Did you – like many people - make a New Year’s resolution to get healthier by losing weight and exercising more? You may be interested in the results of a report just released by personal-finance website WalletHub, one which identifies what it says are the best and worst U.S. cities for an “active lifestyle.”

For its report, 2020’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities across 38 key metrics. The data set ranges from average monthly fitness-club fee to bike score to share of physically inactive adults.

Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle
1. Honolulu, HI
2. Chicago, IL
3. San Francisco, CA
4. San Diego, CA
5. New York, NY
6. Portland, OR
7. Seattle, WA
8. Minneapolis, MN
9. Denver, CO
10. Washington, DC

Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle
91. Stockton, CA
92. Wichita, KS
93. Garland, TX
94. San Bernardino, CA
95. Irving, TX
96. Laredo, TX
97. Arlington, TX
98. Bakersfield, CA
99. Hialeah, FL
100. North Las Vegas, NV

Key findings

  • New York has the most sporting-goods stores (per square root of population), 0.446161, which is 13 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada,the city with the fewest at 0.034279.
  • Gilbert, Arizona, has the most public golf courses (per square root of population), 0.078271, which is 39.9 times more than in Laredo, Texas,the city with the fewest at 0.001963.
  • Lincoln, Nebraska, has the most fitness trainers and aerobics instructors per 100,000 residents, 232, which is 12.9 times more than in Corpus Christi, Texas, the city with the fewest at 18.
  • New York has the most playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.630077, which is 19.2 times more than in Hialeah, Florida,the city with the fewest at 0.032732.

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