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Wednesday
May092012

Open for Business: Slope Fitness, 808 Union Street

At 5:30 AM on Tuesday the First, Slope Fitness opened in the space that was last occupied by S Clubs, on Union Street just west of Seventh Avenue.

The gym is now under the ownership of Michael Carlin, who was Senior Membership Advisor at S Clubs and jumped at the opportunity to purchase the space from previous owner Nick Kotsonis.

When I spoke with Carlin back in March, he vowed to rectify any poor experiences had by previous members, including refunding those who lost money when the club suddenly closed. He also plans to bring back accountability and transparency (every member of the club has his email address and phone number), and hopes that the gym will also become something of a community gathering place.

Along with giving the place a thorough scrubbing (all cleaning products are earth-friendly), they've also set up a coffee/tea bar, built a new group fitness room, installed a new sound system, improved the locker rooms, and installed a child monitoring system, so parents can check on their child in babysitting from the workout area. Physical therapy, mommy and me classes, and a kids fitness program are all in the works.

Slope Fitness, 808 Union Street Brooklyn NY 11215. 718-783-4343.

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Good luck to them! But, Body Reserve is still the place for me!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParkSlopePerson

" installed a child monitoring system, so parents can check on their child in babysitting from the workout area."

Does this mean the "babysitting" area is unattended?

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBuck Freuekelen

isn't this where someone's supposed to say something like:

Why, because you work at Body Reserve? This place looks good to me and it's nice to have options. Body Reserve is a bit run down.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterombudsman

We don't say that, ombusdman, because we know "ParkSlopePerson" and is a regular contributor. When someone has never been seen before, pops up and trashes a new business, that's highly suspect. PSP is not suspect. That being said, I am a Body Reserve person myself. The prices are reasonable and the equipment works. Not everyone needs a spa treatment when they go for a run or pump a little iron.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdeanstreet

I should also say that I'm happy this place has reopened, More gyms, means less crowding, so I'm all for it. Plus, if that basement space wasn't turned back into a gym, I don't know WHAT would have ever rented it.

Welcome, the place sounds updated and great.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdeanstreet

I personally LOVE this place - never stepped inside in the 3 years I've lived 3 blocks away and I am so happy I did.

There is Staff in the Child Care Room from 8:30am to 1:30pm, however the TV/Monitor is for the parents, so they may peek at them without stepping out of the gym area. GREAT IDEA and all parents that are there seem to really enjoy it.

Super happy and friendly family atmosphere.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter7th Ave Lady

I just happen to belong to Body Reserve for a few years now and really like the low key atmosphere there. And, I don't find it run down, plenty of new equipment there, etc.. I wish this place luck, i just like what I like.

And, it's not like they are going to run each other out of
business, they both get plenty of clientele, and, the more gyms around, the better. That way none of them will be that crowded

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParkSlopePerson

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