Best of Patch Readers' Choice: Where's the Best Place to Work Out?

There are all sorts of exercise options here in Lexington, and we want to know which you think is best.

We know where you like . And we know where you’d go . Now we want to hear where you’ll go to work it all off.

This week’s Best of Patch Readers’ Choice poll is looking for the best gym or workout space in Lexington. 

There are all sorts of options—gyms, fitness clubs, Pilates places and even a fitness path—here in town. And we want to know which you think is best. 

Here are a few favorite places, in no particular order, but if we're leaving one off of the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll be sure to add it to the list and poll below:


Voting's open until 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive comments posted below. We will announce the winner at noon Friday.

Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

Pamela Tomic March 19, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Excellent personal training in a small group setting, helpful nutritional advice, love that it's only women ...
Sandy McCabe March 19, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Great place, program and best of all Best Staff!
Sue Bruce March 19, 2012 at 05:05 PM
I personally think it's worth driving the extra 1/2 mile into Bedford for Summit Health & Fitness ... they are by far better than all the rest !
Jamie Sherman March 19, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Get In Shape for Women has an amazing, encouraging and fun staff, great atmosphere and friendly, diverse and interesting membership. So glad I found this place!
Beth Masterman March 19, 2012 at 09:08 PM
I agree with Sue Bruce. Summit Fitness is excellent and close (right off of Hartwell Ave.) It has the BEST personal trainers and equipment around. Check it out: http://www.summitbedford.com/
Patricia Perry March 20, 2012 at 06:37 PM
I have been with Fitness Together with a one on one personal trainer for 6 years at least and LOVE the program. My trainer is so knowledgeable and always tries to keep the exercises geared to what we need to work on and yet do them in different ways so as not to get bored. I feel great , have more energy, feel flexible and also have never pulled a muscle or done something that was not appropriate for my body. That alone is the best testament to great trained staff. I enjoy going and can see good steady results to being fit. It is also quiet and not chaotic and centered on just a few at a time which is a specially nice way to start the day. Patricia Perry
Amanda Kelly March 21, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Fitness Together is awesome!!!
Caryl March 21, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I joined Get In Shape For Women as a client almost 6 years ago and still weigh 60 pounds less than my highest weight!! I never missed a workout because they were by appointment (making me accountable). The ratio of 1 trainer to 4 women is perfect, just the right amount of attention to keep me progressing (and injury free). Great culture, supportive and fun!
Wendy March 21, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Get in Shape for Women worked for me, when no other health club had! 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!
linda March 22, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I worked out at both Get in Shape and Fitness Together...Get in Shape for Women gets my vote HANDS DOWN! The community atmosphere, tough workouts and cost make Get in Shape the best value. Not to mention the 30 pound weight loss! Thank you Get in Shape!
Isabelle McDonald March 22, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I am new to Get in Shape for Women and I have to say it's the perfect combination of weight training, cardio and nutritional counseling all rolled into one- The staff is extremely attentive and supportive. I definitely will keep coming!
Joe M March 23, 2012 at 12:03 AM
I have been a client at FT for 6 years! The trainers are caring, motivating and very supportive. I actually look forward to my workouts! The workouts are customized so we are not limited to just machines. We are doing something different in each session...boxing, Pilates, yoga and more!
Michelle M March 23, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I have tried group training, big gyms and even weight watchers! I have been with Fitness Together for 3 months and have had GREAT results. I have lost 17lbs and am in jeans that I never thought I would fit in again! I will be here for life. Thanks to all of the great trainers!
Kristina K March 23, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Fitness Together is more than amazing just like the results I have gotten. Been working out at Fitness Together for over a year now and have gotten the last 40 pounds off thanks to the kick butt workouts from my trainers there. The highlight of my day is going to my workout at Fitness Together.
Cassandra March 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM
After trying everything possible, i was about to give up on my weight loss goals. 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! Thank you Kerri, Scott, Taylor, Bre, Fawn, and Jackie!!!!!
Petals C. March 23, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Fitness Together is most definitely THE place for highly qualified trainers, specialized attention and amazing results...I have been completely satisfied and wouldn't go anywhere else... Petals C.
Mary March 23, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Get in shape for women held me accountable when I couldn't do it for myself. I have lost 42lbs and am back in the size I wore during college! 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!!!
Camille Poyton March 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM
I think Get In Shape For Women is fantastic and well worth the money.
Rachel Van Emon March 23, 2012 at 11:13 AM
The structure and model for staying in shape and/or losing weight is excellent. The people are even better! The combination of advice on staying fit and nutrition is essential, and the supportive staff keep you honest. Thank you GISFW!
Kerri P March 23, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Fitness Together- 1 on 1 fully customized programs. Strength training, functional training not limited to just machines, pilates, yoga, kickboxing, interval training, cardio together and nutrition together! Why would you go anywhere else. We are able to evolve with you!
Kerri P March 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Linda-we always talk about nutrition and the cost is for one on one attention and 90 minutes in the studio for each session. Thanks for your review.
Kerri P March 23, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Congrats ladies! Looks like you won...have a great day! You have a lot of fans and members, nice job :)
Nancy Cunningham March 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM
I highly recommend Get In Shape For Women- it offers strength training and conditioning, sound nutritional advice, and a clean professional environment. The personal trainers are attentive, making the workouts appropriate to individual needs. It is fun, encouraging, educational- lots of positive support and help. A great place to get in shape!
Ana Zarba March 23, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Get In Shape For Women is a great place to work out!


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