In the city of Angels, where the average girl is kind of hot, the competition is fierce and every aspiring model or actor needs to be on top of his/her fitness game. Rising star model and Live FAST lingerie editor Roxanna Dunlop knows this quite well, and as a result she has mastered the perfect balance between working out everyday and having fun in the city. Her secret? Tapping into L.A.’s incredibly extensive maze of trails, from the Santa Monica mountains to the heart of Hollywood.
“Besides having a spin class on every corner and the popular Pop Physique, the coolest thing about working out in Los Angeles is that you can do it outdoors.. everyday!” she said. Here Roxanna shares where to go whether you’re a local or simply a tourist looking to get your cardio on, while soaking in the sun and the gorgeous views… Photos by Chris Swainston.
“As you have probably heard, Runyon Canyon is the place to go sweat while simultaneously spotting your favorite Hollywood Starlet. LA trendy meets California cool on this route.” Map it.
Griffith Observatory West Trail Loop
“The iconic Griffith Observatory, located on the east side of Los Angeles, boasts incredible views of the Hollywood sign and the LA basin, all while taking you along a magical trail that weaves throughout cardio inducing hills.” Map it.
Temescal Canyon Park
“The ocean and the canyons, two of LA’s most magical natural sanctuaries combined into this one hike. With a basic dimension of 2.6 miles that can be expanded to four or more miles, it’s a versatile workout that can be tailored to your needs.” Map it.
Franklin Canyon Park’s Discovery Trail
“The perfect stroll for a breath of fresh air, a loop around the reservoir that offers plentiful views of birds and wildlife. Perfect for those days when you are craving lush scenery.” Map it.
“This hike is partially shaded, simple and easy. A peaceful babbling brook lines the trail to Tropical Terrace, providing a serene outdoor experience. If this doesn’t satisfy your wanderlust, keep trekking until you find the statue of the Virgin Mary in a nearby grotto.” Map it.