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You Pick: Needham's Best Workout Spot

Cast your vote for the best local gym or fitness center now through Friday at 9 a.m.

The right gym can make or break a workout routine—find a place that's right and you actually look forward to sweating it out for the sake of health and fitness.

Luckily, Needham has quite a few options when it comes to exercise. Whether yoga's your thing, you want one-on-one time with a personal trainer or you just enjoy hitting the treadmill, there is surely something for everyone here in town.

Already with , I've asked you to vote for your , and . This week, I want to know: Where's the best place to work out in Needham?

Cast your vote in the poll now through Friday, March 23 at 9 a.m. I'll reveal the winner at noon on Friday.

Because the poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner, so your additional comments added at the bottom of the page—as well as reviews on the business listings in our Patch Places—will help me choose the winner. (Note: Please vote only once per survey, per Patch. See the complete contest rules in a PDF at right.)

Below is a list of local gyms and workout centers I've come up with, but if you feel I've missed a good one, please let me know by adding it to the comments or sending an e-mail to becca.manning@patch.com.

Click on any of these businesses to link to their listing for more information, and don't forget to vote in the poll below!

jason March 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM
I walked into Vo2max Fitness today and was immediately "awestruck"! There is no other gym like it. Friendly, understanding, accommodating and cool. I immediately signed up!
Mike March 22, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I have never felt more at home then at B5fitness! That place is great!
Igor March 22, 2012 at 03:36 PM
B5 is by far the best place I have trained at in a long time. Besides the great facility its the other trainers there that makes it a fun high energy place to be.
Lisa Consalvo March 22, 2012 at 04:39 PM
After gold's/ wow closed in Needham I was wondering where I was going to go with my trainer. B5fitness is great!!! I't's SUPER clean, fun, and the owner gives you free water and coffee. Now not only do I not have to pay the gym membership but I no longer pay my 2 dollars for water everytime either. Thank you B5!
Jim March 22, 2012 at 07:22 PM
B5 is the BEST! The owners are always there, and the atmosphere is so upbeat! Broc has been a great mentor to myself, and many other trainers.
Carole March 22, 2012 at 08:27 PM
I train with my trainer at B5!
Lorna graney March 22, 2012 at 08:35 PM
I love the space at B5! Although with all the new stuff over there for my trainer to use as he tortures me I'm not sure why I like it lol.
kerri ward March 22, 2012 at 08:48 PM
My Trainer Paul and I both love it at B5. The owner is so nice to everyone.
Mellissa March 22, 2012 at 09:11 PM
My trainer asked me to comment on this site and after looking at all the others it seems to me everyone likes there place. I train at B5 with my trainer because like Broc said in his comment gyms no longer allow my trainer to train me there unless he works for them at there club. I think that is unfair to the trainers. I don't know if you can count Broc's place under the category of "gym" because he has no membership fee. Not only that he is telling the truth when he says he gives out water bottles and coffee. You feel at home at B5 you are welcome to go behind his bar to grab water from the fridge. You can also use his wii fi and computers and sit in his couches as you cool down. My workouts have been harder then ever at his place but what I like most is the cheers like kind of atmospher. I'm just waiting to hear someone call out "Norm".
Melissamelissajc1@verizon.net March 22, 2012 at 11:16 PM
GET IN SHAPE for women in Needham is BY FAR the BEST place to work out!!!! Awesome staff......trainers that know what they are doing, very educated in fitness & nutrition!! They are always there to cheer me on!! & Deb the manager always there to lift my spirits, weigh me in or talk nutrition!!!! The facility is top notch, very modern & clean!! I will be a lifer!! I LOVE this place!!!!!!!!
Betsy March 22, 2012 at 11:24 PM
I just finished my workout at B5 and as always I laughed and sweat my butt off. Although I am very partial to my trainer Brian it seems like all the trainers there are very knowledgeable.
Rachel March 23, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I love working out at B5 with my trainer! Always clean, pleasant people and great new equipment. Broc did a great job putting this place together.
Sarah March 23, 2012 at 12:59 AM
When Golds closed I was very upset wondering where I was going to work with my trainer. Then he took me to B5 and I was so happy to discover I didn't have to pay a membership fee and could still see my trainer 2x a week. Thanks B5!
Ashley March 23, 2012 at 01:56 AM
In addition to the clean, spacious facility, B5 has a wonderful team of trainers who have played a key role in my fitness goals. Plenty of equipment downstairs and a great space upstairs that has turf and a heavy bag for boxing! I always feel welcome there, and always friendly faces. Love this place!
Jetta panagopolis March 23, 2012 at 02:12 AM
B5 is my second home. I really enjoy the boot camp on wed night also.
priscilla March 23, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Priscilla B5 fitness is the place for my trainer and I !!!! The concept is great because everyone at B5 is working with a trainer. Sometimes when I used to train with a trainer at a gym we would run into people without trainers who would "work in with us" which would screw up my work out. At B5 this dosn't happen.
Barbara McTigue March 23, 2012 at 09:30 AM
Get in Shape for Women is the best. Up until now I hated the gym and Debbie and the gang have really turned me around. I love working out, I love the support of the staff and I enjoy the company of the women who work out with me.
Sue March 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Get in Shape is fabulous! The trainers, managers and women working out are wonderful. The complete package makes the program stand out - weights, cardio, nutrition and accountability. It works, I lost 30 lbs in a year and have kept it off!
Katie D March 23, 2012 at 11:06 AM
GET IN SHAPE FOR WOMEN! It works, you have to be committed to your goal(s) - but the trainers and manager are there to help you every session! I need the accountability - I"ve tried many gyms. I'm not leaving!
JS March 23, 2012 at 11:21 AM
The Get in Shape program works for me! I tried gyms but was pleased to see many women like me in the program working out along side women of many ages, shapes, and sizes, all getting the attention they need. Nutrition discussions are helpful and accountability keeps me on track. Thank you In Shape!
Sarah March 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM
My mom works out at Get In Shape in Needham. She looks fabulous and we are proud of her transformation!
Marie March 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM
I'm a lifer at Get In Shape! I know it's up to me to show up, work hard during my workouts, and eat healthy. But the girls at In Shape keep me on track, don't judge, and continue to keep me motivated and training hard. Thank you!
Kathy March 23, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Get in Shape! It works!
Diane S March 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Get in shape gets my vote. I was a member last year and reached my goal thanks to the team there. I changed my eating habits and still work out on my own, feeling great!
Pamela Gold March 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Get in shape for women has THE BEST trainers and staff. The atmosphere is positive and supportive. They truly make exercise and staying healthy fun. They offer cutting edge nutrition advice and exercise training on an individual basis. I love my gym! Pam G
Jennifer March 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM
#1 studio = Get In Shape Needham #1 Program = Get In Shape Needham #1 Team = Get In Shape Needham
john March 23, 2012 at 01:25 PM
B5 is the best!
Joshua Dupee May 02, 2012 at 07:56 PM
VO2 Max brings a unique and refreshing workout that leaves you feeling like you made new accomplishments each and every workout. The staff is friendly and accommodating and they even help plan your diet with both owners vein certified nutritionists.
Joshua Dupee May 02, 2012 at 08:00 PM
VO2 Max brings a unique and refreshing workout that leaves you feeling like you made new accomplishments each and every workout. The staff is friendly and accommodating and they even help plan your diet with both owners vein certified nutritionists. Joshua Dupee
Joshua Dupee May 02, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Verified not vein They also sell the best protein blend I've ever had. I am a personal trainer and jar been "in the field," for over 4 years and have yet to see a health club like this.

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