California’s 50
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

With beautiful long beaches, mountains and nature reserves, it’s no wonder that Californians love to get fit. In the Golden State, as much emphasis goes into mental health as well as having a healthy physical lifestyle: yoga retreats, wellness centers and healthy food restaurants go hand-in-hand with gyms and outdoor activities, making the state a unique destination for a healthy body & mind.

Interesting things to know about California:

  • California has the fourth lowest obesity rate in the USA at 25.1%.
  • Spinning originated in California!
  • California has the highest number of fitness instructors of any state.
18 %

The percentage of adults who report excessive drinking. Heavy drinking is linked to higher blood pressure, poorer liver function, increased stroke risk and larger waistlines.

17 %

The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.

23 %

The percentage of adults who report a BMI — or body mass index — above 30%. Higher BMI may be an indicator of greater risk to physical health.

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1
Los Altos Hills, California
Los Altos H.
Fit Score: 92.06

Los Altos Hills, CA

Population 8,559
Exercise Opportunities 990
Physical Inactivity 160
Access to Healthy Food 10
Obesity 200
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.12
Smoking 80
Frequent Physical Distress 8
Poor Physical Health Days 2.9
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 160
Frequent Mental Distress 8

2
Los Altos, California
Los Altos
Fit Score: 90.58

Los Altos, CA

Population 30,531
Exercise Opportunities 990
Physical Inactivity 160
Access to Healthy Food 10
Obesity 200
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.12
Smoking 80
Frequent Physical Distress 8
Poor Physical Health Days 2.9
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 160
Frequent Mental Distress 8

3
Woodside, California
Woodside
Fit Score: 90.3

Woodside, CA

Population 5,510
Exercise Opportunities 1,000
Physical Inactivity 150
Access to Healthy Food 10
Obesity 210
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.22
Smoking 90
Frequent Physical Distress 8
Poor Physical Health Days 2.9
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 9

4
Atherton, California
Atherton
Fit Score: 90.3

Atherton, CA

Population 7,187
Exercise Opportunities 1,000
Physical Inactivity 150
Access to Healthy Food 10
Obesity 210
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.22
Smoking 90
Frequent Physical Distress 8
Poor Physical Health Days 2.9
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 9

5
Hillsborough, California
Hillsboroug.
Fit Score: 89.88

Hillsborough, CA

Population 11,444
Exercise Opportunities 1,000
Physical Inactivity 150
Access to Healthy Food 10
Obesity 210
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.22
Smoking 90