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Exhale Spa - Madison Ave.

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Address: 980 Madison Ave., New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-561-6400
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Yup, service and management still terrible. Core Fusion classes are great, though!

Sadly, it seems like Exhale does not listen to customer complaints because the service here is still terrible. I totally loved the core fusion classes here -- really great... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 August 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Power facial was great with nice results. Ask for Mila - she was wonderful! Front desk definitely needs help.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Simply put Exhale Barre Training is barre none the best around :-) Exhale founders, Liz and Fred are generous with their knowledge and are authentic, lovely people. I can't sing their praises enough. Even as a seasoned barre fitness teacher I've learned a TON about how to connect with my students, anatomy, science of movement, managing student injuries, pregnancy, etc.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

My review is not for the spa, but for the Core Fusion classes with Elizabeth. She is an amazing instructor with the most positive energy. The 50 minute workout really works too. She is simply the best!

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

Sadly, it seems like Exhale does not listen to customer complaints because the service here is still terrible. I totally loved the core fusion classes here -- really great instructors -- and I would come back just for them. However, the spa side and front desk/admin side has been very stressful and on this side of unprofessional. I'm undecided about... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

My massage and facial were both wonderful. The atmosphere was fine, not amazing. But the massage and facial were some of the better I've had in NYC.

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Sausalito, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

I bought my brother a giftcard in December and, not only did the spa refuse to accept it once he got there, but they then put a completely unauthorized charge on my card for $270. AND they charged my brother. I called multiple times to clear it up--no answer. I emailed twice--no reply. I posted a review on their site... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2011

This is not a spa. Sure, they have treatments. But, the atmosphere is not relaxing, nor is it very clean. The massage that I had was absolutely, by far, the worst I have ever had. The masseuse also seemed to get agitated with me because my back was "tight." I have never had a bad experience with any masseuse and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2010

I came here for a massage and a facial and will never, ever go back again! The place was far from relaxing, with a frantic front desk staff and loud exercise classes going on while you are awaiting your treatments. My facial was fine, but my massage was horrible. I left after a few minutes. The masseuse was Ron. He... More 

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New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2009

Exhale boasts a quiet, peaceful oasis in the middle of an urban jungle, but I beg to differ. The front desk was a beehive of activity, with people checking in, quests trying to pay for their services, and guests asking questions about retail. To top it off, the front desk are accepting calls to reserve future appointments when they should... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2009

I found this spa because I was seriously hunting for the best place to get my eyebrows waxed. I decided to spend the fee and try them out. Thankfully, I was so impressed by the woman who did my eyebrow waxing that I would go back and pay the expenses into the city every couple of months. However, on one... More 

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