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There's no denying that Boston's exercise of choice is simple hit-the-pavement running. We have beautiful tree-lined streets, tricky hills, and winding routes that will always keep runners on their toes. Not to mention, a handful of the global leaders in sports innovation call the Bay State home, especially those ubiquitous footwear kings. If any of the many yoga, barre, core, or spin workouts around eastern Massachusetts start to bore you, just head north, south, east, west...wherever. Loads of mountains, water, and wooded trails are begging us to climb, kayak, and ski our way to a good time. Sounds a bit like fitness paradise, doesn't it?
Here's a roundup of twelve stellar stores to outfit your latest physical endeavors and 2013 resolutions, ranging from running specialists located along the final gruesome miles of the Boston Marathon to boutiques stocking stylish apparel for urban yogis and gym-goers.
Working up a sweat in a different location? Check out our shopping maps for New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, or conserve your energy by heading to Racked National for their comprehensive online guide. Explore our product picks from the stores below in our latest Buy It Now.