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Readers' Choice: Tiebreaker Gives Edge to Powerhouse

Positive comments make the difference as multiple establishments get great response.

This week's Readers' Choice for workout spot came down to our first tiebreaker in Hillsborough. As per the rules attached to the initial article (also attached to this one) votes and ratings are weighted equally. When the dust settled, though other places received great support, two businesses stood above the others:  and . However, one had the edge in voting and the other in ratings.

The tiebreaker, as stated by rules, is based on the combined positive comments and ratings. With more than 20 of those this week, Powerhouse Gym gets the Readers' Choice title. However, !MPACT Training received support in a similar vein. It's obvious Hillsborough has some great places to workout.

Winners are chosen based on both the number of votes they  and the number ratings they receive during the week on their . In the event of a tie, which we had this week, we take into account the number of positive comments on our poll story, as well as the positive ratings/reviews posted on the businesses' directory pages. It is important to note that negative comments are not taken into account.

Here's how this week's top vote and ratings getters stacked up:

Rank Poll Votes Ratings This Week 1.  * 481 (8 pts)
8 (10 pts) 1.  572 (10 pts)
7 (8 pts) 3.  144 (6 pts)
2 (0 pts) 3.  41 (0 pts)
5 (6)

* Powerhouse won tiebreaker by having 28 combined positive comments and ratings. !MPACT had 13.

Some positive comments we saw this week on these businesses: 

Powerhouse: "I have been a member of Powerhouse for the past 12 years. This is a no nonsense, high-results place to workout. All of my three boys have worked out here and achieved great results. I love the excellent support staff of trainers and the group classes. Ken and Melody are community-focused and always support great local events that benefit Hillsborough's kids - Gotta love that!"

!MPACT: "Amazing place but really its Hillarie and her amazing staff that will provide you with a wonderful experience where you'll feel motivated to work hard and believe in yourself. !mpact training will make a real difference in your life and how you feel everyday. I have personally known Hillarie and have worked out with her help since I have been 11 and I couldn't thank her enough for making me healthy and knowledgeable about how to stay healthy. I promise you wont regret going!"

Koko: "Computarized cardio and strength equipment tailored to your needs. Love it!"

BFit4U: "If you want to lose weight, get healthy, have fun and be with the nicest people and the BEST instructor in Hillsborough got to BFit4U!!"

You can continue to review your favorite businesses throughout Hillsborough by clicking on "Directory" and searching for the business of your choice. You can also see past winners and polls at our Readers' Choice page.

Congratulations to all of the great places that received support.

Sabbah April 13, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Powerhouse gym is the best
Papa John's April 13, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Congratulations, Powerhouse!!!
Ken Turash April 14, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Powerhouse Gym would like to thank all of our loyal members, partners, friends and family. We hold true to our mission statement in that we strive to Change lives through Exercise, Wellness and Nutrition! We would also like to Congratulate and Recognize all of the health and fitness facilities in our town...
john nalepka April 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Well said and congrats Ken. I have been going to POWERHOUSE gym since 1998 and enjoy the facility and people.Now both of my sons go and have different things they enjoy there.Keep up great job and thanks for helping to keep our community healthy and fit
Linda April 14, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Congratulations to Powerhouse Gym....well deserved and won based on votes of actual gym members, not family & friends. A significant percentage of Powerhouse members voted. Funny how some gyms had more votes than members!

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