Best Gym Goes to.....

Guess which gym wins our Best Of contest....

has been crowned "best gym" in Newtown by its residents in Patch's inaugural "Best Of" contest.

In our poll, 48 percent of the votes went to NYA, of 4 Primrose St., while 42 went to the next favorite, , on 23 Commerce Road. on 316 S. Main St. came in third with 3 percent of the vote. In all 1,253 people voted by the time the poll closed at 9 a.m.

This is what wrote in about NYA

"At NYA, it is a community. It provides everything you need on the fitness continuum - group fitness, speed, cardio, weights, low impact, spinning, and more. I love the people and love the fitness variety. You go NYA!"

had this to say about NYA

"Yoda says a healthy body equals a healthy mind.
NYA is very satisfying to my soul.
Dorrie Carolan is a stealer part of our community THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SOULS YOU HAVE SAVED!"

Editors Note:

An Internet poll is not the most ideal vote-collection system in the world, as we all know. That's why we always strive to be 100 percent transparent with our readers at Patch that this is not in any way a scientific exercise. Our readers' choice features are designed to be a fun and completely friendly expression of our collective passion for great food, great service or a great product, all close to home.  And yes, some people will always try to mobilize as much of that energy as they can, but at the end of the day, we hope readers learn what their neighbors love and small business owners appreciate all that hard-won loyalty. (We know it's not easy to be your own boss these days!) So toward that end, we consider comments, reviews as well as the poll—not just any one aspect—in communicating back to readers who rises to the top. It's not an all-or-nothing game. We live and shop here too, so if anyone wants to learn more about how they can interact with their customers on Patch or have any suggestions for future readers' choice features, don't hesitate to reach out to your local editor or Senior Regional Editor Katie O'Connor at kathleen@patch.com.

Judy Vetare March 02, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Thank you Dorrie and Chris for all you do!
Dorrie Carolan March 03, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Many thanks to all those who participated in the Best Gym survey. Feedback always helps us to improve and whether it be positive or negative it is always welcomed. To the other participants, Club Newfit and Joanne's Fitness....hats off to you both. It's wonderful that Newtown is able to support a variety of fitness facilities offering different alternatives to those looking to stay fit. As we say it is "Nicer in Newtown" Dorrie Carolan Manager of Fitness, Newtown Youth Academy


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