Capturing the Rhythm of
Downtown Santa Monica
Santa Monica Centric
Faces of Downtown: Dane Sorensen

Santa Monica is synonymous with health and wellness. Whether it was folks from the Mid-West in the early 1900s flocking here for the temperate climate, fresh air and clean soil, or the birth of the modern-day fitness movement at the original Muscle Beach near the Santa Monica Pier, or Jane Fonda filming her groundbreaking workout tapes at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club, our City by the Sea has a rich history when it comes to staying in shape. No one embodies this connection more than downtown resident Dane Sorensen, a fitness guru and classically trained dancer whose passion for breaking a sweat can only be matched by his idol, the beloved fitness fanatic Richard Simmons.