Yet again, Boston is being recognized for it’s health and fitness ways. It was named the the top US city to stay in shape, this time according to Infogroup, a big data and marketing analytics service.
“Boston has the highest concentration of fitness-related businesses, according to a new study.”
I honestly usually hate lists and rarely cover them. But this list was one that made sense to me and I wanted to share it hoping that it might reach the right people.
BRING US MORE HEALTHY RESTAURANTS!
We have a ton of studios and gyms that have opened up over the past few years in Boston but we want more healthy restaurant options.
“The large concentration of gyms and health clubs in Boston reveals consumers are more likely to live healthier lifestyles. This knowledge can assist other companies, such as health food stores or wellness stores, looking to open new locations looking to target a similar market. Similarly, for entrepreneurs looking to open fitness and health-focused businesses, this data indicates where they might find both a marketplace for their products or services, and more importantly, success.”
I honestly, don’t know why food entrepreneurs haven’t realized this sooner. Every time a new healthy restaurant opens up, it slays in the form of long lines and immediately opens up a second locations. See Sweetgreen, Juice Press and Dig Inn.
Here is how they conducted the study:
“To determine the top U.S. cities for fitness, Infogroup used its verified business database of more than 15 million records to identify which metro areas are home to the most fitness clubs and gymnasiums, yoga instruction businesses, running and jogging supply stores, sporting goods retailers and membership and recreation clubs. Once these factors were compiled, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) with a population of one million or more were ranked by their concentration of fitness-related businesses per 10,000 residents.”
“More than half of the Boston “fit” businesses are gyms or health clubs, with sporting goods retailers making up an additional 26 percent and yoga instructors accounting for 19 percent. With such a high concentration of fitness-focused businesses, Infogroup data suggests Boston residents have the greatest opportunities available to meet fitness goals.”
Here are the top 10 “fit” cities:
- Seattle, Wash.
- Minneapolis, Minn.
- Denver, Colo.
- Hartford, Conn.
- Providence, R.I.
- San Diego, Calif.
- Pittsburgh, Penn.
- Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Portland, Ore.
I’m glad that as “Sarah Fit” I am able to live in the city that allegedly is the easiest to stay fit. Now, if only By Cloe could open already…