Local Member Benefits

UNION PLUS PROGRAMS

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, with three studios in Manhattan (Chelsea, UES, UWS and Dumbo this spring) offers group 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.

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.

http://www.tmplgym.com/


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 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 25 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.


Bikram Yoga Soho  is located in the heart of downtown Manhattan, on the borders of Soho, Tribeca, and Chinatown at 404-406 Broadway, between Canal and Walker. They strive to make the studio a clean, comfortable, and challenging place to practice. 

Bikram Yoga is a hatha yoga consisting of a series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises. 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.  

Any level of yogi is welcome at the studio. Bikram Yoga benefits 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.  A lifelong practice, Bikram Yoga can be done on its own or in conjunction with any other fitness program. 

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@bikramyogasohonyc.com. Please present your SAG-AFTRA membership card at your first visit.


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 $75 discounted initiation fee (normally $300) and a preferred monthly rate of $100 (normally $130).

To redeem this offer please call Mickey Pantano at (212) 265-1111 or email mickey@themercedesclub.com to set up an appointment to see the club and activate a 3-day complimentary membership. Please bring your current SAG-AFTRA member ID card to your appointment.


The Dental Practice of Dr. Alex Gause is offering SAG-AFTRA Members a discount on elective cosmetic dental procedures:

Improve your confidence by improving your smile. Dr. Alex Gause is offering all SAG-AFTRA members a 20 percent discount on cosmetic procedures including:

 

  • Porcelain Veneers from the studio of master ceramist Jason Kim
  • Invisalign - the industry standard in clear braces
  • In office Zoom whitening.  Zoom can whiten up to 8 shades in just one hour

 

Dr. Gause comes from a family of general and cosmetic dentists and currently practices in midtown Manhattan. Our practice emphasizes creating beautiful dental esthetics in a comfortable environment and encouraging preventive and maintenance dentistry.  The practice is located at 133 E 58th St. Suite 808 between Park and Lexington.  Call us at (646) 705-5020 to set up an appointment. We also accept most PPO dental plans for regular visits.  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. SAG-AFTRA members must show their current paid-up SAG-AFTRA card to receive the discount.
 
Contact Information:  (212) 838-1053 Laserfox.com

 


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 RATES FOR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS

 

Individual
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 250 W 49th St, 2nd Floor. We are offering 15% 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.


SKIN SPA NEW YORK SAG-AFTRA members with verification, receive 50% off all regular price services for 1st time customers and 25% off all regular price services for returning customers and ongoing relationships. Established in 2005, SKIN SPA is Manhattan’s largest spa and lifestyle brand and provides a wide range of services in its 100 + treatment rooms in 7 convenient Manhattan locations. SKIN SPA provides a range of services including:
SKINCARE * WAXING * MASSAGE * LASER HAIR REMOVAL * LASER ANTI-AGING TREATMENTS *
CLICK HERE FOR LISTO OF LOCATIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION


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 10% discount on all class packages using discount code SAGAFTRA.


Members of SAG-AFTRA receive a 20% discount for Day Passes and Class Packs:

 

Mixed Martial Arts: MMA Day passes, day pass 5 packs and 10 packs. A day pass lets your guests and employees use our facility all day and take any of our martial arts classes that include Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling and Sanda (Chinese style) Kickboxing.

CrossFit: Drop-ins and 5 class packs and 10 class packs. (Experienced CrossFitters only.)

Independent gym use: Only $15 for using gym facilities during non-class time. (Classes are excluded.)

Members of SAG-AFTRA receive a 10% discount on all monthly, 6 month up front and 12 month up front memberships:

All Inclusive: Includes all Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling, Sanda (Chinese style) Kickboxing and CrossFit classes.

Mixed Martial Arts: Includes all Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling and Sanda (Chinese style) Kickboxing.

CrossFit: Includes all CrossFit classes
Visit http://c1mma.com/ for more information. You must show your SAG-AFTRA ID to receive the discounted rates. Questions can be referred to (718) 230-3530 or info@c1mma.com.

 


 

Crunch Fitness Special offer for SAG-AFTRA Members

$99.99 enrollment + $29.99 processing fee (one-time)
$92.99/ mo All Access – Nationwide
$66.99 / mo California clubs
$59.99/ mo Sunset club
Month-to-month memberships Ask for the SAG-AFTRA special. Provide your membership card.

Questions before going to the club? Contact corporateservices@crunch.com.

 


 

SAG-AFTRA members save 20% at Orchid Aesthetics Medical Spa. Orchid Aesthetics, located on west 84th Street in Manhattan, offers an array of facial and body treatments. Visit www.OrchidAesthetics.com to see a full list of services.

 


 

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 $145 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.

 


 

Privé Salons in New York and Los Angeles offer SAG-AFTRA members a 15% discount on all salon services. Check out their website at www.privesalon.com/home.html for specifics on their NY and LA locations.

 


NY Community Acupuncture Center offers affordable, high-quality acupuncture services in Midtown Manhattan. SAG-AFTRA members presenting their membership card will receive 10% off of community acupuncture and $5 off of facial rejuvenation acupuncture appointments. 255 W. 36th St., Suite 1206 NY, NY 10018. Visit www.NYCommunityAcupuncture.com for more information and to book appointments.


 

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

TheaterMania’s Gold Club Special Offer

Exclusive (and fun!) SAG-AFTRA Opportunity- Join TheaterMania's Gold Club- Receive a Complimentary Pair of Tickets to Trip of Love orHand to God!

Join TheaterMania's Gold Club for an entire year of theater and events at the exclusive 20 percent SAG-AFTRA discount and immediately receive a complimentary pair of tickets to the Hit Broadway play Hand to God or Trip of Love. You choose! Your membership pays for itself instantly. A $200 value (annual memberships, only).

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.


Discount to Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, CT

All-Day Ride Pass (includes Waterpark in-season)

  • Only $21.50 each. Up to a $5 savings.

To purchase discounted tickets:

  1. Go to www.quassy.com  
  2. Click on the orange ‘Buy Tickets’ tab 
  3. Click the ‘Promo Code’ button
  4. Enter promo code SAGAFTRA
  5. Hit ‘continue’ to purchase tickets at the discounted rate
  • Parking is not included and is $7 per car
  • Offer not valid July 4 or dates not open to the public
  • Tickets are nonrefundable
  • Tickets cannot be used in lieu of group reservation or functions

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.


Special Discount at Signature Café and Bar for SAG-AFTRA Members

Located across the street from Manhattan Plaza at 480 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues) inside the Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center, Signature Café and Bar offers local, organic, delicious fare and a full bar. Food and beverages for Signature Café and Bar are provided by Great Performances, the only catering company in the United States to own and operate a 60-acre organic vegetable farm located in Kinderhook, NY. Produce, meat, fish, and dairy products are also sourced from other local growers and purveyors.

SAG-AFTRA members receive 25% off lunch combos, 25% off non-alcohol drinks, 10% off food and alcohol when valid ID.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from noon-midnight. Visit www.signaturetheatre.org for more information.


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 at http://latourdeforceproductions.com/demo-reels/ and 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.

 

Local Deals and Discounts: Education and Training Opportunities
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.



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

Touro University has a 40-year history of educating students around the world. The fully accredited, non-for profit, online division of the Touro College and University system, offerS SAG-AFTRA members ( and family) an opportunity to earn their graduate degree with tuition assistance on their Master’s degree.
Master’s degrees include Business Administration • Organizational and Leadership Psychology • Media and Communications Psychology • Marriage and Family Therapy
For more information, please call Jasmine Khong, Executive Director of Student Success, directly at (818) 874-4118. www.tuw.edu.


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.

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