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Original Muscle Beach, Los Angeles

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#1 of 192 in Spas in California
Beach · Health Club
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Admire gymnasts and acrobats showing off their tricks at Original Muscle Beach. Established in the 1930s, the beach first got attention when legendary bodybuilders Joe Gold and Vic Tanny started lifting the weight equipment. Today, the weight equipment is at Venice Beach, but gymnasts and acrobats still come here to train. Bring your camera, but be sure to ask before snapping shots of the athletes in action. Take a look at our Los Angeles attractions website to schedule your visit to Original Muscle Beach and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It was neat to see this iconic beach even if we did arrive at dusk in Winter. Still lots of activity. Interesting place to say the least. 
    It was neat to see this iconic beach even if we did arrive at dusk in Winter. Still lots of activity. Interesting place to say the least.  more »
  • Loved the energy vibe, the pulsating rap music and the muscle building show from the paticipants, all for free in this iconic Venice Beach venue. We went on a Sunday afternoon, and saw plenty of... 
    Loved the energy vibe, the pulsating rap music and the muscle building show from the paticipants, all for free in this iconic Venice Beach venue. We went on a Sunday afternoon, and saw plenty of...  more »
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  • The beach and equipment are great. There's plenty to do with rope climbing pull-ups, the ring swings are fun and challenging.
  • Where the US got started in physical fitness,.. beautiful, clean ropes, swings and rings! Safe, secure and lots to do and see!!!

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