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Left Coast dominates the list of states where fitness is king

To find where people exercise most and least, exercise applications tracked twenty-two million users. According to MapMyFitness, the states where people are the most serious about staying in shape are California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Arizona. All are west of the Rockies.