Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hooray for Boston Bods!


The June issue of Shape magazine just hit the newsstands, and featured, as well as super-fit reality babe Kourtney Kardashian, their annual "10 Fittest Cities" article.

I'm happy, but not at all surprised, to report the my own Boston ranked as #3 


Boston is a small city compared to some, but it's also one of the most "walkable" thanks in large part to the zillions of tiny, narrow one-ways and cobblestone streets that make it nearly impossible to drive.

We're also pretty big on running (You know, The Boston Marathon)

Commuters in Beantown, because of all the crazy traffic, are twice as likely to use public transportation than other cities' denizens, so they spend more time walking and less time trapped in traffic. Boston's relatively young and well-educated population also boasts below-average obesity rates, with more than 60 percent describing themselves as in excellent or very good health.

My personal favorite spot when the weather is right?
The Charles River, of course!
The Charles River bike path boasts 23 very scenic miles (or 37km) starting at The Museum of Science, passing the campuses of Harvard, MIT and Boston University. 

I'm not a biker, but I love to walk and run, and just take in all the beauty and scenery and history!

The River also offers rowing, boating, dragon boating and sailing--But no swimming, please--I guess you can tell that I'm kind of in love with my city.
And yeah, I love that Dirty Water. Boston, you're my home!
(Tom and Katie like it too!)

I can personally vouch for each of these :

Hot trend in town 
Busy Bostonians like the fast results they get through kettlebell training, reports Kristy DiScipio, area group fitness manager for the Boston Equinox Fitness clubs ( "We're seeing more and more trainers incorporating kettlebells into their clients' workouts, and the classes are among the most popular because they're so effective," she says.

Healthiest hotel 
What was once the notorious Charles Street Jail is now a luxury hot spot ironically named the Liberty Hotel. Located at the foot of Beacon Hill and steps away from the running paths along the Charles, it also offers free yoga classes on the weekend, complementary bicycle and helmet rentals, and a 24-hour fitness center. From $295;

Eat here 
For fast—but incredibly fresh—food cooked to order, check out B. Good, which offers a variety of burgers (from veggie to the real thing) plus salads and organic seasonal veggies, along with oven-baked fries. Five locations throughout the city (

(imo, best sweet potato fries I've ever tasted!)

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