Thursday, July 25, 2002
The Best of South Florida: Best Gym
In South Florida, we all know a good physique is chic. But knowing where to go can give your brain a workout. so if you're looking for the area's best gym, only the strong survive.
(WSVN) Macho man or wonder woman, if you want to get physical, you know what they say, a good body doesn't come in a bottle.
There's only way to get big biceps or abs of steel.
And that's by heading to the gym.
"Ineed a kick under my ass otherwise I won't do anything."
"The clients just come in. They're losing weight, they're loving it."
And what's not to love about our third choice: Ballys Fitness in Aventura.
The strength of this facility is its diversity.
"We provide a number of services for our members."
Those members can choose to run on the upstairs track, swim in the indoor pool, or play tennis outside.
"Well, it's got everything I need. Place is clean, people are nice."
"Ienjoy working out here. "I like the ambiance of all the young people."
But remember no pain, no gain.
So when you're done working out, why not reward yourself with a delicious protein shake.
"It's such a great enviroment, such a healthy enviroment."
But if you want a really great enviroment, then try our 2nd place winner: Golds Gym in South Beach.
At this Gold's, you'll feel like gold thanks to some of the best trainers in the area.
"Basically, our staff is trained not only in fitness and nutrition, but exercise as well."
You can break a sweat just by watching these people.
And why not - this place is all hard-core.
"Alot of people take their working out seriously. They want to feel good and look good."
Plus you never know who will be working out next to you.
Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, even Sinbad have been known to frequent the joint.
"This gym is awesome. 1st, its in Miami Beach which is a really hot location. There are a lot of really neat people who come here."
But if you want to look and feel like a celebrity, then you have to try our top choice.
For the abs of Britney Spears and the arms of Sly Stallone, only one place comes to mind - Olympia Gym in Aventura.
What Olympia offers is a lot of everything.
Your biggest problem here will just be keeping up with the pace.
"We don't just hire instructors, we hire entertainers to do our aerobic classes."
"There's a lot of energy that goes through this gym."
From free weights to cardio to innovative aerobics, we can guarantee you'll be crunched for time.
"It's a great gym with great people."
"They have the best equipment and the best trainers."
And pound for pound, they are the best in South Florida.
"There's no need to go anywhere else."
So on that note, why not give your hand a workout with a little keyboard training. We're looking for the best pizza parlor in South Florida. Also, don't forget to watch next week for the best shoe store.