BEST OF MADISON 2014

RECREATION & FITNESS

 

PHOTO COURTESY OF CORE HEALTH AND FITNESS

Core Health and Fitness, winner in the Alternative Fitness Center category, provides personal training at its Middleton facility. 

Madison can proudly boast 264 municipal parks and more than 170 playgrounds, twice the amount of any other municipality per capita in the country. The country! Given that, how perfect is it that readers voted one of Madison’s very first parks—a private gift of land donated to the public by lawyer Daniel Tenney in 1899—as its best? The recognition is well deserved, as Tenney Park is a cherished gathering place for sports, recreation and relaxation, no matter the reason or the season. Madison as a magnet for active endeavors is further accentuated by the vast array of recreation and fitness opportunities and the stores and businesses that support them—everything from biking, bowling and rock climbing to yoga, karate and golf. We’ve even thrown in the best personal trainers for anyone looking for a serious shape-up. A special shout-out goes to Dragonfly Hot Yoga for their second Best of Madison gold and to scrappy Ford’s Gym for their first-ever medal. And to Budget Bikes and University Ridge for their enduring ability to be the best year after year. – Brennan Nardi

 

Alternative Fitness Center

  Core Health and Fitness
  Boulders Climbing Gym
  Express Yourself!

Bike Shop

  Budget Bicycle Center
  Machinery Row Bicycles
  Trek Bicycle Store

Bowling Alley

  Ten Pin Alley
  Schwoegler Park Towne Lanes
  Middleton Sport Bowl LLC

Fitness Center

  Harbor Athletic Club & Wellness Studios
  The Princeton Club
  Ford’s Gym

Fitness Shop

  Fleet Feet Sports
  Movin’ Shoes
  Berkeley Running Company

Martial Arts Studio

  Infinity Martial Arts
  Twisted Fitness
  Paik’s Traditional Martial Arts Center

Park

  Tenney Park
  James Madison Park and Elver Park (TIE)
  Warner Park

Personal Trainer

  Abby Brockman, Abby Brockman Fitness
  Eric Lord, Core Health & Fitness
  Patrick Gilles, Pat’s Gym

Public Golf Course

  University Ridge
  Pleasant View
  Door Creek

Running/ Biking Trail

  UW Arboretum
  Capital City Trail
  Military Ridge State Trail

Yoga/ Pilates

  Dragonfly Hot Yoga
  Inner Fire Yoga
  Bliss Flow Yoga & Wellnes

 

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FOOD & DRINK
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