This week’s Best of Patch Reader’s Choice poll asked readers to identify their favorite gym or workout space in Lexington – and it was a two place race from the very beginning.
GISFW also racked up 10 favorable comments and 13 positive reviews, all of which were scripted since Monday, March 19. Fitness Together also received a handful of positive comments and reviews during the friendly competition.
Get In Shape for Women owner Kim Prough thanked voters for the support they've shown in the Patch poll.
"I think the support is really a testament to the value that Get In Shape for Women offers and the program," she said. "It's a direct reflection of the results, and showing an appreciation for that."
Comments plugging Get In Shape for Women often mentioned the appointments and trainer-to-trainee ratio as elements that added to their experience.
"Get in Shape for Women worked for me, when no other health club had," wrote a Patch user named Wendy. "The unique combination of appointments with trainers, a well-rounded workout, weigh-ins, nutritional information and group support helped me to "Get in Shape" and stay in shape!"
A Patch reader named Mary said Get In Shape for Women held her accountable when she couldn't do it herself.
"I have lost 42lbs and am back in the size I wore during college," she wrote. "My husband calls me sexy on a daily basis and I feel amazing! I have been to several other gyms and GISFW Lexington was the only one that worked for me. It will be 2 years at the end of July..... And the weight has stayed off due to the work out 'ethic' I gained at GISFW as well as all the nutritional counseling. The trainers there are truly in a league of their own."
The trainers at Fitness Together got a lot of love from the comment section, as well.
"After trying everything possible, I was about to give up on my weight loss goals," wrote a reader named Cassandra. "It wasnt until I stepped into Fitness Together that I realized giving uo was not an option, and I had an exceptional team standing by my side. The trainers at fitness together are the most encouraging, personable, and knowledgable people I have met. I never would have stuck to my program if they weren't there for me!"
You can review Get In Shape for Women or any of these other places to work out yourself on the Patch Places page.
And be sure to check back Monday for next week’s poll. We’ll be looking for your favorite French fries in Lexington.