On a recent business trip to Los Angeles for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference I had the pleasure of visiting the original Muscle Beach in Santa Monica (not to be confused with the current Muscle Beach in Venice). I couldn’t believe the setup of rings, ropes, parallel bars, and other equipment, in 3 sizes from adult to toddler, that was installed right on the beach. There were people swinging like orangutans on these rows of rings, trying to make it from one side to the other. There were nice grassy lawns set up where people were doing WODs and yoga. I took advantage of the equipment to get a few workouts in the sun. I tried the rings thing but it my shoulder girdles were not quite strong enough to swing free on a single hand. I don’t recall this stuff being there when I lived in LA 10+ years ago. Way to go Santa Monica!
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