Nominate the Best Gym/Place to Workout in the San Gabriel Valley

Let us know the best places to work out in and around the region so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.

One of the great things about Southern California is that the fitness-obsessed among us can workout outside almost every day of the year. Some workout spots, however, are better than others. Muscle Beach comes to mind, but there are plenty of great workout spots in the San Gabriel Valley, too. 

That said, the amenities of a first-class gym can be hard to pass up no matter how nice the weather.

A great gym will have you coming back again and again; not having to worry about a line for your favorite machine or unfriendly service can make your workout routine that much easier to follow.

So pick a gym or a workout spot you love from anywhere near your home, from Altadena to Glendora, from La Cañada Flintridge to Diamond Bar. This includes Pasadena as well.

We’ll keep accepting nominations through July 9. After that, nominations will be closed, and we’ll start the voting, so make sure to get in your favorites now.

It’s easy: Just nominate your favorite businesses in the comments below!*

*Because this is a contest, you’ll need to create a Patch login to nominate and



Don’t forget to tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter and email! If you own a business, encourage your customers or friends to nominate you!

All you need to do to nominate a business is to add it in the comments below. If you already see the business you want to nominate, make sure to add your comment about why it should be included, because we may not be able to add all businesses to our poll and we want to make sure the top ones make it into the poll.

Thanks for your participation.

PS: Sign up for the Patch Newsletter to find out when voting starts so you can support your favorite institution in the Readers' Choice contest.

M Thorn June 18, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Foothill Gym on Myrtle
Jennifer Stone June 18, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Santa Anita Family YMCA
Steve Lamb June 18, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Volunteering on Lights up and lights down on Santa Rosa for Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena
Bambi Leigh June 18, 2012 at 07:47 PM
La Canada YMCA
Nicole Trevor June 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Pedal Spin in Montrose and in South Pasadena
Meredith Miller June 19, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Pro Fitness Network in Pasadena!
Sam Burgess June 19, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Any hiking trail in the San Gabriel Mountains---and its free!!!!
Jennifer vela June 19, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Curves in duarte ca
Dale Frey June 19, 2012 at 05:06 AM
Foothill fitness
Liz H. June 19, 2012 at 12:42 PM
For me, nothing beats walking my dog up and down the hills of Altadena. But I do keep a membership at 24-Hour Fitness just for those days when I can't deal with the weather or I feel the urge to swim. The parking at the facility on Lincoln can be nasty at peak times, but only rarely have I had to wait to use equipment, and the price is pretty reasonable--especially compared to those spin places. My membership allows me to go to other 24-Hour locations as well, which has often proved convenient. I wish that the folks who nominated Foothill Fitness would elaborate.
Revvell June 19, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Focus on Fitness (private residence NY @ Lake) ~ Altadena ~ It's mostly outside so you get to breathe fresh, not recirculated air; your body gets to move functionally so you stay flexible and agile; regain or maintain balance and coordination and, it's structured for each individual.
Bill June 19, 2012 at 05:37 PM
The Training Center on Foothill in LCF
Kris Buckmaster June 20, 2012 at 11:29 PM
CrossFit Monrovia!
Kayte Heslet June 21, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Another vote to nominate CrossFit Monrovia! The owners want it to be a place where people can go to have fun, be included in a great bunch of people, and to feel great about changing their lives for the better. I love it!
Nancy M. June 21, 2012 at 03:50 AM
Crossfit Monrovia has great coaches full of energy and knowledge. They provide a positive atmosphere that keeps you motivate no matter your body size, gender, or age!!!! Love watching the Crossfit kids work out!!!!! It's affordable, clean, with great social events!!!! In my book there # 1
Sarah Fernandez June 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Taix Workout Studio in La Canada/Flintridge!
Mari F. June 21, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Stadium Fitness at the Rose Bowl. It's fun, full of nice people, and the hardest workout I've ever experienced!
Chris Ziegler June 22, 2012 at 02:11 PM
The Montrose & Rose Bowl training rides and they're free! AND they still exist even when the forest is closed for public use.
Ryan Hunt June 25, 2012 at 05:21 AM
CrossFit Monrovia!
Paula Lorraine June 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Urban Fitness Pilates Studio in La Canada
Rebecca Rosen July 03, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Sierra Fitness in Sierra Madre.
Katheen July 04, 2012 at 09:51 PM
West Coast Boot Camp in La Canada!!
Elizabeth Converse July 07, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Village Yoga, Sierra madre
Kathleen Flanagan July 07, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Sierra Fitness - Sierra Madre - is a comfortable, welcoming gym for anyone of any age, shape or size to work out.
Ana Chamorro July 13, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Mirror Image Fitness, Pasadena
Jessica Hamlin July 13, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Thank you, Ana. Nominations closed July 9th, but starting July 23rd you can vote for each Readers' Choice category's top nominees in a poll that will determine the winner!


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