Three Massachusetts Politicians Fitter than Paul Ryan
The Vice Presidential Candidate has nothing on our fit politicians.
Vice¬†Presidential¬†candidate Paul Ryan has been getting a lot of press for his hardcore P90x routine. In case you missed the photographs, Time magazine¬†published¬†some shots of him looking like a “Screech Goes to the Gym” episode of Saved by the Bell. In all fairness though, his workout is intense and his body under that suit looks like a world-class athlete (we hear). Sarah Palin has a fitness book coming out, on … well … whatever she does to work out. President Obama has a mean basketball game, and the First Lady’s arms will make any fitness¬†enthusiast¬†jealous.
But Massachusetts is¬†consistently¬†ranked as one of the¬†fittest¬†states in the country. And who is representing us? Oh, just¬†marathon¬†runners, Iron Man competitors, and guys that bike across the country for fun. Take that, Paul Ryan: You have nothing on these fit Massachusetts politicians.
Name: State Senator Will Brownsberger
Fitness Activity: Biking
Fitness Feats: Brownsberger completed two Ironman Triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.2 mile marathon). He also biked across the country, 3500 miles, which took 41 days.
Favorite ride: Brownsberger bikes to work from Belmont to the State House everyday along the Charles River.
Name: City Councillor Mike Ross
Fitness Activity: Runs about 35-40 miles a week
Fitness Feats: Ross¬†participated¬†in a 300-mile AIDS-ride from Boston to NYC and ran in the 1998 Boston Marathon. He also regularly¬†runs charity 5Ks on weekends.
Favorite run: Ross runs Jamaica¬†Pond every morning.
Name: State Senator Michael Rush
Fitness Activity: Runs about 30 miles a week
Fitness Feats: Rush runs everyday except for Sundays. He was deployed to Iraq just a few months after being elected, and after a full day serving on the ground in Baghdad, he’d always hit the treadmill.
Favorite Run: Participating in 5Ks, like the Brew Run (pictured).
Is your local¬†politician¬†fit? Tell us in the comments!
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2012/11/01/massachusetts-politicians-fitter-paul-ryan/