Pennsylvania’s 50
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

Located in North East, Pennsylvania mixes big-city energy and quaint charm that welcomes a diverse array of individuals. Major cities, such as Philadelphia, bring active experiences to the state through college institutions’ prevalence. The culture creates a bustling fitness environment found in outdoor and indoor recreations, gyms, yoga studios, and farmer’s markets. Many major and minor league sports teams call Pennsylvania home, which also increases the fitness activities present across the state.

Interesting things to know about Pennsylvania: 

  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art features a statue of Rocky Balboa that Sylvester Stalone gifted to the city. 
  • The first baseball stadium was built in Pittsburgh, PA. 
  • The Father of Weightlifting, Bob Hoffman, was born in Pennsylvania and taught physical fitness throughout his life.
21 %

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.

22 %

The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.

30 %

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
Thornbury, Pennsylvania
Thornbury
Fit Score: 80.6

Thornbury, PA

Population 7,707
Exercise Opportunities 960
Physical Inactivity 200
Access to Healthy Food 20
Obesity 260
Air pollution (PM2.5) 4.17
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.7
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 12

2
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Blue Bell
Fit Score: 80.48

Blue Bell, PA

Population 6,290
Exercise Opportunities 960
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 260
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.22
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 9
Poor Physical Health Days 3.1
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 10

3
Lower Merion, Pennsylvania
Lower Merio.
Fit Score: 80.42

Lower Merion, PA

Population 59,578
Exercise Opportunities 960
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 260
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.22
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 9
Poor Physical Health Days 3.1
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 10

4
Bethel, Pennsylvania
Bethel
Fit Score: 80.29

Bethel, PA

Population 9,199
Exercise Opportunities 960
Physical Inactivity 200
Access to Healthy Food 20
Obesity 260
Air pollution (PM2.5) 4.17
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.7
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 12

5
Whitpain, Pennsylvania
Whitpain
Fit Score: 80.25

Whitpain, PA

Population 19,248
Exercise Opportunities 960
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 260
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.22
Smoking