Readers' Choice: Best Place to Work Out

Where's the best place in town to get some exercise?


This week, we're asking readers to weigh in on their favorite place in Newtown to work out.

Do you prefer a health club with all of the bells and whistles like the Newtown Athletic Club or do you like a smaller gym? Perhaps you like to exercise on the many trails at Tyler State Park?

Voting will be open until Friday at 9 a.m. and the winner will be featured later that day on Patch.

The choices are: , , , and

If you don't see your preferred work out spot listed, please make a note of it in the comments.

Editor's note: It is against the rules, as per the attached PDF, to vote for a business more than once per day. Businesses suspected of skewing the results will be disqualified.

Paul April 12, 2012 at 02:18 PM
I'm sorry, but the NAC's addition of a lazy river and water slides is just overdoing it. It's turning into a joke of a fitness gym. Transcend Fitness is the real deal.
Amy April 12, 2012 at 02:46 PM
I used to belong to the NAC and it is a fantastic facility that meets everyone in the families needs. However, my children are now grown and I personally do not need all of the frills. I have recently joined Transcend. From my car it takes me 15 seconds to get to the front door where I am greeted with a smile then get right to my workout. The new Crossfit Gym is an amazing workout facility and the instructors are so knowledgeable and helpful. I get a great workout at Transcend.
JC April 12, 2012 at 03:28 PM
The NAC is hands down one stop shopping for all your fitness needs for your whole family. You can workout while your kids take a class or your teenager works out too! They've got all different levels of membership that fit every size family!
Brittany April 12, 2012 at 04:52 PM
The NAC is the best fitness and lifestyle facility around!
Bob B April 12, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Love the Technofit at the NAC. This area offers me the feel of a small club with great equipment and trainers that really pay attention to my workout progress.
Sarah S April 12, 2012 at 05:09 PM
The NAC is the best place to get a good workout!! The classes are so motivating!!
Casey April 12, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Indoor basketball and pick up games. NAC all the way!
Anne Zamonski April 12, 2012 at 06:02 PM
The staff at NAC is wondeful - so helpful and knowledgeable.
Patrick O'Rourke April 12, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Transcend is the best gym I've ever been a part of, it feels like a family from the first workout! Everyone pushes each other to achieve a variety of results but all with the same goal of total fitness. With the ever expanding facilities both indoor and outdoor, you certainly never have an excuse to get bored with your workout. With many class options, personal training, and the new Carousel Crossfit, Transcend Fitness is the perfect fit for anyone looking to get in shape!
Tim Chiarolanza April 12, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Transcend Fitness is by far the best place to work out in the area. Everyone on staff knows you by name and is committed to giving you the best experience possible. Their new crossfit classes offer another great alternative for a workout! I wouldn't want to go anywhere else!
Dan Felsner April 12, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Transcend Fitness is by far the BEST gym in all of Bucks County. It's a great place to get everything from a nice workout to some of the most intense workouts imaginable. It has everything that you would want and need in a place where you come to get a good workout in. But not only is it about the facility that attracts me to Transcend Fitness, but it's the atmosphere, the community, and being known as person instead of just a number in the system. Everytime you walk in all the trainers know and address you by name, so not only is it an amazing place to workout at but all the trainers and members become like a second family to you. Everyone knows one another, everyone helps and encourages one another. COME TO THIS GYM!
Nick Castellano April 12, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Transcend Fitness is the best real gym with motivated/helpful staff (as well as an affordable membership rate)
Lauren M April 12, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Love the NAC, it's been my club my whole life!
Emily J April 13, 2012 at 01:00 AM
I just love the NAC. I have been following this poll and I get that there is something for everyone. There is no use to compare apples to oranges. Have lived many places and nothing compares. There is so much choice and variety that I never get tired of my workouts and I have great friends that I see every time I go there. The staff offered me so much help when I first joined that it made it easy for me to stick with my workouts. I am a fan.
Brian Bostancic April 13, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Transcend fitness is the best place to work out in the area. It combines a knowledgeable and friendly training staff with state of the art equipment that cater to trainees at any level. I would recommend this gym to anyone in the Bucks area looking for a comfortable fitness experience.
Liz B April 13, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Just voted and am really happy to make my vote count for the NAC. Best club ever and I really love the Technofit area. Friendly, helpful and gets my workout done every time.
eric donnelly April 13, 2012 at 01:34 AM
All these places are great but im really looking for somewhere that can offer yoga, pilates, spinning, swim lessons, kids camps, gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, baseball, mma, tae kwon do, technogym smartkey workouts, parisi speed school, basketball, trx suspension training, sauna, a salon and spa, strength and cardio in a brand new 12,000 sq.ft. fitness center, and possibly a collegiate fieldhouse and a huge pool complex and outdoor bar and grille in the near future. OH WAIT! The NEWTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB HAS ALL OF THIS! I ALMOST FORGOT. Thanks for the hook up, NAC.
Chris April 13, 2012 at 02:03 AM
I've experienced 3 of the choices for workouts & you just can't beat the NAC. There is no chance of getting bored or unmotivated! There are so so many great classes w/ fantastic instructors. The fitness center is state of the art w/ user friendly equipment. Whether I'm in the mood for a run on the track, a cardio class, pilates, weights or a killer boot camp, the NAC is the place!
Steven Dogan April 13, 2012 at 02:05 AM
The Newtown Athletic Club is the best hands down. Their new additions are amazing and they still haven't finished expanding? Stop by and check out the plans for thier outdoor pool complex. They are awesome! -wizard-
Dana Ritter April 13, 2012 at 02:10 AM
The NAC is the best!! It has so much too offer. The new Fitness Center is HUGE and has some major new equipment to offer that you just can't beat. The staff and trainers are all well knowleged, friendly and helpful. They keep the place clean and fresh!! I could go on and on...bottom line, the NAC is outstanding!!
Billy ho April 13, 2012 at 04:50 AM
You know the motto "if you can't beat them, join them" transcend fitness. Get on board.
Ashley April 13, 2012 at 10:28 AM
My vote is for the NAC because it has the best exercise classes in the entire area. The instructors are amazing and there are so many classes to pick from. I've tried others and they just don't compare.
JM April 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Just have to throw my hat in the ring for the NAC. World class club with not only great facilities, but it's the staff that really makes you love it there. They love what they do and it shows.
Jean April 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM
I love the NAC because the classes and the equipment are by far the best in the area and the hours are long which fits my crazy schedule. On top of that when I had a severe shoulder injury their trainers worked with me to design some great exercises that rehabbed me to complete health. Can't say enough about them.
Ed B April 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM
I highly recommend the "Alpha Male" fitness class at Transcend for the early bird guys out there. If you are looking for an intense workout with a good group of guys, I suggest you give Transcend Fitness a try. This class meets at 6:15 every M-W-F and on T-Th the sames guys do the Crossfit class that is offered. Transcend is the place to go for really good intensive workouts.
Nancy April 13, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I completely agree about your comment on John! He is the best.
Ellen April 13, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Longtime (as in 10+ years) NAC member here. I was dismayed however to receive an email from NAC asking me to vote for them in this poll. How many other gyms emailed all their members and asked them to vote? Maybe this is partly what accounts for the final results. Now the NAC can print posters and advertise that "Local residents Voted us #1 in Newtown." I wish we had more choices in Newtown...
Man Landers April 14, 2012 at 12:54 PM
The NAC and Jim Worthington's credibility is now squarely tied to the old Acme due to the signage they put up yesterday on the "Promenade " fence. Check it out.
Grace Jones July 26, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Molly October 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Go optimal!!!!!!


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