Happy Valley Lands Chart for Most Fitness-friendly Cities
By Cara Aungst on March 29, 2016
What did they find?
- ·Mountain towns are the best places to get in shape (That'd be us!). Over half of the top ten most fitness-friendly cities in America are located in or directly adjacent to a mountain range. Places like Boulder, Bellingham and Missoula all have lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation.
- ·Is warm weather bad for fitness? None of the top 25 cities in SmartAsset’s study is located in a warm-weather locale. Cities in the Southeast, Texas and the desert Southwest tend to have below average numbers of fitness professionals and recreation centers. (Read: the cold never bothered us anyway) Likewise, in many of these cities, fast food joints constitute over half of all restaurants.
Read the whole study here!