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Traveler's Beach Workout in Long Beach

Staying Fit on the Road

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Hotels are adding state of the art gyms or partnering with fitness clubs, but if you're staying in a Downtown Long Beach Hotel, why not workout at the beach?
Bike Rack Hamstring Stretch

April does a hamstring stretch using the bike rack at the Alamitos Street parking lot at the Downtown end of the paved beach path in Long Beach. Justin makes sure she has her shoulders properly squared. The Historic Villa Riviera is in the background.

Photo © 2007 Kayte Deioma, used with permission
Although not the best for swimming, Long Beach is one of the best beach paths for keeping fit with lots of stairs, benches, bars and other fixtures to enhance your workout.

Fitness trainer and doggie event coordinator, Justin Rudd, conducts weekend fitness boot camps in Long Beach. Justin and April Rivas, a boot camp veteran, came out to show us how to get a full body workout along the beach. Although there are suggestions for beginners, this workout is designed for people fanatical enough about fitness to want to fit in a workout while on the road. Use described exercises at your own risk.

Justin Rudd's Sand Challenge Boot Camp is every Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 10 am. Visit www.JustinRudd.com for more information.

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