Well, I finally did it. I joined a gym. The YMCA in Greenpoint only charges $39/mo, and if you sign up in January they waive the $75 member fee. So I couldn't resist. All of the classes are free, plus you get to use the pool and everything else, and it's open 24hrs. It'll be really hard to avoid going to the gym when I know that it's open all night. I hope.
I also got a toque for $1. It's pure acrylic, but at least if the apartment eats it I won't care.