physical therapy

How to Treat Common Injuries With Physical Therapy

There’s a widespread misconception that physical therapy is only for those who are recovering from surgery or severe physical injuries. Well, that could not be further from the truth. In fact, anybody can benefit from physical therapy. Whether you’re suffering from the discomfort of an ankle sprain or the aftermath of a grave accident, physical […]


5 Benefits of Using a Spin Bike

For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, spinning is essentially indoor cycling. It’s done on a stationary bike with a weighted wheel but has all the benefits of cycling. Except for the fresh air of course, but the fact that it’s convenient enough to do at home or without going too far is the […]

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How to Lose Weight After 40

Like everything else to do with your health, keeping a hold on your weight gets more and more difficult as you get older. There’s a few reasons for this. First of all, your metabolism begins to slow down as you age, which means that dietary habits which may have kept you slim won’t have that […]


Top Nightwear and Gadgets to Help You Sleep

The latest sleep research published on Time reveals that an hour of sleep actually makes a lot of difference—especially in terms of what a person eats. Apparently, uneven sleep patterns cause the levels of the hormone leptin in the body to drop, prompting the body to feel hungry. Although sleep has always been one of […]


How To Use Exercise To Relieve Stress

Since we are surrounded by constant hustle and bustle of the outside world, it is no wonder that even little things can trigger bad mood, agitation, and stress. We are all well aware that regular exercising has numerous positive benefits, from losing weight and gaining muscles to improving your well-being and boosting your immune system. […]


Healthy Habits In 2019

January signifies a fresh start filled with more chances to learn and develop new habits for the rest of the year. Staying healthy should be at the top of your list, so we’ve put together some habits to implement in the new year! What do you plan on doing this year for yourself? Drink more […]

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Top Places in New York for an Outdoor Workout

Exercising outdoors doesn’t only make for a fun activity; it’s also a good (and inexpensive) way to keep fit. Gyms have many benefits, but there’s nothing like exercising outdoors—the constant change in the environment can test your body in different ways. Good thing NYC is also full of parks where you can do all sorts […]


How to Stay Fit While Pregnant

Getting yourself off the couch and into the gym can be challenging enough, more so when you’re pregnant. When you’re constantly nauseous and exhausted from carrying all that baby weight, exercising is probably the last thing on your mind. However, all the more does it become important to stay active during pregnancy. Exercising provides a […]

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Deadlifts Over Depression

You may never guess who around you is struggling with their mental health by first glance, even though it surrounds us all the time. It might seem unbelievable on first glance that a fit, personal trainer who seems to “have it all together” once struggled with debilitating anxiety, depression, and binge eating disorder only a […]

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The Best Downtown Manhattan HIIT Workout – CBXT+

We have some BIG news for fans of HIIT workouts… We’re excited to announce the launch of the next evolution of CBXT: CBXTreme! The high intensity interval classes you know and love are being turnt to include a brand new dimension to your workout… Spinning! Our CBXT classes have proven hugely popular over the years, […]

Midtown Physical Therapy

Is Physical Therapy Right For Me?

If you’ve trained at our facilities in the Financial District or Midtown East, then you may have noticed our physical therapy services. Teresa Olczyk is our resident therapist, specializing in orthopedic pre-post surgery and injury. You’ve probably seen her about the clubs and maybe even wondered whether you could benefit from physical therapy yourself, but […]

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5 Tips To Actually Stick To Your New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year again… The time when we start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, and whether we should make them. Perhaps it’s the over-indulgence from parties and family meals, or the idea of new beginnings that makes us want to change our habits. Or maybe it’s the combination of both that create the ‘perfect […]

Resistance band exercises

6 Muscle-Building Resistance Band Exercises

Looking for a way to incorporate resistance training into your workout without heavy weights? Resistance band exercises build muscle and provide a full body workout when used in the right ways. Like bodyweight exercise, they can be easier for beginners to start getting more resistance training without barbells and dumbbells. For many people, resistance band […]

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10 Easy-to-Prepare Foods That Build Lean Muscle

Eat. Sleep. Build muscle. If that’s your life right now, you know that the foods you eat have a massive impact on how successful you’re going to be. If you’re new to this, just know that you need to do more than just “eat all the proteins,” as there’s a little more to it than […]

Morning Exercise

Morning Workouts: 9 Easy Exercises to Get Moving

Sunrise in Sutton Square Park. Image Credit: Global Jet/flickr People tend to fall into one of two camps: (a) morning people and (b) everyone else. If you’re in the “everyone else” category, we get it. Morning workouts don’t sound enticing. Regardless of how you feel about mornings, though, many of us don’t have a choice: […]

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Why Celebs Love Working Out at this Manhattan Gym

Celebrities can be choosy when it comes to places they go for fitness. So when celebrities tend to frequent a Manhattan gym, we think it’s worth talking about. Fortunately for us, several celebrities choose CompleteBody as the place to train (see our list of celebrity guests below). What makes our Manhattan Gyms a celeb favorite? […]

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3 Fun Yoga Classes To Check Out This Weekend

With the weekend still several days away, you’ve got no excuse to miss out on these upcoming yoga classes. Yoga extends the body, renews energy, and has been known to calm anxiety. Whether you choose a Saturday or Sunday course, grab a couple of friends and check out a yoga class. To make sure you […]

Hector Guadalupe

Much More Than Fitness: Spotlight on Hector Guadalupe & A Second U

If Hector Guadalupe had chosen any other path in life, no one would have blamed him. Becoming a personal trainer, business owner, and non-profit organization founder wasn’t an obvious pathway for someone with Hector’s background and circumstances. But in hindsight, it might not have happened any other way. You could say it was an inspiration, […]

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CompleteBody Personal Trainer Spotlight: Ethan Fairbank

What makes one personal trainer stand out from others? At CompleteBody, our employees and trainers are changing lives every single day and we enjoy recognizing them as professionals and people. Check out our spotlight interview below with Ethan Fairbank, one of our personal trainers, to get to know him a little better. CompleteBody Personal Training […]

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Workout Hacks: 12 Ideas That Make Workouts Less Boring

A boring workout routine could undermine your fitness goals and make it that much more difficult to stay on track. For some people, just committing to a workout schedule is hard enough. Mundane routines make it that much easier to choose not to work out, even when you know you should. That’s why you should […]

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Increase Flexibility In 10 Minutes A Day Without Pain

The CompleteBody approach to fitness is comprised of 6 Essential Elements: Strength, Flexibility, Cardio, Nutrition, Meditation and Rest. Here we highlight flexibility, why it’s an integral part of your health and how to improve it. Many people struggle to increase flexibility in their bodies due to pain, extreme stiffness in the ligaments, tendons, and muscles, […]