"It's Mr. Sitaras' proprietary personal training program that separates his center from other high-end clubs." - The New York Times
"Best personal training gym in New York City." - The New York Magazine
"John has put together the leadership, team, equipment, commitment and knowledge that makes him and his program for me the best." - Charlie Rose
Sitaras Fitness is a state-of-the-art private gym, where John Sitaras and his rigorous, results-focused methodology have attracted an exclusive, high-powered membership.
The duplex facility, in an office tower in midtown Manhattan, NYC, combines privacy, luxury, and top-of-the-line equipment. Members can relax before and after workouts on a 3,000-square-foot landscaped terrace. The locker rooms feature lockers faced in dark oak and showers with rainshower heads and terrazzo floors.
Sitaras Fitness designed the world's first digital fitness tracking room, which led to a partnership with South Korea's largest company, the Samsung Group.
Joining Sitaras is a two-way commitment. With membership capped at 200, all applicants are interviewed by John, must commit to working out at the gym at least twice a week, and are subject to a background check. These workouts are conducted with trainers and last one hour. All members are welcomed to use the gym anytime in addition to their personal training sessions.
John, a former bodybuilder and pre-med student, approaches fitness scientifically. All new members go through a six-to-twelve-session assessment process with John, in which he assesses flexibility, cardio-respiratory fitness, strength, endurance, and body fat. He zeroes in on the unique musculature of each client, isolating differences between right and left sides of the body, different parts of each muscle, and the two major muscle fiber types (those for strength, and those for endurance), in order to design a workout tailored to each member's genetic aptitude, level of fitness, health conditions, and goals. "You can't fail," John likes to say. "We're just gathering data."
“My appreciation of John Sitaras comes from hours and hours and hours of one on one training with him. I speak only of my direct experience with him and its benefit to me. He has changed my physical health and my appreciation of fitness and how to achieve it. John has put together the leadership, team, equipment, commitment and knowledge that makes him and his program for me the best. He describes the human body and how to develop it to it's maximum. Beyond the professional knowledge of my physical development is his ability to tailor it to my personal qualities and schedule so that the pace is appropriate. If I want to go too fast, he has the experience to explain the risks. If I needed to know why one exercise was necessary and productive, he has the patience and understanding to explain. If I was rationalizing how many other important things I had to do, he had the insight to remind me of the importance of my physical well being to every thing else I do. And finally for me there is this: his passion and care for what he does and how he does it" - Charlie Rose
Exclusive Team of Personal Trainers
With a professional background in pain medicine and rehabilitation, John emphasizes proper form and alignment for both safety and effectiveness. From session to session, he and his team of carefully chosen and mentored trainers, none with fewer than 10 years of experience, meticulously track a member's progress to identify areas that need extra attention, and to keep pushing each member to new levels of fitness. Workouts are continually tweaked, and members periodically go through a full reassessment.
(212) 702-9700 • 150 EAST 58TH STREET. NEW YORK, NY 10155