Congratulations Minneapolis for being dubbed the Fittest City in the U.S. according to American College of Sports Medicine.

With the super cold weather and long winters every Minnesotan has exclusive rights to be a huge couch potato, but the environment through out the state is fitness no matter what the weather.

Part of the reason is the amount of money and care the state devotes to parks and access to trails etc. giving people a place and desire to exercise all year long. Rollerblading was invented by a person in Minnesota so he could "skate" in the summer. That right their should tell you something.

As summer approaches and once again I vow to get in shape, maybe I will finally take advantage of all the beauty this area has to offer, and the fact I literally live 2 blocks off the Lakewalk. :)