Chisel Studio
401 N West St, Raleigh, NC 27603, United States

Review №1

I like so many caught Covid in Jan of 2021. I recovered but was still experiencing cardiovascular and respiratory issues months prior. Going back to gym on my own was an extreme struggle and I decided I needed professional help. After much research I decided to sign up with Chisel Studio and I have been training with Marcus Scott 1hr/2x a week for about 3 months. Marcus is THE BEST. Initially I felt weak and could barely lift 10 pounds, now I am stronger than I was prior to catching Covid. Marcus understood my dilemma, did his research and tailors my workouts to my condition and body, while also challenging me. This isn’t a basic gym with meat-head trainers that have unnatural physiques. The PTS here always have health and safety in mind and want to help you become the best version of yourself. I highly recommend Chisel and Marcus.

Review №2

Chisel studio has been a great experience, highly recommend! Working out with Ty on a consistent basis has allowed me to take it to the next level. Great location downtown and fun environment. Havent mixed in the classes yet, but looking forward to trying those as well!

Review №3

I am so glad that I found Chisel! The trainers are amazing and always make sure that workouts are tailored to each client’s ability and goals. I used to dread going to the gym, but now it’s the best part of my day!

Review №4

I hate going to the gym. Always have. I feel out of place. I feel like I dont know what Im doing. I feel out of shape. Ive finally found a supportive community that helps you achieve your fitness goals. I love the staff, I love the people, I love the classes, and there are genuine friendships to be made. Its like a family. I cant give a strong enough endorsement!

Review №5

I’ve been at Chisel for 2 years now and absolutely love the small group classes. You can mod up or down and never feel self conscious. I’ve also taken advantage of personal training, which has helped with individual fitness goals. All the trainers are great and make you feel confident. I feel blessed I found this place!

Review №6

Chisel is a great studio. Ive been working with Ty for a few months now and hes really helped me. Easy, convenient, clean, friendly, motivating. This place is great. Ty is great. If youre looking for a personal trainer or a private workout space then this is it I cannot recommend it enough.

Review №7

So glad I found this place! The option to do small classes or if you want individual training is exactly what I was looking for. Groups with Ty, Bianca, and Pilar are awesome. They make sure your technique is on point and you will leaving sweating! Everyone is so friendly and best of all you will see results!

Review №8

Chisel is a wonderful personal training studio! The studio itself is always extremely clean and organized, and it offers a vibrant and spacious environment to get in your best work out! Chisel has new, well-kept, and awesome machines for exercising any/all body parts, and you can even purchase workout clothing, water bottles, and other accessories with the cool Chisel logo on them. The location is great, the facility is great, and the trainers are even greater! Besides just personal one-on-one training sessions, Chisel also offers small-group fitness classes, with 10 people maximum, including body sculpting and the very popular, very fun, Bungee classes! Ten out of ten would recommend training at Chisel- once you start, youll be training there for years!

Review №9

Chisel has the best small group classes. The training is super effective, Im sore after every class. The Trainers are friendly and innovative, no two classes are ever the same. Because the groups are small they are able to cover your individual needs better than in a crowded studio. Ive worked out at Chisel since 2 years. Ive tried different gyms in Raleigh and I feel like Im getting the best value at Chisel. Tys (Mo/We) and Marios (Th) classes are my favorit. Ive recommended this gym to multiple friends and Ill continue doing so. Additional plus for me is that you dont have to sign up for a membership. I travel a lot for work and like the flexibility of the class-packs.

Review №10

I have been working out at Chisel since September 2019, and I look forward to attending the group classes and my private personal training sessions. Big gyms never worked for me, and I thought I would give Chisel a try. I love the small group class format, and the adrenaline flow class with the bungee slings is a fabulous way for me to get a high impact workout while taking the strain off on my bad knee (3 surgeries and a history that does not bear repeating here). I have worked with several (4 now) of the trainers, and each brings a great attitude and energy to their classes. Personal training sessions focus on my goals, and I have increased strength, muscle tone, and endurance as I have been working out regularly over the past few months. Chisel is kind of like Cheers...where everyone knows your name. It is really nice to have multiple trainers greet you, and to exchange more than curse pleasantries with your classmates (can we all groan together when it is time to do burpees? Yes! But then we can laugh about it later.).Definitely give Chisel a chance if you want a personalized, intense workout. For a small studio, they have all the workout tools you need, and certainly a trainer to match your personality and help you meet your fitness goals.

Review №11

I love this studio. I have been training with Stuart for 1 year and I also attend classes. I work too much and cant make myself stay fit on my own. Having a trainer has taken all the pressure off and I am stronger than ever. When I started I was out of shape and had knee pain and wrist pain. Stuart was very careful in building strength without causing injury. His sessions have a lot of variety and I never get bored. At this point I am confident doing lunges with weights and I have no pain. I am so happy with the results! I also like the people. Stuart, Pilar and everyone who attends class is a lot of fun. They make me laugh and class goes by quickly.

Review №12

Chisel is clean and convenient, with friendly, knowledgeable trainers. I stopped strength training for awhile and needed to ease back in. Training at Chisel is welcoming, not intimidating. My transition back has been smooth and injury-free, with positive results.

Review №13

I love this studio, the space is beautiful and the personalized service is amazing. I really enjoy the classes. Because of the small classes the instructors are able to give you corrections and push you to your best. I always walk away from a class feeling accomplished and energized from the workout. The staff is amazing!

Review №14

If you want a personal touch with a caring trainer(s) this is the place! You’ll get a varied workout that fits your goals and keeps you motivated. Even though I sometimes dread coming I leave happy! And as a competitive tennis player the workouts have kept me on top of my game!

Review №15

Great space with all the equipment you could need, trainers who see and treat you as the individual that you are (rather than a face in the crowd), and a warm encouraging environment that is quite conducive to reaching your goals. Ive been to many gyms and many boutique fitness studios. Gyms are anonymous and you get lost in the crowd. A lot of fitness studios still have a lot of people in the class and is focused on getting you in and out. Here they get to know you, your goals, your strengths and weaknesses. I love it. Ive been doing personal training with the owner Pilar and I am thriving under her guidance and support and, most importantly, accountability. Even texts me to make sure Im staying on track and asks me what Im going to do for the rest of the week to be active. The prices are reasonable and it is totally worth your time. For the first time Im actually excited to get up in the morning and go to a class, knowing Im going to get a really great workout!

Review №16

Ive been going to Chisel for nearly a year now. I do both private personal training and the various HIIT classes.* No gym membership fee! You pay for the classes you take or the private sessions you do. That alone saved over $20/month!* The trainers are excellent! Theyre very friendly, and theyre interested in helping you perform at your best. They offer different exercise options if you cant do something.* Classes form friendships, which makes it more fun to go! Everyones there at the same time to do the same thing so its more focused.

Review №17

I’ve been going to Chisel Studio for over 4 months now and love it. I started out with just the personal training and now take the small group classes as well to supplement my training. I’ve exercised most of my life, but getting a personal trainer here has really increased my strength and ability. They work around my injury, so I can get the most out of exercise without hurting myself any further. I’m also amazed at the variety of exercises they keep coming up with, so I never get bored and they work my muscles in different ways. The small group classes are really challenging and fun and have a variety of instructors and styles. I highly recommend trying out personal training and/or group classes at Chisel Studio. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself this year.

Review №18

Well equipped, pleasant facility. Pilar is an extraordinary personal trainer. Very sensitive to my strengths and weaknesses, and always encouraging me to improve. She is a tremendous asset in maintaining this senior citizens quality of life

Review №19

Worked out here since they opened. Beautiful space and excellent trainers. Keep me feeling my fittest!

Review №20

Ive been a member for over a year now and have enjoyed working with the trainers and the owner, Pilar Ybbara..They are very encouraging in the workouts, making it fun...The space is open, clean, with great equipment. There is a lot of natural light coming in through the large windows....Ive met a lot of new people, who along with, became a workout family....I really look forward to my workout and classes...thought Id never say that!!!!!

Review №21

Chisel Studio is my favorite gym Ive ever worked out at! Pilar has assembled a talented group of trainers, who motivate you every step of the way. Stuart has created individual training program that has incorporated both personal training and small group classes. At 44, Im in the best shape of my life thanks to the Chisel Team.

Review №22

I have worked out with Chisel for over a year! I feel the best I have in years. Pilar is beyond patient and listens to your needs.

Review №23

Awesome studio with first rate and knowledgeable trainers. Ive been training with the owner, Pilar Ybarra, for 18 years. She stays on the cutting edge of new workouts to keep things fun.

Review №24

Love! The small group classes in this downtown neighborhood gym. Quality equipment, first rate personal training , and clean. Nothing else in the area like it!

Review №25

The trainers and instructors here are amazing. I have taken classes with both Pilar and Marcy, and they will kick your butt, BUT youll have fun having it kicked. Ive also trained with Pilar for 13 years, and she is constantly researching and implementing new fitness routines to motivate and transform. I cannot say enough good things about her. I also love the space. Its clean, simple lines, inviting. Check it out. You wont regret it.

Review №26

I came to Chisel not knowing what I was getting into. I had been pretty inactive the past few years. I spoke to one of the owners first via phone to go thru my work out history, etc. Pilar was so helpful and motivating on the phone that she really got me excited to come in. I have been training there since May of 2019 and love it. I work out with Pilar, Bianca and Ty. Each of them have a unique approach but a common goal. They really kick started the new me. I highly recommend Chisel for any level and any age!

Review №27

New and sparking clean studio! Super location! Brand new equipment, amazing seasoned instructors, and group classes are small so not intimidating! Love Chisel!

Review №28

My trainer Ty is awesome and has helped my basketball skills by getting me stronger and faster.Super Clean and Private.

Review №29

I love that they can give you more personalized training & it’s fun!!! Very motivating when you enjoy it!

Review №30

Love how clean and neat everything is

Review №31

Im a long term customer - have been training with Pilar for more than 10 years. Shes an excellent trainer and great friend, and makes the experience all about you. Since she opened Chisel Studio all my personal training and group sessions have been there. Its so nice to find a place to work out where they maintain the equipment and keep everything clean. Which is almost impossible to find in downtown Raleigh. Ive worked with most of the Chisel trainers 1 on 1 or taken their small group classes - they are also fun, motivational and share Pilars passion and customer service philosophy. The Chisel Team is really good at figuring out where you are on a fitness level and customizing workouts that are just perfect!

Review №32

Pilar has been training us for almost two decades now, and I couldnt be happier that she now has a studio to offer her skills to others in a bright, well-equipped, state-of-the-art studio! Her enthusiasm and that of the other trainers is unparalleled and I can heartily recommend Chisel to anyone looking to get/stay in shape in 2018 and beyond!

Review №33

Awesome facility. Great equipment. And trainers are amazing!

Review №34

Pilar has been my personal trainer for 15+ years!! Having osteoarthritis for years, she works around my limitations!! Love her new studio! Enjoying following facebook posts too for Chisel Studio!! Thanks for being my workout support!!!!

Review №35

Love Chisel Studio and Pilar! Chisel is the perfect size for personal training and small classes. I love the feel of the space. Its clean and modern with great equipment. But the trainers are the best part. I trained with Pilar before her new fancy digs. I love the workouts because she tailors them to my specific needs and, if Ive got an injury or some other limitation, she accommodates those so that I still get a great workout without getting hurt. I look forward to my workouts and I always leave feeling great. And now my husband and son are working out with Stuart. Stuart has developed a routine to help my son get stronger for lacrosse. Stuarts program for my husband is perfect for his needs. Pilar and Stuart are keeping our family fit and injury free!

Review №36

My wife and I love Chisel Studio! Pilar and her team of trainers bring years of experience to a shiny new gym just off Glenwood South in downtown Raleigh! The classes are small - usually no more than 6-7 people - and the one-on-one personal training kicks our butts in all the right ways. Pilar has also worked with us on a nutrition plan, continues to customize our workouts to match our abilities, and weve seen amazing results! Highly recommend Pilar and her team!

Review №37

Perfect environment for me!! Pilar, Marcy, and Danielle have helped me stay motivated !!

Review №38

Been working out with Marcus for a few months now and he’s been fantastic. Best decision I’ve made to try to drop the COVID weight and get back into the shape I was in before lockdown.

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  • Address:401 N West St, Raleigh, NC 27603, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 919-424-8669
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
Working hours
  • Monday:5am–10pm
  • Tuesday:5am–10pm
  • Wednesday:5am–10pm
  • Thursday:5am–10pm
  • Friday:5am–10pm
  • Saturday:7am–5pm
  • Sunday:7am–5pm
Service options
  • Online classes:Yes
  • Wheelchair-accessible car park:Yes
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance:Yes
  • Appointments recommended:Yes
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