Health is a priority in Cleveland, thanks to the many hospitals and clinics in the area. Cleveland is the home of two world-renowned hospital systems—Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. Both own other hospitals that are located around the city and in its surrounding suburbs, including Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital on the University Hospitals campus.
The entrance to the Cleveland Clinic’s cardiovascular unit on Euclid Avenue makes a particularly impressive impact on the city’s aesthetic view. The round doughnut-like sculpture doubles as a water fountain, only without the plumes of water. Instead, the liquid drips over the glass-walled sculpture, making for a bold entrance to the building via the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Pavilion.
Both hospital systems have Cleveland doctors that specialize in weight loss and can help on the path to fitness. However, if getting in a good workout is the goal, then head to one of many Cleveland fitness centers. Fitworks has six branches, one downtown on Euclid Avenue and five locations elsewhere in the city and surrounding metro area. The YMCA of Greater Cleveland on Prospect Avenue is conveniently located and easy to get to. There are also several privately owned workout centers, including One-to-One Fitness Center, Rezults Downtown Fitness, and Fitness 19. Cleveland Yoga allows yoga enthusiasts to increase their strength and flexibility in a calm and relaxing setting.
Cleveland’s beautiful parks offer a way to stay active outdoors. The Cleveland Metroparks are referred to as the Emerald Necklace, due to the fact that they surround the city like a series of green jewels. These parks connect to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which has a towpath trail that runs alongside, and in places, between, the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Cuyahoga River.