Vote for Best Fitness Center

Let us know where the best athletic or fitness center is.

Where can you find the best athletic or fitness center in the Long Valley area?

Patch asked for your nominations, and you answered. Now we're asking for you to put it to a vote. 

Our voting period ends Aug. 17, and we'll announce the winners on Aug. 24.

All you need to do is vote in the poll below to choose your favorite, and see who comes out on top!

To browse all the polls in one place, go here.

To see all of our categories, go to our Readers' Choice Topics Page.

Dennis Connoly August 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM
I lift things up and put them down at RIVERSIDE!
laura reda August 17, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Been to them all!!!! Riverside is hands down the most customer friendly clean and family friendly place I have ever been to.
iujhygtf August 17, 2012 at 11:43 PM
PS. ZS Fitness has internet access via all cardio equipment. GO MEMBERS and VOTE.
mary August 17, 2012 at 11:57 PM
^somethin fishy about your name lol
shrugstillyoudie August 18, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Love riverside! win or lose they get my vote and business
Christine Sigrist August 18, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Riverside has my vote!
oikjuhgf August 18, 2012 at 12:44 AM
ZS Fitness has the Fitness industries leading cardio brands. ALL equiped with WiFi full internet access, games, Ipod intergration, wellness tracking programs, guide me applications, access to over 100 Directv Stations.
oikjuhgf August 18, 2012 at 12:45 AM
ZS Fitness' GO GREEN program is one of the ways we are leading the fitness industry in reducing carbon footprints on the environment. Paperless contracts, Energy Efficient Cardio Machines, Energy saving Hybrid Treadmills Powerless ellipticles & arc trainers, Magnetic driven ventalation system. Water effecient plastic saving water fountains. Just to name a few. Be part of the solution and join ZS Fitness
oikjuhgf August 18, 2012 at 12:52 AM
To Beautiful to work out indoors, ZS Fitness has got you covered. With 15oo sq/ft outdoor training facility and direct access to columbia trail. CrossFit/Functional/Plyometric/Strength&Conditioning/Adventure Race Training brings you out doors when other local facilities leave you stranded inside. With Rouge Outfitted monkey Rigs from the CrossFit Games to Tires ranging from 100lbs to 800lbs to bumper plates and bars to heavy bags and ropes, Test your climbing ability with our dedicated climbing ropes. Just a few of the ways ZS Fitness brings you outdoors when others keep you in.
Robert Basel August 18, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Ive been a member of Riverside since day one. The owners are constantly upgrading the place to keep up with the latest and greatest fitness equipment. The prices are great and what they offer for the kids can not be matched! New training area, new aerobics room, turf floor, stretch room and expanded cardio area! state of the art personal training machines and more! On top of a friendly atmosphere. Try it out, you will not go anywhere else!
John Schmidt August 18, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Just moved to the area and am curious about the comments regarding the gyms as I have yet to start looking. Based on the comments it looks like the ZS place staff or owner is just advertising on the comments (and maybe "ballot stuffing based on the usernames) and I don't see any of their members posting. Seems like Riverside has some real supporters. Anyone try Golds? They are usually nice, but expensive. Any other recommendations? I'll definitely give Riverside a shot. Do they have trainers there?
BONNIE August 18, 2012 at 01:17 AM
All ZS fitness is doing on here is taking this advantage to advertise....this is for YOUR MEMBERS to write not ZS fitness owners. What a turn off. Riverside I am coming to join YOU this week.
Walker Worthy August 18, 2012 at 01:17 AM
I belong to Golds. I checked out ZS since they are new but the place is small and I don't get the outside workout. What do you do when it rain or the weather is too cold??? I heard that Riverside expanded. I've been meaning to check it out but I would need to wait for my contract with Golds to expire before I join anyway.....
Rita Fulginiti August 18, 2012 at 01:25 AM
It may be that all the gyms are advertising here, but it definitely seems like ZS is just advertising whereas the other gyms have members posting. Riverside has been around for over 25 years and ZS less than 1 yet they have like 200+ votes. I think that would mean all or more than all of their members voted. Doesn't seem right, but the comments seem to be useful.
Dom August 18, 2012 at 01:28 AM
was a member of Riverside years ago...regretfully switched to Golds....takes forever and a huge fight to get Golds to cancel me but I took a tour of Riverside's expansion and it's like a brand new fitness center! Unbelievably different from years ago...it's gorgeous and the staff was more than welcoming. ..Riverside I am baaaaaaack!!
Jan Beall August 18, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I've been a member at Riverside for 15 years. Owner really cares about the customers and their suggestions and feedback. They have stayed contemporary over the years and always offer the latest fad. I'm a straight treadmill and spin class user, but they everything from Zumba classes to Yoga and now some sports training area. Very happy at Riverside.
Jan Beall August 18, 2012 at 01:39 AM
It might be better if you don't vote for a gym considering how big your butt has gotten! LOL
Jan Beall August 18, 2012 at 01:40 AM
is that a russian name?
Melodi August 18, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Riverside by far. Great trainers, great classes, personal and friendly.
Bill Lombard August 18, 2012 at 01:45 AM
I don't go to a gym when the weather is nice. So much you can do outside. That being said I do go to Riverside during the winter months. No contract so it works out perfect, and they have everything you could ever need.
Bill Lombard August 18, 2012 at 01:47 AM
nice bro! you have to try the CrossFit. It's been kicking my ass!! See you Monday!
Bill Lombard August 18, 2012 at 01:49 AM
hmm. please elaborate!
Bill Lombard August 18, 2012 at 01:51 AM
buddy i think they are offering botox at the tanning. you should look into that to see if it will fix that lower lip of yours!!! LOL just kidding buddy!
Bill Lombard August 18, 2012 at 01:55 AM
in just reading the posts, I could never go to ZS because I could never pronounce any of their members names!!! Are these names Swahili or something: "oikjuhgf", "iujhygtf".
Claudia Ronan August 18, 2012 at 01:55 AM
I like to go to Riverside during my lunch hour b/c I can get in and out quickly b/c my job and boss are very demanding.
Will August 18, 2012 at 02:14 AM
I am a member of Zs, the gym is great for the functional classes and outdoor exercises. I have been a member since January and have enjoyed working out outside in the cold, rain, and now great weather. I know it sounds odd, but the weather curve balls make the work out even better. Great team atmosphere in the functional classes.
Joanne Batzel August 18, 2012 at 02:20 AM
That's why I left that job Claud! Those guys are nuts! I'm 9-5 with Archive and I go to the gym in the morning. come work with me so we can start going to the gym together again!
Joanne Batzel August 18, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Riverside yoga and zumba FTW!!!!
Gianna August 18, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Hands down Riverside Health and Fitness is the cleanest and nicest gym I have joined and I have been to many throughout the years
Joseph Miles August 18, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Riverside: Great facility, outstanding equipment, awesome trainers and staff along with friendly members -- its not even close!!!!!!!!!!!


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