THE STARFISH STORY
Once upon a time, there was an old man who had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see.
The old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and bent down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”
The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. Do really think that it matters if you throw a few back into the ocean?”
The boy smiled and bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned and said, “To this one it matters!”
While our firm is not able to remedy every injustice in our society, we believe it is our responsibility to try to address them and try.
While many of our pro bono activities help our individual clients, the abuses of similar people continue. We are asked why it is important for us to devote so much unpaid time to these causes. Our answer is the same one as the little boy saving starfish. "To that person our help mattered."
- POWER -
You won't find any typical fitness programs here at TBF. We are known for making versatile programs that challenge any type of hardcore athletes. We do have "normal" training facilities, but our Special Events are definitely the most popular programs we have.
- Skilled -
We have some of the world's most interesting instructors here at TBF. Professionals from everywhere pursue a career at our gym because it gives them a challenge they can't get anywhere else. Every month we pick the Instructor of the month based on certain tough criteria.
- Awesome -
From the outside, our building looks like a condemned factory. But once inside, you will instantly see how we have used this destroyed interior to our advantage. Bricks, wires and wood play a huge roll in our special training equipment. Hard training requires hard materials.
- Upcoming -
Unlimited club access Unlimited training Access to tanning & spa area Discount on selected equipment Free The Body Factory shirt
Unlimited club access Unlimited training Unlimited access to tanning & spa area Discount on selected equipment and drinks Free The Body Factory shirt & bag
Unlimited club access Unlimited VIP area access Unlimited personal training Unlimited access to VIP wellness area Personal locker room
- Instructor of the month -
Melanie "Metal" Jones has been with The Body Factory for 6 months and we are quite proud of her. She makes spinning and CrossFit programs that even the most die hard athletes will choke on. She has earned her nickname, Metal, due to the taste people have in their mouth after training just 10 minutes with her.
- Opening -
Monday: 4:30am - 11:00pm
Tuesday: 4:30am - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 4:30am - 11:00pm
Thursday: 4:30am - 11:30pm
Friday: 5:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday: 5:30am - 12:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
- Company -
The Body Factory
4863 Pretty View Lane
New York, NY 10001
P.O. Box 789232