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For the Truly Committed: Fifty Shades of Pain Personal Training

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Coming soon to the Upper West Side is the Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired personal training gym you may or may not have asked for. Located on the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and W. 93rd Street, Fifty Shades of Pain will have its grand opening on Monday. According to its website, there's no monthly membership fee, and there are significantly less bondage rope and butt paddles than you might expect. In fact, there are no bondage ropes or butt paddles—the name appears to be the only thing that has anything to do with the book.

In fact, Fifty Shades seems like a pretty nice place to workout. Their website boasts "fitness for all ages," and the Pain part in the name actually stands for "??Positive Attitude Inspiring Nature?." Single personal training packages can be purchased in half hour or hour increments, and you can also work out with a buddy with the 2 Fit Program—if they can look past the name and trust you're not taking them to your own Red Room.
· Fifty Shades of Paid [Official Site]

Fifty Shades of Pain

673 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10025