Consumer Reports has released their first ever review of health clubs in the US. In their findings, they show that the highest rated facilities are independent yoga/dance/Pilates studios, work gyms, and community centers. The highest rated national gym is Life Time Fitness.
The bottom 3 on the list are Bally Total Fitness, Town Sports International (New York Sports Club), and LA Fitness.
The ratings are based on attentiveness of staff, cleanliness, crowds, locker rooms, classes, value, and workout options.