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These Are Australia’s Fittest Cities For 2021

While, when it came to the fittest cities in the world, no Aussie destination was able to crack the top 10, it was none other than NSW and Victoria who fought it out in the state league (with NSW taking the cake for 2020). But because there’s nothing we love more than a bit of […]

While, when it came to the fittest cities in the world, no Aussie destination was able to crack the top 10, it was none other than NSW and Victoria who fought it out in the state league (with NSW taking the cake for 2020). But because there’s nothing we love more than a bit of city rivalry – we had to bring it right down to local level with a new list of Australia’s fittest cities, created by Myprotein Australia.

The list takes into account the number of gyms per 1,000 people, the number of fitness searches on Google, and a whole lot of other data to score every city in the nation out of 100.
They also found out exactly what workouts each city likes doing the most – check it out below.

The 15 fittest cities favourite workouts

Ranking

Area

Population

Favourite Workout

Fitness Score 

1

Byron Bay

9,246

CrossFit

70.01

2

Melbourne

5,078,193

Yoga

41.76

3

Sydney

53,121,163

Yoga

40.36

4

Brisbane

2,514,184

Running

29.75

5

Pakenham

46,421

Running

27.40

6

Victor Harbor – Goolwa

14,954

Yoga

23.51

7

Perth

2,059,484

Yoga

23.25

8

Adelaide

1,345,777

Yoga

22.20

9

Warragul

20,149

Running

21.55

10

Mandurah

96,736

Pilates

20.12

11

Gympie

21,599

Running

19.95

12

Cessnock

21,725

Running

19.41

13

Port Macquarie

47,973

Yoga

19.19

14

Armidale

24,504

Yoga

19.13

15

Sunbury

36,084

Running

18.93

According to the study, residents of Byron Bay were crowned Australia’s fittest and they love CrossFit more than any other workout. Their second favourite workout is yoga and their third is pilates.

And surprisingly, while Melbourne might be home to the most gyms – 327 in total, it’s Byron Bay that has the highest number of gyms per person. In fact, they have 7.79 per 1,000 people (72 in total).

Melbourne turns out to be a hotspot for Aussies with a passion for fitness, but more specifically yoga, pilates and running, while Sydneysider love yoga, followed by pilates and then running, in that order. You can read more into the report here.

By Mens Health Staff

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