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The Best Gyms in America for Every Workout

We polled fitness pros and active readers across the country to find the hottest body shops around. Whether you're looking for the perfect place to drop pounds or lift weights, make like a pretzel, or save dough, check out our top 20 list.
Equinox Fitness Clubs Gym Chains: Best Classes: Equinox Fitness Clubs

Not only does Equinox demand basic fitness certifications from its trainers and instructors, but the boutique chain also puts employees through signature continuing-education courses, developed by physical therapists and sports medicine pros, in which they learn skills like body-composition analysis and metabolic testing. Group fitness classes, including energetic Parkour Power Play and intense kettlebell training, are top-notch too. And don't be surprised if you recognize your instructor from top-selling workout DVDs. "Any kind of fat-burning cardio class at Equinox totally rocks; all of the instructors are pros, and they play fantastic music," member Tracy Madans says.