Best Local Gym by Location

Boise Downtown YMCA

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It's impossible to write about the YMCA without singing, "It's fun to stay at the YMCA," so we'll get that out of the way first. Now, we're going to go out on a limb and say the downtown Y takes top honors because it has the best pool and slide combo in town. OK, maybe there's more to it than that. Did you know one out of every two Ada County youth is involved in a Y program? Or that no one will be turned away because they can't pay? Our guess is the reason BW readers think the Y is the best is because it's not just a collection of stairmasters and treadmills. Our guess is that it has to do with something much bigger: commitment to community.

Second Place: Idaho Athletic Club on State Street

Third Place: Idaho Athletic Club on Maple Grove

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