According to this article Austin maintains its status as a 'fit' city
“Austin's strengths included lower percentage of population with asthma and lower percentages with diabetes and obesity. Some of the region's challenges included lower percentages of public transportation usage and a lower number of primary care providers.”
Austin ranked ninth. Austin als0 has a lower average age then many cities – 34 years old – that might have something to do with it. Younger people tend to be healthier and more active.
After hurricane Katrina I decided to move away from New Orleans. While I still have a business in New Orleans, New Orleans Ultimate Fitness Training, I decided it might be better to diversify. I researched and travelled to several cities. At one point I told a commercial real estate agent, “Where I spend the rest of my life depends on who the best real estate agent is”.
I settled on Austin and opened Kelly’s Austin Personal Trainers in June 2006. It was a good decision. Austin is a fit city and good place for those in the fitness industry.