Living in LA definitely has its advantages when you are on a tight budget.
For one thing, this city LOVES being fit, but more so LA LOVES showing off their fit bodies.
This being said, despite the perpetual Summer and beautiful outdoor exercise arena, most people belong to a gym.
In my opinion, people at the gym are working out their eyes more than their bodies. When I belonged to a fitness club, there were wandering eyes and more half naked women standing around then focusing on why they are there to begin with; but that’s a whole other blog post.
I quit my gym last year and started taking advantage of running outside. It’s a wonderfully freeing experience!
I was on my morning run this morning when it hit me how easy it is to stay healthy without paying $40 to even $150 to go to a designated workout club. I thought more people were aware, but just in case:
There are countless trails for hiking, running, walking and biking; there are hundreds of free workout regimes online and you can easily find 30 minutes to do in your tiny studio. There is free yoga at Runyon Canyon and Lululemons and other places that want to promote a healthy lifestyle.
There is no excuse to spend so much for what you can get in your own backyard, literally. Hit the trails with a buddy, your dog or by your self ( let someone know before venturing into the wilderness. I don’t want anyone Making 127 Hours part two).
If you belong to a gym and are offended by my post, I apologize. I am posting this for people who use the gym for cardio and light circuit. Take advantage of what is outside and given freely to the community! If anything, its just a change of environment when you’re tired of staring at the blank wall or TV at the gym.
Now, hit the trail!
Runyon Canyon: http://runyoncanyon-losangeles.com/?page_id=14
Hiking in Los Angeles: http://discoverlosangeles.com/play/activities-and-recreation/outdoors-and-sports/hiking-in-los-angeles-la-s-best-hiking-trails.html
Bike Paths: http://www.labikepaths.com/bike-paths/
Circuit Training at-home: http://www.livestrong.com/article/115989-circuit-training-exercises-equipment/
Map My Run: http://www.mapmyrun.com/
Map My Ride: http://www.mapmyride.com/