Best Bodybuilding Gym In NYC

Chelsea • 19th Street & 5th Avenue

Our 19th St Chelsea location is truly the last authentic bodybuilding gym you’ll find in Manhattan. It has the raw, old-school look and feel you would expect to find in an 80’s garage gym.  It is filled with traditional and retro style equipment you won’t find anywhere else in the city, which we worked tirelessly to keep in good shape.  That being said, it also has a long history of being a safe haven for independent personal training.  It has stood the test of time in a city full of boutique and chain gyms, that lack equipment or space for solo fitness entrepreneurs to thrive.  Regardless if you are there with your trainer or working out on your own, a post-workout diet is a staple in getting the result you are working for, and our juice bar raises the bar when it comes to something that meets your macros and tastes delicious.   
This is where a bare-bones lifting culture meet the CompleteBody experience. 

Customers Reviews

Carly StokesCarly Stokes
16:25 07 Feb 24
Solid gym - no fuss, no muss. Do not trust Ariel Rodriguez to train.
Franshesca AlvarezFranshesca Alvarez
13:14 23 Jan 24
22:31 13 Dec 23
CompleteBody on 19th Street is like a home away from home. Lovely staff, friendly members, facilities and an environment you want to be in to train and get results. Thank you for having us.
Daniel ChristmanDaniel Christman
12:16 05 Dec 23
Joseph WilsonJoseph Wilson
01:11 02 Dec 23
Basement gym with a lot of serious lifters and a good selection of gear.
Monica VitaleMonica Vitale
05:53 16 Oct 23
Sara PassalacquaSara Passalacqua
12:07 30 Aug 23
Excellent gym if you are looking for a weightlifting workout
Merly RuanoMerly Ruano
12:49 12 Aug 23
One of the best gyms in the city. Great equipments. & very clean.
Erik BoniniErik Bonini
02:39 29 Jul 23
Felix AdeyeyeFelix Adeyeye
01:29 24 Jul 23
It's a bodybuilders gym
Jean LarsonJean Larson
16:19 15 Jul 23
Best gym in NYC if your coming to get big. Lots of very experienced lifters and fitness professionals here!
Arthur The GreatArthur The Great
20:18 15 Jan 23
I am a regular at the 19th Street location, but the service here has gone downhill over the past few months. The hot water system for the showers has been out for over a month, so it is nearly impossible for people to take a shower if they want to exercise before going to work. Last week, I saw a cockroach in the weightlifting area, and I think the entire gym would likely benefit from a deep cleaning.Several folks I know have stopped training at this gym over the past few months. Unless things improve, I will likely also begin training elsewhere.
Julia ChildJulia Child
02:07 18 Aug 22
I've been training with Alex Ustinov for the past few months and he’s absolutely spectacular. So knowledgeable and encouraging, he genuinely cares about helping you hit your own fitness goals. The class he runs “fight club” is the best part of my week. His approach to boxing classes is hands on, rigorous, exceptionally challenging, and unique. 100/10 would recommend, he’s the main the best part of this gym and definitely the best boxing trainer in the city.
Sara LamSara Lam
01:20 18 Aug 22
I've been working with Alex Ustinov and taking his classes and he is the best trainer I have worked with. He is an expert in fitness, changes up classes every week and training, and has increased my coordination, strength, and overall confidence. He picks up on one's level of fitness to tailor your workouts while pushing you to work hard. His unique workouts have made me so much stronger and leaner. He has a great attitude and sense of humor and makes working out fun. If you're looking to transform your body and improve your well being Alex will help you get there!


Personal Training
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JuiceBar completecafe smoothie
Cafe and Juice Bar



Unlimited Group Classes

Pro-Style Weight Equipment

Locker & Laundry
Cardio Equipment
Locker Rentals
In-Body Analysis


* Some amenities may temporarily not be available due to Covid-19 Guidelines

19th Street • Chelsea

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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