Best Gyms in Raleigh

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Raleigh Gyms on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Body by Design

Body by Design is a gym with two locations in Raleigh, NC that specializes in personal training, nutrition consultation, and group fitness classes. The gym features state-of-the-art machines including Life Fitness, Maxicam, and Cybex, free weights, cardio machines, locker rooms, free wireless internet, satellite radio, refreshments, and a pro shop. Programs offered include personal training for teens and adults, senior health and fitness, buff brides packages for individuals or groups, athletic training and triathlon preparation, beauty pageant and special event preparation, competitive bodybuilding and fitness competition, diet counseling, and more. The gym was founded in 1996 by fitness expert Joe Augustine. Augustine is a master personal trainer who has trained world champion body builder Olympia Dexter Jackson, musician Lauren Fincham, and model and fitness champion Sylvia Shannon. Augustine also holds certifications as a certified personal trainer with the American Fitness Professional Association.

Raleigh, NC 27608


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