December 2, 2014 12:34 am at 12:34 am #614376
Hi I wanted to know if there is anyone that knows of a “kosher gym” in flatbush. I wanted to try Bally on kings highway and coney but i dont know if its a place for a jew to be. Please give me a reccomendation, Thanks!December 2, 2014 12:35 am at 12:35 am #1046479
Gyms have hechsharim?December 2, 2014 12:50 am at 12:50 am #1046480
which gym would you go to?December 2, 2014 12:53 am at 12:53 am #1046481
Do you know of any decent gym in Flatbush I cant go to the Y cuz thats too far away for meDecember 2, 2014 1:03 am at 1:03 am #1046482
Is Blink Fitness on Nostrand a good gym?December 2, 2014 3:45 am at 3:45 am #1046483
MM-I think he means for the concession stand inside the gym.December 2, 2014 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm #1046484
SERiously, Which gym do most frum people use today?December 2, 2014 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #1046485
There is no kosher gym per se but several frum people go to that place on Nostrand and Kings Highway. There is also a small gym called Spartan on Coney Island Ave and near Ave H. Early in the morning there are either none or very few women.December 2, 2014 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #1046486
Pretty big difference between “none” and “very few”, wouldn’t you agree.December 2, 2014 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #1046487
Eek- the concession stand in gyms is prob mad nebach with all those healthy stuff and protein shakesDecember 2, 2014 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #1046488
Not really. few could mean one, and there are two floors so if you’re makpid you can avoid women altogether. Truth is you see worse walking on Ave J or on the subway than in this placeDecember 2, 2014 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #1046489
The Spartan gym is right next to a movie theater so u might have a tayva to go after the gymDecember 2, 2014 2:55 pm at 2:55 pm #1046490
Maybe some will have that taiva, but the movie theater isn’t open in the morning.December 2, 2014 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #1046491
I hear people from Flatbush go to Yeled V’Yalda’s gym in Boro ParkDecember 2, 2014 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm #1046492akupermaParticipant
A frum gym might be a good business oportunity. Remember most gyms are for-profit businesses. It could have separate hours for men and women (with separate staffs). While a JCC/YMHA might have separate hours, they really could do no more and the building would stay un-frum.December 2, 2014 4:01 pm at 4:01 pm #1046493
few could mean one
And blue can mean yellow, and kosher can mean treif.
if you’re makpid
Well, if not, I’m sure there are plenty of gyms available at all times of day. But that’s not what the OP was asking.December 2, 2014 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm #1046494
Once upon a time there was the Kosher Gym and it went out of business, I guess because it didn’t get enough business. I know the poster was asking for kosher but since he didn’t specify exactly what he means, I shared information that may or may not be useful. It’s up to him to decide in any case.December 2, 2014 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm #1046495
The subway you have a heter to travel despite the immodesty due to the need for parnassa. That certainly does not apply to seeing pritzus in a gym. (Which is immeasurably worse than the subway.)December 2, 2014 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #1046496
I guess you haven’t been to a gym to actually know how people are dressed. I guess it depends on what you consider pritzus. I assure you, there is much worse on the subway and in the street than I have seen at a gymDecember 2, 2014 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #1046497
MM-That is stupid. Healthy things can taste good as well.December 2, 2014 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #1046498
Even if the gym is half the pritzus of the subway you still lack the heter to see even that much immodesty.December 2, 2014 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #1046499
Thanks for the psakDecember 2, 2014 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #1046500
Why? Aseh of taking care of yourself is doche lav of lo sasuru.December 2, 2014 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #1046501
Aseh of taking care of yourself is doche lav of lo sasuru.
LolDecember 2, 2014 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #1046502
Even funnier is making a psak without knowing the reality of a situationDecember 2, 2014 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #1046503OURtorahParticipant
lior- why does tkaing a subway need a heter? It is the same thing as walking along a street in any city in the world.December 2, 2014 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #1046504
And still funnier is calling something said on the CR a psak.December 2, 2014 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #1046505
You have a heter (i.e. parnassa) to walk the pritzus streets of Manhattan if you work there. Obviously you need a heter for a valid reason if it will inevitably encounter issurim such as seeing immodesty.December 2, 2014 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #1046506
OURTorah, going anywhere there will be women dressed immodestly requires “a heter”, meaning it is only permitted if relatively unavoidable (gazing is prohibited regardless; I’m referring to going to such a location).December 7, 2014 2:13 am at 2:13 am #1046507
THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE FOR POSTING!!!!!!!!!!!December 8, 2014 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #1046508
Dovid, interested in working out with someone?December 8, 2014 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm #1046509golferParticipant
What would Margaret Mead have made of Flatbush?
There was one Kosher Gym, but it closed for lack of clients.
There was one book store, but it closed, ditto.
There are several sefarim stores.
There are probably more take-out, fast-food stores and restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the world besides Midtown Manhattan and Les Halles in Paris.
There are nail salons proliferating on every block and corner daily.
???December 8, 2014 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm #1046510
Kosher Gym’s problem wasn’t just the lack of members, but it seems it expanded too much without really having a need for it, and moved to a less central location where parking was very difficult. It also promised things it did not deliver, such as a pool. It seems Kosher Delight may have similarly suffered from doubling its size but not having the customers to fill it in a location with very expensive rent. I think there are more banks than nail salons in the neighborhood. Who else could afford the rent?
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