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Readers' Choice: Work Out at CrossFit

Patch readers have selected CrossFit Annapolis as their favorite gym in Annapolis.

Sometimes, only a good work out at the gym will do.

Annapolis has wonderful trails, paths and parks to work out on—and it also has the gyms to match.

And that's why it's so difficult to pick a favorite.

Which brings us to this week's Reader's Choice winner. Based on votes, comments and reviews, the winner is .

Erin Ferner, co-owner of CrossFit, thanked their members and said she is just thankful for their support.

“We’re absolutely thrilled and excited that the community likes us,” Ferner said. “When you open something a little different, you just hope the community will be open-minded and receptive.”

CrossFit, which Ferner co-owns with Ryan Thompson, is celebrating its two-year anniversary in March. It is a strength and conditioning, class-based gym that focuses on high-intensity, functional fitness, Ferner said.

CrossFit was a late addition to the list and still garnered a large percentage of the votes, but it easily attracted the most comments from readers who wanted to support their favorite workout spot.

Reader and fan Jason Wilder put it plain and simple: "CrossFit Annapolis. Hands down."

Reader Jennifer Bornemann: "CrossFit Annapolis has a tremendous community of diverse individuals. The workouts are demanding but awesome. Love it!"

To see how everyone did and how your favorite spot fared, check out the poll below.

Next week, Patch will be asking for your vote for "Best Spots to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day."

John Frenaye March 09, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Looks like Premier actually won
Erin Boensch March 09, 2012 at 05:25 PM
CrossFit Annapolis is by far the best!!
Brad Gerick March 09, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Hi, John, the poll is just one component of selecting a winner. We factor in comments and reviews, too, as we note in the contest. Which one is your favorite?
Ted Toal March 09, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I've tried everything from P90x to the typical gym routine of cardio with some machine/free weights. The results were mediocre and the boredom of repetitive routines eventually led me to stop. Then I found CrossFit Annapolis. From my first class I knew this was something different. The workouts rarely repeat themselves so you don't experience boredom. The class atmosphere keeps you pushing through the workout, even when you want to quit. The barbell work makes you stronger than you thought possible (I could press 95 pounds when I started; I now press 185). I am in better shape now in my 40's than I was 20 years ago! I can truly say that CrossFit Annapolis has not only changed my view on fitness and exercise, it has also changed my life for the better!

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