Ahhhh January! It’s the time for new gym memberships, kale smoothies and experimenting with that new Apple Watch you just scored for Christmas. No matter what your New Year’s resolutions are, it’ll be a challenge to completely reinvent your lifestyle in Los Angeles. But don’t fret, we’re here to help you CRUSH those 2017 goals.
Did you resolve to get in better shape?
Getting healthy is the most popular resolution this year but joining a gym can be expensive. The average annual membership in Los Angeles will run you about $850. If you end up like everyone else in America, you’ll waste $468 of that membership not ever using it.
A much better way to get fit is to exercise outdoors. It’s linked to increased feelings of revitalization and less anger, depression, and tension normally associated with exercising indoors. Probably because of all the screaming gym rats.
Creating a good exercise habit is tough, but finding something you enjoy can make it easier to stick to. Surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, climbing, hiking and many other outdoor adventure sports tend to keep people coming back for more. StokeShare gives you the opportunity to connect with locals that can give you access to the gear you need to have an adventure.
Did you resolve to live life to the fullest?
There are few things comparable to the feeling you get standing up on your first wave, or paddle boarding past a pod of dolphins at sunset. Action sports not only give us an exhilarating shot of adrenaline, but they provide us a much-needed connection with the natural world.
Los Angeles is the outdoor capital of the world — yeah, I just made that happen. So make it a point to surf in Venice and climb in Malibu Creek State Park. Make this the year you hike a trail other than Runyon Canyon. Try paddle boarding in the Santa Monica Pier Paddle race. Whatever you want to do, StokeShare is here to help you learn your new hobby. We organize group adventures and community events throughout Los Angeles. Let’s get wild together in 2017!
Did you resolve to get involved and give back?
Maybe you’re as fit as you want to be. Hell, you’re probably a regular Johnny Utah and a master of every action sport known to man. Maybe giving back to Los Angeles is what you want to focus on in 2017. If that’s the case, we can help you there as well.
StokeShare is a mission-driven company dedicated to increasing L.A.’s access to the outdoors, and we believe that mission starts with L.A.’s youth. We partner with local nonprofits to connect kids from disadvantaged communities to the beaches, rivers, lakes, and mountains that make our region so special.
We’re advocates for environmental sustainability to protect the wild places we play in. StokeShare takes an active role in the L.A. community to head sustainability initiatives and teaches kids that everything they do has an impact downstream. Join us at our next youth event or beach clean up, and make sure to bring your kayak to the L.A. River Boat Race, it’s one of our favorites!
The things we do are only as good as the people we experience them with. That’s why StokeShare is interested in more than just adventure, we care about our L.A. community. This year is going to be full of growth for us all and we are pumped to help you achieve your goals. So whether you’re trying to get in shape, save money, learn a new hobby or give back, let’s spend 2017 crushing it together!