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Albuquerque named fifth fittest city in America by Men’s Fitness Magazine

By on January 15, 2009

When I moved to Albuquerque, NM I knew that it was in the Top 10 Fittest Cities in America and I’m happy to see it in the Top 5 this year.  There really is no place on earth like Albuquerque. The City government really places a lot of emphasis on the ability to be active here.

Every road you travel has a “real” bike path and for the most part drivers cooperate with cyclists.  There are bike routes that can take you anywhere you need to go in the city especially where I live on the Westside. It’s a twenty minute bike ride to Downtown and the scenery is awesome.  Something else that I find is incredible about Albuquerque is there are 320 parks within the city limits.  You don’t have to walk very far to find a place to workout outside.  Bike paths connect many of the parks also, so if you are afraid of the Albuquerque drivers than it’s possible to ride safely around the city on the designated bike paths.

…and I have to tell you there is nothing better in the world than the weather for exercising outdoors.  I have been able to go hiking or rock climbing just about every morning since I’ve moved here.  Many of the locals don’t like me bragging about Albuerque because they say they don’t want anyone else to move here…but I can’t help it.  I have said this before and I’ll keep saying it…”If ever on this planet you could call someplace “God’s Country” Albuerque, NM is the place”.   I want to thank the Mayor Martin J. Chavez and the rest of the City Government…especially the Park’s Department for making and keeping Albuquerque as one of the Top Fitness Cities in America

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