PUMPING IRON: Larry Wall-Sneddon built the The Gym at Stinson Beach piecemeal over the last 30 years. Declining membership has him worried that he won’t be able to keep the doors open.   David Briggs

Under the shade of palm and banana trees and with a constant soundtrack of crashing waves, The Gym at Stinson Beach is unlike any fitness center in the county. Its design and atmosphere were inspired by tropical Hawaii, in particular the north coast of Kauai, both in its indoor facilities and airy backyard. 

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