St. Louis: One of the fittest cities in the USA!

January 25, 2009

Men's Fitness, February 2009

Men's Fitness, February 2009

Men’s Fitness magazine just named the “Top 25 Fittest and Fattest Cities in the US”, and St. Louis, Missouri, was in the TOP 25 FITTEST, coming in at #16. This is the 11th annual survey on fittest/fattest cities by the magazine.

People often visualize the beautiful Gateway Arch when they think of St. Louis, which is an association of which our residents are rightfully proud. Now people can add to that mental image some of this fittest people in the US jogging in the parks that surround that arch!

Rounding out the Top 25 Fittest Cities, St. Louis ranked above:

17. Austin, TX
18. Washington, DC
19. Sacramento, CA
20. Oakland, CA
21. Atlanta, GA
22. Fresno, CA
23. Tampa, FL
24. Nashville-Davidson, TN
25. Pittsburgh, PA

People in St. Louis tend to be modest about their city’s best features. I think they will be pleased, and probably surprised, with this ranking, especially with its announcement in the middle of winter (a time of year when it’s tempting to hibernate, rather than be active) and after the major holiday feasting most of us did in December.

I’m going to link the whole story here for you and then go have a dish of Cherry Garcia ice cream to celebrate!

Here’s a link to the whole story: Fittest Cities in the US story on Yahoo! Shine

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