How Boston Stays Fit

Get to know five locals who have found more profound ways to sweat it out.

Bostonians tend to live the life of the mind, which is why staying fit for us often involves more than a treadmill and a Nicki Minaj soundtrack. From the female chef who boxes for charity to the octogenarian who still rows every day (and has a trove of medals to prove it), meet five impressive individuals who are working it out. —Edited by Kara Baskin, Photographs by Trevor Reid

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1. Jen Royle

The sports reporter and private chef with Dare to Taste won an Emmy and was a finalist on The Taste. She became a boxer in 120 days.

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2. William Reimann

Reimman, 80, is a retired Harvard art senior preceptor and sculptor. He’s a seven-time winner of the Head of the Charles Regatta and has been rowing for six decades.

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3. Judith Forman

The mission development officer at Combined Jewish Philanthropies is also the single mom of a toddler. But she never stops working out.

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4. A.J. Moran

Moran, an architect, founded Green Line Velo, a Boston-based elite cycling team. His passion is all-weather cycling, including daily 10-mile commutes during our last hellish winter.

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5. Robert “Rawbert” Reid

This accountant turned restaurateur at Beverly’s Organic Garden Café has a passion for vegan-, organic-, raw-food evangelism. It helps that his wife works at Whole Foods.

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