Could Rochester rank as the #1 fittest city in the U.S.?
With so many gyms in our area, you would think that everyone around here would be fit as heck! With 762 fitness centers, Minnesota now has the sixth-highest number of clubs per capita in the Country, according to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association. Based on the top gym chains, that's 10.34 gyms per capita.
I made a list of all the gyms in the City of Rochester I could find and was pretty amazed that for a population of 114,011 (2016), that we have 34 gyms! That's almost 30 gyms per capita. While there is no data to support whether we are the FITTEST, we sure do have the most options!
Here's the list! Whether you need something fast, something light, something intense or something challenging, there is something for EVERYONE and EVERY interest here!! No more excuses! Some of these even have childcare!
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