Another New Gym Posted on July 14 by jason David Barton, famed NYC gym rat, has opened another location on Astor Place in NYC’s East Village neighborhood. He has other locations in New York, Chicago and Miami! The gym, in the former home of Barnes & Noble, has four levels, with mood lighting and cherrywood floors, and even a replica of Michelangelo’s David. The yoga room is candle-lit, and there are separate group fitness and spinning areas. In order to meet anticipated demand during busy hours, the gym boasts two of each strength machine, including varieties we’d never seen before. The opulent decor made it feel less like a gym and more like a grand dimly-lit space that just happened to have gym equipment.