clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Create Your Story at Equinox Today

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Check out more stories like Anne's on Equinox's new microsite. And then create your own story with a guest pass today.

Late last year, Equinox put out a call to members for stories about how the gym had helped/changed/shaped their lives. Inspirational tales poured in from both coasts. Take Anne from New York, who broke her neck in five places in a car accident last summer. It was a miracle she wasn't paralyzed. She spent five hours in the operating room. But because she was in great shape from attending Equinox's classes, she was back in the gym a week after surgery. "Both my physical therapist and my doctor say that the reason I recovered so quickly was 100% because I had always been so active," Anne says.