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Bath and Bristol ranked among the fittest cities in England and Wales Bath City News

A recent study undertaken by Forbes revealed the best – and worst – cities for fitness fanatics in England and Wales, with Bath taking 20th place and Bristol taking a clear lead in 19th place.

With a fitness score of 59.78 out of 100 in Forbes Advisor’s Fitness Index, Bath ranks 20th and Bristol’s score of 61.04 out of 100 means it ranks 19th – just top of the West Country towns of a place.

Despite only 17.78% green space, Bristol is home to 71.50km of cycle paths, the second longest of any area analyzed.

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Bath, on the other hand, has 13.14% green space in the city and is home to 21.43km of cycle paths and 18.92 gymnasiums per 100,000 people, the 18th highest number of gymnasiums in the country and only 0.7 % less than Stevenage. in 17th place.

The Roman city is no stranger to sporting prowess; Not only does it have a well-known and much-loved rugby team, it is also home to the fully accessible £35million Team Bath sports training village, located on the University of Bath campus.

Victoria Park in Bath (Image: James Beck/SomersetLive)

Several athletes have come out of these facilities to represent the country at the Tokyo Olympics, such as Tom Dean, a student at the University of Bath, who won gold in the 200m freestyle and Kate French, who won gold in the modern pentathlon.

The study analyzed green space data from the Ordnance Survey, number of fitness facilities from Companies House and cycle route data from Sustrans to create a points-based index and ultimately reveal the best city British for fitness fanatics.

Kevin Pratt of Forbes Advisor commented on the study, “Exercise, for many of us, is its own reward. It helps us feel better and gives us the energy and sense of purpose. well-being that we need to focus on our life.” everyday life with a positive attitude.

Bristol also ranks highly, coming in 19th place thanks to its plethora of cycle routes (Image: PA)

“If you live in an area that has spaces and facilities for you to get plenty of exercise, that’s something to celebrate. But even if you don’t, you can hopefully- “Finding a safe and enjoyable walking, running or cycling route nearby will help you stay fit and on top of your game.”

The only other Somerset location featured is Weston-super-Mare, which has a relatively small amount of green space, with just 10.25% of the city’s area being green and an overall score of 35.66 out of 100 in the fitness index.

Just 10.25% of Weston-super-Mare’s land area is green, making it one of the worst scorers on the Fitness Index (Image: Geoffrey Bennett)

Forbes Advisor found that Southport is the best place for exercise enthusiasts in England and Wales with a score of 79.94. The city ranks particularly well for green space with more than a quarter – 25.76% – of the city’s area being green.

Chatham is the worst place in England and Wales for exercise enthusiasts. With just 14.42 out of 100 in the fitness index, the town in north Kent had just 5.17% green space and just 3.72 fitness facilities per 100,000 people – the lowest of all cities analyzed.

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