Local Member Benefits


Union Plus is a program created by the AFL-CIO to develop and coordinate member-only benefits. Our union publications have showcased the Union Plus programs and services available to SAG-AFTRA members through Union Privilege. These programs and services have been developed nationally by Union Privilege – not by SAG-AFTRA – and all information and questions regarding the programs and services are handled by the individual program provides through dedicated toll-free phone numbers. SAG-AFTRA does not endorse any of the products or services. Please visit http://www.unionplus.org/SAG-AFTRA for a full listing of programs and discounts available to SAG-AFTRA members.

Local Deals and Discounts: Fitness, Spas, and Beauty

Row House
Row House indoor-rowing group classes (with three studios in Manhattan--Chelsea, UES, UWS and DUMBO opening late summer) offers workouts in a motivating, dynamic, high-energy, supportive environment. Their classes alternate rowing and floor work and target every muscle group, a true full-body workout set to fabulous playlists. Additionally, the rhythmic movement/flow of the exercise produce immense mental clarity and calmness. SAG-AFTRA members who show their current paid-up member ID card at any front desk receive a 20 percent discount valid at any location and on all class packages.

Visit www.rowhousenyc.com for more information, and check out this video segment from CBS This Morning.

David Barton’s TMPL Gym

SAG-AFTRA members – David Barton’s newest endeavor is now open in the theater district at Worldwide Plaza, 355 West 49th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues), New York, NY 10019. 40,000 sq. ft. space, 25 meter saltwater lap pool, metabolic condition testing, spin studio, smart cardio equipment, 20 tons of free weights, group classes, and more.

Discount rate good until Dec. 31, 2016: $50 initiation/$110 per month membership. Space is limited. Contact Melissa Weber at mweber@tmplgym.com or (201) 887-1531. Members will be asked to provide a copy of their current membership card.


Hometown Nannies/Malibu Mamas

WGAw member and New York City native Jayne Ehrlich founded Malibu Mamas Agency originally as a temporary endeavor while living in Malibu during the 1988 writer's strike. Subsequently the agency, with its highly ethical, streamlined and uniquely individualized approach to domestic staffing, flourished.  Jayne, who has a Master's in counseling, moved back East and founded the East Coast analogy, Hometown Nannies, in 1990. As demand grew, she added special needs nannies to the roster of services.

Today, touting over 28 years of experience and thousands of successful placements, the agency represents world class baby nurses, nannies & governesses, special needs nannies, household managers, cooks, estate managers, drivers, couples, companions, personal assistants and more. Services include LO/LI/FT/PT/Temp & Travel staffing, locally, nationally, and globally.  Hometown Nannies/Malibu Mammas happily offers a 20 percent discount to all entertainment union members.  SAG-AFTRA members should scan or fax a copy of their current membership card when they submit their signed agreement. 

More information at: www.hometownnannies.com. Contact: info@hometownnannies.com; (203) 227-3924 East Coast, etc.; (310) 456-8113 West Coast only. By mail:  250 Post Road East, Ste 110, Westport, Connecticut 06880.

The Yoga Loft TriBeCa is located in the heart of downtown Manhattan, on the borders of Soho, Tribeca, and Chinatown at 404-406 Broadway, between Canal and Walker. We strive to make our studio a clean, comfortable, and challenging place to practice. We offer Bikram Method Yoga and Hot Pilates.

Bikram Method Yoga is a hatha yoga consisting of a series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises. We offer 60, 75 and 90 minute classes. The practice takes place in a room heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit in order to increase flexibility and eliminate toxins from the body. All instructors are certified. They believe that the instructor is a guide, leading you through form and discipline, but that you are your one true teacher.  The benefits of Bikram Yoga include weight loss, improved flexibility, increased strength (both mental AND physical), stress reduction, toxin reduction, increased circulation and the rehabilitation of many injuries.  We also offer Hot Pilates, which is low impact, high intensity interval training using Pilates principles. The class burns up to 500 calories and creates lean, long muscle mass. It is a full body workout completely done on the mat.

Any level of yogi is welcome at the studio. Bikram Yoga and Hot Pilates benefit everyone, from beginner to advanced, fitness freak to couch potato. Students work at their own pace, to the best of their ability, in order to achieve maximum benefits. 

SAG-AFTRA members receive a 20 percent discount off single classes and class cards (normally $25 single class, $95 five-class card, and $175 ten-class card), as well as a 10 percent discount off all unlimited memberships (normally $115, $140, and $165).
To redeem this offer, please contact Monique Crous at (646) 964-4957 or via email at info@theyogalofttribeca.com. Please present your SAG-AFTRA membership card at your first visit. www.theyogalofttribeca.com

The Mercedes Club is a fitness oasis combining sleek modern design, lavish amenities, state of the art equipment, group exercise programming and an elite personal training staff. The 80,000 square foot Health Club surrounds a outdoor pool and sundeck. Mercedes Club is a total mind/body experience that will help you reach your fitness potential.
SAG-AFTRA members receive a $0 discounted initiation fee (normally $300) and a preferred monthly rate of $100 (normally $175).

To redeem this offer please click here to get your 3 day complimentary trial. Please bring your current SAG-AFTRA member ID card to your appointment.

Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan, the dental practice of Dr. Alex Gause, is offering SAG-AFTRA members an exciting offer on elective dental procedures. Improve your confidence through your smile!  Dr. Gause is offering all SAG-AFTRA members a 20% discount off the cost of a comprehensive dental examination and a FREE cleaning with any cosmetic services.  This 20% discount also extends to fees for many cosmetic services including:

  • Porcelain Veneers from the studio of master ceramist Jason Kim
  • Invisalign - the industry standard in clear braces
  • Zoom! whitening - an in-office whitening that can make your teeth up to 8 shades whiter in just one hour

Come in for a free cosmetic consultation and you could potentially save an extra 10% off the cost of treatment if you decide to begin!

Dr. Gause comes from a family of general and cosmetic dentists and currently practices in midtown Manhattan. Our practice emphasizes aesthetic dentistry in a comfortable environment.  We are located at 133 E 58th St. Suite 808 between Park and Lexington Avenues.  Call us at (646) 705-5020 to set up an appointment. We also accept most PPO dental plans for regular visits.  SAG-AFTRA members must show an active membership card to receive this offer.  www.alexgausedds.com 

Discounted Laser Vision Correction for SAG-AFTRA Members
Struggling to succeed as an actor is difficult enough. Why continue to struggle with glasses and contact lenses?
Dr. Martin Fox, a nationally renowned refractive surgeon, is offering a 25 percent discount for all vision correction procedures for SAG-AFTRA members. He has performed over 30,000 Laser Vision Correction procedures in the greater New York Metropolitan area. Many members of the arts community have sought his care for vision problems. He is a passionate surgeon who views refractive surgery as a nuanced art form. His is also the first practice in New York to offer FDA approved Kamra corneal inlay designed to eliminate the need for reading glasses.  More information is available at Laserfox.com.

SAG-AFTRA members must show their current paid-up SAG-AFTRA card to receive the discount. Contact Information:  (212) 838-1053.

The West Side Y located at 5 West 63rd Street (between Broadway and Central Park West) offers SAG-AFTRA members 20 percent off of their monthly membership rates as well as 50 percent off the $125 joiners’ fee. Members can join as West Side Y members or as Citywide members, which allows YMCA members access to the 22 YMCA branches throughout the city. Members must show their current SAG-AFTRA membership card at the time of registration to receive the discount.
Special West Side Y Membership Rate: $76 (reg. $95)
Special Citywide Rate: $77 (reg. $97)
Family 1
Special West Side Y Membership Rate: $88 (reg. $110)
Special Citywide Rate: $91.20 (reg. $114)
Family 2
Special West Side Y Membership Rate: $128 (reg. $160)
Special Citywide Rate: $137.60 (reg. $172)
Senior (65+)
Special West Side Y Membership Rate: $60 (reg. $75)
Special Citywide Rate: $62.40 (reg. $78)
College Student
Special West Side Y Membership Rate: $60 (reg. $75)
Special Citywide Rate: $62.40 (reg. $78)
One time Joiner’s Fee
$62.50 (reg. $125)
As a full-service fitness facility, the West Side Y offers state of the art fitness equipment, two swimming pools, a basketball court, racquetball and squash courts, steam rooms, saunas, massage, personal training, child watch, over 100 fitness classes a week, and private and small group training by highly-qualified and certified teachers and trainers. Additionally, the West Side Y has classes for toddlers, youth, and teens along with numerous free activities each month including live concerts in their newly renovated West Side Y Lounge and health and wellness classes for older adults.

Reflections Center for Conscious Living

Reflections Center for Conscious Living is located at 227 East 24th Street. We are offering 20% off our 10 and 20 class packages for all SAG-AFTRA members. We offer Vinyasa yoga classes from beginner to advanced levels for our students. Reflections is a community hub where yoga is more than just asana, and self-exploration is key. We believe yoga should be a journey of self-illumination, and we encourage each person to find his or her own path. You must show your current SAG-AFTRA membership card for discount.

Remedy NYC Acupuncture

Remedy NYC is a wellness clinic in the Flatiron district dedicated to supporting physical and emotional health through acupuncture, massage, and herbal therapies. Our space is calm, relaxing and a wonderful environment conducive to healing the mind, body, and spirit. Acupuncture is effective for musculoskeletal injuries, pain in the back, knees, shoulders, and hips, migraines, digestive health, emotional issues, etc. We are located at 12 West 27th St, 9th Floor.

Present your SAG-AFTRA membership card to receive 20% discount off our services of acupuncture, massage and facial rejuvenation.

Email info@remedy-nyc.com or call (917) 740-4673 to schedule an appointment. www.remedy-NYC.com.

Studio 360, located at 557 3rd Ave (at 37th street) is the only studio in Manhattan dedicated exclusively to cycling and yoga. Founded on the belief that what goes around comes around, one dollar per student per class is donated to a different monthly charity. Clients are welcomed into an environment tailored to meet their needs with the core aim of deep personal and physical transformation. SAG-AFTRA members are offered a 40% discount on all class packages using discount code SAGAFTRA. Contact us at (212) 696-9360 or studio360nyc@gmail.com. www.my360nyc.com

Crunch Fitness Special offer for SAG-AFTRA Members

$59.99 enrollment fee + $29.99 processing fee
$89.99 per month for all access—nationwide
$69.99 per month for California access
$64.99 for Sunset only

Month-to-month memberships ask for the SAG-AFTRA special. Provide your membership card. Questions before going to the club? Contact randi.zinker@crunch.com

Click here for a list of eligible clubs. For a list of all locations, please visit crunch.com.

The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers: The Sports Center is excited to offer a discount for SAG-AFTRA members - $0 initiation (normally $300) and a rate of $150 per month. Click here to view the flyer. Activate your 3-day pass or to join, call Amy Sikora at (212) 336-6066 or email sikora@chelseapiers.com.

All Deals & Discounts are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Questions about each offer must be handled by the providers. The union does not endorse any of these services.

Local Deals and Discounts: Restaurants, Hotels and Entertainment

SAG-AFTRA Members Receive Discount Tickets to Museum of the City of New York’s New Film Screening Series 
Smile, It’s Your Close Up: New York’s Documentaries is a new monthly nonfiction film screening series at the Museum of the City of New York. Inspired by the Museum’s landmark exhibition New York at its Core, this series zooms in on key moments, individuals and communities across the five boroughs to pose the question, "What makes New York New York?" featuring 16mm films from the 1970s as well as award-winning titles including The Witness, Class Divide, and Bill Cunningham New York. The screenings are followed by talkbacks with the filmmakers and other notable guests. To view our full line up visit mcny.org/smile and use the discount code SMILE for $10 tickets (regularly $15).

TheaterMania’s Gold Club Special Offer

Exclusive (and fun!) SAG-AFTRA Opportunity- Join TheaterMania's Gold Club- See an Entire Year of Entertainment For Next to Nothing. With a TheaterMania Gold Club membership, you'll have access to tickets for Broadway, Off Broadway, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, comedy, dance, drama, concerts – there’s something for everyone. The best part? Most shows are either complimentary or deeply discounted. You can see as many shows as you like over the course of your membership. For complimentary and discounted shows, you only pay a small service fee per ticket, generally $4.50.

SAG-AFTRA members and employees enjoy an additional 20 percent discount off the standard membership fee, paying only $79 for an entire year (regularly $99). This offer is for SAG-AFTRA members and employees, only.

Click here for some FAQ's or email goldclub@theatermania.com with any questions.

Special Limited Time Offer:  Join the Gold Club now and see Off-Broadway’s Verso on us.  Verso: Truth in Deception is a unique close-up magic experience called “Captivating, funny and dumbfounding” by the NY Times. Sign up for a yearly membership and you’ll receive two tickets to Verso, worth $176 in value.  Your membership pays for itself immediately and then keeps on giving.

The Hotel Beacon in New York City offers special rates to SAG-AFTRA members. Located on New York City's desirable Upper West Side, the Hotel Beacon offers 272 oversized guestrooms and suites, all with fully-equipped kitchenettes. All rooms are non-smoking and include free Wi-Fi, flat-panel TVs, iPod-docking radios and in-room safes. Enjoy the BEACON BAR, a sophisticated lounge offering a relaxed atmosphere with an exceptional choice of wines, beers and cocktails. Be sure to stretch out in the in-house Fitness Center. Nearby is Central Park, Lincoln Center, Broadway theaters, American Museum of Natural History, restaurants and discount shopping. The subway is steps away and one stop from our famed Times Square. To make reservations call (800) 572-4949 Ext. 2 or email reservations@beaconhotel.com and mention that you are a SAG-AFTRA member. You will need to show your SAG-AFTRA card at check-in.

Click here for a list of rates and dates.

All Deals & Discounts are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Questions about each offer must be handled by the providers. The union does not endorse any of these services.

Local Deals and Discounts: Education and Training Opportunities

Bob McAndrew Acting Studio

Bob McAndrew is a veteran acting teacher and coach with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He offers two weekly classes, a personalized technique class utilizing the influences of Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg and Michael Chekhov, as well as an on-camera script analysis / audition class where students are taught Bob’s unique cold-reading technique and receive copies of their in-class scenes. Many talented and award-winning actors have studied with Bob including Richard Dreyfus, Christopher Walken, Sela Ward and Chris Cooper. Bob only works with serious, career-minded actors interested in perfecting their craft.
SAG-AFTRA Actors receive a 20 percent discount on both classes. Interested actors can provide their SAG-AFTRA ID to Bob during their initial phone consultation to receive the discount.
Please visit www.BobMcAndrew.com for more information.
To contact Bob McAndrew, please email McAndrewstudio@aol.com or call (212) 580-3834.

Made in NY Media Center by IFP is a new kind of co-working space and exhibition venue designed to connect the next generation of artists, innovators and entrepreneurs through education, events and industry resources. The Center offers four membership tiers and SAG-AFTRA members are currently being offered a 10 percent discount on Community memberships and a 15 percent discount on Incubator memberships. When applying, members should put SAG-AFTRA as a reference and the discount will be applied when current union status is confirmed. Details on all membership levels are available on the Center’s website at www.nymediacenter.com.

New York Film Academy (Film & Acting School): Over the past 20 years, the New York Film Academy has built a reputation as one of the premier hands-on film and acting schools in the world. The project-based curriculum is designed to reflect a real-world environment while encouraging students to explore their own creativity.
The New York Film Academy is pleased to offer an exclusive 15% discount on all programs for SAG-AFTRA members. Choose from a variety of programs, learn from our award-winning faculty and enjoy working with state-of-the-art equipment at one of our numerous locations around the world.
To learn more, please click here.

Touro University Worldwide is proud to offer scholarships for SAG-AFTRA members!  Details of current scholarships are listed on the university’s website at http://www.tuw.edu/my/scholarship/.

Touro University Worldwide's WASC-accredited, fully online degree programs offer busy working professionals the opportunity to advance their education while continuing to pursue their career goals.  Programs offered are detailed at http://www.tuw.edu/ and include:

  • Business and Management
  • Psychology
  • Health and Human Services
  • General Studies

For more information, please call Valda Judd, Director of Student Success and Advisement, directly at (818) 874-4118.

HB Studio offers a *20 percent discount for acting classes to SAG-AFTRA members. Centrally located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, HB Studio offers training and practice for actors, writers, and directors. Choose one class at a time, or design your own part-time or full-time schedule. SAG-AFTRA members receive 20 percent off* summer term enrollment if registered by May 31. Please present your current membership card in the registration office, or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org.

Visit http://hbstudio.org/summer16/ for more info.

*Discounts not valid for workshop offerings, cannot be combined and cannot be applied retroactively.

All Deals & Discounts are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Questions about each offer must be handled by the providers. The union does not endorse any of these services.

Professional Services

SAG-AFTRA members receive a 25 percent discount at FIGJAM Headshots. Photographer Francis Hills creates fine portraits for actors and performers - dynamic and engaging headshots that make a lasting impression. An actor's photographer, he collaborates with you as an artist to let you shine.
Francis says, “Having a headshot session with me is first and foremost about collaboration. I start by working with you as an artist and together we will find that extra ‘something’ that you bring to the table – that something that is you. We’ll then translate that to shine out from your pictures. I understand that, barring seeing you perform or audition, your headshot is a proxy for you. It’s vital that it’s a realistic representation of you. Remember, your headshot is perhaps your single most important marketing tool and you never get a second chance to make a good first impression!”
One hour and three hour sessions are available. Additional costs for make-up and grooming, and retouching. Learn more here.  
SAG-AFTRA members – present your current membership card to receive the discount.  

Where: 247 West 37th Street, Studio 1902
New York, NY 10023

Questions: hello@figjamheadshots.com or (646) 257-4076

Latour de Force Productions creates professional demo reels for actors and performers that are a standout in the industry. They offer SAG-AFTRA members a 20 percent discount on all new inclusive reel packages. With over 10 years of experience working with both well known, and up-and-coming actors, they have a clear understanding of what will sell as well as entertain. They work with each individual client to craft a polished and professional reel, highlighting their 'cast-ability', taking their career to the next level. To take advantage of this offer, simply present your SAG-AFTRA card when you meet for your free consultation. Check out samples of their work here. Contact kristina@latourdeforceproductions.com on how they will create the reel that will book you the job.

Breindel Photography creates an unconventional headshot photography experience for actors, with awesome results. They are offering SAG-AFTRA members $200 off on all three of their headshot packages (Gold, Silver and Bronze).

Four of the things that make Breindel Photography different:

  1. The member gets two people working with them throughout their session -- a photographer and an acting coach. The acting coach helps them bring out their personality in the photographs, and watches out for clothing bunches, facial shine, posture, etc., while the photographer is focused on getting the best angles and lighting.
  2. They have packages where they go to the member's home, so that he or she doesn't have to travel with bags, and has access to his/her whole wardrobe. They use natural lighting, and do the photo session in outdoor locations near the member's home. 
  3. They give the member all of their high res photos at no extra charge. The member is free to use any or all of the photos and to have them retouched by the retoucher of their choice.
  4. They guarantee that the member will be thrilled...or they will redo their photo session at their studio.

 You must show your current SAG-AFTRA membership card for the discount. For more information, check out the website at http://breindelphotography.com or email breindel@breindelphotography.com.

ReelActor NYC makes professional demo reels for actors that work. They offer SAG-AFTRA members a 20 percent discount on all new reels and demo packages. They draw on their experience as SAG-AFTRA actors, filmmakers and producers to guide you through the creation of a unique and memorable demo reel, built to make your artistry shine. They believe that industry professionals should be impressed with YOU, not just your reel. To take advantage of this offer, just present your SAG-AFTRA card when you meet for your free consultation. For more information, check out their website at www.reelactornyc.com or email info@reelactornyc.com

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

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