GetFit Little Tokyo (GetFit) is a community volunteer group made up of Little Tokyo Residents, employees, volunteers, and stakeholders. The primary mission of GetFit is to promote healthy and active lifestyles.
GetFit was created as a joint effort between the Little Tokyo Service Center LTSC and the Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance APIOPA. GetFit Little Tokyo receives funding from the California Endowment and Kaiser Permanente Hospitals.
At the top of GetFit's priorities is to encourage visitors, and residents to walk about Little Tokyo. The GetFit team conducted focus groups and surveys and found that there is a strong desire for more green/open space and more pedestrian friendly streets. GetFit is currently working with the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles to create a fitness trail, and the Little Tokyo Community Council to ensure that health and fitness language is integrated into city planning guidelines. GetFits vision is a community with better pedestrian lighting, safer sidewalks, urban walking trails as well as outdoor fitness zones with exercise equipment.
You are invited to join "Let's walk Little Tokyo," a walking group led by GetFit member, Jayson Yamaguchi, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 to about 4:30. They meet at the corner of 3rd and Central Avenue.