After readers have finished with their weekly dose of independent news, opinion and culture over a cup of joe, they might head over to work out at their favorite gym. The downtown YMCA wins every year, and that's because the state-of-the-art facility offers a little something for everyone. Children have their own entertainment room, master swimmers float in a saline pool as well as the Simplot Aquatic Center with water slides, a kiddie pool full of fountains and a Jacuzzi, and the two work out rooms offer a variety of ways to sweat. Recent remodeling and sprucing up have left the adult locker rooms shiny and new with more room in the sauna and a refresher of eucalyptus scent in the steam room. It's not so hard to make it to the gym when it is such a hub of healthy activity.
Second Place: Idaho Athletic Club, State Street
Third Place: Boise State Fitness Center