Fhitting Room - Chelsea


Fhitting Room - Chelsea

New York City, USA

The Fhitting Room Story

In 2012 Fhitting Room Founder, Kari Saitowitz, took her love of planning unique consumer experiences and finding creative solutions to fill a gap in the fitness industry: a way for every body to reap the benefits of a one-on-one personal training session within a motivational group fitness setting.

Fhitting Room was recently acquired by New York Sports Club and will expand its boutique HIIT & Strength studios in NYC as well as new geographic locations.

How Did Fhitting Room Chelsea Score Overall?

The full client experience at Fhitting Room Chelsea was outstanding, achieving our highest The Fit Guide 5-Star Award.

The class was also very impressive, winning our prestigious and highest 5-Star Class Experience Award.

Fhitting Room Chelsea is featured in our articles The Best HIIT And Strength Studios In New York and The Top Fitness Studios In New York, Independently Rated and Ranked.

The Highlights

Our coach’s energy was infectious and left a big impression on us. The well-structured class and our pre-visit call to the club were also particularly impressive.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“Everything about the class was clearly communicated and well executed.”

“Our coach exuded a positive vibe throughout the class; he seemed happy to be there and passionate about the work.”

“The in-class technology was impressive, making the experience smooth and easy to follow.”

What To Expect From A Fhitting Room Session

Fhitting Room focuses on functional movements, which they define as preparing you for the daily activities that you encounter in life, such as playing with your kids, carrying groceries or just moving around the city. Or, as they put it, making you “feel stronger and ready to tackle life.” To achieve this, Fhitting Room uses dumbbells, bands, medicine balls and, a Fhitting room favorite - kettlebells.

Classes are typically 50-minutes with different options for different ability levels and goals. Their Signature FHIT class is strength and conditioning for all levels, whilst Just Strength, as the name suggests, focuses on weights and resistance. FHIXtreme and Advanced Kettlebells are those with more experienced and a desire to go all out.

The Reception Service

Our pre-visit call to the branch was excellent, with the staff clearly and explaining everything we needed to know to have a great first session.

More personalized interactions and a stronger post-class run down of the packages would have helped improve the in-branch experience.

The Class Experience

Fhitting Room Chelsea has achieved The Fit Guide 5-star Class Experience Award for an exceptional class, putting it amongst the very best in New York and the industry.

Our coach was everything you want to when you’re first training at a new studio. He was attentive, energetic and friendly. The workout was challenging, but the team ensured exercises were scaled to everyone’s varying abilities. The strong community vibe rounded off a true five-star class experience.

The Equipment And Studio

The training area was clean, in good condition and well-lit. Equipment was high-quality and branded.

The Facilities And Public Areas

We found the facilities to be clean, bright, and energetic, with a very strong sense of brand throughout. 

Workout and shower towels were provided free of charge. Lockers were provided with number locks. Free water refill stations were available.

Digital And Technology

The Fhitting Room website offered us all the information we needed to get started, as well as a strong sense of what they stand for. The in-class technology was particularly helpful, showing us what exercises were coming up and how to perform them correctly.


Fhitting Room offers introductory deals for first-time clients. Newcomers can enjoy two sessions for a special price of $38 and two weeks of unlimited classes for $75.

If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, memberships are available from $145 for four classes per month up to $500 for unlimited classes.

Drop-in sessions are available at $38 per class, with smaller commitment packages also available, starting at a five-pack for $185.

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