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FitBits: Sweaty Singles, Boxing Buddies, Cardiac Cities

Fitness goes flirty, workouts get punchy, and cities check their heart health.

Meet your Sweaty Match
Sick of online dating? If you’re single in the Big Apple and looking for love—and a workout—you’re in luck. A new four-week program, fit2date, launches this week in New York City. Singles age 25 to 40 can take part in 1-hour weekly outdoor fitness training sessions designed so they can get to know eight members of the opposite sex and discover if one is a good “fit.” The program costs $200 plus tax, but how can you put a price on love?

Get your pulse racing…from love.

Stick and Move
The Everlast brand and 24 Hour Fitness have introduced a new boxing fitness class, the Everlast Shadow Box Workout. The 45-minute class combines Rocky-style boxing moves and the standard Round Timer, allowing for 12 three-minute rounds that alternate between punch combos and conditioning exercises. The workout incorporates jump ropes and boxing gloves for an authentic boxing experience, minus the blood and bruises—we assume. The workout will be offered at 250 of 24 Hour Fitness’ more than 400 clubs nationwide.

Knock it out.

Heart Healthy Hometowns
The American Heart Association revealed the nation’s 10 most—and least—heart-friendly cities for women. Minneapolis-St. Paul ranked as the No. 1 most heart-friendly city, with low hypertension rates, the lowest cardiac mortality rate for women, and the highest exercise rates of any city in the survey. Rankings are based on the heart-healthy benefits cities have to offer residents, such as the number of physicians and cardiologists, and the personal lifestyle choices of its residents, such as healthy eating and exercise habits.

 

Top Honors
1. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN
2. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC
3. San Francisco-San Jose-Oakland, CA
4. Denver-Aurora, CO
5. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA

Check your city’s heart rate.

—Erin

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