2015 Fittest Metro Areas in America

How does your city stack up in the list of America’s fittest metro areas? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) just released their 2015 American Fitness Index Report and we’re excited to see San Diego, HOIST’s headquarter city, top the list at number 3!


1. Washington, DC
2. Minneapolis, MN
3. San Diego, CA
4. San Francisco, CA
5. Sacramento, CA
6. Denver, CO
7. Portland, OR
8. Seattle, WA
9. Boston, MA
10. San Jose, CA
11. Hartford, CT
12. Salt Lake City, UT
13. Raleigh, NC
14. Atlanta, GA
15. Virginia Beach, VA
16. Cincinnati, OH
17. Chicago, IL
18. Richmond, VA
19. Baltimore, MD
20. Austin, TX

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The AFI data report measures the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the United States and provides a score and ranking reflecting a composite of preventive health behaviors, levels of chronic disease conditions, health care access, and community resources and policies that support physical activity. Included in the report are benchmarks for each data indicator to highlight areas that need improvement.

With the help of this report, municipalities, community groups, health organizations and individual citizens can assess factors contributing to their metro area’s level of fitness, health and quality of life. The report is also an evaluation tool for measuring progress at the community level.

As a program, AFI also provides resources to help communities focus their efforts and assist communities in connecting with health promotion partners.