Best Gym

The Cleveland Athletic Club

A real fitness club isn't purely about wringing calories from your body. It aims for a broader definition of wellness, including interpersonal health. The Cleveland Athletic Club has embraced this model for all of its 93-year existence. Besides the full range of fitness equipment, the CAC gives its members a social venue on each of its floors. You can work out on the 12th floor, dine on the 6th, then retire to the 15th floor for cocktails on the sun deck or to bowl a few frames. Naturally, the membership rates are higher than at other gyms, but the investment is returned both in improved fitness and new friends.