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The City of Lansing has been recognized as one of Insurify’s Fittest Cities. Award winners were selected for their excellent track record of supporting health and fitness.

Insurify analyzed communities in each state for the availability and accessibility of outdoor recreation areas, and for the proportion of community members working in jobs that promote health and fitness or that demand significant physical activity. The top cities were identified through a proprietary scoring algorithm incorporating data from Insurify, an insurance comparison platform, The Trust for Public Land, and Niche. Lansing was identified at the fittest city in the state of Michigan.

“It is very rewarding for Lansing to be recognized as being committed to being a healthy community,” said Lansing Mayor Andy Schor. “Many of our residents either work in fields that require physical activity or are actively promoting health and fitness. We are also proud of the many attributes we have in the city that are conducive to a healthy lifestyle, including 111 parks, 16 miles of river trail and many different programs thanks to our Parks and Recreation Department. Our residents have continued to show their support for our recreation areas by voting ‘yes’ for the Lansing Parks Millage. We will continue to focus on health and wellness and the need for positive physical stimulation into the future.”

“We could not be prouder of our community, particularly the business professionals, who have made their health and wellness the utmost priority,” said Tim Daman, president and CEO, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Adopting healthy habits can lead to a happy, productive and prosperous life – which, in turn, can produce a stronger workforce and overall region.”

“Not only is physical fitness beneficial for a myriad of health reasons, but studies have also shown that regular exercise and physical fitness increase productivity in the workplace,” said Snejina Zacharia, CEO of Insurify. “This award honors one city in every state whose residents and institutions are dedicated to their own and others’ wellbeing through health and fitness.”

For a full list of the 2020 Fittest Cities Award winners, visit: