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We are the leading provider of specialized and tailored health and fitness services in the Upper East Side. By delivering premium health and fitness services for our varied community, we are confident that we can help you to reach - and surpass - your fitness goals.

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Suleyman Bilgic

31 October 2018

I have never believed in personal trainers as every session ended with a new injury. I came to point where I hated going to gym, I have been leaving with a fear of injuring myself that refrains me even simple walking. I have learned to live with Shoulder, knees, neck, upper back pain for a long time. No gym, no further injuries. Happy life! However, one day I woke up with an excruciating pain on my collar bone which made me to cry like a baby. I saw 5 docs back then. Steroid pills, shots... all temporary solution. I rejected all of them, instead I called one of my friend who has been suffering with lower back pain and was talking about how good she has been feeling lately. She recommended me Santiago and his team. Omg! After the second visit with very simple movements my collar bone pain was 95% gone. I literally revived from the point where I was saying I am old and totally out of commission for the rest of my life. He has a very unique training technique which makes me to understand my body better. Everything makes so much sense. Most of my body pain is gone. Not a joke! I feel stronger, younger and definitely more energetic. He thought me the importance of moving. His knowledge about human body and exercising is a total new approach to body training. Every session is a pleasure for me. I strongly recommend to people who are looking to stay youthful and healthy in their latter years, not just going to the gym because everybody else is doing so. More...

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Shiuan Wu

2 August 2018

Santiago and team is an amazing group of folks to work with!! Patient, knowledgeable and professional! Have worked with Santi for about 6 years and he helped resolved my back issue and other problem areas that cropped up over the years. Highly recommend without reservation! Thank you, Santi!! More...

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Susan Zwirn

2 August 2018

Besides being personable and professional, Santiago presented me with fully individualized personalized training program. After an extensive assessment, he created a challenging program that was within my ability level (much to my surprise). I am generally fit and knew that I had to push harder and move to a higher level of exercise, but concerned about injury. I heard about Santiago from my physical therapist who I was seeing for hip and back pain. He surpassed my expectations by creating a unique program that included body rotation as well as cardio and strength training. The movements were quite different from the usual suggestions and prepare me for tennis and other sports as well as the usual benefits of strength and fitness. Santiago is careful and highly knowledgeable about the body. I have already recommended him to friends and feel confident that I can reach a new level of fitness with Santiago’s direction and support. More...

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Evan Obsatz

3 July 2018

I can't say enough about this place. I have been going for over 3 years now. I originally went for severe sciatic back pain that was very debilitating. Santiago and team was not only able to help me become pain-free in 3 months, but now train me to be in peak performance. Success Fitness has completely changed the way I exercise and view movement. This place is fantastic. Very much recommend anyone to try Success out whether you have an injury/pain you want to alleviate or you just want to get in shape. More...

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Gabriela Shelley

3 July 2018

This is one of the first reviews I've ever written and I'm doing so because I cannot recommend Santiago McCarthy and his team at Success Fitness Studio enough. I've been very fortunate to have been in training with Santiago since 2004. Initially, he was the only trainer (& I had tried many) I felt secure enough with given that I had suffered a back injury. The rehab physician had instructed me to stop running, which had previously been my main mode of exercise, so I sought a personal trainer who could teach me how to work out safely.Of note, I am a physician. It was obvious me that Santiago had studied and was proficient in anatomy and physiology. Within several months of working out with him, I was pain free and our exercise goals had expanded beyond strengthening my back and core to being physically fit, healthy, and not embarrassed to wear a bikini. As a result, 14 years later, at age 53, I feel like I'm in the best shape of my life. Others seem to concur and are constantly amazed that I look as youthful as I do. I can't imagine training with anyone as patient, knowledgeable, kind, fun, conscientious, professional and competent as Santiago is. More...

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Jacqueline Lopez

3 July 2018

I was recommended to Santiago by a very good friend and it changed my life. It has been a little over a year when I first visited Santiago, desperately seeking help to recover from a back injury. At the time I could not walk nor sit, I was in physical therapy where I never felt progress and having always worked out for a long time primarily doing Pilates which I realize when you are not in a class one to one how easy it is to injure yourself by not understanding the exercises. From the first day with Santiago I knew he understood my injury and started working with him twice a week .. quickly being able to walk and actually sit. I not only feel better but am stronger than I have ever been. more aware of my body and movements. I feel strong, energetic, and so happy .. I have recommended him to friends who thank me just like i have thanked my friend. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself, so gratifying Santiago and his team are excellent, professionals and treat you like part of their family Thank you I am a new and better ME. Jacqueline More...

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Christopher DeLuna

3 July 2018

Santiago and his team of trainers have worked miracles with my life long foot pain. Their philosophy towards healing the entire body to treat pain in specific areas is truly amazing. Success Fitness is the best one on one personal training studio in NYC. More...

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Christina Horner

29 May 2018

The entire staff at Success Fitness Studio are knowledgeable and skilled. They great you with a smile and ensure that you get a solid workout while still respecting your body and its potential limits on any given day. It is a pleasure to walk in and my muscles thank me on the way out. HIGHLY RECOMMEND - regardless of your level of fitness!! More...

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Kimara Ahnert

29 May 2018

Since I don’t always listen to my body and what it needs, they do. I’m stronger for it. It’s the best time I can make for myself in my busy day. I’m hooked and love working with Santiago and his team. More...

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Aaron Huppert

29 May 2018

I've worked with a LOT of personal trainers in my day. And these guys are some of the best in the biz! Regardless of your fitness level, they will get the most out of you, while respecting your body's limits. Their approach in functional training allows you to reach your goals through a simple yet effective formula. Get ready for some barefoot training on the soft turf at Success Fitness...genius! What are you waiting for?! More...

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Melissa Strazza

10 May 2018

I have been working with Santiago at Success Fitness Studio for a couple of months now and i look forward to my session every week! I have always had an issue with my knee when working out for years and Santiago has been showing me different stretches and techniques to help gain the strength in my knee back that has never been pointed out to me when working with a trainer. He always monitors my workouts very closely to make sure my form is always on point. Santi has taught me to be more mindful of my body and the different workouts that work best for me. I am so happy with my results and have learned so much from him. I will definitely continue my training at SFS! Thank you Santiago!! More...

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Jessica Marcus

21 February 2018

I’ve worked with Santiago at Success Fitness Studio at two crucial times in my life – the first was after the birth of my second child when I suffered a herniated disc (L5-S1). I was being recommended surgery and went through months of chiropractics, pilates, massages and muscular injections with very little change in my pain and mobility. Many times I felt like I was even be getting worse.

Before seeing Santiago, I was afraid to walk, bend over, roll over in bed, or pickup my children. I thought my body would never be the same and, as someone who was used to running, yoga, and just being active on a daily basis, I was honestly quite depressed.

I literally felt a difference after just one session with Santiago. His philosophy is rooted in biomechanics and getting the body to move so it can heal itself. And it just makes sense. He is knowledgeable, patient, and intuitive in his approach. His safe and gentle methods helped me learn to trust my body again, and I’ve never felt as strong or confident in the way I move. I am so grateful to have found him.

I’m now pregnant with my third child. Even though I’ve moved from NY to San Francisco, I’m working with Santiago virtually to address some sciatica related to pelvic shifting happening in the third trimester. After working with him for just a few minutes, I already felt the same confidence coming back, and I’m now equipped with a set of exercises I can do at home to keep my strength and stability in this final stretch.

If you are in pain, considering surgery or just at your wits end for finding help, do not hesitate to contact Success Fitness Studio today. You will be so glad you did.
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Sara Mikulsky

3 October 2017

Santi, Liz and Sergio are a great team. They have worked with my of my clients to help get them back after they finish the rehab process. They cater each program to each person, are very mindful of injuries, but still know how to challenge clients. I would recommend Success Fitness to anyone! More...

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Gabriela Shelley

2 October 2017

I've been very fortunate to train with Santiago McCarthy since 2004. Initially, he was the only trainer (& I tried many) I felt secure enough with given that I had suffered a back injury. The rehab physician had instructed me to stop running, which had been my main mode of exercise previously, so I sought a personal trainer who could teach me how to work out safely. Within several months of working with Santiago I was pain free and our exercise goals had expanded beyond strengthening my back and core to being physically fit, healthy, and not embarrassed to wear a bikini. As a result, eleven years later, at age 50, I feel like I'm in the best shape of my life. Others seem to concur and are constantly amazed that I look as youthful as I do. I can't imagine training with anyone as patient, knowledgeable, kind, fun, and competent as Santiago is and I can not recommend him highly enough. More...

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Ulrike Stachl

30 September 2017

Santiago and his fantastic team of gladiators; Liz and Sergio are the best experts in strength training, movement motivation and overall conditioning you could wish for.
Informed and dedicated they make an otherwise tedious task enjoyable and fun. They are an integral part of your success to reaching you fitness goals and make you feel like a winner! Cannot praise them high enough - I hate to work out, but I actually look forward to my sessions with Santiago - crazy right? but after my knee replacement Santiago made me stronger, faster and better then ever before. Plus I LOVE my little boxing sessions as a bonus at the end.
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Catherine Carey

29 September 2017

This is the best personal training studio I have experienced in NYC. Santiago and his team are highly educated and very professional. Their methodology of training barefoot on artificial turf enabled me to reach my full potential and avoid unnecessary strain on my body. More...

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harold pearson

29 September 2017

Two years ago, I had a total knee replacement in March and was told by my doctor that I should avoid playing squash. Thanks to Success Fitness, I was back on the court in August and played in a tournament in December.
These people seem to combine physical therapy with training, and I've stayed with them for the last two years. I highly recommend them.
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