Best of Philly

Best Gym

2017 Best New Gym

Life Time Athletic

Child care? Check. An exhaustive group-workout schedule? Check. An in-house spa? Check. A cafe that serves up salmon salads and smoothies? Check. Waterslides? Check. Everything else you could ever want in a gym? Check. You’ll find these mega-clubs in Fort Washington, Mount Laurel and Wayne, with another planned for Ardmore early next year.

Multiple locations | 855-430-5433 | Website

2017 Best The Training Station

The Training Station

533 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Why? That’s the question that comes to mind when you learn former pro runner Phil Clark moved his gym_—and all its fancy equipment handpicked for […] Read more »

2014 Best Haverford YMCA

Haverford YMCA

891 North Eagel Road, Havertown, PA Website

The $23 million it took to build the shiny new Haverford Y certainly wasn’t wasted: You can see it in the springy indoor track; the […] Read more »

2014 Best Haverford YMCA

Haverford YMCA

891 North Eagle Road, Havertown, PA Website

This isn’t your grandma’s YMCA. The gorgeous 75,000-square-foot Haverford Y, on the old Swell Bubble Gum Factory campus, includes three indoor swimming pools (hello, water […] Read more »

2013 Best Newtown Athletic Club

Newtown Athletic Club

120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA Website

A shiny new $8.5 million outdoor water park. A clubhouse bar and poolside service. Kids tae kwon do classes. Studios for yoga, Pilates and spinning. […] Read more »

2012 Best The Training Station

The Training Station

1033 North 2nd Street, Third Floor, Philadelphia, PA Website

Pro runner Phil Clark built his NoLibs gym for himself, filling it with his favorite toys, like four-minute-mile treadmills and a rowing machine with a […] Read more »

2012 Best ACAC

ACAC

1130 McDermott Drive, West Chester, PA Website

At 130,000 square feet, ACAC is more like a fitness metropolis, with indoor lap and therapy pools; a spa; an indoor track; basketball and platform […] Read more »

2011 Best Virtua Center for HealthFitness Washington Township

Virtua Center for HealthFitness Washington Township

239 Hurffville Crosskeys Road, Suite 100, Sewell, NJ Website

Luxe locker rooms, three pools, a film-free indoor track, TV-equipped treadmills, a buffet of group fitness classes, and Virtua’s neighboring spa to boot: If that’s […] Read more »

2009 Best Balance Chestnut Hill

Balance Chestnut Hill

12 West Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

At the beleaguered behest of their devoted clientele (among them, local socialites, CHA’s varsity football team, Springside’s track-and-fielders, and Jimmy Rollins), this personal-training power trio […] Read more »

2013 Best Healthplex Sports Club

Healthplex Sports Club

194 West Sproul Road, Springfield, PA Website

If there’s one word to describe the Healthplex, it’s this: massive. The 176,000-square-foot facility features tennis, squash and racquetball courts; two pools; three basketball courts; […] Read more »

2013 Best Sporting Club at the Bellevue

Sporting Club at the Bellevue

224 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

READERS’ PICK: It’s not hard to love the Bellevue: the indoor pool, on-site airbrush tanning and sports leagues, spa-like locker rooms, fitness classes that get […] Read more »

2012 Best City Fitness

City Fitness

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READERS’ PICK: It’s easy to see why this two-outpost gym is a local favorite: Huge facilities make for plenty of equipment to go around—which means […] Read more »