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Best in DFW: Fitness - Get ideas for the gym that’s right for you

By LESLIE BARKER | Dallas News
Staff Writer | January 7, 2013

What's the best gym for singles? For classes? Vote for your favorites in our Best in DFW: Fitness reader's choice polls

Gyms dot the Dallas landscape like sprinkles on cupcakes. Or perhaps that's not such a good analogy when it comes to being fit. But if you're ready to start working off those holiday treats, we know where you can start.

To compile this listing, we sought opinions from people who use the gyms, from trainers to members to instructors, plus knowledge culled from various sources like — well, ourselves. Because there are so many gyms in our midst, this is a nonscientific sampling of the best our area has to offer.

Best gym if money is an object

Planet Fitness and Gold's Gym

David D'Angelo, a former Fitness Profile subject, says this about the Planet Fitness Garland South location: "The personnel who work there are first-class. The gym is always spotless. I have paid so much more for access to a gym and never received anything near what is offered by Planet Fitness." That includes, he says, free pizza once a month.

Contact:; several D-FW locations including Garland South (972-240-7686)

Other nominees: Lakewood Gym; Inursha in Fort Worth; Ridge Pointe Athletic Club in Rockwall; NTX Rep Fitness; Doug's Gym

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