It looks like I'm moving to Manhattan this summer (starting grad school at the New School University). I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for the best places to workout. Keep in mind, I will be living on a student's budget, so price is a huge factor. Are there any dirty little gyms where I can o-lift, or perhaps any cheap places to practice gymnastics? Also, I am a big fan of MMA; maybe there are some kickboxiing or jujitsu schools equipped with a weight room?
I am also planning on trying to start up with a local rugby club. Looks like fun. Anyway, does anyone have any tips on staying fit in Manhattan? Any interesting places I should check out?