It’s certainly one of the most beautiful cities. However Naples is the fittest city in Florida as well. Nationwide, it ranks 46 out of 572 in this report. The findings are from a study by the online fitness resource Total Shape. The data used to compile the list was taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics from 2019 and 2020. In addition, the study focuses on hundreds of cities around the country that are part of metropolitan areas. Things considered were health status, exercising habits and obesity rates among residents aged 18 and over and more.

Fit, Older couple walking dog in the park

Southwest Florida cities take up half of the top ten fittest cities in Florida list. Congrats Naples Fittest City in Florida and number 46 in the U.S.

Fittest city in Florida

Naples is not the only city in Southwest Florida to score high on the list. Keep scrolling down to see more.

The fittest place of all metropolitan areas in the country is Newton, Massachusetts. The city measured near-perfect scores in all three categories. As for the worst place in the United States for fitness, it is Reading, Pennsylvania. Almost half the population is obese. In addition, the researchers found two in five residents don’t exercise or make any physical effort in their leisure time.

Avon park is the least fit place in the Sunshine State. 43.6% of people living there are obese. In addition, 26.1% rate their own health as “poor” or “fair” and only 36.3% say they are active physically. Avon Park actually ranks #556 out of 572 places in the nation  when it comes to fitness. Naples is the fittest city in Florida and here is how the rest of the top ten list stacks up. You will see that Southwest Florida is looking pretty good. Congrats. Keep moving Southwest Florida.

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