"Muscle Beach" Santa Monica Local Custom Tip by Dabs

Santa Monica Local Customs: 16 reviews and 11 photos

  Muscle Beach
by Dabs

The original Muscle Beach where Jack LaLanne, the TV fitness guru, used to work out is just south of the Pier in Santa Monica, now marked only by this sign. It was popular in the 1930s and 40s but closed in 1959 and the muscleheads moved south to Venice Beach.

I think the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, would have been too young to have worked out at the Muscle Beach in Santa Monica but perhaps he has paid a visit or two to the one in Venice?

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2005
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