Photos: America's ten fittest cities -- and where Denver finishes

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Big photos below.
It's our first best-cities list of 2014! And the roster assembled by Sharecare.com -- "America's 10 Best Cities for Fitness 2014" -- seems custom-made for Denver.

Did the Mile High City kick ass in a way that showed off its taut musculature? Damn right it did, even besting the community whose football team kicked the collective asses of the Denver Broncos in Sunday's Super Bowl. Look below to count down the top ten finishers, featuring photos and Sharecare.com text.

Number 10:

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Austin, Texas
Austin rounds out our best cities for fitness list. This Texas town is home to Hippie Hollow Park on Lake Travis, a clothing-optional public park where residents can swim, kayak and hike, adding fuel to the unofficial city slogan "Keep Austin Weird." Austin also has more than 50 public pools as well as plenty of opportunities for rock climbing, swimming and exploring along the greenbelt. This active lifestyle could be why Austinites rank low for stress.
Number 9:
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Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the fourth California city to make it on our best cities for fitness list. Residents here put a premium on staying in shape. They love the latest workout crazes, including SoulCycle, Pure Barre, HIIT, INSANITY and more. Plus L.A.'s 75 miles of coastline offer plenty of opportunities for beach running, surfing, kayaking and one of the latest trends, stand-up paddleboard yoga.
Continue to keep counting down America's ten fittest cities.

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Will Hayden
Will Hayden

Boulder, duh. God damn cyclists and wall-climbers.

redsoxfan
redsoxfan

I moved back to Denver after 3 years in Tucson,AZ and you can see the difference. I would not be surprised if that place was at or near the top of least fit towns in America.

Just another reason to love Denver. I have lost weight despite A64. 

Brian Smith
Brian Smith

Damn, east coasters you need to step yo game up.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Fat fucks are everywhere....even in relatively "slim" Colorado, the obesity rate hovers close to 20% (if it hasn't already surpassed it).

Jeffrey Grubesic
Jeffrey Grubesic

No, have you seen all the fat fucks waddling around this great city?

Bill Workman
Bill Workman

You have the Shockers and...well the Shockers.

Sara Huang
Sara Huang

I don't know what Sharecare.com is, but they don’t' have Minneapolis listed. Most lists cite Minneapolis in their top 5, if not number 1. And if you've ever been to Minneapolis you know why. Denver's fitness pales in comparison to Minneapolis. Not trying to hate, but they have BIKE HIGHWAYS there and those folks rollerblade like it's 1994. And they continue to massively bike commute in weather like this ALL WINTER LONG. To those of you I've seen biking out there in Denver, ROCK ON!

Marcus Netters
Marcus Netters

I live up here now.. and no the women up here are mostly "thick". Guys are skinny though

Marcus Netters
Marcus Netters

Hippies are skinny, guys wearing tie dye and wearing a bandana? Wait you know fat pot heads?

Shauna Stenzel
Shauna Stenzel

Yes we are! Amendment 64 hasn't slowed me down either.... ;)

Justin Day
Justin Day

Lost 50 pounds since moving here and Amendment 64 hasn't slowed me down.

Joe Maldonado
Joe Maldonado

Not after amendment 64 people are like I'll work out tomorrow after I eat everything in the house lol

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Interesting, Sara. We're going to feature your post as an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks for weighing in.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Funny post, Jakob. Thanks.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

A lot of people agree with you, Shauna. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Congratulations, Justin -- and thanks for posting.

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