4 Gyms in Clinton Hill, Plus 3 Ways to Incorporate Wellness Into Your Workday

Now that we’re three months into the year, we’re curious: Who’s (honestly) been keeping up with their health and fitness goals? For those of you who have, kudos! For those who haven’t, we completely understand. There are a million and one reasons why our physical health can end up on the backburner. Luckily for you, we are close to some fantastic trainers and gyms in Clinton Hill! So, get back in the saddle, and take charge of your health and wellness.

Below, you’ll find info on four local gyms in Clinton Hill—all within walking distance of BCL.

1.2.1 Fitness

42B Washington Avenue – 3 min walk

1.2.1 Fitness is a personal training facility literally around the corner from BCL. It’s a private training studio, offering personal fitness training by appointment only that is tailored to your needs. They have state-of-the-art equipment in an intimate and functional space, and they specialize in providing one-on-one personal fitness training and small group fitness training classes. They even offer couples’ training, if you want to get fit with your partner!

CKO Kickboxing Clinton Hill

525 Myrtle Ave – 8 min walk

Curious to try a kickboxing class? CKO Kickboxing offers 1-hr classes that pack a punch, providing a full-body workout that requires zero kickboxing experience. And, with your own personal heavy bag, you can “unleash the beast” at your own pace. Crush your fitness goals with indoor group classes, outdoor bootcamp sessions, or one-on-one personal training. Try an intro class for only a few bucks!

BK Fit Studios

78 Emerson Pl – 8 min walk

Whether your workout goals involve weight loss/ gain, body comp, or athletic performance, you’ll find something that fits the bill at BK Fit cross-training gym. Classes are designed to help you reach whatever aesthetic, performance, or health-related goals you may have. And, according to their mission statement, their high-intensity workouts never become “boring or easy.”


2 Prince St, 8 Fl – 16 min walk

Krank offers a variety of workout programs, and for those who can’t make it in person, they also provide online coaching that you can access from anywhere. The team at Krank takes pride in the studio’s intimate, individually-tailored experience—one that you may not find at a big box gym. Check out their website for client testimonials and snapshots of their current trainers.



Looking for even more gym options in Brooklyn? Check out our earlier blog, which highlights 6 gyms, studios, and fitness facilities within walking distance of our former BCL location (Gowanus).

And don’t forget: Aside from hitting the gyms in Clinton Hill, you can incorporate wellness into our workday in other ways, too:

Drink More Water

Being well-hydrated can improve cognition and mood. Not only that, it can boost your energy levels and promote heart, skin, kidney, and digestive health. (Check out these 7 health benefits of drinking enough H2O.) Be sure to take advantage of BCL’s excellent water fountain; it’s designed to fit your water bottle!

Take Stretch Breaks

Are you taking breaks to stretch and move around during the workday? Don’t forget: BCL has a wellness room that is open for use throughout the day. Use it as a place to meditate, stream an exercise class, or practice yoga.

Walk, Walk, Walk

Walking not only gets the blood pumping, but it can also get those creative juices flowing. By walking to your coworking space, you allow yourself time to ideate—or simply clear your brain before/after work. This outdoor stroll, however brief, is a step up from your typical work-from-home situation, during which you might not get outside at all—it’s another reason that coworking can be a great option for folks who want to improve their work/life balance.


So whether you’re a hardcore gym-goer or not, remember: There’s no substitute for exercise—even during the workday. The physical and mental benefits are worth it!