Want an Active Lifestyle? Live Here

These are the US cities where you can be the fittest version of you
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2021 6:00 AM CST
Want an Active Lifestyle? Check Out These Cities
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New year, new you? If that's one of your goals for 2021, and fitness is integral to that goal, there are parts of the US that may suit you best. In its quest to track down where the promise of an active lifestyle beckons, WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities, examining three dozen metrics in two main categories: sports and outdoors, which looks at such factors as available sports and fitness facilities (think tennis courts, swimming pools, and hiking trails), trainers, and general access to exercise opportunities; and budget and participation, which includes such things as the cost of joining a fitness center, Google searches for "at-home workouts," and the share of physically inactive adults. Honolulu gets a big thumbs-up, while North Las Vegas could stand to get off the couch. See how other cities fared:

  1. Honolulu (No. 1 in "Sports and Outdoors" category)
  2. Portland, Ore. (No. 1 in "Budget and Participation" category)
  3. San Diego
  4. San Francisco
  5. Chicago
  6. Seattle
  7. Austin, Texas
  8. Denver
  9. Los Angeles
  10. Washington, DC
Read on to see what cities need some, er, motivation.

Places with the least active lifestyles:

  1. North Las Vegas, Nev.
  2. Hialeah, Fla.
  3. Newark, NJ
  4. Jersey City, NJ
  5. Laredo, Texas
  6. San Bernardino, Calif.
  7. Irving, Texas
  8. Bakersfield, Calif.
  9. Birmingham, Ala.
  10. Corpus Christi, Texas
See how other cities ranked on the list. (More US cities stories.)

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