Fhitting Room Founder, Kari Saitowitz, took her love of planning unique consumer experiences to fill a gap in the fitness industry: a way for every body to reap the benefits of a one-on-one personal training session within a motivational group fitness setting.

In March 2012, Kari sent an email to a close friend with the subject line “Gym Idea.” Less than a year later, the first Fhitting Room studio opened on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Six months later, the lease for Fhitting Room’s flagship location was signed, followed by Fhitting Room Upper West Side in 2017.

In 2019, Fhitting Room started offering online workouts available anytime, anywhere through Fhitting Room On Demand. 2020 was the year that rocked the world and the year that uncovered Fhitting Room’s ability to deliver our 5-star “in-studio” experience virtually. Fhitting Room LIVE! pairs the convenience of digital with the power of small group fitness classes; our workouts adjust to each individual in real time.

2022 marked a significant milestone for Fhitting Room. In addition to celebrating 10 years of FHITness, New York Sports Club acquired Fhitting Room. This partnership opened the door to geographic expansion for Fhitting Room, bringing the best in boutique fitness to select NYSC locations in New York City and beyond, including Washington DC which opened in December 2023.

Fhitting Room’s signature programming combines high intensity intervals, strength training, varied exercises and functional movements for an effective total body workout. Whether you workout with us at home, in studio or anywhere in between, you can count on Fhitting Room to deliver the energy of a killer group workout experience with the personal attention of a one-on-one training session. We’re here to help you feel less stressed, more productive, safe and strong. Come find your perfect FHIT.


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