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Grand Rapids is a top-10 market to 'stay in shape' in US

January 18, 2017
| By Pat Evans |
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Grand Rapidians like to exert themselves.

Grand Rapids ranks No. 9 in a ranking of the top U.S. markets to “stay in shape.”

The top-10 ranking was posted yesterday by Papillion, Nebraska-based Infogroup, a data and analytics company.

Infogroup searched through more than 15 million verified business records to find which metro areas have the most fitness clubs, gymnasiums, yoga instruction businesses, running and jogging supply stores, sporting goods retailers and recreation clubs.

Metro areas with more than one-million people were then ranked by the concentration of the businesses per 10,000 residents.

Top 10

1.   Boston
2.   Seattle
3.   Minneapolis
4.   Denver
5.   Hartford, Connecticut
6.   Providence, Rhode Island
7.   San Diego
8.   Pittsburgh
9.   Grand Rapids
10. Portland, Oregon

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