Facebook’s Most Fit U.S. City: Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Va., is the most fit U.S. city on Facebook, the social network concluded by examining fitness-related mentions, check-ins, and use of fitness applications in cities with at least 200,000 users over a three-month period.

Facebook also broke out the most fit cities by activity, using mentions of those activities over the same three-month period, and choosing its adventurous city by mention of starting new sports, and its weight-loss city by mentions of losing weight.

And the social network provided a “Get Fit Guide” (below) detailing how to incorporate Facebook into fitness efforts.

The 10 most fit U.S. cities on Facebook are:

  1. Virginia Beach
  2. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  3. Austin, Texas
  4. San Antonio
  5. Livingston, N.J.
  6. Portland, Ore.
  7. El Paso, Texas
  8. Oklahoma City
  9. Tacoma, Wash.
  10. Albuquerque, N.M.

And the most fit cities by activity:

  • Yoga: Austin
  • Running: Oklahoma City
  • Swimming: Tucson, Ariz.
  • Biking: Minneapolis
  • CrossFit: El Paso
  • Dance: Oakland, Calif.
  • Triathlon: Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Marathon: San Diego
  • Health club: Wichita, Kan.
  • Weight loss: Livingston
  • Adventurous city: Chicago

Readers: Do you incorporate Facebook or Facebook-connected apps into your fitness routines?

Facebook Get Fit Guide

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