New York City, USA

The Liftonic Story

Liftonic is a strength-based circuit training concept founded in 2016 by Radan Sturm, an Australian national turned New Yorker. The brand has a single location in New York’s Meatpacking district offering pure strength classes that offer a fresh alternative to the many more cardio-based concepts. Liftonic offers a supportive community and, after a tough few years for New York’s fitness industry, has come out strong and has an eye on future expansion.

Liftonic has a mission to inspire people everywhere to lift, with options available for in-person group class, personal training, and online training.

How Did Liftonic Score Overall?

The full client experience at Liftonic was excellent, achieving our Fit Guide 4-Star Award.

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

Liftonic is featured in our article The Best HIIT And Strength Studios In New York.

The Highlights

The class had a fun energy and provided a supportive environment, which was really appreciated by our evaluator who was new to this kind of strength training.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“The class was strength training without any high impact moves, which felt like a nice change of pace from the many high intensity workouts available in the city.”

“The digital check-in process was easy and allowed any non-first time clients to prepare for the class at their own pace.”

“The studio was spacious and organized, offering a no-nonsense training space.”

What To Expect From A Liftonic Session

People go to Liftonic for one main reason - to get strong - but they stay for the community and atmosphere. They cater to all fitness and strength levels with qualified coaches that emphasise education and safety. A Liftonic class is typically 45 minutes long and focuses on specific muscle groups. For example, you'll hit Legs, Butt & Back on a Monday, so that you can come back quickly and hit another area such as Arms & Abs on a Tuesday.

The Reception Service

The phone number we found listed didn’t appear to be in operation, so we couldn’t speak to anyone at the club before our visit. On arrival, there was no reception staff to check us in, which was a little disorientating at first, however, the process overall was smooth and efficient.

The Class Experience

Liftonic received The Fit Guide’s prestigious and highest 5-Star Class Experience Award, highlighting one of the very best class experiences in New York.

Liftonic has hit the sweet spot for strength, offering a session and environment that is both encouraging and fun. There was a real sense of community in the club, which made us want to come back and be a part of it! The class did run over five minutes late, which had our evaluator rushing for their next appointment.

The Equipment And Studio

The equipment and studio space were clean and mostly in good condition, except for our bench which was a little uneven and rocked from side to side when lifting.

The Facilities And Public Areas

The public areas and changing areas were neat, clean, and unpretentious. However, there weren’t showers available at the facility, and some areas, such as the locker room, were not very spacious.

Workout and shower towels were not available. Lockers were provided with number locks. Free water refill stations were available.

Digital And Technology

The website did a good job of explaining the class options and overall concept. Some more information on coach styles and bios would have been welcome.


Liftonic offers a ‘two weeks unlimited’ intro special for $69.

If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, memberships are available from $125 for four classes per month up to $274 for unlimited classes.

Drop-in sessions are available at $40 per class, with smaller commitment packages also available, starting at a five pack for $190.

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