All things being fairly equal in the equipment and weights department, what makes a gym stand out? For us, it's cleanliness. Immaculate describes Fitness Exchange, with personnel making sure it stays that way all throughout the day. A smudge on a mirror lasts less than an hour before someone comes to wipe it away. The floors are vacuumed every night, even if there isn't a speck in sight. The locker rooms are always tidy, which brings us to another reason Fitness Exchange is head and deltoids above the others. The men's and women's locker rooms have their very own wet and dry saunas, as well as hot tubs for relaxing after an arduous workout. Located in the Montrose, the clientele is representative of the neighborhood, but not exclusive. Unlike some downtown gyms, the parking is free, and the club is so accessible, you can't use traffic as an excuse not to work out. And when it comes to working up a sweat, we need to eliminate as many excuses as possible.