There is definitely a stigma that people in the Midwest are a little heavier compared to other regions in the country. People think we just eat meat and potatoes and drink beer. Alright, the beer part is definitely true, but most of the Midwest actually has the most gyms, Iowa being one of them. A new study shows that the Midwest loves its gyms and actually loves to work out.

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Our friends at Zippia are proving that most of the Midwest like to work out and exercise. They wanted to find out which states have the most and least amount of gyms. To do that, Zippia turned to  Exercise.com. Exercise.com counted the 14 largest gym chains number of locations in each state. Those 14 large gym chains are:

  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • Anytime Fitness
  • CrossFit
  • Crunch Fitness
  • Curves Fitness
  • Equinox
  • Gold’s Gym
  • LA Fitness
  • Life Time Fitness
  • Orange Theory Fitness
  • Planet Fitness
  • Snap Fitness
  • World Gym
  • YMCA

From there, they simply compared the total number of gyms for every 100,000 residents. This is what they found with their data:

Zippia found that Minnesota has more gyms than any other state compared to their population. There are about 10 gyms per 100,000 Minnesotans. Connecticut came in 2nd, Wisconsin in 3rd, and Iowa took the 4th spot.

Iowa has about 7 gyms per 100,000 people. There are 13,512 people per gym in Iowa.

How did Illinois do? Illinois has the 32nd most gyms in the country or 18th least amount of gyms. There are about 5 gyms per 100,000 people, and 18,993 people per gym.

Million Dollar Quad Cities Home vs Million Dollar Los Angeles Home

We all know the joke about how much houses cost in LA. I decided that it would be fun to look at a million dollar home in LA and compare that to a million dollar home right here in the Quad Cities.
Here are the two spot we are comparing:
12513 Walsh Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Cost: $1,195,000
984 sqft | 3 Bed | 2 Bath

VS

901 46th Street Dr, Moline, IL 61265
Cost: $995,000
15,291 sqft | 6 Bed | 11 Bath

Clearly one is a bit bigger than the other.

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