Two California cities rank among the worst cities for active lifestyle

With “exercising more” and “losing weight” among the top New Year’s resolutions, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle.

To determine where Americans have the best chance of remaining active, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities across 36 key metrics. The data set ranges from the average monthly fitness-club fee to bike score to the share of physically inactive adults.

Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle
1. Honolulu, HI
2. San Francisco, CA
3. New York, NY
4. Chicago, IL
5. Las Vegas, NV
6. Cincinnati, OH
7. San Diego, CA
8. Madison, WI
9. Denver, CO
10. Atlanta, GA

Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle
91. Santa Ana, CA
92. Memphis, TN
93. Fresno, CA
94. Newark, NJ
95. Wichita, KS
96. Irving, TX
97. Winston-Salem, NC
98. Fort Wayne, IN
99. Garland, TX
100. North Las Vegas, NV

Best vs. Worst

  • Orlando, Florida, has the most sporting-goods stores (per square root of population), 0.386655, which is 11.9 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.032468.
  • Gilbert, Arizona, has the most public golf courses (per square root of population), 0.076537, which is 38.9 times more than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.001969.
  • Lincoln, Nebraska, has the most fitness trainers and aerobics instructors per 100,000 residents, 180, which is 5.8 times more than in Bakersfield, California, the city with the fewest at 31.
  • New York has the most playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.671157, which is 13.5 times more than in Gilbert, Arizona, the city with the fewest at 0.049749.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, click on the link.

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