After working out at gyms throughout NYC and paying for extremely pricey personal training sessions, Body Unique is a breath of fresh air. From the first moment you walk into the immaculately clean gym and are provided w fresh towels and bottled water, you know that this is not your run of the mill chain gym. I was a bit weary of doing the semi-private classes after doing one-on-one training in the past, but I was hooked after the first class! The other class members keep you motivated on top of the motivation and dedication given to each student by Brian, Kiera, and the BU team, you will work hard and you will sweat! Looking back on all the money I've spent over the past few years for sub-par service, I'm so happy to be a member at Body Unique. Give it a try - you'll be amazed at how custom tailored the experience will be!
When I gave Body Unique a call late in 2012 I was in need of some real change. I was always athletic and worked out regularly but something was missing. I was super stressed with work and I know that wasn’t helping but I needed to figure things out because no matter what I was doing my results were minimal and my frustration was at an all time high. Brian would come to my home gym to train me a couple times a week and I really saw a difference right away. We worked a lot on changing up my exercise program with new exercises that were fun and really keyed in on cleaning up and balancing my diet with whole foods. Brian helped me realize that it wasn’t just about exercise but diet is the key to real change. Six months later and I have come so much further than I could have ever imagined. I lost 30 lbs and countless inches and finally can see my abs. Thanks Brian for everything, you really helped me turn things around!
I was first introduced to Brian at his boot class during the summer. I immediately became obsessed with it and I made it a priority to attend 3 days a week. I had been on weight watchers and had dropped 15 pounds, but it wasn’t until boot camp that I was able to truly see the results. During the summer months I dropped another 10 pounds and began to feel overall tighter as I continued to work out with Brian. In September, I headed back to work and sadly, boot camp was over. My wedding was getting closer and I wanted to look and feel my best. I trained with Brian one on one and the results were amazing. Everyday another person would stop and ask me what I was doing to lose weight or tell me how great I was looking. He tailored my workouts to my body type and my dress. He gave me advice about my diet and most importantly he was a great motivator. Knowing how important this was to me, Brian was very accommodating in terms of scheduling, even squeezing in a few extra early morning sessions the week before the wedding. On my wedding day, I felt like a beautiful bride and did not feel self conscious. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. Up until know it was something that I thought I’d never be able to overcome. And though I have a long way to go, I feel that if I continue to work with Brian I will be able to achieve all of my fitness goals.
I first came to body unique in the summer of 2014, wanting to lose some serious weight. I have been overweight for a long time, and I felt that going to a personal gym would be more beneficial than a just a regular gym. Brian gave me an assessment, and after checking out the gym I decided to give it a try. After a few months of constant working out 3 days a week, I started to notice a difference in my energy, and my body. . Getting up and going to a class every day turns into routine. Brain creates specific programs for individual needs and tailors the personal training sessions to fit you and your body. If you have an injury or trouble in a specific area, he takes this into account and works with you to figure out what you can or should not do. The semi-private training sessions also use that same personal layout, while incorporating a more social and fun aspect.
After my time at Body Unique, I lost over 25 pounds, and 10% body fat. While that may not seem like much, the most important part of this experience was giving me the drive and motivation to succeed, and not giving up on myself. My BMI while still more than it should be, has lowered significantly. I have more energy, and more of a drive to continue working to achieve my end goals.The new essentials program they created compliments the individual and personal training with cardio classes, and well as PiYo and so much more. Just being in a positive atmosphere and around people who actually care and want to see you succeed as much as you want to is half of the battle of weight loss itself. If your mind and body is dedicated to getting in shape, Body Unique really is the place to be. Thank you so much Brian, Lisa, Kevin and Kiera for everything.
I just want to thank Brian, Kiera and all the staff at Body Unique, for helping me reach my goal. I came in to their clean gym almost a year ago struggling with about 15lbs of post-engagement weight gain - oh, the wine, the pizza, the joy - all on my hips. Brian walked me through an assessment - which, to be honest, I was like, why are we doing this, lets get to it! But the assessment is what gave Brian the info he needed to build a very comprehensive program, while taking into account my weak ankles, bummed knee, and messed up hip flexors. I made the financial, and time, commitment of going twice a week for the past 10 months. And that means, I have been sore like everyday for the past 10 months. But, it is a worthwhile commitment on both fronts. Brian changes my routine about every 6 - 8 weeks, which has caused/shocked amazing changes in my body - I'm stronger and more toned than I could ever get on my own. I am also doing things (snatches, dead lifts, building amazing hand callouses, etc) that I would NEVER attempt on my own at a gym. Brian has consistently ensured that I have the right form, while providing great company/advice/encouragement as well.
I am a busy working professional, and in the past few months, have been running around meeting with wedding vendors (who are in general, fairly flaky), and Brian and staff have always been able to change my schedule around as needed (as long as you give 24hrs notice, which is the standard throughout the industry, as well as just kind and considerate). They respond to my texts (on their personal phones), or emails, or calls, within an hour. Additionally, they gifted me a few extra sessions this past month before my wedding, which I am incredibly grateful for.
If you want a completely personalized experience focused on your own personal health and nutrition goals, and you show the commitment and dedication to changing your body for real, then this gym will give back ten fold. Brian and his team are so professional, which is something I very much appreciate. They have 100% committed to helping me reach my goals, and I know that I am going to look rocking in my wedding dress next weekend, thanks in a HUGE part to Body Unique. Thanks guys!!
I came to Body Unique ready and eager to work hard and I’ve found nothing but support, encouragement and strength in the process. After a couple of years, a baby, and numerous surgeries, I was at my highest weight and my lowest strength. In the past 10 months, I’ve lost 55 pounds and have gained some serious strength and endurance. I’ve belonged to plenty of gyms and I played athletics in high school and college, but working with Elvira and Thomas and taking the small group classes has absolutely changed the way I see myself and what kinds of things I think my body can do.
Thomas is an incredible trainer. He’s encouraging and supportive, while still challenging me each and every time. It’s actually uncanny how I can be feeling down or focusing on an area outside of the gym, and I come in and Tom’s ready to work it. How does he know? It’s like they are a step ahead of you. Working with such a motivated team makes all the difference. They’ve supported my running, too, and I’m running faster and farther than I ever have. It’s an incredible feeling to have been given this gift. It doesn’t come cheap, but it’s worth every penny. I’m so happy I made that phone call last spring. It’s changed my life.
I've been going to Body Unique for over a year and absolutely love it. I've worked with 3 other trainers in the past and always hated going (I really don't like to work out and I'm definitely not a morning person) and stopped after a few months each time. But at Body Unique I feel very comfortable and the trainers and workouts are great and now I genuinely look forward to going twice a week. I usually work with Brian (who is fantastic) but have also worked with Mike, Elvira and Tom and all of the workouts have been great. The trainers are all very knowledgeable, supportive and personable and are great at pushing you without being pushy. They've also been really great and flexible when I've had to cancel appointments and go out of their way to try to find something that works for me. Even the other clients are friendly and you can tell everyone enjoys being there. I would DEFINITELY recommend Body Unique to anyone.
Three years ago when I hit 40 I realized that after having two children I definitely had a Pillsbury Dough girl thing going on and I was NOT happy about it. I knew I had a decision to make. I had low energy and felt unhealthy in my body. I could either take the path of least resistance or DO something about it. I was intimidated to start working out, but I did it. The trainers are all patient, kind and knowledgeable, and I like the semi-private setting. They know how hard to push you and what you are capable of accomplishing.
Fast forward three years I have never looked or felt better. This woman who could hardly do 10 sit ups when I first showed up is training to run the NYC Marathon this fall. The journey for me has never been about weight loss but about feeling toned, healthy, and good about myself. The cool thing is once you reach a fitness goal you can always set a new one and I like that challenge.
A special shout-out to Thomas. He has really gone above and beyond to help me train for the upcoming marathon -- doing additional research and coming up with a plan that makes sense and is doable. While he has a terrific sense of humor and has a reservoir of knowledge about quirky off-beat movies, tv shows and music -- don't let his smile and sense of humor fool you. He can be tough and will push you to the brink when necessary. He just seems to know the right balance. I'm glad I made the decision to commit to my fitness, and found a trainer who has been so helpful. The rewards have been greater self confidence, a resting heart rate of 40 !!, and the belief that age is just a number. I am doing things physically at 43 that I could not do at 25.
Thanks Body Unique.
Brian, Lisa, Kiera...that entire staff are extremely friendly, genuine, inviting people. And I felt this way before I officially became a 'member'. They all go above and beyond to provide a great customer experience. Furthermore, I have found them to be as committed to their neighbors and the community as they are to their business. Brian is an awesome trainer... attention to detail, tough yet encouraging, fun & pleasant. #awesomeworkout FIVE STARS!
The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and dedicated, not only to fitness but to their clients’ total well being. After a few weeks of training I realized that fitness should be part of our daily lifestyle. Many of the stiffness, knee and lower back pain I thought were age related were due to my need for weekly exercise. In addition to my weekly training, I was taught appropriate stretches that could be incorporated into my daily morning routine. Which have definitely improved my weekly commute to work. Take it from me at age 57 I feel and look better than I did in my 40s. Come in and let the staff at Body Unique introduce you to the “New You.”
I love Body Unique! I had been looking for local small group fitness classes and tried a bunch of different places in Park slope. I like going to boutique gyms as I feel they are more customized for my needs. Brian's Semi Private training classes are the best. There are never more than 7 people in a class and he gives us all individual attention. Plus the gym is super clean, which is huge for me.
Let's start off by stating that Body Unique is NOT a gym; it is a life transformation center! They specialize in not only getting people in shape but also encouraging all to live an all around healthy lifestyle. Brian and his team of Fitness Professionals are equipped with the knowledge of result seeing personal training for all ages, sizes and medical conditions and stages in your life including prenatal, post natal and rehabilitation therapy. They not only advise on the physical fitness aspect but also give in put towards nutritional fitness. More than other locations they not only know what to do but they sincerely care to support you in your progression and see you through it.
I have been attending semiprivate sessions there for a little over five months now and could not even imagine going elsewhere. I strongly recommend it to anyone wanting to get fit, healthy and sticking to it (which is the hardest part).
Each instructor is great in their own routine and fit for each type of client from those who desire an intense experience and need to be pushed to those that need to go at their own pace and require less strenuous work out.
Best place by far!
I have been training with Brian (one of the trainers) for almost 3 years now. I love working with him because he knows just how hard he can push me! My workouts are always varied so they never get boring. The equipment is top of the line. My schedule can be hectic but I have always been able to book an appointment. . Great place, give it a try!