Fitness Ranking Of America’s 100 Largest Cities Shows Californians Have Been Working Out

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The American College of Sports Medicine released their annual list of the fittest cities in America for 2018, ranking them based on each location’s health and fitness initiatives.

Rankings are based off cities’ overall scores in 31 personal health and community/environmental indicators, including data on physical activity, healthy eating, sleep, smoking, obesity, mental health, acres of parkland, farmers’ markets, public transportation, parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, and more.

After figuring all of that in, the ACSM determined that for 2018 the fittest city in America is… Arlington, Virginia.

The rest of the top five include Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Madison, and Portland.

On the other end of the spectrum, the bottom five cities on the list were Toledo, Detroit, Louisville, Indianapolis, and coming in last was… Oklahoma City.

When broken down by state, California dominates with five cities in the top 20. Minnesota was the only other state with more than one (sort of) in the top 20.

At the bottom, Texas had three cities in the bottom 20, followed by Oklahoma, Indiana, Arizona, and California with two.


Here’s the entire list with each city’s overall score. Where does your city land?

1. Arlington, VA 77.7
2. Minneapolis, MN 77.2
3. Washington, D.C. 74.0
4. Madison, WI 72.4
5. Portland, OR 71.6
6. Seattle, WA 71.5
7. Denver, CO 70.2
8. St. Paul, MN 70.2
9. San Jose, CA 69.8
10. Boise, ID 69.2
11. Oakland, CA 68.5
12. Plano, TX 67.9
13. Irvine, CA 67.8
14. San Francisco, CA 67.3
15. Boston, MA 67.1
16. San Diego, CA 66.4
17. Lincoln, NE 65.7
18. Raleigh, NC 62.9
19. Fremont, CA 62.3
20. Atlanta, GA 61.5
21. Anchorage, AK 60.6
22. Aurora, CO 60.5
23. St. Petersburg, FL 60.4
24. Colorado Springs, CO 58.1
25. Miami, FL 57.4
26. Durham, NC 57.2
27. Sacramento, CA 57.1
28. Albuquerque, NM 57.0
29. Cincinnati, OH 57.0
30. Virginia Beach, VA 56.9
31. Dallas, TX 56.7
32. Chicago, IL 56.7
33. Omaha, NE 55.8
34. Milwaukee, WI 55.8
35. Chula Vista, CA 55.3
36. Pittsburgh, PA 55.1
37. Tampa, FL 55.0
38. Orlando, FL 54.8
39. Long Beach, CA 54.8
40. Santa Ana, CA 53.7
41. Anaheim, CA 52.8
42. Austin, TX 52.5
43. Buffalo, NY 52.5
44. Norfolk, VA 51.9
45. New Orleans, LA 51.8
46. Honolulu, HI 51.5
47. Tucson, AZ 51.5
48. Reno, NV 50.0
49. Cleveland, OH 49.2
50. Los Angeles, CA 48.9

51. Garland, TX 48.9
52. New York, NY 48.6
53. Hialeah, FL 48.2
54. Irving, TX 48.1
55. Richmond, VA 47.7
56. Fort Worth, TX 47.6
57. St. Louis, MO 47.4
58. Glendale, AZ 47.3
59. Charlotte, NC 47.2
60. Houston, TX 46.9
61. Scottsdale, AZ 46.9
62. Riverside, CA 45.8
63. Las Vegas, NV 45.1
64. Jacksonville, FL 45.0
65. Nashville, TN 44.2
66. Bakersfield, CA 44.0
67. Baton Rouge, LA 43.4
68. San Antonio, TX 43.4
69. Jersey City, NJ 43.2
70. Lexington, KY 42.9
71. Greensboro, NC 42.8
72. Phoenix, AZ 42.5
73. Henderson, NV 42.4
74. Kansas City, MO 41.5
75. Chesapeake, VA 41.5
76. Chandler, AZ 40.9
77. Corpus Christi, TX 40.6
78. Baltimore, MD 40.5
79. Columbus, OH 40.3
80. El Paso, TX 40.3
81. Mesa, AZ 40.2
82. Philadelphia, PA 39.8
83. Arlington, TX 39.7
84. Fort Wayne, IN 39.2
85. Stockton, CA 38.8
86. Newark, NJ 38.6
87. Lubbock, TX 36.6
88. Memphis, TN 35.5
89. Laredo, TX 34.9
90. Winston-Salem, NC 34.5
91. Tulsa, OK 34.4
92. North Las Vegas, NV 34.0
93. Gilbert, AZ 33.5
94. Fresno, CA 33.0
95. Wichita, KS 32.5
96. Toledo, OH 30.3
97. Detroit, MI 30.0
98. Louisville, KY 27.0
99. Indianapolis, IN 26.9
100. Oklahoma City, OK 26.3



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