Another Fitness Studio Is Opening Here

We can add one more fitness studio to the Reasons to Be Excited for the Future* list: Nova Fitness announced on Twitter that a Tribeca studio would be opening in 2018, and its website says where—249 Church, at the northeast corner of Leonard. The studio will be in the basement and sub-basement, according to the marketing materials for the street-level space (which is evidently still on the market); see the conceptual rendering below. From the Nova Fitness website: “NOVA is not a gym, it’s a smarter way of working out. NOVA provides customized, efficient, intense workouts in a boutique fitness studio. Combining Electric Muscle Stimulation technology with top tier personal trainers, NOVA personal training is a streamlined, safe, and highly effective path to not only achieving, but surpassing fitness goals.”

*The others are Club Pilates, SLT, and Y7 Studio.

Other fitness studios in the works:
••• Club Pilates
••• Lymbr stretching
••• SLT
••• Y7 Studio yoga


1 Comment

  1. The tenant may have a lot of work ahead of them to make this space ready and open for legal use. 2018 seems like a “stretch” for this gym user.

    Per Certificate of Occupancy 87668, the cellar and sub-cellar currently have legal use as storage only, with no persons allowed.

    In cases like this, a tenant’s needed items often include: adding physical culture use (zoning use group 9) on the CO for the cellar and sub-cellar levels; obtaining a physical culture permit; and, constructing a second, remotely located egress to use the cellar–and also for the sub-cellar–for use of a particular floor as anything other than storage.

    (Depending on how the building was originally converted to residential use, one could possibly use the building stair in the northeast corner as the second cellar egress. A new additional egress stair would seem to be needed for the sub-cellar since that stair appears to be the existing egress for the sub-cellar to the cellar).

    A not insubstantial portion of the rented cellar and sub-cellar levels shown is apparently located in the city-owned sidewalk vaults, i.e., those underground spaces west and south of the columns at the building facades. Nothing can be legally built or used for non-storage purposes in city-owned sidewalk vaults without first obtaining permission, i.e., a “revocable consent,” from NYC Department of Transportation.