Best Fitness Club or Gym

Readers' Pick

Gold’s Gym

Locations vary.

Second Place: ACAC Fitness & Wellness Centers

Third Place: YMCA

Gold’s Gym got its start in Southern California and has been opening places across the country, with eight options for working out in the Richmond area. “I would say we are the standard” when it comes to extensive weightlifting gear, manager Josh Ford says. Gold’s also has a special panache. Noted bodybuilder Vince McMahon, chairman and chief executive of World Wresting Entertainment, recently visited locally, with other wrestling stars spotted while in town for shows. ACAC has two locations that include pools, exercise rooms and tennis and squash courts, marketing director Wendy Greene says. And the classic YMCA has 17 sites and offers activities and services as varied as child care, summer camp and swimming, says Charlotte Dean, director of marketing and communications.

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