Liverpool named the ‘fittest city’ in UK ahead of Manchester

Liverpool has been named the "fittest city" in the UK ahead of Manchester and London, according to a survey

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Liverpool has been named the "fittest" city in the UK Photo: Flickr / kkir

Liverpool has been named the fittest city in the UK following new research into fitness levels across the country.

A survey of 2,000 UK adults carried out by training and course provider Beabetteryou.com, found that scousers workout more than those in any other city in the UK with as 71 per cent of locals claiming to exercise at least once per week.

Manchester and London followed in second and third place with 66 per cent and 65 per cent of each cities residents hitting the gym at least once a week.

Oxford came in fourth place, with 62 per cent of locals exercising at least once per week, while 59 per cent of those in Leeds do the same, completing the top five.

The research found that Sheffield was the least active city in the UK, with just 19 per cent of residents sporting their trainers and exercising at least once per week.

Plymouth and Birmingham followed closely behind Sheffield, with just 22 per cent and 24 per cent of locals working out weekly.

As well as activity levels, the survey also quizzed respondents on their consciousness about what they eat.

The UK’s fittest cities

Liverpool
Manchester
London
Oxford
Leeds

While 77 per cent of Liverpool residents claim to be careful when it comes to their diet, it is in fact Manchester which leads the way in the nutrition stakes as 85% of locals said they are careful about what they eat.

Simon Bubb, managing director at Be a Better You commented: “What I find interesting from the research is how we’re seeing such big variations from city to city.

The UK’s least active cities

Sheffield
Plymouth
Birmingham
Glasgow
Edinburgh

“I am partly putting the fact that bigger cities such as Manchester, London and Liverpool boast higher fitness levels down to accessibility. For example, the main UK cities are home to more gyms, personal trainers, classes, and boot camps etc. so it’s likely this will impact on peoples’ motivation to get fit.”

Be a Better You is the UK’s number one personal trainer course provider, and offers REPs accredited personal trainer courses and fitness instructor courses around the country, as well as online at www.beabetteryou.com.

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