Created By: Venice Neighborhood Council
Muscle Beach Venice, dates back to 1963, and has boasted some of the biggest names in weightlifting and fitness over the last few decades including The Incredible Hulk Lou Ferigno, fitness guru Jack LaLanne, former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and more.
The Original Muscle Beach, located near the Santa Monica Pier, began in the 1930's as gymnastics equipment created as part of the Works Progress Administration.
Read about the acrobats who started it; the scandals that moved it; and "The Pit" which is now Muscle Beach Venice: https://www.kcet.org/shows/lost-la/how-muscle-beach-started-in-santa-monica-but-ended-up-in-venice
This point of interest is part of the tour: Venice CA Tour