2021 Quick View

The ACSM American Fitness Index celebrates healthy, active lifestyles and encourages city leaders to make local changes to promote these behaviors. Explore the city comparison tool to see how your favorite city ranks.

Actively Moving America to Better Health

Roll over a city for quick stats on the 2021 ACSM American Fitness Index or click on a city to see its strengths and challenges. For a complete list of cities and the full rankings click here.
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What’s New

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The Importance of Sleep for Health

When we think about the most important actions that we can take to protect our health, we usually consider behaviors such as partaking in regular… Read more

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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Fitness Index Indicators

We can all agree that the COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on our lives and lifestyle in 2020 and continues yet today. Millions were… Read more

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Active People, Healthy Nation℠: Creating an Active America Together

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things that people can do to support their  health.  Being active can immediately help people feel… Read more

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What Makes Arlington, Virginia the Fittest City in America?

The American Fitness Index scores the country’s 100 largest cities (based on population) on 34 indicators of health. These indicators are broken into two categories:… Read more

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