else. Stay away and save your money. David Barton shows no more appreciation of their customers than New York Sports or Equinox, actually less. I guess they think they're hip and don't need to treat customers well.
Customer service is worse than at a fast food restaurant. They couldn't care less if their customers are happy or not.

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Don't think that David Barton is a cut above New York Sports Clubs or Equinox. It's not.
At David Barton, there are complaining instructors, late classes, mistakes with the audio system. Once I went to a class where after struggling with the sound system for twenty minutes the instructor gave up and did a class with no music. Once I went for a class and there never was a class and no one was even able to tell me why. Don't expect better service, treatment or atmosphere than you would get anywhere else. Stay away and save your money. David Barton shows no more appreciation of their customers than New York Sports or Equinox, actually less. I guess they think they're hip and don't need to treat customers well. Some "club"!

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't think that David Barton is a cut above New York Sports Clubs or Equinox. It's not.
At David Barton, there are complaining instructors, late classes, mistakes with the audio system. Once I went to a class where after struggling with the sound system for twenty minutes the instructor gave up and did a class with no music. Once I went for a class and there never was a class and no one was even able to tell me why. Don't expect better service, treatment or atmosphere than you would get anywhere else. Stay away and save your money. David Barton shows no more appreciation of their customers than New York Sports or Equinox, actually less. I guess they think they're hip and don't need to treat customers well. Some "club"!

Pros: None

Cons: Snooty and unhelpful staff, unreliably instructors, faulty equipment

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Stay away from David Barton. Go anywhere else instead. The climate is negative and impersonal. The trainers complain audibly and regularly about their low pay and the clients are not seen as people and members but as numbers.
It's just an unpleasant experience, not what you want in a workout.

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★☆☆☆☆

Stay away from David Barton. Go anywhere else instead. The climate is negative and impersonal. The trainers complain audibly and regularly about their low pay and the clients are not seen as people and members but as numbers.
It's just an unpleasant experience, not what you want in a workout.

Pros: Convenience if you happen to live nearby

Cons: Lousy atmosphere, non-helpful staff, weak and infrequent classes

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The only reason i joined DB gym was because a very good friend of mine recommended it.

When i first joined up it was really hot in the gym and in the changing rooms, it still is. As my training is regimented i did not expect to train in such a humid environment. During my first training session at the club i became very dehydrated and had to demand that the air conditioning be turned up which i am sure other members were not happy about!

I asked how many rowing machines there were and the lady said 'i think there are two'. So, i checked and there was one...you would think that the Sales Adviser should know this?! She stated that 'it never gets used'. My problem came about when i tried sitting on it and nearly fell off because it was unstable! I got off it immediately and complained to staff. The bolts that keep the front of the machine upright were so loose i was able to tighten then with my fingers. So, far I have used the machine about 6 times now and it rattles and clanks like it is about to die. Also there is a clanking noise coming from the underside where the chain is housed. Concept 2 rowing machines take a lot of abuse and they will keep their smooth stroke and un jolted catch if they are cared for properly...this piece of equipment has not.

I cannot understand why DB has at least 3 of each aerobic machines and does not cater for everyone. No wonder everyone hates the rowing machine...I had said during my tour of gym before joining that i will be using only free weights and rowing machine. The lady replied that the machine never gets used and all would be fine but i had to wait a long time the other day. I do not appreciate being lied to.

Customer service is disgraceful...is the joke on them that the irish girl gets bad service?! I was not given a timetable when i first joined and had to ask my friend to photocopy her timetable which states opening& closing hours, and classes available...essential don't you think!

After all my bad experiences at DB gym i refuse to shed out 179$ of money each month for bad experiences. David Barton gym is a major disappointment and i will not be returning. With everything that has gone on they leave me with no confidence in health and safety standards or customer service or proper maintenance of rowing equipment.

I am waiting to hear about termination of my contract...

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★☆☆☆☆

The only reason i joined DB gym was because a very good friend of mine recommended it.

When i first joined up it was really hot in the gym and in the changing rooms, it still is. As my training is regimented i did not expect to train in such a humid environment. During my first training session at the club i became very dehydrated and had to demand that the air conditioning be turned up which i am sure other members were not happy about!

I asked how many rowing machines there were and the lady said 'i think there are two'. So, i checked and there was one...you would think that the Sales Adviser should know this?! She stated that 'it never gets used'. My problem came about when i tried sitting on it and nearly fell off because it was unstable! I got off it immediately and complained to staff. The bolts that keep the front of the machine upright were so loose i was able to tighten then with my fingers. So, far I have used the machine about 6 times now and it rattles and clanks like it is about to die. Also there is a clanking noise coming from the underside where the chain is housed. Concept 2 rowing machines take a lot of abuse and they will keep their smooth stroke and un jolted catch if they are cared for properly...this piece of equipment has not.

I cannot understand why DB has at least 3 of each aerobic machines and does not cater for everyone. No wonder everyone hates the rowing machine...I had said during my tour of gym before joining that i will be using only free weights and rowing machine. The lady replied that the machine never gets used and all would be fine but i had to wait a long time the other day. I do not appreciate being lied to.

Customer service is disgraceful...is the joke on them that the irish girl gets bad service?! I was not given a timetable when i first joined and had to ask my friend to photocopy her timetable which states opening& closing hours, and classes available...essential don't you think!

After all my bad experiences at DB gym i refuse to shed out 179$ of money each month for bad experiences. David Barton gym is a major disappointment and i will not be returning. With everything that has gone on they leave me with no confidence in health and safety standards or customer service or proper maintenance of rowing equipment.

I am waiting to hear about termination of my contract...

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While the facilities look good and the clients are attractive and trendy, beware of what lurks below the surface. Overcrowded, poorly maintained, lousy water pressure and temperature, run out of towels... all symptoms of mismanagement. But: what matters even more is that they have shady business practices (maybe that is why the a major customer service agency ranks them as "unsatisfactory"). Constant overcharges on my credit card (not small ones -- like approaching $1000!) with absolutely no effort to make good or resolve the problems despite continuous polite requests.

Avoid this place like the plague -- they give a great sales presentation but they are shady, dare I say it out loud, crooks!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

While the facilities look good and the clients are attractive and trendy, beware of what lurks below the surface. Overcrowded, poorly maintained, lousy water pressure and temperature, run out of towels... all symptoms of mismanagement. But: what matters even more is that they have shady business practices (maybe that is why the a major customer service agency ranks them as "unsatisfactory"). Constant overcharges on my credit card (not small ones -- like approaching $1000!) with absolutely no effort to make good or resolve the problems despite continuous polite requests.

Avoid this place like the plague -- they give a great sales presentation but they are shady, dare I say it out loud, crooks!!!

Pros: Trendy and attractive customers

Cons: Unethical business practices

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One day gyms will actually require their trainers to post their training certificates on the wall so customers can know what they are getting. It is hard to find good Pilates training at a gym when the instructors sit down during the entire lesson. I've been to other gyms before and have sweat during my lesson, all they want to do here is talk. They also can't keep good trainers. The good ones never stay around. Then they try to put you with somebody else and you'd rather be in a dentist's chair. The sales staff is nice to you only when you renew. Next time you go into a gym for Pilates ask them if they have the trainers most up to date certification. I'm finding over my years of experience that there are too many people out there who say they are Pilates instructors when all they took where a weekend or online course and are now teaching what they call Pilates. Also, I've trained with both classical trainers and contemporary or stot trainers. Once you've trained with a classical instructor and actually sweat during your lesson, you'll never train contemporary again.David Barton isn't it for Pilates. You're better off going to a place like Uptown Pilates (which actually has good reviews from Citysearch) even though they have a big window right on Madison which seems intrusive. There is a lot more equipment than what is in the front window. Check any other place out besides David Barton for Pilates!

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★☆☆☆☆

One day gyms will actually require their trainers to post their training certificates on the wall so customers can know what they are getting. It is hard to find good Pilates training at a gym when the instructors sit down during the entire lesson. I've been to other gyms before and have sweat during my lesson, all they want to do here is talk. They also can't keep good trainers. The good ones never stay around. Then they try to put you with somebody else and you'd rather be in a dentist's chair. The sales staff is nice to you only when you renew. Next time you go into a gym for Pilates ask them if they have the trainers most up to date certification. I'm finding over my years of experience that there are too many people out there who say they are Pilates instructors when all they took where a weekend or online course and are now teaching what they call Pilates. Also, I've trained with both classical trainers and contemporary or stot trainers. Once you've trained with a classical instructor and actually sweat during your lesson, you'll never train contemporary again.David Barton isn't it for Pilates. You're better off going to a place like Uptown Pilates (which actually has good reviews from Citysearch) even though they have a big window right on Madison which seems intrusive. There is a lot more equipment than what is in the front window. Check any other place out besides David Barton for Pilates!

Pros: No lines for equipment...

Cons: Do I have to say it again....

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expensive gym and other gym members are not ones that I'd want to be associated with. They are too busy in checking out others and comparing how they look instead of working out which is the purpose of a gym.

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★★★☆☆

expensive gym and other gym members are not ones that I'd want to be associated with. They are too busy in checking out others and comparing how they look instead of working out which is the purpose of a gym.

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