Florida’s 50
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

Renowned for its white-sand beaches and hot weather, Florida is a fitness playground for those who like to stay toned for a year-long beach season. Pristine coasts and thrilling outdoor recreations combine with beachside gyms and an organic food culture, making the state perfect for active lifestyles. Florida also contains several yoga studios and retreats that invite mindfulness practices.

Interesting things to know about Florida: 

  • There are almost 10,000 fitness and recreational sports centers in Florida. 
  • Florida has the most golf courses of any state.
  • The Sunshine State has an average of 237 days of sunshine a year.
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.

25 %

The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.

27 %

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
Pelican Bay, Florida
Pelican Bay
Fit Score: 86.18

Pelican Bay, FL

Population 5,876
Exercise Opportunities 870
Physical Inactivity 210
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 210
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.7
Smoking 110
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 3.5
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 11

2
Naples, Florida
Naples
Fit Score: 84.81

Naples, FL

Population 22,039
Exercise Opportunities 870
Physical Inactivity 210
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 210
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.7
Smoking 110
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 3.5
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 11

3
Pinecrest, Florida
Pinecrest
Fit Score: 84.25

Pinecrest, FL

Population 19,591
Exercise Opportunities 960
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 20
Obesity 230
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.52
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 13
Poor Physical Health Days 3.6
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 12

4
Marco Island, Florida
Marco Islan.
Fit Score: 84.15

Marco Island, FL

Population 17,930
Exercise Opportunities 870
Physical Inactivity 210
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 210
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.7
Smoking 110
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 3.5
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 11

5
Lely Resort, Florida
Lely Resort
Fit Score: 83.47

Lely Resort, FL

Population 5,335
Exercise Opportunities 870
Physical Inactivity 210
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 210
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.7
Smoking 110
Frequent Physical Distress 12