HAMPIONING toned torsos and paleo diets, Los Angeles is probably the globe’s trendiest fitness capital. There are organic juice bars on every street corner, joggers with butts so tight there’s zero jiggle, and celebrity personal trainers with the same kudos as Hollywood A-listers.
Now, there’s a new wave of fitness taking hold in La La Land – the type that doesn’t even feel like you’re working out.
Feel-good fitness is gripping the West Coast and there’s not a gym membership card in sight...
Maybe it’s something to do with LA hosting the Olympics in 2028 – the third time since it first hosted in 1932 – but LA already feels, well, a whole lot sportier in preparation.
Activities and passions like surfing, skateboarding and climbing have always been popular in LA, but now they have a new spotlight shining on them.
They are three of five new sports announced by the International Olympic Committee that will debut at Tokyo 2020, along with baseball – yet another huge LA favourite – and karate.