In a proclamation signed on April 29, 2022, United States President, Joe Biden declared that the month of May to be named National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. An official statement from the White House says,

Fitness and sports are not only good for our physical health, they also improve the quality of our lives overall. Experts agree that even small amounts of physical activity can make a significant difference in a person’s physical and mental health. For example, it can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, blood pressure, and anxiety while improving sleep — among other health benefits.

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Improving Mental Health Through Physical Health

Aside from the obvious physical benefits of regularly hitting the gym and working out, studies have indicated that exercise can positively benefit a person's mental health as well. The CDC says,

Some benefits of physical activity on brain health happen right after a session of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Benefits include improved thinking or cognition for children 6 to 13 years of age and reduced short-term feelings of anxiety for adults. Regular physical activity can help keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age. It can also reduce your risk of depression and anxiety and help you sleep better.

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Where To Work Out

Whether you are into power-lifting, bodybuilding, pilates, HIIT, or just enjoy a good dose of cardio, there are plenty of places in the Tristate where you can go to work out. In celebration of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, we would love to know which gym you think is the best in the area.

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Vote for the Best Gym in the Tristate

While there aren't any trophies or prizes on the line, aside from bragging rights, you can vote for the Best Gym. Take a look at the contenders and then cast your vote. Don't see your gym on the list, email us right here. 

NOTE: Voting closes at 11:59 PM on Monday, May 30th. The top 10 gyms, based on voting results will be revealed on Tuesday, May 31st.


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