Message from Iron & Silk Personal FitnessWe'll make you sweat, scream, laugh, and maybe even cry, but you will LOVE what it does to YOUR BODY!
- Voted "Best of NYC"
- Private & Semi-Private Training Programs
I&S propels private training clientele into tip-top, special-event ready shape. This elite team of fitness professionals work together to expertly guide clients through intense, yet balanced, results-driven programs. Each client experiences a unique fusion of private-training and semi-private training sessions, assigned independent workouts, and an optional personal meal plan, in order to yield the best and most immediate results. Once a client completes an Introductory Personal Fitness Program or Trial, he/she may be offered a membership in order to train independently with the routine that has been designed for him/her, under the watchful eyes and guidance of the instructors. Voted "Best of NYC", Iron & Silk sets the standard for dedicated personal fitness programming. An acupuncturist, physical therapist, and LIU's Sports Performance Lab complete this dream team!
- by white26 on 05/20/2012
I have nothing but good things to say about Iron & Silk Fitness. This is a state of the art fitness facility that has great personal trainers to help you accomplish your goals of losing weight. I went in with about 20 pounds to lose. The friendly staff worked with me to determine what I needed to do to get the weight off and sculpt some of my muscles a little more. Now, I have a new appreciation for going to the gym and I?m in the best shape of my life.
- by rosenstocke on 01/26/2011
Iron and Silk is a true fitness community -- a very special and exceptionally rare find anywhere.\n\nDuring one training session a few month back, Stu was telling me a bit about how it was when he was coming up as a boxer (I believe this was before the bodybuilding but not 100% sure): that colleagues rooted for each other; that rather than strutting or aggression, there was a sense of camaraderie and support; that when you really showed achievement/effort/heart, always someone there giving you props; likewise, when you were slacking a bit, someone was def going to kick you back on track.\n\nStory stuck with me, because it is so obvious that this is exactly the kind of old-school atmosphere of support and guidance that Stu and Christina have worked so hard to create for the athletes, aspiring athletes and (like me!) at best ""athlete hopefuls"" that train each day at Iron and Silk. At its core, I think this comes down to two things:\n\n1. There's no hiding in a corner at Iron and Silk. Full staff keeps in the loop on each member's progress -- so whether or not you train with, say, Hugh, Hugh is going to catch you and let you know if you're dropping the ball a bit. (Yup, don't join Iron and Silk if your plan is to merely PRETEND you are working out; lots of other gyms for that!)\n\n2. Just as there is no slacking at I&S, there's also no a**hole-ishness. In every context, the atmosphere is always comfortable, accepting and welcoming, irrespective of one's level of fitness or skill.\n\nIn short, I&S rocks. I recommended it with highest confidence and without single reservation. And I'm in better shape than I have ever been in my life.
- by uwsamanda on 08/13/2010
When my fiance proposed I realized our very happy year together had resulted in an extra 10-15 lbs on top of the 10 lbs I was already overweight. I wanted to join a gym with personal attention, that is small and where I wouldn't feel embarrassed to be overweight/out of shape. Iron and silk was the perfect choice. The husband-wife owners and all the staff (elite personal trainers) know every client's name and goals at the gym. The training sessions are amazing (and really hard) and when I come into the gym on my own the trainers still come over and tell me what to do to maximize my workout. The gym is very small but there is never a wait for machines. The other people who work out there are serious about fitness but also friendly. The classes are very small (max 6 people, but sometimes it's just me) so it feels like a personal training session as well. The price is not cheap, but it's about the same as David Barton, with the personal attention that no other gym can offer.
- by sam6x on 07/31/2010
I've been a member of many gyms over the years, and this gym has proven to be superior to all of them. It's friendly, no attitude, personal, no waiting for machines. It has elite trainers that show real interest in your progress, your food intake and daily routines. My options in the neighborhood were the YMCA, Dolphin, or Iron and Silk. Dolphin is cheap, but there you have 15 guys trying to do chest, and one duct-taped bench press. It's completely impossible to get any real workout done. With the free month you get from signing up for a year with Iron and Silk, it is pretty much the same price as YMCA. If you're serious about getting in shape, and can afford to get a few sessions with a pro trainer, I would say Iron & Silk is your best choice.
- by morhuni on 12/06/2009
I am going to use one of the strongest arguments I can think of to convince any true Manhattanite about this gym: I go to Iron and Silk and I LIVE IN BROOKLYN. \nAny true islander knows that to ""cross the river' for anything, that anything better be good. I know this because I was once a true blue burough-centric purest, then i met a man, fell in love, moved - but that's another story. Point is no matter what, I would stay with my gym, and if i gave up my Manhattan for him he would join Iron and Silk for me. My boyfriend and I love being members of Iron and Silk so much because Stu and Christina (husband and wife owners) are the most genuine hosts we know. Writing this review feels like writing a pro for a family member. I personally have trained one on one with Christina for over a year. As I told my boyfriend, purchasing training packages is no longer a luxury, it is absolute necessity. I see her 1-2 times a week, nothing obsessive, but she is the perfect does of down-to-earth-ness?, positivity, and light that I think we all need some of in Gothem. Please before entering stale Dolphins, Equinoxes, NYHRC, or god forbid NYSC or something Crunchy go visit Iron and Silk and introduce yourself to Stu and Christina.
- by donny r on 11/30/2009
This gym will never be on auto-pilot in terms of attention and training. The owners are beyond caring, attentive, inviting and warm (and you'll even see their wonderful children manning the desk from time to time), but rest assured, they can propel anyone, from pro to beginner, to a SERIOUS concentrated workout. I've seen everyone here from the local bodega owner to a few celeb. musicians/actors BUT there's no scene here, no pretension and the set-up has more of a no-silly-frills vibe...and there's no way not to get in better shape if you attend regularly. Really, this is MAYBE what some great gyms were like at first...before expansion and franchising.
- by MaggotDance on 04/21/2009
This gym is the best gym I've ever known. The owners are positive, invested--and Professional athletes.\nThey know everyone's name, the classes are off the hook. The locker rooms are VIP, the machines are new, it's never crowded. It smells great , all the time. \nThe music is good, \nits worth it, \nits affordable!\nJust go, check it out, you'll like it immediately.
- by NYRich82 on 03/03/2009
We all live in Manhattan, which usually means we've grown accustomed to being crammed into tight subway cars, dining in overcrowded restaurants, party in overcrowded clubs and many of us have experience what it is like to workout in an overcrowded gym. Personally, I can live with the first 3, but not the last one. Who wants to workout in a place where you can never get access to the best machines during prime hours? For those of you that have the same problem, Iron & Silk Fitness is your god-send! It's a gym experience like no other. To start, membership is limited to avoid overexposure, ensuring it's members will never have to wait on line again. As a result, the staff are able to give you personal attention and treat you like the individual you are. The classes are never full or overcrowded. The floor is always clean and the machines are immaculate. It's relatively new, so all of the machines are state-of-the-art. They have great deals to get you going, and since I've joined I've never been in better shape in my entire life. If you are sick of the same old gyms and live or work in the East Village, do not hesitate! You will be happy you did.