Just when you thought this day would never come, it is time to get your yoke on homie!  You know, take that stroll, Big Swoll!  That’s right ,The Pit is opening up again.  After 6 years of rust, dust, and decay the World Famous Weight Pen at Muscle Beach is shiny, clean, new, and ready for some reps.  It has been completely refurbished with new racks, benches, machines, plates, and more!  Put some iron in your diet and head on over!

Here is a message from Venice Beach Recreation’ Melody Valenzuela Gutierrez

We are excited to announce the Reopening of the “World Famous Muscle Beach” at Venice Beach. 

Join us on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 10:00am for a special ribbon cutting ceremony, tour of the renovated weight pit and light refreshments. 
Address:  1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, California. 90291
Photos taken by Venice Paparazzi on Fri. March 11, 2022.


Venice Paparazzi Fun Fact:

VP’s Edizen worked at Venice Beach Recreation and Parks in 2005.  Victor hired her. Here is Edizen with her co-workers Randy, Marvin, Kenny, Terry Talbot, David Ruiz, and Gus Zermeno posing it down on the stage of Muscle Beach Gym.  Fun!

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