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St. Louis bests most neighbor towns for active way of life | Joe’s St. Louis

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10/15/06: Loretto Kleykamp, 69, leads a group of friends in her recumbant bicycle Sunday together Russell Boulevard in Soulard. At the rear of her is Dr. John Freeman, 73, and then Bud, 82 Schultz and Gus Kontoleon,(darker jacket) 78, bring up the rear as they journey a circuit all-around St. Louis that averages about 35 miles. They are using alongside a selected route that has marked the streets with a bicycle path. Karen Elshout | Publish-Dispatch

Is there a superior way to start out 2022 than to embrace an active lifestyle — aside. of study course, from winning just one of the huge lotteries?

And would you have guessed that St. Louis does “lively” far better than most bustling burgs?

Personal finance website WalletHub took a search at the very best cities for an active way of life, and we came in at No. 32 out of the 100 largest U.S. towns.

Even superior, we surface to be inching up the checklist. Last calendar year, we were No. 35

Our powerful suit is in “spending plan and participation,” a single of the two primary groups employed to rank the towns. We were No. 12 in that space.

That classification looked at points these as the expense of conditioning club memberships, sporting activities attire, renting a bowling lane and reserving tennis courts.

It also viewed as the range of sporting-merchandise merchants, sports activities golf equipment, people who walk/bicycle to perform, intramural leagues and decide on-up athletic online games.

In the other classification, “sports and outdoors,” we had been No. 48. (Hey, we’re nonetheless in the top rated 50 %.)

This portion seemed at the range of athletic fields and courts, swimming pools, tennis courts, public golfing programs, ice-skating rinks, skateboard parks, health and fitness centers, dance educational facilities, playgrounds and climbing/operating trails.

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