Bloomington, Indiana, is one of the top cities in Indiana. It’s a well-known college town, home to the prestigious Indiana University, with an emerging food movement with several excellent restaurants. However, this small and charming Midwestern city has a whole lot to offer visitors. SmartAsset named Bloomington as one of the most fitness-friendly places in 2020 — just one more reason to put Bloomington on your travel list for next year.
To uncover the most fitness-friendly places for 2020, SmartAsset considered data on 317 metro areas across five metrics:
– Percentage of residents who walk or bike to work
– Fitness professionals per 10,000 workers
– Fitness establishments per 10,000 establishments
– What portion of restaurants that are fast food, and an average hourly wage of personal trainers
Bloomington, Indiana cracks the top 25% of the study for all five metrics we considered. It ranks eighth out of all 317 metro areas in the study for its relatively high percentage of residents who walk or bike to work, at approximately 9%. Furthermore, there are more than 37 fitness professionals per 10,000 workers and more than 90 fitness establishments per 10,000 establishments in Bloomington.
This is SmartAsset’s sixth annual study of the most fitness-friendly places in America. Read the previous version of the study here.