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Elissa's Personal Best Gym - 24 Reviews - 334 E 79th St, New York, NY - Fitness Reviews - Phone (212) 744-2378
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Elissa's Personal Best Gym

334 E 79th St
New York, NY 10021
(212) 744-2378
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I highly recommend Elissa?s Personal Best Gym if you?re looking for a trainer who is extremely passionate, professional and dedicated, with a great personality.


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Editorial review from Citysearch 3/19/2013

Elissa rocks!\r her expertise and knowledge is quite impressive\r and up to date\r im never bored with the same routine cause she changes it up\r she gave me one of the best workouts I have ever done\r hard enough to be challenged and yet do-able\r pushing my body without pushing it over\r I highly recommend her more

Editorial review from Citysearch 3/3/2013

Love this gym!!! It's very private, and I always got a lot of personized attention to my problem areas!! Elissa is very grounded and methodical. She knows exactly what needs to be tweaked! I personally don't like to work out in a crowded atmosphere, so this place was just right for me!!\r I highly recommend getting a package, because it's really a great deal!!! more

Elissa is my secret weapon! 4/13/2011

I highly recommend Elissa?s Personal Best Gym if you?re looking for a trainer who is extremely passionate, professional and dedicated, with a great personality. more

Amazing Duet Session 3/27/2011

Signed up for a duet session with my boyfriend. The hour flew by. Elissa personalized the session to fit my boyfriend and me and it was awesome. You can't help but get motivated by her energy and enthusiasm. Can't wait to sign up for another...who thought working out could be so much fun! more

Fabulous Trainer!!! 3/26/2011

Elissa is a fabulous trainer! Not only is she an excellent trainer but she is also a delight to workout with...i just love her personality and find her to be very inspiring - she clearly loves what she does! more

There is no one like Elissa! 3/21/2011

I have been working out for 30+ years and have been at many gyms. I know Elissa for about 24 years and she is a consummate professional who truly knows her craft. She has the education, knowledge, ability and creativity to construct a workout for anyone's needs and to keep it varied so there is no opportunity to get bored. She also keeps on top of the game by constantly attending seminars and workshops in the field. She is not only a master at one on one training but in designing state of the art classes in all aspects of fitness. She is not only highly intelligent but also gets along with everybody! For me, there is no one like her in the city of New York! more

Elissa Rocks! 1/29/2011

Best gym experience.. I'm not one who likes 'going to the gym', but working out with Elissa is a great time.. She puts on the music and we get to work.. I get the benefit of a full service gym but enjoy private, professional one on one training geared to my needs. She is very knowledgeable about multiple methods and workout approaches and continues to educate herself to keep current with any new trends. Every workout is a challenge with different routines which provides variety for my muscles and keeps it interesting for my brain! Elissa is my personal cheerleader and she works as hard as I do to whip me into shape. I can't thank her enough! more

Great trainer 4/12/2010

This gym is located in the lower level of a small apartment building but it looks out onto 79th Street, with lots of light and air. It is a small boutique gym run by Elissa, an experienced, dedicated trainer who provides challenging and tailor-made workouts. Every session is different and geared toward the client's needs and wishes. Pros: smart, knowledgable, creative, motivating Cons: She kicks a** more

Excellent Trainer 12/2/2009

I have known Elissa for seven years, and have worked out with her for 3.5 years. Along with a change in my diet, Elissa has helped me lose 114lbs! She designed each and every session according to my fitness level, and troubled areas! Over the past few years, she has been very supportive through my transformation, I still can't believe how "sculpted" I am!!! I highly recommend working out with Elissa...she is highly educated, passionate about exercising, and up to date with the latest in fitness! Pros: Designs creative personalized workouts! Cons: none more

Great Trainer! 11/10/2009

I had an evening gown to get into and I'd heard through friends that Elissa is the best. After looking on Citysearch at all her great reviews, I was sold. She's thorough, attentive and created a workout just for me. At the end of 3 mths I was able to get into my gown and have kept the weight off ever since. Elissa is the best! Pros: Very Personalized Care Cons: I can't see her every day more

Best Personal Trainer! 11/9/2009

Elissa is the best personal trainer! I have been working out with her for over 3 years and she never fails to come up with new and exciting work outs. She does a great boot camp session tailored just for me! Elissa knows all her clients well and plans workouts based on their likes and dislikes. If you're looking for a good trainer with a personal touch, Elissa is the one! Pros: Highly Qualified Cons: none more

Amazing Personal Trainer 11/1/2009

Elissa's workouts are always fun. She tailors each Pros: Many Cons: None more

100% Motivation! 11/1/2009

Elissa is full of life and energy. Eliisa's Personal Best (EPB) is the place to be if you want something personal and catered to your specific workout needs. She'll help you determine achievable goals and will make sure you reach them. TOTALLY recommended!!!! more

Best Gym on the UES 10/30/2009

I have been working out with Elissa for over two years and I can not say enough great things about her. Elissa's gym is spotless and private. She customizes routines based on her client's needs and I do not think I have done the same routine twice. Elissa keeps me motivated to stay healthy! Pros: Clean and Professional Cons: None more

best personal trainer! 3/25/2008

i have been working out with Elissa for a while now to get in shape for my wedding. she is a fantastic trainer with tons of experience. not only does she make me feel comfortable but she has really motivated me to get in better shape! her gym doesn't have that big uncomfortable feel to it and for once i finally feel comfortable working out. Thank you!! more

Best Training Diva on the UES! 1/20/2008

I've been training with Elissa for the about 5 months now. The reason I had started was so that I could tone up for my wedding. She toned me up and now after my wedding I have continued her routines and have continued our sessions. Elissa has structured routines which changed each session and are fun as well as challenging. I saw results a week after beginning and keep seeing my body change after each session. She knows what she's doing and she's worth every penny!! Pros: prenatal certified more

Best Personal Trainer 1/17/2008

Elissa is an incredible trainer! Pros: individualized work outs, small gym, never crowded Cons: non more

Great Trainer!! 2/8/2007

I love Elissa!! She has a great setup with a great variety of equipment. She keeps you moving and is constantly changing the routine. She is a great motivator and time flies when you are with her!! I love the fact that she is very accomodating to my work schedule and has found time in her schedule to train with me. The gym is clean and there is a shower so you dont have to leave all sweaty. Elissa is very down to earth, knows what she is doing and produces results! She is so much fun to talk to as well. Definitely get on board with Elissa--you will be fit, healthy and happy!! Pros: Lots of equipement, value, clean space, great trainer Cons: non more

long time member 8/28/2005

I have been a member of the gym since it opened. And, I have been a personal training client of the owner, Elissa, for several years. The gym consists of several rooms so that training and work-out sessions are not crowded. There is seldom a wait for equipment, mainly because Elissa and the other trainers coordinate schedules. The other trainers and members are friendly, considerate, and serious about working out. Elissa is an extremely skilled trainer, with extensive experience in the field. Her work-outs are creative, challenging and varied. She puts her heart and soul into her work and it shows. more

User review by soon 8/26/2005

Elissa is one of the best, most knowledgeable and professional trainers I have come into more
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Owner Message

  • Elissa Hyman is a fitness consultant, personal trainer and private gym owner with 25 years of professional experience. For the past 14 years she has owned and operated Elissa's Personal Best, a private facility on the upper east side of New York.
    In addition to her extensive experience, Elissa's credentials include a Masters Degree from Columbia University in Exercise Physiology and various certifications including Aerobic Instructor, Personal Trainer,Pre and Post Natal, and Pilates Mat Instructor.
    Elissa's client base is both men and women, 13 to 85, athletes, brides, corporate executives, dancers, new mothers, Upper East Side divas and everyone who wants to feel and look their best. Her workouts incorporate a broad spectrum including (but not limited to) Aerobic Circuit Training, Boot Camp, Pilates Mat, Plyometrics and Traditional Strength Training. House calls are welcome!

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Upper East Side