On Tuesday, the Minturn Fitness Center was recognized by the Vail Daily and the local community, winning gold in the publication’s annual reader poll. The MFC was named ‘Best Workout Spot’ in the Vail Valley, finishing ahead of the Athletic Club at The Westin and Pure Barre, which took home silver and bronze, respectively.

The Vail Daily writes: Tucked away just past the quaint town of Minturn is a fitness center that doesn’t play small. The Minturn Fitness Center is the place where athletes go, and as John “JC” Cole said, “We are all athletes!”

“We are all proud to live in such an athletic community in Eagle County,” said Cole, director of human performance. “Every one of our members is an athlete, from our 17-year-old Olympians like Tess Johnson, up to our oldest (and most dedicated) member, 90-year-old George Schmidt.”

Top-notch equipment and highly qualified trainers make the facility stand out. The team takes the time to get to know each member and keep the atmosphere uplifting.

“Our people are our difference,” Cole said. “I’m honored to say that I work here with some of the best trainers and customer service staff I have ever met anywhere. We love our customers and we love our members. … They feel like family to us.”

From everyone at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, congratulations to the MFC, its staff and members. Thank you for helping keep local athletes healthy and fit. Well deserved!