The first thing you'll notice about Michael Olajide Jr. is the sculptural gold eye patch dressing his right eye, blind from an old boxing injury. After experiencing Olajide’s personally designed workout at this gym (which he runs in collaboration with former ballerina and design expert Leila Fazel), that image will seema fitting metaphor for his workout’s combination of deep physicality and grace; pain and pleasure. After an hour of bodily mayhem—sans machines, with a dollop of spirituality—your thoughts will waver between, Damn, my body hurts, and Damn, I feel amazing.
332 W 13th St
|Cross street:||between Eighth Ave and Hudson St|
|Opening hours:||Schedule varies; check website|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Price varies; call ahead|