8 Best NYC Personal Training Gyms and Studios
If you have already signed up for a new gym membership this year but aren’t what to do beyond hitting the elliptical machine, investing in a short-term personal training program can help you not only achieve results but also do it efficiently and cost-effectively. Sure, having the privilege for someone to sculpt your sweat sessions doesn’t come cheap, but the money that you might spend tapping it back two or three times a week at fancy fitness studios could go towards personalized workouts that you can replicate on your own in the future.
Below, we’ve highlighted 8 best NYC personal training gyms and studios that are known for their top-notch personal training options, as well as the pricing breakdown for each.
BODY SPACE FITNESS
The Union Square location offers a three-month package of personalized sessions based on the results you’re looking for with several scheduling options. If you want to go once per week (for a total of 13 workouts), each will come out to $121. If you’re upping that to twice per week, then each one is just $116. If you’re looking for just a single session, that’ll set you back $126.
47 West 14th Street; Body Space Fitness
To experience expert personal training in either Chelsea or the Financial District, you don’t have to pay a cent — your first session is free. If you’re hooked after that, there’s a few options you can choose from: A single private session for $149, while four per month is $516, eight per month is $872, and 12 per month is $1,188. Those last two option also gets you a complimentary heart rate monitor and unlimited group classes, with everything from Spinning to yoga-Pilates mashups on offer.
555 Sixth Avenue and 30 Broad Street; BFX Studio
Underneath the High Line lies this one-room gym that’s solely reserved for personal training. It’s stocked with not-so-typical equipment ranging from rings hanging from the ceiling to a Jacob’s Ladder cardio machine. A customized plan from head trainer Larry Twohig maps out twice- or thrice-weekly workouts that start at your current fitness level and progressively get harder as you get stronger. Contact the gym for rates.
520 West 21st Street; Culture Fitness
There are locations just outside of Union Square and on St. Marks Place, but you can also opt for in-home sessions using an integrated, holistic approach that begins with a free assessment in the studio. From there, the price ranges from $105 to $165 for each 60-minute session. You can select a package that begins at five sessions, or go all the way to up to 50 workouts — as usual, the bigger the package, the lower the price per session.
42 East 12th Street and 6 St. Marks Place; Nimble Fitness
This women-only studio in Flatiron has so many specialized personal training options at the ready, including programs for wedding prep, pregnant moms-to be, teens and tweens, and women over fifty. Single sessions will run you $115, but the price dips to $85 if you’re able to train between 9am and 4pm on weekdays. Uplift also offers an introductory studio package with three private sessions, one group class, and one athletic training session for $350. Buying in bulk lowers the price per personal training session — packages of 12 and 24 sessions are available — and when you purchase of any of the personal training packages, you’ll also receive 10% off an athletic training session.
24 West 23rd Street; Uplift Studios
JUST TRAIN BY JOEL THOMAS
Located in the Financial District, this training facility offers both private and semi-private sessions, the latter of which seriously drive down the price. Semi-private sessions go for about $29 apiece, or you can grab 12 for $321.53 — that’s a bit less than $27 per session. If you prefer to have one-on-one time, an initial consultation is $90, a single session is about $120, six sessions are $689, and 12 is just over $1,300.
6 Maiden Lane; Just Train by Joel Thomas
WORK, TRAIN, FIGHT
Your personal training can be very of-the-moment when you throw boxing into the mix — that’s the focus at this no-membership-needed gym in Noho. Sessions available as low as $47 per workout if you sign up for 16 semi-private classes with up to three other participants. One-on-one sessions, naturally, are little more pricey: A single session is $110, five sessions are $525 (or $105 each), 10 sessions are $1,000, and 40 sessions are $3,600, bringing the price down to $90 per workout. Work Train Fight typically has promos at the ready, so be sure to contact the gym before signing up.
636 Broadway #204; Work Train Fight
DEFINITIONS PRIVATE TRAINING GYMS
Definitions has several locations through the city, offering sessions for as low as $102 during off-peak hours. As for the rest of the day, the more sessions you purchase, the cheaper the breakdown: one session is $150, 12 sessions are $1,464 (or $122 each), 25 sessions are $2,895 (or $116 each), and 40 sessions are $4,450, breaking down to $111.
19 Union Square West, 133 East 58th Street, and 39 East 78th Street; Definitions