The Shape of Things

How Boston Gets Fit: A By-the-Numbers Approach

$46,000

Average yearly earnings of a Massachusetts yoga instructor.

227

Number of Instagram posts hashtagged #bostonfitness at press time.

60

Percent of male participants in the August 2013 Spartan Sprint Race.

30

Number of Boston-area CrossFit gyms at press time.

17

Number of mud runs held in Massachusetts in 2013.

25

Percent of Massachusetts residents who belong to a gym.

300

Number of fitness classes per week at studios around Newbury Street.

8

Number of Boston-area yoga studios opened in 2013.

130,000

Number of City Sports T-shirts the stores sell per year.

80

Percent of Massachusetts residents who say they exercise regularly.

12

Number of barre-only studios in Greater Boston, 2014.

$92

Amount the average Massachusetts resident spends on fitness per year.


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