Best Fitness Center/Gym: Urban Active Fitness

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Columbus has struggled in the health department over the years, but Urban Active is fighting the good fight to encourage locals to get into getting fit. Thousands have already set foot in Central Ohio's seven locations, which turn heads with their enormous size and hip, modern design.

Each site offers a wide array of ways to move around, shed pounds or build bulk, including expansive weight-training areas, fitness classes and lap pools. A range of membership options allows people to tighten up on any budget.

Runners-up: Lifestyle Family Fitness, The YMCA