What makes SoCal an awesome place to work out? Well, pretty much everything. “I've lived in all regions of the U.S., and in terms of the perfect environment for fitness, it's hard to beat California,” says Adam Bornstein, the founder of Born Fitness and a Santa Monica resident. “No place makes it easier to find a class, feel comfortable in a gym, or just do your thing outdoors. There's something for everyone, and no ‘bad’ season when you just don't feel like going outside.”

Here’s how to make the most of all that the lower half of the Golden State has to offer in terms of year-round fitness.