Considering the abundance of local Oktoberfest beer events and tasty pizza shops, you might be surprised to hear Boston is one of the healthiest cities in the world. With dining temptation every corner, by all logic we all should be the exact opposite of healthy. But we’re a work-hard-play-hard kind of city and what we have in guilty pleasures, we make up for with our thriving fitness community. Boston is packed with first-class gyms, expert instructors, and premier health organizations, many of whom have been nominated for 50 on Fire this year.

If you know an extraordinary person or organization active in the local sports and fitness scene, nominate them for 50 on Fire. Nominations are open until October 11th. That means you have eight more days to tell us who’s hot in nine of Boston’s bustling industries:  Media, Design, Education, Tech, Marketing & Advertising, Healthcare/Medicine, Dining & Retail, Sports & Fitness, and Arts & Entertainment. Let us know who you want to see take the top prize this at our epic awards event this December. Nominate today!

 Nominations will be narrowed down to a group of finalists and our panel of expert judges will select fifty sizzling winners.

 Now I’d like to introduce to some of the fittest folks in Hub. You’ve peeked at this year’s nominees for Education, Dining & Retail, and Tech; but here are this year’s Sports & Fitness nominees.