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Fort Wayne Ranked 69th in Promoting Healthy Activity

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Another survey attempts to quantify the healthiest cities in the US. This one judges the Best and Worst cities for Activity Lifestyles…and Fort Wayne comes in the lower half at 69 overall.

WalletHub ranked the 100 most populated cities in the U.S. based on how well they accommodate or encourage an active lifestyle. Factors including monthly fitness club fees, sports clubs per capita.

The best, Omaha, Portland, Oregon and Pittsburgh. Laredo, Texas brings up the rear. 

You can find the full report by clicking here.

Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle
Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle 1 Omaha, NE 91 Houston, TX
2 Portland, OR 92 Irving, TX
3 Pittsburgh, PA 93 Fort Worth, TX
4 Reno, NV 94 New York, NY
5 Orlando, FL 95 North Las Vegas, NV
6 Tampa, FL 96 Hialeah, FL
7 Irvine, CA 97 Arlington, TX
8 Tucson, AZ 98 Newark, NJ
9 Colorado Springs, CO 99 Jersey City, NJ
10 Atlanta, GA 100 Laredo, TX

Key Stats

  • The average monthly fitness club fee is six times higher in New York than in Lexington, Ky.
  • The average bowling cost is four times higher in New York than in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • The number of sporting goods stores per capita is 13 times higher in Orlando, Fla., than in Detroit.
  • The number of public golf courses per capita is 147 times higher in Scottsdale, Ariz., than in New York.
  • The number of baseball fields per capita is 130 times higher in St. Paul, Minn., than in Laredo, Texas.
  • The walk score is four times higher in New York than in Chesapeake, Va.
  • The number of fitness centers per capita is 20 times higher in San Francisco than in Newark, N.J.
  • The number of fitness trainers and aerobics instructors per capita is 20 times higher in Charlotte, N.C., than in Detroit.
  • The number of park playgrounds per capita is 88 times higher in Madison, Wis., than in Laredo, Texas.


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