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Readers' Choice: Best Workout Spot?

Vote for a gym in our weekly poll.

Last week, we asked for your opinion of the best tax preparer in the area. This week, we want to know the best place to get in shape.

What's the best workout spot in the area?

The choices: , , , , , Precision Kettlebells and Crossfit Inspire.

There are many possible candidates, so we started with places that offer general fitness options, instead of specific activities like gymnastics, martial arts or tennis. But if you want to nominate one of those places, tell us in the comments and we'll add it to the poll.

Also post in the comments any anecdotes or reasons you think support your vote—but don't forget to mention which gym you're endorsing!

Polls will close at 9 a.m. on Friday. In the event of a tie on our survey, we will break the tie by counting the positive comments written below about the tied businesses, so please let us know why you think your choice is best.

Iyishea April 10, 2012 at 06:09 PM
The coaches at Crossfit Inspire are the best! They’re very motivating and encouraging. If you have an injury, no problem, they will modify the workout to fit to your physical capabilities.
Habiba April 10, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Crossfit Inspire embodies the very definition of workout exercise as defined on thefreedictionary.com: “the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit.” They do it the best, with the best attitudes, best coaches, best environment and best members.
Kat April 10, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Crossfit Inspire is the best workout. The coaches are friendly, knowledgeable, encouraging and helpful. The workouts are challenging and fun. I’ve met the best people working out with Crossfit.
Sue McClain April 10, 2012 at 06:59 PM
CrossFit inspire changed my life two years ago, so much, that I have since become a coach and love to train and encourage other members on their journey towards a healthier and happier lifestyle. I have never seen, in any other facility, the amount of support and community that flows from CrossFit Inspire coaches and other members. If you're looking for a life changing experience, come to Crossfit Inspire!
Ryan K April 10, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Crossfit Inspire is by far the most fun you will ever have working out! It's all the fun of doing Kettlebell workouts plus much, much more! Every workout can be scaled to your fitness level, so you can go from couch to crossfit in one day and still be able to do the workouts. Best of all, the other members are friendly and very encouraging. The coaches will never let you feel intimidated or out of place. I'd recommend everyone should give it a try.
Laura Rachko April 10, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Without a doubt, Crossfit Inspire! Amazing people, fantastic coaches, and the best workout I've ever had! Where else can you go and be cheered on and supported while doing something amazing for your body?!
Jessica April 10, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Crossfit Inspire - because it works for many of my friends and I can't wait to join so I can look and feel as strong and sexy as them!
SarahDee April 10, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Crossfit Inspire: Great coaches, friendly members and challenging workouts. Once you try it you get hooked on the atmosphere of everyone trying their best.
Alessandro Sacco April 11, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Precision kettle bells, mike is the best trainer around and is the most calm collective guy you'll ever meet he really knows his stuff and takes a lot of pride in it no matter when or where
Todd Wagner April 11, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Precision kettle bells, mike Barbato is a great instructor and really knows his stuff one of the strongest guys I know he's very precise
Vanessa April 11, 2012 at 01:07 AM
I look forward to my workouts at Crossfit Inspire! The coaches are extremely helpful and will modify any movement necessary. The family environment is great and they push you to work hard and achieve your goals. At Crossfit Inspire they genuinely care- number 1 in my book!!
joanne April 11, 2012 at 01:29 AM
I found precision kettlebells only 3 months ago and I love the way his classes have helped me lose weight.
M.A. April 11, 2012 at 01:49 AM
My vote goes to Precision Kettlebells! I highly recommend Mike Barbato to anyone looking to become stronger, more conditioned and simply feel and look their best. I've been training with kettlebells for 8 years along side Mike and with his skilled help and motivation, I have reached my fitness goals. I am 41 yrs old and a mother of 3 and in the best shape of my life.
Daria DiTorro April 11, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Precision Kettlebells!
christina April 11, 2012 at 01:55 AM
CrossFit Inspire! It has changed my body, mind, and my life! The trainers and the support at this "gym" are like nothing you will experience anywhere else!
Judes April 11, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Precision Kettlebells!!
Pete Kennedy (Editor) April 11, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Hi everyone, it appears some comments are not displaying right now, for an unknown reason. Our tech desk is working to fix this, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Pete
Brian McTague April 11, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Crossfit Inspire....without a doubt the best gym around.
cmikelson April 12, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Michael Barbato, the best trainer in Malvern!
Betsy April 12, 2012 at 02:34 AM
It's all about the trainer and Mike Barbato is the best. He comes up with creative, challenging workouts every single class and working out outdoors is really fun. No more boring gyms for me!
Ryan K April 12, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Crossfit Inspire is by far the most fun you will ever have working out! It's all the fun of doing Kettlebell workouts plus much, much more! Every workout can be scaled to your fitness level, so you can go from couch to crossfit in one day and still be able to do the workouts. Best of all, the other members are friendly and very encouraging. The coaches will never let you feel intimidated or out of place. I'd recommend everyone should give it a try.
Sabrina D. April 13, 2012 at 01:06 AM
CrossFit Inspire will not only help you gain a strong and lean body, but the community and fun, encouraging atmosphere coupled with the knowledgeable coaches can change your LIFE.
Kadence April 13, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Crossfit Inspire! Best all around workout. There are so many fun, challenging exercises and movements to learn. You are constantly setting personal goals and achieving them!
Trish April 13, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Precision Kettlebells hands down. Best workout ever. Makes you strong, lean and fit. Anyone who wants a great, addicting workout needs to check Mike's classes out. You will truly be amazed. After not having worked out in years, this was the best decision I ever made. 47, 3 kids and feeling better every day...Thanks Mike!!
Ryan Sharp April 13, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Crossfit Inspire has changed my lIfe, it has made me what I want to be! The coaches rock, constantly reassuring and encouraging you to do your best! It's a family I am proud to be a part of!!
Dylan Meanix April 13, 2012 at 03:28 AM
CrossFit Inspire's coaches and members changed my life! Ive made countless friends there and have never been stronger or leaner in my life! Awesome workouts, warmup and cool down in less than an hour. No bologna, it will get you fit. I don't care if you like your other gym, give it a try- you won't be disappointed.
Pete Kennedy (Editor) April 13, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Hi everyone, due to a bug in our system, some comments did not get published. We apologize for this. Below are the comments that are not displayed. -Pete -------------------- Comment 4/10/12 2:48 PM Crossfit Inspire is the best workout. The coaches are friendly, knowledgeable, encouraging and helpful. The workouts are challenging and fun. I’ve met the best people working out with Crossfit. Source: site By: Kat ------------ Comment 4/10/12 2:59 PM CrossFit inspire changed my life two years ago, so much, that I have since become a coach and love to train and encourage other members on their journey towards a healthier and happier lifestyle. I have never seen, in any other facility, the amount of support and community that flows from CrossFit Inspire coaches and other members. If you're looking for a life changing experience, come to Crossfit Inspire! Source: site By: Sue McClain --------
Pete Kennedy (Editor) April 13, 2012 at 03:46 AM
[cont'd] -------- Comment 4/10/12 3:03 PM Crossfit Inspire is by far the most fun you will ever have working out! It's all the fun of doing Kettlebell workouts plus much, much more! Every workout can be scaled to your fitness level, so you can go from couch to crossfit in one day and still be able to do the workouts. Best of all, the other members are friendly and very encouraging. The coaches will never let you feel intimidated or out of place. I'd recommend everyone should give it a try. Source: site By: Ryan K (This one was reposted April 12 -PK) -------- Comment 4/10/12 3:35 PM Without a doubt, Crossfit Inspire! Amazing people, fantastic coaches, and the best workout I've ever had! Where else can you go and be cheered on and supported while doing something amazing for your body?! Source: site By: Laura Rachko ---------
Pete Kennedy (Editor) April 13, 2012 at 03:47 AM
[cont'd] --------- Comment 4/10/12 5:28 PM Crossfit Inspire - because it works for many of my friends and I can't wait to join so I can look and feel as strong and sexy as them! Source: site By: Jessica ------------ Comment 4/10/12 6:02 PM Crossfit Inspire: Great coaches, friendly members and challenging workouts. Once you try it you get hooked on the atmosphere of everyone trying their best. Source: site By: SarahDee ---------- Comment 4/10/12 8:51 PM Precision kettle bells, mike is the best trainer around and is the most calm collective guy you'll ever meet he really knows his stuff and takes a lot of pride in it no matter when or where Source: site By: Alessandro Sacco --------- Comment 4/10/12 8:54 PM Precision kettle bells, mike Barbato is a great instructor and really knows his stuff one of the strongest guys I know he's very precise Source: site By: Todd Wagner --------
Pete Kennedy (Editor) April 13, 2012 at 03:49 AM
[cont'd] -------- Comment 4/10/12 9:07 PM I look forward to my workouts at Crossfit Inspire! The coaches are extremely helpful and will modify any movement necessary. The family environment is great and they push you to work hard and achieve your goals. At Crossfit Inspire they genuinely care- number 1 in my book!! Source: site By: Vanessa ---------- Comment 4/10/12 9:29 PM I found precision kettlebells only 3 months ago and I love the way his classes have helped me lose weight. Source: site By: joanne -------- [The end. Sorry again for the confusion. No other posts seem to have been affected.]

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