Living in California, a gym and fitness buff, and looking for some motivation to get back on the grind of a leg day following the holiday season? Worry no more because this recent study proves that Golden State is a great hotspot for wellness.

        This study conducted by SmartAsset displays their list of cities in the United States that are considerably great in cultivating fitness. 

        Setting up criterias such as (1) Percentage of residents who walk or bike to work; (2) Concentration of fitness professionals; (3) Concentration of fitness establishments; (4) Concentration of fast-food restaurants; and (5) Average hourly wage of personal trainers in 304 metro areas, you may at least take a glance if your city is included here and how they were ranked.

        As such, one California metro area made its mark on the ladder of this online financial hub – establishing itself as a great place to juice some sweat and attain a great living out of workout.

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles: Golden State's Fitness Haven

        The San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, an area in Northern California, managed to crack within the top 10 of the list.

        SmartAsset pointed out that the San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles ranks top 25 on their criteria of number of fitness professionals (35) and fitness establishments (105) per 10,000. The city also shelters restaurants that offer less than 40% percent of fast foods – an encouraging sales strategy that allows people not to purchase and consume unhealthy foods. 

        Greatly ranked based on the given standards, San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles stood up as one of the best places to be fit and healthy.

Kennedy Club Fitness gym in its branch in Paso Robles | Image courtesy: Kennedy Club Fitness

        But more than anything else, it managed to outlast the mega cities of California in the likes of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and San Francisco. These mentioned cities weren't able to make it to the list. 

        As such, besides San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, there are other Cali cities that made it to the list:

17th: Chico

19th: Santa Cruz and Watsonville

20th: Santa Maria and Santa Barbara

40th: Redding

        The city of Missoula in the state of Montana leads the list of the most "fitness-friendly" cities in the United States, reclaiming the top spot after three years.



Written by Andrei de Guzman

Andrei de Guzman is a digital marketing intern for the Winter Season of PS Media Enterprise. He is currently a fourth-year Communication Research student from Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sta. Mesa

Andrei de Guzman

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