- Sitaras Fitness
150 E. 58th St., twelfth fl., 212-702-9700; sitarasinc.com
Before he opened his private training gym in midtown five months ago, John Sitaras studied with a pain specialist at Lenox Hills Hospital to develop a no-injury strength-training methodology. The process (from $150 per month) begins with several one-on-one assessments; then Sitaras develops a few different routines, focusing on weights. The routines are no-frills, but the high-design space is amenity-filled; members are handed bottles of VOS or Poland Spring on arrival and the locker rooms have giant terrazzo shower stalls and built-in keypads on lockers.
Best Personal-Trainer Gym
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).