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Los Angeles

Last weekend, I spent a few days in Los Angeles. I saw some great friends, enjoyed some amazing food, and went on a few fun hikes! It was really fun to be in Los Angeles with a local tour guide.

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Highlights of the trip:

Poise Fitness . This is an hour long class based on integrated intervals. There are three rotations, strength, cardio (treadmill), and functional. There are ten rotations that are each one minute long. I really enjoyed this class because the hour went really fast between the different rotations. The instructor/coach demonstrated each exercise and there were also tablets with videos of the exercise. These videos helped me work on my form during the specific exercise. Another thing I liked during this class was that there was a rotation between specific treadmills, and spots on the floor. This made the rotations move really well without people running into each other during the class. However, one thing I didn’t like is that there were no mirrors in the room. Mirrors would have been helpful when doing new exercises.

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Avocado toast in Hermosa Beach. Seriously, avocados for breakfast are so good!

Nature walk to Terranea Resort and lunch at Nelsons. I tried Poke for the first time. Poke is a Japanese way of preparing fish that is usually made out with tuna. I had it in a Poke salad, but sometimes you can get it seared in rice or noodle dishes too.

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Laguna Beach Top of the World Hike– it was 6 miles long, and the last hill was VERY challenging!

Laguna Beach pier, seriously who else loved Laguna Beach back in the day?! I was such a fan girl back in the day.

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Malibu to Parker Mesa Overlook hike it was about 7.25 miles road trip and it was pretty difficult! The views over the ocean, Santa Monica, and Pacific Palisades were great.

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Home cooked dinner with friends!img_1588

Electric Bikes

Shopping on the various piers. I found some great knick knacks and a new dress while shopping throughout Los Angeles!

Overall, I really enjoyed ending my summer with a trip to LA. The South Bay area Hermosa beach, Redondo Beach, and Manhattan Beach were so great. I loved being able to walk down to the beach and just hang out.

Have you ever been to LA? Any favorites?

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