What Your City Says About Your Workout Habits
Which city likes to sweat it out during its lunch break? What day of the week do New Yorkers hit the gym in droves? Can you name which workout class Bostonians never skip?
Our fitness choices are highly personal, of course—but if ClassPass's latest national survey is any indication, there might be a little mob mentality at play. The boutique class booking service drew from user data across the country to see how our fitness habits differ from region to region, from the most popular time of day to work out at to the city that breaks a sweat the most often, on average. Some of the answers are pretty surprising, others less so. But across the board, it all provides a fascinating look at how people stay in shape around the U.S.
Curious to see how your city sweats it out? Check out the data below.
Surprised to see Tuesday as the can't-miss gym day across the country? (Our working theory is that Monday is too ugh to work out.) We were also pretty surprised to see that only the southeast plays host to a majority of early risers—the rest of the country prefers to hit the gym after work.
In addition to everything you see above, ClassPass found that Baltimore is the fastest-growing city when it comes to working out, boasting 23% new users month over month. Meanwhile, Orlando residents like to take their workouts on the go—68% of users have used ClassPass in another city. Nashville residents love strength training, which also happened to be the most popular fitness category in all of the U.S. And citizens of Philadelphia, Denver, and Portland, Oregon, never skip yoga, while those in Seattle, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Charlotte, and Baltimore prefer barre.
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