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Twin Cities retains No. 1 fitness ranking

For the second year in a row, Minneapolis-St. Paul has retained its No. 1 ranking among 50 metro areas in the annual American Fitness Index ranking by the American College of Sports Medicine. The index considers many factors, from diabetes rates and farmers markets per capita to the percentage of people who have exercised in the last 30 days.
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For the second year in a row, Minneapolis-St. Paul has retained its No. 1 ranking among 50 metro areas in the annual American Fitness Index ranking by the American College of Sports Medicine. The index considers many factors, from diabetes rates and farmers markets per capita to the percentage of people who have exercised in the last 30 days.

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