Tough weather may be one of the easiest excuses for avoiding activity, but some states show more dedication than others. We’ve monitored the changes in activity during peak summer and winter months to see which states stick to their fitness goals, even when the temperature changes.
Explore the map to see how your state stacks up during each season. Rollover to see the average temperature per season, average step count per person and each state’s rank across the entire nation.
With walking as a primary form of transportation for many of its residents, The Empire State rules all for step count staying power.
Sure, this isn’t even a state, but with a step count that withstands summer and winter, we couldn’t leave this small commuting city off our list.
Maybe it’s all the lutefisk, but Minnesota’s unstoppable. From braving the snow during hockey season to soaking up the summer sun, this state doesn’t stop stepping.
The island life is a fit one, especially during winter, where the no snow/high temp combo causes Hawaii’s step count to heat up.
The proof is in the lyrics: California knows how to party. Warm winter weather is what keeps this state rocking its way to the top of the list.
It might be the seventh smallest state on the map, but when it comes to taking steps in the summer, Massachusetts is a BFD.
When winter’s in session, Wisconsin’s step count starts to wane. But when summer shines, watch out, because this state is the comeback kid.
Want to see your state top this list in 2015?
Read our Cold Fitness Tips on the Fitbit Blog for tips on how to boost your step count—no matter what the forecast says. Or, increase your motivation to move, snow or shine, by starting a challenge in the Fitbit app.
Let us know how you stay fit when bad weather hits by using the hashtag #NoExcusesFit.