Equinox"> clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

If You're Going to Sneak into Equinox, Don't Get Caught

New, 3 comments
Image via <a href="http://www.equinox.com/clubs/ClubTour.aspx?clubID=121">Equinox</a>
Image via Equinox

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.

Social Workout points us to a tragic tale from blogger Buns of Steal, a law school student who's trying to cadge a year of free workouts through gym coupons. The plan was going swimmingly until she got sloppy at the Columbus Circle Equinox. When she gave the receptionist her email address, the computer system revealed that she'd already used her free trial at a location uptown. A manager was summoned to chastise her, and that's when things really started to go downhill:

"OK, you know what our locations offer, why don't you just commit?"
"Well," I say truthfully, "It's the money."
Here I'm expecting a student discount, a price breakdown, a sale... but nothing prepares me from what comes out of his mouth next: "Well, maybe you just can't afford it. Equinox isn't for everyone, you know."
Now, it's not like our blogger friend has the moral high ground here, but surely there's a better way to justify Equinox's high prices. Then again, at least he was honest?
· What It Feels Like to Get Caught Double-Dipping at Equinox [Social Workout]
· BUSTED! Equinox: 1, Gymhopper: 0 [Buns of Steal]

Equinox

60th Street and Broadway, New York, NY