Any town with an excess of desperate social climbers and disposable incomes is going to be a breeding ground for awful lifestyle trends. And Los Angeles is in California, which really tips things into the realm of the absurd. Alkalized water, Scientology, and juice (so much juice!). Keeping healthy is great, and by all means, take every opportunity to enjoy L.A.’s highly-trafficked outdoor epicenters of zen. But forgetting that you love steak four days into a chia seed-inclusive Master Cleanse is a sign that you’re replacing your cholesterol with bullshit. So don’t feel like a monster for thinking those people paying CrossFit for the privilege to run around your block look ridiculous. You’re not. And they do.
Beware the fad.