Visit, watch a show or work-out at Muscle Beach Gym. A day pass is $10, a week pass is $50 and a year membership is $170. Also, most of the people who work out at Muscle Beach Gym, will not mind if you ask to take a photo with them.
ABOUT MUSCLE BEACH GYM:
Located steps from the sand on Venice Beach Boardwalk, Muscle Beach Gym is one of the treasures of Venice. Once the home gym of bodybuilders Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno, the newly outfitted facility still serves the community as the only outdoor weight room around.
The equipment is well maintained by the staff of City of L.A. Recreation and Parks and a yearly pass is only $170, a week membership $50 and a $10 day rate. There are plenty of bumpers for all your Power and Olympic lifting needs and most of the bars are straight. If you are into pumping iron or just want to see a piece of living history, then stop by Muscle Beach Gym.
Venice Beach Recreations and Parks Office: 1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, CA 90291. Phone: 310.399.2775 Main office: 310.396.6764
UPCOMING MUSCLE BEACH EVENTS:
May 29, 2010 Military Nationals Powerlifting, Benchpress, and Deadlift
***WPF World Championship Qualifyer***
May 30, 2010 Muscle Beach Powerlifting, Benchpress, Deadlift
May 30, 2010 – “Rumble in Venice” (Amateur Boxing)
May 31, 2010 – Muscle Beach International Classic & Armed Forces Championship
(Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini)
July 4, 2010 – Mr. & Ms. Muscle Beach (Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini)
July 24, 2010 Muscle Beach Push-Pull
July 24th, 2010 – Muscle Beach Arm wrestling Challenge
Sept 4, 2010 West Coast Muscle Beach PL,BP,DL Championship
Sept. 6, 2010 – Muscle Beach Championship (Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini)
For more information visit www.musclebeachvenice.com or e-mail Joe Wheatley at [email protected] or [email protected]
Friendly staff of Venice Recreation and Parks include: Victor J, Robert Haskin, Fred Ealy, Terry Talbot, Ruby, Bill, Larry, Alan and Gus.
FACILITY HOURS OF OPERATION:
No guest or children permitted inside.
Day pass or membership required. NO free entry.
T-shirt or towels and closed toe shoes required to workout.
Day pass or membership required. NO free entry
No pets or bicycles permitted in or around weight pen.
Offensive or unruly behavior/language is not permitted.
No smoking, eating, drugs or alcoholic beverages permitted.
No radios or boom boxes allowed in workout area, stage or surrounding area. Headsets only.
Dropping weights on floor or benches is not permitted.
Do not place weights on floor or benches is not permitted.
Do not place weights (plates, dumbells or bars) on benches.
No sitting dumbbells.
*** Failure to comply with posted rules may result in a suspension/cancellation of day pass or membership privileges without a refund.
STAFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY TO ANYONE!
YOU WILL NEVER KNOW WHO WILL STOP BY AT MUSCLE BEACH GYM:
ARNOLD AT A FOURTH OF JULY FIGURE AND BODYBUILDING SHOW.
LAUREN POWERS at the FORTH OF JULY FIGURE AND BODYBUILDING EVENT IN 2008
DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE HALL OF FAME AND TIME CAPSULE PLATE WHILE AT MUSCLE BEACH GYM.
MUSCLE BEACH’S HALL OF FAME
The Muscle Beach Venice “Walk of Fame” was created to recognize the inductees into the Muscle Beach Venice Bodybuilding Hall of Fame. Dedicated September 3, 2007. Created and developed by Joe and Christine Wheatley.
TIME CAPSULE. Following photo and write up by Barbara Lonsdale.
ABOUT THE TIME CAPSULE:
(12.13.09 VENICE, CA) Venice Beach Recreation Center, a Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks facility had its third annual Muscle Beach Toy Drive.
At 1:00 p.m., two time capsules were buried inside the concrete stage at Muscle Beach, in recognition of its 75th anniversary, which was commemorated at the annual Mr. & Ms. Muscle Beach Bodybuilding, Figure, and Bikini Competition on July 4.
Several bodybuilding icons attended, including: Joe Weider, former Mr. Olympians Franco Columbu and Samir Bannout, former Ms. Olympia Cory Everson and former Mr. Universe Bill Grant. 1948 Miss Muscle Beach Sara Clark was also present who has letters buried in the time capsule donated by Jill Prestup from the Venice Historical Society. Councilmember Bill Rosendahl (11th District, in which Venice Beach is located) will present a special proclamation to Weider for his support of Muscle Beach.
Iron Man Magazine and Bodybuilding.com presented the events, produced by Joe Wheatley Productions and hosted by the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division.
HERE ARE A FEW COLLAGES OF PAST MUSCLE BEACH GYM EVENTS:
FIGURE & BODYBUILDING EVENTS: All events produced by Joe Wheatley of www.MuscleBeachVenice.com
RECOMMENDED FIGURE AND BODYBUILDING WEBSITES:
www.musclebeachvenice.com or www.bodybuilding.com
RECOMMENDED POWERLIFTING WEBSITES: www.powerliftingca.com or www.musclebeachvenice.com
RECOMMENDED STRONGMAN WEBSITES. www.americanstrongman.org
FUEL UP ON JUICE, SMOOTHIES AND PROTEIN SHAKES AT THE FRUIT GALLERY
FRUIT GALLERY VENICE “The Greatest Wealth is Health.” Visit James and Nina Merced at the Fruit Gallery.
Fruit Gallery serves up fresh juices and smoothies, along with salads, wraps and a variety of healthful bottled drinks (think Kombucha) for take-out.
FRUIT GALLERY – VENICE. 1 Westminster Ave. Venice, CA 90291 310-452-3034 (WESTMINSTER AND THE BOARDWALK) www.fruitgalleryofvenice.com