Best Fitness Center/Gym: Urban Active

From the March 29, 2012 edition

Urban Active opened its sprawling Grandview Yard campus about a year ago. Its sleek modern design and window-walled exterior make working up a sweat feel posh. Impressive. The Grandview location is just one of the venerable Urban Active’s eight locations in Columbus. Beyond aesthetics (never judge by the cover, right?), Urban Active locations offer plenty of classes, a weight floor, a cardio movie theater, indoor pools, affordable memberships and plenty of bonus amenities like a smoothie bar and an Under Armour retail area.

Runners-up: YMCA, Lifestyle Family Fitness

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