Peer regions were chosen for their comparable size and composition. These same regions have been used for comparison in multiple other studies and reports.
Source: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) American Fitness Index (AFI), 2016.
The AFI is a ranking of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States
Why It's Important
The American Fitness Index (AFI) is part of a study prepared by the American College of Sports Medicine to rank the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States based on personal and community health.
In the Richmond Region, we’ve remained ranked 18 out of 50 since 2015.