Men's Fitness pumps up Minneapolis

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 14, 2009 - 6:08 PM

The magazine ranked it third most fit in its annual ranking guide.

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davidmcmJan. 14, 0911:58 AM

I would have thought for sure it'd be Milwaukee.

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lwk123Jan. 14, 0912:09 PM

Minnesota is a fit State, but sure has a very unfit health care company in Health Partners. Independent company make suggestions on payments, when infact it's a sub of Health Partnere. Then says they only settled to move on. And can we forget the billion dollar CEO compensation. So we stay fit in Minnesota inspit of Health Partners.

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outdrs10Jan. 14, 0912:11 PM

Yes or No

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actualbob99Jan. 14, 0912:11 PM

So the bike trails, parks, softball diamonds, tennis courts, swimming pools, recreation reserves and all the other social and cultural projects our city governments have invested in actually might have paid off in a healthier, fitter population! Go figure ... I recall that the CEO of Macy's (I think) in NYC made some rude comment a few years ago that they don't make clothes for women in Minnesota. Another NYC dink who can't see past the Hudson River. Well, I've traveled all over the country and it's apparent even to the casual onlooker that Minnesotans are much more fit than in other places I've been. I sent a letter to Rybak's office saying we should take a look at converting the Hump into a sunken garden, arboretum and downtown recreation center for urban workers to stroll, eat a sandwich and shake off some stress -- something on the order of the Sculpture Garden -- but never received a response. Too bad. These are the things that make Minneapolis one of the most liveable cities in the country. Now if we can just figure a way to deal with -20.

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parksoy125Jan. 14, 0912:21 PM

They are overweight but must be able to run like the wind or something - This should help the insecure image Minnesotans have about where they fit in with the rest of the world. Local Minnesotan does this and Local Minnesotan does that......every day in the paper. Local Minnesotan finishes 3rd in national spelling bee.......Great I feel better about myself now.

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MUSKIEDOGJan. 14, 0912:22 PM

Not based on actuals. you don't need any of these to be healthy. It is the life style you choose.

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twinsphanJan. 14, 0912:28 PM

Men's Fitness writers have obviously not been to either Miami nor Minneapolis. Take the beach for example, one look around at each city's respective beaches will easily show that Miami's beach goers are outweighed by their Minneapolis counterparts 3 to 1. And besides, how can Minnesotans do any of the previously mentioned activities when it is as freezing outside as it is today!

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joemerlotJan. 14, 0912:32 PM

Assessing fitness in a city as large as Minneapolis by considering such factors as the Mayor's habbits and the retail makeup is about as scientific as asking a few folks on the street what they think. It wouldn't be hard to find an equal number of anecdotal reasons to classify Minneapolis as one of the top 10 fatest cities. Anything short of obesity rates, obesity related illness rates, etc.. is nothing more than entertainment and conjecture. This is a meaningless ranking and worthless article.

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cmacmillanJan. 14, 0912:35 PM

If gyms stay in business, someone's using them. If it's cold outside, you do "cold outside" things... how does going to the beach in Miami keep you fit?? And, yes, I've seen Miamians on the beach. Therapy has almost fixed the scarring...

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mnarchartJan. 14, 0912:40 PM

The meaning I take away from this is that Minneapolis is *severely* lacking in doughnut shops! C'mon, state-fair-mini-doughnut-stands! We know you have the capability... If you don't do it, I will!!!

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