Smart Asset released it’s list of the Top Fitness Friendly Cities in America and this year Missoula is at the top of the list, moving up from 4th place last year.

The city’s proximity to a multitude of national parks and forests means there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, including mountain climbing, kayaking, rock climbing and trail running.

When bad weather strikes there are still good options for exercise in Missoula. It ranked second in SmartAsset’s analysis for its concentration of fitness-related businesses. For example, there are 18 different recreation or fitness centers in Missoula, which has a population of about 70,000 people. – Smart Asset

Top Fitness Friendly Cities

With all of the parks around town, and recreational activities in Missoula from summer through the winter months as well as the fitness-related events that take place throughout the year, it is easy to see why Missoula ranks at the top of this list.

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See the full list, and how they determined which cities were at the top at Smart Asset.