Despite a drop in Men's Fitness magazine's standings, Portlanders have their chin up about exercise.
Yes, in Men's Fitness's new "motivation" category for their national index of the fittest cities, a "measure [that] basically indicates how much Portlanders get outside to exercise despite our cruddy weather", Portland got an "A-". This after the city dropped from No. 6 to No. 17 in the overall rankings.
"Local health and fitness folks aren't surprised by the high mark...[one gym owner says] that in Portland 'there is not much to do other than fitness activities. The night life is not particularly that great.'"
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