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Here are all of our “filtered” reviews from Yelp (Updated October 19, 2012):

This place is the real deal.  I was skeptical and cynical about personal training until I came here.   I've been an active exerciser for about 8 years.  I'd worked with multiple "Tier 3" trainers during my 6 years of membership at Equinox-- those guys were amateurs compared to the level of professionalism, dedication, encouragement, and measurable fitness gains I experienced at Halevy Life.  Jeff Halevy personally oversaw my intake with my trainer, analyzing my movement patterns and sharing with me why we'd work on certain things in my program based on my Functional Movement Screening.  I have a long health history of injuries and arthritis, so I'm used to feeling incapable and like results take foreeeeeever.  Not here. After 3 sessions, my squats are better than they've EVER been, and as a result my knees don't scream the day after squats-day. Ditto the other stuff we worked on, which I won't bore you with.  Derek, my trainer, was professional all the way. He always had a plan, was ready to explain it, and gave me personal attention that really made it clear he was tracking my progress closely.  Most importantly, he really took his time the first couple of sessions, to learn how I move so he could design the program that'd be most advantageous to me. Sounds obvious, right? Like something you'd expect every personal trainer to do?  Well, I've never ever ever gotten this kind of personal attention before, and it's such a relief. It's no wonder these guys have a reputation for "injury-proofing" people: they really pay attention to the little weaknesses that'd add up if you went on neglecting them.  If you're looking for some PERSONAL training, where the trainers are on your team and showing you measurable results every session to keep you motivated, this is the place.  (They also know a ton about nutrition, and won't spew the same old "heart-healthy-grains and lowfat-dairy" bull at you that everyone else tries to get away with).    These guys prove that not all trainers are callous meatheads or drill sergeants: some are really compassionate, educated meatheads, ready with the tough love when you need it.

0friends  * 1review     * Michelle H.        Manhattan, NY        10/1/2012  I decided to try out Halevy Life when Crunch just wasn't cutting it. I  liked their spin classes, but felt like I wasn't getting any stronger in  the weight lifting classes. Spend 30 minutes in an abs class once a week  and you expect to see some results after a month or two! I attribute this  lack of results to not having any kind of personal attention in a class  full of 30 people. I never knew if I was doing the exercise correctly,  using the right weight, etc.     My first 8 sessions at Halevy have been great. Having done personal  training in the past, I can say this is as good as it can get for the  price. Classes are capped at 4 people, so there is always a lot of  personal attention. I do like working out in a group. At first I was a  little afraid that everyone would be really in shape, and I would be the  weak, slow person in the group. Halevy's clients are very diverse, so this  has never been a problem. Also, the trainers promote working at your own  level, so I've only felt motivated working with other clients, not like it  was a competition.     The trainers are very knowledgeable and attentive. I really like that the  stress proper form, rather than getting the most reps out or lifting the  heaviest weight possible. I've always been very intimidated by free  weights and bars because I don't really know how to use them. The trainers  have taught me all the best forms for lifting and I was so excited when I  could do squats and lifts correctly. The variation on exercises is great,  and I always feel like I got an awesome workout after class.     After only 8 sessions, I feel a lot stronger. I notice that I can do a lot  of the activities more easily.     The facilities themselves are really clean. You have your own bathroom  with a shower if you need to get to work in the morning. I like this a lot  more than sharing a bathroom with 20 people, all trying to dry their hair  and put on makeup at the same time.     Jeff and his staff are great -- you won't regret giving it a try!        * 0friends  * 1review     * Roberta S.        Manhattan, NY        9/14/2012  I'm not big on reviewing anything but I have to give Halevy Life a  standing ovation.     I started the SP program in March and have been going there religiously  ever since. The workouts are extremely challenging yet doable for  everyone. The team that Jeff has in place is so wonderful and motivating.  Most of my classes have been with Matt who is a Rock Star. He really cares  about me doing every move correctly and challenges me to push further each  time.     About a month into my training I discovered I was pregnant so I told the  team and they handled my situation with the utmost discretion and adjusted  my part of the group program to be safe for me in my condition. The  workouts are still tough and I feel great afterwards. I plan to continue  going as long as possible then again after the baby to get back in shape  (which is going to take a lot of work).     What is most compelling about this program is the mix of cardio and  weights to keep you motivated and challenged. Results are pretty much  guaranteed if you work out 3 times a week and make an effort outside the  gym.     These guys are seriously awesome.              * 0friends  * 4reviews     * Kerry G.        Manhattan, NY        8/7/2012  I've always been athletic, but it's been a long time since I felt and  looked like a real athlete. I played soccer in college, however I've  always dreaded working out (especially running) and even though I no  longer liked the way I looked or felt, I just couldn't seem to motivate  myself to start working out again.     This past year I got engaged to be married and even then it took a long  time for me to realize that I needed to change my lifestyle if I wanted to  feel and look good on my wedding day. After all, those pictures last for  forever, right? I decided to try to get in shape. I worked out with a  couple of trainers at other gyms before finding Jeff and his team at  Halevy Life through a deal on GiltCity. I explained my time restraint  (only 2 months until the wedding!) to Jeff during the first assessment. I  knew Jeff usually just did the first session with everyone and I fully  expected to be placed with one of the other trainers for my remaining  private sessions. Amazingly, the next day I received a phone call from  Jeff himself and because his client base had recently grown exponentially  and it takes him (as owner and head trainer) a long time to find and train  members of his staff to the level that he deems acceptable, he therefore  didn't have enough staff members available to train me several times a  week so I could see a difference before my big day. He took full  responsibility for this issue and then offered to train me himself! This  just proved to me how much Jeff cares about his clients, his company, and  his great reputation.     Others have commented on how great the training is at Halevy Life and  while I fully agree that the training is amazing, I can honestly say I've  also been extremely impressed with the people. The trainers are personable  and put their full effort into each session, not only making sure my  weight lifting form is correct so I don't get hurt but also pushing me to  do my best no matter the circumstances. There are days I walk in feeling  exhausted or sick and at the end, I always walk out feeling like I  accomplished something. One of the best parts is that as hard as I work, I  never wake up so sore that I can't walk/move the next day...which has  definitely happened to me with some trainers elsewhere.     Of course I'm also thrilled with the results (lost about 13 pounds and 2  dress sizes in 2 months just from working out 2-3 times a week and eating  a little healthier). The seamstress had to take in my wedding dress 4  times and even then, it was a little too big on my wedding day (I guess if  you're going to have a problem that day then that's probably the best  type). With the results I saw from a little cardio and a lot of weight  training, my only regret is that I didn't start sooner. Who knows what  kind of results I would have seen in 6 months versus 2! Plus, I can get  great results by training 2-3 times a week instead of having to spend  spend time at the gym every day, so I still have a nice balance in my  life. I can't say that I've experienced the SP sessions, but there is  always one going on when I have my private sessions and I have to say that  from the first time I saw one, I thought it was the most impressive  semi-private session I'd ever seen.     Training with Jeff and his team at Halevy Life, I feel like an athlete  again. The wedding is over but the hard part of maintaining and getting  into even better shape is just beginning. I have no doubt Jeff and his  team will get me the results I desire as long as I'm willing to put in the  work.  Comment from Jeff H. of Halevy Life 8/9/2012  It was our pleasure, Kerry. Too bad Yelp doesn't want to… More »        * 0friends  * 1review     * Scott T.        Manhattan, NY        7/24/2012  Halevy Life is great! I have being doing the semi-private training for 6  weeks and love it. Coming from a athletic background I really enjoy the  design of each class. The workouts focus on building lean muscle and  burning calories. I guess I am trying to say that I see similarities in  how I used to train as a college athlete and what I am doing in the gym.  It brings back a lot of great memories and most importantly the  improvements in both my strength and endurance are significant. I lost 10  pounds since I started and feel great. Also the atmosphere in the gym is  great! Jeff, Matt, Adam and Courtney are awesome!        * 0friends  * 2reviews     * Colin D.        Manhattan, NY        7/24/2012  Halevy Life is a killer workout. I came from being a total loyalist at one  of the big bootcamps in the city, where I was definitely seeing some  results but not as much as I thought I should. While the workouts were  intense, there was minimal personal attention and it was easy to sacrifice  form in order to just keep up.     The semi-private sessions at HL are no more than 4 people, and the  workouts are focused and precise, but somehow no less intense. I leave  after an hour feeling almost as wiped out if not more so than I did from  bootcamp.     Except here, I've seen incredible results, my form has improved greatly,  my understanding not just of what I'm doing but why it works has totally  changed, and I look forward to coming back. There is no intimidation  factor here--Jeff, Matt, Courtney and the other trainers I've had are  friendly and fun and totally encouraging. This is perfect for people both  new and experienced, and the price is incredibly reasonable for what you  get.     I highly recommended it :)        * 0friends  * 1review     * Aimee S.        New York, NY        7/23/2012  I have really enjoyed working out with the Semi-Private training programs  with Halevy Life. They are personalized, interesting (as opposed to the  same old boring gym routines) and effective. I noticed improvements in  strength and endurance pretty quickly. The staff are very knowledgeable  and attentive as well. I have tried many different types of gym classes  and routines but this one keeps me coming back. I feel good when I'm  headed to one of their sessions and I usually feel even better afterwards.     * 0friends  * 1review     * Anne Marie E.        Manhattan, NY        7/23/2012  Halevy Life is AMAZING!!!!  Love the trainers, love the facility.  It has  totally changed the way I work out and the way I feel.  Love the SP  classes because I do still like to be a little competitive in a class  setting, but love the small group and attention provided.  I've been going  to Halevy Life for about 8 weeks and have definition in my arms  that I  have never seen before.  Highly recommend for anyone of any fitness level.  Jeff's attention to each client, enthusiasm and creativity are  unprecedented.     * 0friends  * 1review     * Yulia Z.        ASTORIA, NY        Update - 7/23/2012  I've been with Halevy Life since Fall 2011 and so far I'm planning to  continue the program. The SP sessions work very well for me. Most  frequently there are three to four people in a session. But the trainer  has time for everyone, he corrects the form, motivates, keeps us moving,  pushes to try harder. They also change the program frequently, which keeps  things interesting. It's a really good alternative to the gym if you have  a bad habit of skipping a work out because you are just not feeling it :)  1 Previous Review: Show all »  *  11/15/2011I had work outs with personal trainer before, but it was very  expensive. So after a few months I… Read more »        * 0friends  * 1review     * Amanda L.        Manhattan, NY        7/21/2012  I have always worked out - weight training, bikram yoga, jogging, you name  it! BUT...I never got the results I wanted.     I didn't want to bulk up. I just wanted to be lean.     I tried a ton of ballet inspired classes but these didn't help me "tone"  or get "lean" and "long."     So what finally did it? My 4 months in Halevy Life's SP training program.  What do I love about it?     Well, for one, every single workout includes everything you need to be  fit- cardio, flexibility, corrective exercises (helped my posture!), and  strength training.     I also love how systematic everything is. I started with an orientation  and movement screen so I could identify what needed to be corrected, as  well as had the entire lean body science of the program explained to me as  well...which was fascinating.     What else do I love? Even though the SP sessions are done in groups of 4,  the entire program is customized and you get tons of personal attention.     This is not at all a chain gym experience and love the social aspect of  making a new group of over fifty or so likeminded workout friends. There's  my two cents! :-)              * 0friends  * 1review     * Stephanie B.        Manhattan, NY        7/14/2012  Friendly and professional atmosphere. Very attentive to my specific needs  even while working out in small group sessions. Never a dull moment as  routines are constantly changed and new exercises are introduced daily.  Customer service is second to none. What can I say? Its an awesome gym!  -Stephanie B. (NPC Bikini Competitor)        * 164friends  * 52reviews     * Michael B.        MIDDLE VLG, NY        5/15/2012  Since moving to New York for work, I've noticed latley... I've been  getting fat. Not super fat, but around that time where you gotta start  doing something, or risk turning into a jellybean.     I was looking for a gym that is convenient for me to travel, has  professional staff, and also a place that I don't have to spend an arm and  a leg. After a week of researching, I found Halevy Life, and I instantly  fell in love. I like the location, I love the staff, and the price was  perfect for me (semi-private training for $30 per session).     1 month later, and I feel great and look like my old self again.  The  personal training staff is amazing, and I feel like this place is a second  home sometimes.  Comment from Jeff H. of Halevy Life 7/19/2012  Thanks Michael! And to clarify our SP training ranges from… More »        * 0friends  * 1review     * Merin R.        CANAL STREET, NY        5/8/2012  As someone who never worked out with a trainer before, Halevy Life has  been a great first experience. Because you train in groups, the sessions  are so much more affordable than one-on-one (the 10/mo package works out  to only $29 a session - kind of unreal in NYC??)... and because the groups  are small, you get super-personalized attention. There was a negative  review on here about customer service but I've only ever had extremely  positive interactions. All of my emails and phone calls to the studio have  been answered quickly - generally within 30 minutes or less - and all of  the trainers have great energy that really keeps you motivated. I've  noticed improvements after only a month and a half - the mix of sprints  and weights is a little killer but definitely not something I'd motivate  to do on my own so it's great to have the HL team pushing you and getting  those results.                 * 3friends  * 4reviews     * Barbara L.        Brooklyn, NY        3/7/2012  I got turned on to this place by the editor in chief of a major fitness  magazine. My only question after my first few weeks as a client is: Why  don't these guys have 50 locations!? I am loving "SP", their semi-private  training. I love the small group feel (3 or 4 clients are in a session),  which gives a ton of personal attention, but also a fun social vibe that  keeps me coming back for more torture! The training is amazing, well  thought out and definitely not the scattered approach of these bootcamps.  So far this has been the exact fitness fix I've been looking for!     * 0friends  * 2reviews     * Margaret K.        Manhattan, NY        12/10/2011  I can't tell you how many trainers I've been through over the years. Most  didn't last more than a few months, the reason being: NO RESULTS! That  being said, I have been a client of Halevy Life for nearly three years  now. Why? RESULTS. I'm not going to even reveal what weight I started at,  but let's just say I lost a whole person. The staff is amazing and the  owner, Jeff, has really helped me break through sticking points. What I  love most is that anything I've learned over the years, I've always vetted  and looked up, and science really does support what I'm doing in all my  workouts. Ready for the icing on the cake? I am not an athlete, but this  non-athlete not only finished the NYC marathon injury free last year, but  several days later was scaling mountains in South America on  vacation...with ease! I give Halevy Life my highest recommendation. They  really changed my life.        * 4friends  * 4reviews     * Melissa M.        Manhattan, NY        Update - 11/28/2011  PS... I just went thru thanksgiving without gaining a pound!! Wooot!!!!  Big *heart* for Halevy Life! :P  1 Previous Review: Show all »  *  11/14/2011I. am. in. LOVE! I have been working out with a trainer for a  few years and was getting frustrated… Read more »        * 0friends  * 3reviews     * Matthew F.        New York, NY        9/26/2011  I hate the gym, dislike working out, and have no time for either...somehow  I enjoy 30/30. It is fun, affordable, and it really works.  I am stronger,  look better, feel better, and made some new friends.  My tennis game has  improved dramatically.  Highly recommend!  Comment from Jeff H. of Halevy Life 6/26/2012  Thanks Matthew! And FYI for those reading, "30/30" is now… More »        * 1friend  * 4reviews     * Natalia F.        Manhattan, NY        9/13/2011  I am a big fan of the Halevy Life's 30/30 fitness program. I heard about  it through a Living Social deal, checked it out, loved it, and bought a  package. Basically, you split the cost of a personal training session  among 3-4 people, which is a great way to stay fit for those who typically  don't push themselves too hard when working out on their own and don't  want to pay a full price for a one-on-one training session.  I find 30/30  sessions to be intense, effective, fun, and affordable. Each workout is  one hour long and consists of interval training variations, strength, core  movement rotations, and stretches. Workout sequences are rotated day to  day and every few weeks, thus you don't get bored doing the same thing.  Matt K, the trainer I've had from the beginning, is very knowledgeable,  personable, and nice (not to mention good looking). I strongly recommend  Halevy Life's 30/30 program to anyone who is looking to get back in shape  or maintain their fitness level.        * 0friends  * 1review     * Jenny H.        Manhattan, NY        9/12/2011  Having been an intense athlete my whole life, I struggled finding  something in the city that really challenged me.  30/30 is the closest  thing to my workout regimine I used to train for Olympic Trials.  Everyone  goes at their own pace, but each person is challenged to push themselves  and dig deeper.  I feel I am on my way to getting back to the shape I was  when I was a D1 athlete.  Not only is it a great, full body workout, but  the trainers seem to really want the best for you and to help you acheive  your fitness goals.        * 1friend  * 1review     * Dan B.        New York, NY        4/13/2011  Halevy Life has helped to put me on the path toward reaching my fitness  goals. Whereas before I didn't always push myself 100% at the gym, Jeff  and Jeremy have helped me to optimize my workout time and vary my workouts  for total-body fitness. Thanks to Halevy Life, I'm well on my way to  building an impressive rock-hard body in time for my upcoming wedding!

 

 

0friends  * 1review     * Michelle H.        Manhattan, NY        10/1/2012  I decided to try out Halevy Life when Crunch just wasn't cutting it. I  liked their spin classes, but felt like I wasn't getting any stronger in  the weight lifting classes. Spend 30 minutes in an abs class once a week  and you expect to see some results after a month or two! I attribute this  lack of results to not having any kind of personal attention in a class  full of 30 people. I never knew if I was doing the exercise correctly,  using the right weight, etc.     My first 8 sessions at Halevy have been great. Having done personal  training in the past, I can say this is as good as it can get for the  price. Classes are capped at 4 people, so there is always a lot of  personal attention. I do like working out in a group. At first I was a  little afraid that everyone would be really in shape, and I would be the  weak, slow person in the group. Halevy's clients are very diverse, so this  has never been a problem. Also, the trainers promote working at your own  level, so I've only felt motivated working with other clients, not like it  was a competition.     The trainers are very knowledgeable and attentive. I really like that the  stress proper form, rather than getting the most reps out or lifting the  heaviest weight possible. I've always been very intimidated by free  weights and bars because I don't really know how to use them. The trainers  have taught me all the best forms for lifting and I was so excited when I  could do squats and lifts correctly. The variation on exercises is great,  and I always feel like I got an awesome workout after class.     After only 8 sessions, I feel a lot stronger. I notice that I can do a lot  of the activities more easily.     The facilities themselves are really clean. You have your own bathroom  with a shower if you need to get to work in the morning. I like this a lot  more than sharing a bathroom with 20 people, all trying to dry their hair  and put on makeup at the same time.     Jeff and his staff are great -- you won't regret giving it a try!        * 0friends  * 1review     * Roberta S.        Manhattan, NY        9/14/2012  I'm not big on reviewing anything but I have to give Halevy Life a  standing ovation.     I started the SP program in March and have been going there religiously  ever since. The workouts are extremely challenging yet doable for  everyone. The team that Jeff has in place is so wonderful and motivating.  Most of my classes have been with Matt who is a Rock Star. He really cares  about me doing every move correctly and challenges me to push further each  time.     About a month into my training I discovered I was pregnant so I told the  team and they handled my situation with the utmost discretion and adjusted  my part of the group program to be safe for me in my condition. The  workouts are still tough and I feel great afterwards. I plan to continue  going as long as possible then again after the baby to get back in shape  (which is going to take a lot of work).     What is most compelling about this program is the mix of cardio and  weights to keep you motivated and challenged. Results are pretty much  guaranteed if you work out 3 times a week and make an effort outside the  gym.     These guys are seriously awesome.              * 0friends  * 4reviews     * Kerry G.        Manhattan, NY        8/7/2012  I've always been athletic, but it's been a long time since I felt and  looked like a real athlete. I played soccer in college, however I've  always dreaded working out (especially running) and even though I no  longer liked the way I looked or felt, I just couldn't seem to motivate  myself to start working out again.     This past year I got engaged to be married and even then it took a long  time for me to realize that I needed to change my lifestyle if I wanted to  feel and look good on my wedding day. After all, those pictures last for  forever, right? I decided to try to get in shape. I worked out with a  couple of trainers at other gyms before finding Jeff and his team at  Halevy Life through a deal on GiltCity. I explained my time restraint  (only 2 months until the wedding!) to Jeff during the first assessment. I  knew Jeff usually just did the first session with everyone and I fully  expected to be placed with one of the other trainers for my remaining  private sessions. Amazingly, the next day I received a phone call from  Jeff himself and because his client base had recently grown exponentially  and it takes him (as owner and head trainer) a long time to find and train  members of his staff to the level that he deems acceptable, he therefore  didn't have enough staff members available to train me several times a  week so I could see a difference before my big day. He took full  responsibility for this issue and then offered to train me himself! This  just proved to me how much Jeff cares about his clients, his company, and  his great reputation.     Others have commented on how great the training is at Halevy Life and  while I fully agree that the training is amazing, I can honestly say I've  also been extremely impressed with the people. The trainers are personable  and put their full effort into each session, not only making sure my  weight lifting form is correct so I don't get hurt but also pushing me to  do my best no matter the circumstances. There are days I walk in feeling  exhausted or sick and at the end, I always walk out feeling like I  accomplished something. One of the best parts is that as hard as I work, I  never wake up so sore that I can't walk/move the next day...which has  definitely happened to me with some trainers elsewhere.     Of course I'm also thrilled with the results (lost about 13 pounds and 2  dress sizes in 2 months just from working out 2-3 times a week and eating  a little healthier). The seamstress had to take in my wedding dress 4  times and even then, it was a little too big on my wedding day (I guess if  you're going to have a problem that day then that's probably the best  type). With the results I saw from a little cardio and a lot of weight  training, my only regret is that I didn't start sooner. Who knows what  kind of results I would have seen in 6 months versus 2! Plus, I can get  great results by training 2-3 times a week instead of having to spend  spend time at the gym every day, so I still have a nice balance in my  life. I can't say that I've experienced the SP sessions, but there is  always one going on when I have my private sessions and I have to say that  from the first time I saw one, I thought it was the most impressive  semi-private session I'd ever seen.     Training with Jeff and his team at Halevy Life, I feel like an athlete  again. The wedding is over but the hard part of maintaining and getting  into even better shape is just beginning. I have no doubt Jeff and his  team will get me the results I desire as long as I'm willing to put in the  work.  Comment from Jeff H. of Halevy Life 8/9/2012  It was our pleasure, Kerry. Too bad Yelp doesn't want to… More »        * 0friends  * 1review     * Scott T.        Manhattan, NY        7/24/2012  Halevy Life is great! I have being doing the semi-private training for 6  weeks and love it. Coming from a athletic background I really enjoy the  design of each class. The workouts focus on building lean muscle and  burning calories. I guess I am trying to say that I see similarities in  how I used to train as a college athlete and what I am doing in the gym.  It brings back a lot of great memories and most importantly the  improvements in both my strength and endurance are significant. I lost 10  pounds since I started and feel great. Also the atmosphere in the gym is  great! Jeff, Matt, Adam and Courtney are awesome!        * 0friends  * 2reviews     * Colin D.        Manhattan, NY        7/24/2012  Halevy Life is a killer workout. I came from being a total loyalist at one  of the big bootcamps in the city, where I was definitely seeing some  results but not as much as I thought I should. While the workouts were  intense, there was minimal personal attention and it was easy to sacrifice  form in order to just keep up.     The semi-private sessions at HL are no more than 4 people, and the  workouts are focused and precise, but somehow no less intense. I leave  after an hour feeling almost as wiped out if not more so than I did from  bootcamp.     Except here, I've seen incredible results, my form has improved greatly,  my understanding not just of what I'm doing but why it works has totally  changed, and I look forward to coming back. There is no intimidation  factor here--Jeff, Matt, Courtney and the other trainers I've had are  friendly and fun and totally encouraging. This is perfect for people both  new and experienced, and the price is incredibly reasonable for what you  get.     I highly recommended it :)        * 0friends  * 1review     * Aimee S.        New York, NY        7/23/2012  I have really enjoyed working out with the Semi-Private training programs  with Halevy Life. They are personalized, interesting (as opposed to the  same old boring gym routines) and effective. I noticed improvements in  strength and endurance pretty quickly. The staff are very knowledgeable  and attentive as well. I have tried many different types of gym classes  and routines but this one keeps me coming back. I feel good when I'm  headed to one of their sessions and I usually feel even better afterwards.     * 0friends  * 1review     * Anne Marie E.        Manhattan, NY        7/23/2012  Halevy Life is AMAZING!!!!  Love the trainers, love the facility.  It has  totally changed the way I work out and the way I feel.  Love the SP  classes because I do still like to be a little competitive in a class  setting, but love the small group and attention provided.  I've been going  to Halevy Life for about 8 weeks and have definition in my arms  that I  have never seen before.  Highly recommend for anyone of any fitness level.  Jeff's attention to each client, enthusiasm and creativity are  unprecedented.     * 0friends  * 1review     * Yulia Z.        ASTORIA, NY        Update - 7/23/2012  I've been with Halevy Life since Fall 2011 and so far I'm planning to  continue the program. The SP sessions work very well for me. Most  frequently there are three to four people in a session. But the trainer  has time for everyone, he corrects the form, motivates, keeps us moving,  pushes to try harder. They also change the program frequently, which keeps  things interesting. It's a really good alternative to the gym if you have  a bad habit of skipping a work out because you are just not feeling it :)  1 Previous Review: Show all »  *  11/15/2011I had work outs with personal trainer before, but it was very  expensive. So after a few months I… Read more »        * 0friends  * 1review     * Amanda L.        Manhattan, NY        7/21/2012  I have always worked out - weight training, bikram yoga, jogging, you name  it! BUT...I never got the results I wanted.     I didn't want to bulk up. I just wanted to be lean.     I tried a ton of ballet inspired classes but these didn't help me "tone"  or get "lean" and "long."     So what finally did it? My 4 months in Halevy Life's SP training program.  What do I love about it?     Well, for one, every single workout includes everything you need to be  fit- cardio, flexibility, corrective exercises (helped my posture!), and  strength training.     I also love how systematic everything is. I started with an orientation  and movement screen so I could identify what needed to be corrected, as  well as had the entire lean body science of the program explained to me as  well...which was fascinating.     What else do I love? Even though the SP sessions are done in groups of 4,  the entire program is customized and you get tons of personal attention.     This is not at all a chain gym experience and love the social aspect of  making a new group of over fifty or so likeminded workout friends. There's  my two cents! :-)              * 0friends  * 1review     * Stephanie B.        Manhattan, NY        7/14/2012  Friendly and professional atmosphere. Very attentive to my specific needs  even while working out in small group sessions. Never a dull moment as  routines are constantly changed and new exercises are introduced daily.  Customer service is second to none. What can I say? Its an awesome gym!  -Stephanie B. (NPC Bikini Competitor)        * 164friends  * 52reviews     * Michael B.        MIDDLE VLG, NY        5/15/2012  Since moving to New York for work, I've noticed latley... I've been  getting fat. Not super fat, but around that time where you gotta start  doing something, or risk turning into a jellybean.     I was looking for a gym that is convenient for me to travel, has  professional staff, and also a place that I don't have to spend an arm and  a leg. After a week of researching, I found Halevy Life, and I instantly  fell in love. I like the location, I love the staff, and the price was  perfect for me (semi-private training for $30 per session).     1 month later, and I feel great and look like my old self again.  The  personal training staff is amazing, and I feel like this place is a second  home sometimes.  Comment from Jeff H. of Halevy Life 7/19/2012  Thanks Michael! And to clarify our SP training ranges from… More »        * 0friends  * 1review     * Merin R.        CANAL STREET, NY        5/8/2012  As someone who never worked out with a trainer before, Halevy Life has  been a great first experience. Because you train in groups, the sessions  are so much more affordable than one-on-one (the 10/mo package works out  to only $29 a session - kind of unreal in NYC??)... and because the groups  are small, you get super-personalized attention. There was a negative  review on here about customer service but I've only ever had extremely  positive interactions. All of my emails and phone calls to the studio have  been answered quickly - generally within 30 minutes or less - and all of  the trainers have great energy that really keeps you motivated. I've  noticed improvements after only a month and a half - the mix of sprints  and weights is a little killer but definitely not something I'd motivate  to do on my own so it's great to have the HL team pushing you and getting  those results.                 * 3friends  * 4reviews     * Barbara L.        Brooklyn, NY        3/7/2012  I got turned on to this place by the editor in chief of a major fitness  magazine. My only question after my first few weeks as a client is: Why  don't these guys have 50 locations!? I am loving "SP", their semi-private  training. I love the small group feel (3 or 4 clients are in a session),  which gives a ton of personal attention, but also a fun social vibe that  keeps me coming back for more torture! The training is amazing, well  thought out and definitely not the scattered approach of these bootcamps.  So far this has been the exact fitness fix I've been looking for!     * 0friends  * 2reviews     * Margaret K.        Manhattan, NY        12/10/2011  I can't tell you how many trainers I've been through over the years. Most  didn't last more than a few months, the reason being: NO RESULTS! That  being said, I have been a client of Halevy Life for nearly three years  now. Why? RESULTS. I'm not going to even reveal what weight I started at,  but let's just say I lost a whole person. The staff is amazing and the  owner, Jeff, has really helped me break through sticking points. What I  love most is that anything I've learned over the years, I've always vetted  and looked up, and science really does support what I'm doing in all my  workouts. Ready for the icing on the cake? I am not an athlete, but this  non-athlete not only finished the NYC marathon injury free last year, but  several days later was scaling mountains in South America on  vacation...with ease! I give Halevy Life my highest recommendation. They  really changed my life.        * 4friends  * 4reviews     * Melissa M.        Manhattan, NY        Update - 11/28/2011  PS... I just went thru thanksgiving without gaining a pound!! Wooot!!!!  Big *heart* for Halevy Life! :P  1 Previous Review: Show all »  *  11/14/2011I. am. in. LOVE! I have been working out with a trainer for a  few years and was getting frustrated… Read more »        * 0friends  * 3reviews     * Matthew F.        New York, NY        9/26/2011  I hate the gym, dislike working out, and have no time for either...somehow  I enjoy 30/30. It is fun, affordable, and it really works.  I am stronger,  look better, feel better, and made some new friends.  My tennis game has  improved dramatically.  Highly recommend!  Comment from Jeff H. of Halevy Life 6/26/2012  Thanks Matthew! And FYI for those reading, "30/30" is now… More »        * 1friend  * 4reviews     * Natalia F.        Manhattan, NY        9/13/2011  I am a big fan of the Halevy Life's 30/30 fitness program. I heard about  it through a Living Social deal, checked it out, loved it, and bought a  package. Basically, you split the cost of a personal training session  among 3-4 people, which is a great way to stay fit for those who typically  don't push themselves too hard when working out on their own and don't  want to pay a full price for a one-on-one training session.  I find 30/30  sessions to be intense, effective, fun, and affordable. Each workout is  one hour long and consists of interval training variations, strength, core  movement rotations, and stretches. Workout sequences are rotated day to  day and every few weeks, thus you don't get bored doing the same thing.  Matt K, the trainer I've had from the beginning, is very knowledgeable,  personable, and nice (not to mention good looking). I strongly recommend  Halevy Life's 30/30 program to anyone who is looking to get back in shape  or maintain their fitness level.        * 0friends  * 1review     * Jenny H.        Manhattan, NY        9/12/2011  Having been an intense athlete my whole life, I struggled finding  something in the city that really challenged me.  30/30 is the closest  thing to my workout regimine I used to train for Olympic Trials.  Everyone  goes at their own pace, but each person is challenged to push themselves  and dig deeper.  I feel I am on my way to getting back to the shape I was  when I was a D1 athlete.  Not only is it a great, full body workout, but  the trainers seem to really want the best for you and to help you acheive  your fitness goals.        * 1friend  * 1review     * Dan B.        New York, NY        4/13/2011  Halevy Life has helped to put me on the path toward reaching my fitness  goals. Whereas before I didn't always push myself 100% at the gym, Jeff  and Jeremy have helped me to optimize my workout time and vary my workouts  for total-body fitness. Thanks to Halevy Life, I'm well on my way to  building an impressive rock-hard body in time for my upcoming wedding!

 

0friends  * 1review     * Michelle H.        Manhattan, NY        10/1/2012  I decided to try out Halevy Life when Crunch just wasn't cutting it. I  liked their spin classes, but felt like I wasn't getting any stronger in  the weight lifting classes. Spend 30 minutes in an abs class once a week  and you expect to see some results after a month or two! I attribute this  lack of results to not having any kind of personal attention in a class  full of 30 people. I never knew if I was doing the exercise correctly,  using the right weight, etc.     My first 8 sessions at Halevy have been great. Having done personal  training in the past, I can say this is as good as it can get for the  price. Classes are capped at 4 people, so there is always a lot of  personal attention. I do like working out in a group. At first I was a  little afraid that everyone would be really in shape, and I would be the  weak, slow person in the group. Halevy's clients are very diverse, so this  has never been a problem. Also, the trainers promote working at your own  level, so I've only felt motivated working with other clients, not like it  was a competition.     The trainers are very knowledgeable and attentive. I really like that the  stress proper form, rather than getting the most reps out or lifting the  heaviest weight possible. I've always been very intimidated by free  weights and bars because I don't really know how to use them. The trainers  have taught me all the best forms for lifting and I was so excited when I  could do squats and lifts correctly. The variation on exercises is great,  and I always feel like I got an awesome workout after class.     After only 8 sessions, I feel a lot stronger. I notice that I can do a lot  of the activities more easily.     The facilities themselves are really clean. You have your own bathroom  with a shower if you need to get to work in the morning. I like this a lot  more than sharing a bathroom with 20 people, all trying to dry their hair  and put on makeup at the same time.     Jeff and his staff are great -- you won't regret giving it a try!        * 0friends  * 1review     * Roberta S.        Manhattan, NY        9/14/2012  I'm not big on reviewing anything but I have to give Halevy Life a  standing ovation.     I started the SP program in March and have been going there religiously  ever since. The workouts are extremely challenging yet doable for  everyone. The team that Jeff has in place is so wonderful and motivating.  Most of my classes have been with Matt who is a Rock Star. He really cares  about me doing every move correctly and challenges me to push further each  time.     About a month into my training I discovered I was pregnant so I told the  team and they handled my situation with the utmost discretion and adjusted  my part of the group program to be safe for me in my condition. The  workouts are still tough and I feel great afterwards. I plan to continue  going as long as possible then again after the baby to get back in shape  (which is going to take a lot of work).     What is most compelling about this program is the mix of cardio and  weights to keep you motivated and challenged. Results are pretty much  guaranteed if you work out 3 times a week and make an effort outside the  gym.     These guys are seriously awesome.              * 0friends  * 4reviews     * Kerry G.        Manhattan, NY        8/7/2012  I've always been athletic, but it's been a long time since I felt and  looked like a real athlete. I played soccer in college, however I've  always dreaded working out (especially running) and even though I no  longer liked the way I looked or felt, I just couldn't seem to motivate  myself to start working out again.     This past year I got engaged to be married and even then it took a long  time for me to realize that I needed to change my lifestyle if I wanted to  feel and look good on my wedding day. After all, those pictures last for  forever, right? I decided to try to get in shape. I worked out with a  couple of trainers at other gyms before finding Jeff and his team at  Halevy Life through a deal on GiltCity. I explained my time restraint  (only 2 months until the wedding!) to Jeff during the first assessment. I  knew Jeff usually just did the first session with everyone and I fully  expected to be placed with one of the other trainers for my remaining  private sessions. Amazingly, the next day I received a phone call from  Jeff himself and because his client base had recently grown exponentially  and it takes him (as owner and head trainer) a long time to find and train  members of his staff to the level that he deems acceptable, he therefore  didn't have enough staff members available to train me several times a  week so I could see a difference before my big day. He took full  responsibility for this issue and then offered to train me himself! This  just proved to me how much Jeff cares about his clients, his company, and  his great reputation.     Others have commented on how great the training is at Halevy Life and  while I fully agree that the training is amazing, I can honestly say I've  also been extremely impressed with the people. The trainers are personable  and put their full effort into each session, not only making sure my  weight lifting form is correct so I don't get hurt but also pushing me to  do my best no matter the circumstances. There are days I walk in feeling  exhausted or sick and at the end, I always walk out feeling like I  accomplished something. One of the best parts is that as hard as I work, I  never wake up so sore that I can't walk/move the next day...which has  definitely happened to me with some trainers elsewhere.     Of course I'm also thrilled with the results (lost about 13 pounds and 2  dress sizes in 2 months just from working out 2-3 times a week and eating  a little healthier). The seamstress had to take in my wedding dress 4  times and even then, it was a little too big on my wedding day (I guess if  you're going to have a problem that day then that's probably the best  type). With the results I saw from a little cardio and a lot of weight  training, my only regret is that I didn't start sooner. Who knows what  kind of results I would have seen in 6 months versus 2! Plus, I can get  great results by training 2-3 times a week instead of having to spend  spend time at the gym every day, so I still have a nice balance in my  life. I can't say that I've experienced the SP sessions, but there is  always one going on when I have my private sessions and I have to say that  from the first time I saw one, I thought it was the most impressive  semi-private session I'd ever seen.     Training with Jeff and his team at Halevy Life, I feel like an athlete  again. The wedding is over but the hard part of maintaining and getting  into even better shape is just beginning. I have no doubt Jeff and his  team will get me the results I desire as long as I'm willing to put in the  work.  Comment from Jeff H. of Halevy Life 8/9/2012  It was our pleasure, Kerry. Too bad Yelp doesn't want to… More »        * 0friends  * 1review     * Scott T.        Manhattan, NY        7/24/2012  Halevy Life is great! I have being doing the semi-private training for 6  weeks and love it. Coming from a athletic background I really enjoy the  design of each class. The workouts focus on building lean muscle and  burning calories. I guess I am trying to say that I see similarities in  how I used to train as a college athlete and what I am doing in the gym.  It brings back a lot of great memories and most importantly the  improvements in both my strength and endurance are significant. I lost 10  pounds since I started and feel great. Also the atmosphere in the gym is  great! Jeff, Matt, Adam and Courtney are awesome!        * 0friends  * 2reviews     * Colin D.        Manhattan, NY        7/24/2012  Halevy Life is a killer workout. I came from being a total loyalist at one  of the big bootcamps in the city, where I was definitely seeing some  results but not as much as I thought I should. While the workouts were  intense, there was minimal personal attention and it was easy to sacrifice  form in order to just keep up.     The semi-private sessions at HL are no more than 4 people, and the  workouts are focused and precise, but somehow no less intense. I leave  after an hour feeling almost as wiped out if not more so than I did from  bootcamp.     Except here, I've seen incredible results, my form has improved greatly,  my understanding not just of what I'm doing but why it works has totally  changed, and I look forward to coming back. There is no intimidation  factor here--Jeff, Matt, Courtney and the other trainers I've had are  friendly and fun and totally encouraging. This is perfect for people both  new and experienced, and the price is incredibly reasonable for what you  get.     I highly recommended it :)        * 0friends  * 1review     * Aimee S.        New York, NY        7/23/2012  I have really enjoyed working out with the Semi-Private training programs  with Halevy Life. They are personalized, interesting (as opposed to the  same old boring gym routines) and effective. I noticed improvements in  strength and endurance pretty quickly. The staff are very knowledgeable  and attentive as well. I have tried many different types of gym classes  and routines but this one keeps me coming back. I feel good when I'm  headed to one of their sessions and I usually feel even better afterwards.     * 0friends  * 1review     * Anne Marie E.        Manhattan, NY        7/23/2012  Halevy Life is AMAZING!!!!  Love the trainers, love the facility.  It has  totally changed the way I work out and the way I feel.  Love the SP  classes because I do still like to be a little competitive in a class  setting, but love the small group and attention provided.  I've been going  to Halevy Life for about 8 weeks and have definition in my arms  that I  have never seen before.  Highly recommend for anyone of any fitness level.  Jeff's attention to each client, enthusiasm and creativity are  unprecedented.     * 0friends  * 1review     * Yulia Z.        ASTORIA, NY        Update - 7/23/2012  I've been with Halevy Life since Fall 2011 and so far I'm planning to  continue the program. The SP sessions work very well for me. Most  frequently there are three to four people in a session. But the trainer  has time for everyone, he corrects the form, motivates, keeps us moving,  pushes to try harder. They also change the program frequently, which keeps  things interesting. It's a really good alternative to the gym if you have  a bad habit of skipping a work out because you are just not feeling it :)  1 Previous Review: Show all »  *  11/15/2011I had work outs with personal trainer before, but it was very  expensive. So after a few months I… Read more »        * 0friends  * 1review     * Amanda L.        Manhattan, NY        7/21/2012  I have always worked out - weight training, bikram yoga, jogging, you name  it! BUT...I never got the results I wanted.     I didn't want to bulk up. I just wanted to be lean.     I tried a ton of ballet inspired classes but these didn't help me "tone"  or get "lean" and "long."     So what finally did it? My 4 months in Halevy Life's SP training program.  What do I love about it?     Well, for one, every single workout includes everything you need to be  fit- cardio, flexibility, corrective exercises (helped my posture!), and  strength training.     I also love how systematic everything is. I started with an orientation  and movement screen so I could identify what needed to be corrected, as  well as had the entire lean body science of the program explained to me as  well...which was fascinating.     What else do I love? Even though the SP sessions are done in groups of 4,  the entire program is customized and you get tons of personal attention.     This is not at all a chain gym experience and love the social aspect of  making a new group of over fifty or so likeminded workout friends. There's  my two cents! :-)              * 0friends  * 1review     * Stephanie B.        Manhattan, NY        7/14/2012  Friendly and professional atmosphere. Very attentive to my specific needs  even while working out in small group sessions. Never a dull moment as  routines are constantly changed and new exercises are introduced daily.  Customer service is second to none. What can I say? Its an awesome gym!  -Stephanie B. (NPC Bikini Competitor)        * 164friends  * 52reviews     * Michael B.        MIDDLE VLG, NY        5/15/2012  Since moving to New York for work, I've noticed latley... I've been  getting fat. Not super fat, but around that time where you gotta start  doing something, or risk turning into a jellybean.     I was looking for a gym that is convenient for me to travel, has  professional staff, and also a place that I don't have to spend an arm and  a leg. After a week of researching, I found Halevy Life, and I instantly  fell in love. I like the location, I love the staff, and the price was  perfect for me (semi-private training for $30 per session).     1 month later, and I feel great and look like my old self again.  The  personal training staff is amazing, and I feel like this place is a second  home sometimes.  Comment from Jeff H. of Halevy Life 7/19/2012  Thanks Michael! And to clarify our SP training ranges from… More »        * 0friends  * 1review     * Merin R.        CANAL STREET, NY        5/8/2012  As someone who never worked out with a trainer before, Halevy Life has  been a great first experience. Because you train in groups, the sessions  are so much more affordable than one-on-one (the 10/mo package works out  to only $29 a session - kind of unreal in NYC??)... and because the groups  are small, you get super-personalized attention. There was a negative  review on here about customer service but I've only ever had extremely  positive interactions. All of my emails and phone calls to the studio have  been answered quickly - generally within 30 minutes or less - and all of  the trainers have great energy that really keeps you motivated. I've  noticed improvements after only a month and a half - the mix of sprints  and weights is a little killer but definitely not something I'd motivate  to do on my own so it's great to have the HL team pushing you and getting  those results.                 * 3friends  * 4reviews     * Barbara L.        Brooklyn, NY        3/7/2012  I got turned on to this place by the editor in chief of a major fitness  magazine. My only question after my first few weeks as a client is: Why  don't these guys have 50 locations!? I am loving "SP", their semi-private  training. I love the small group feel (3 or 4 clients are in a session),  which gives a ton of personal attention, but also a fun social vibe that  keeps me coming back for more torture! The training is amazing, well  thought out and definitely not the scattered approach of these bootcamps.  So far this has been the exact fitness fix I've been looking for!     * 0friends  * 2reviews     * Margaret K.        Manhattan, NY        12/10/2011  I can't tell you how many trainers I've been through over the years. Most  didn't last more than a few months, the reason being: NO RESULTS! That  being said, I have been a client of Halevy Life for nearly three years  now. Why? RESULTS. I'm not going to even reveal what weight I started at,  but let's just say I lost a whole person. The staff is amazing and the  owner, Jeff, has really helped me break through sticking points. What I  love most is that anything I've learned over the years, I've always vetted  and looked up, and science really does support what I'm doing in all my  workouts. Ready for the icing on the cake? I am not an athlete, but this  non-athlete not only finished the NYC marathon injury free last year, but  several days later was scaling mountains in South America on  vacation...with ease! I give Halevy Life my highest recommendation. They  really changed my life.        * 4friends  * 4reviews     * Melissa M.        Manhattan, NY        Update - 11/28/2011  PS... I just went thru thanksgiving without gaining a pound!! Wooot!!!!  Big *heart* for Halevy Life! :P  1 Previous Review: Show all »  *  11/14/2011I. am. in. LOVE! I have been working out with a trainer for a  few years and was getting frustrated… Read more »        * 0friends  * 3reviews     * Matthew F.        New York, NY        9/26/2011  I hate the gym, dislike working out, and have no time for either...somehow  I enjoy 30/30. It is fun, affordable, and it really works.  I am stronger,  look better, feel better, and made some new friends.  My tennis game has  improved dramatically.  Highly recommend!  Comment from Jeff H. of Halevy Life 6/26/2012  Thanks Matthew! And FYI for those reading, "30/30" is now… More »        * 1friend  * 4reviews     * Natalia F.        Manhattan, NY        9/13/2011  I am a big fan of the Halevy Life's 30/30 fitness program. I heard about  it through a Living Social deal, checked it out, loved it, and bought a  package. Basically, you split the cost of a personal training session  among 3-4 people, which is a great way to stay fit for those who typically  don't push themselves too hard when working out on their own and don't  want to pay a full price for a one-on-one training session.  I find 30/30  sessions to be intense, effective, fun, and affordable. Each workout is  one hour long and consists of interval training variations, strength, core  movement rotations, and stretches. Workout sequences are rotated day to  day and every few weeks, thus you don't get bored doing the same thing.  Matt K, the trainer I've had from the beginning, is very knowledgeable,  personable, and nice (not to mention good looking). I strongly recommend  Halevy Life's 30/30 program to anyone who is looking to get back in shape  or maintain their fitness level.        * 0friends  * 1review     * Jenny H.        Manhattan, NY        9/12/2011  Having been an intense athlete my whole life, I struggled finding  something in the city that really challenged me.  30/30 is the closest  thing to my workout regimine I used to train for Olympic Trials.  Everyone  goes at their own pace, but each person is challenged to push themselves  and dig deeper.  I feel I am on my way to getting back to the shape I was  when I was a D1 athlete.  Not only is it a great, full body workout, but  the trainers seem to really want the best for you and to help you acheive  your fitness goals.        * 1friend  * 1review     * Dan B.        New York, NY        4/13/2011  Halevy Life has helped to put me on the path toward reaching my fitness  goals. Whereas before I didn't always push myself 100% at the gym, Jeff  and Jeremy have helped me to optimize my workout time and vary my workouts  for total-body fitness. Thanks to Halevy Life, I'm well on my way to  building an impressive rock-hard body in time for my upcoming wedding!

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