Fort Collins is One of the Nation’s Top 10 Fitness-Friendly Cities

February 2, 2022

Does one of your New Year’s resolutions include getting more fit? Lucky for you, Fort Collins is one of the top 10 most fitness-friendly cities in the United States, according to a new SmartAsset study.

From city-owned facilities to climbing walls to yoga to full-service locally owned health clubs with pools, Fort Collins residents have numerous, high-quality, nationally recognized options. The city has 111 fitness establishments out of every 10,000 total establishments, the 13th-most in this study.

Fort Collins ranked number 9 where Smart Asset compared 284 metro areas across the following metrics: percentage of residents who bike to work, fitness professionals per 10,000 workers, fitness establishments per 10,000 residents, percentage of restaurants that serve fast food and the average wage of personal trainers. Around 5.2% of residents walk or bike to work, the 34th-most out of all the areas reviewed.

Also, within minutes of your home or workplace, you can access an incredible network of trails for walking, running, and biking; seasonal snowshoeing and cross-country skiing; world-class whitewater rafting; and of course, our 300+ days of sunshine help make exercising outside possible all year round!

Northern Colorado has a diverse range of jobs – from Fortune 500 companies to burgeoning IT startups to some of the world’s top agriculture, energy, manufacturing and bioscience companies, where you can grow your career based on your skills and interests. Learn more about what we’re doing to attract and keep talent to our region.

Northern Colorado’s commitment to offering so many healthy lifestyle options help make it one of the best places to live — and work — in the world!

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