Here is a secret tip when it comes to fitness in San Diego. Find a walking path that is challenging and fun. Called the Secret Stairs as mentioned on the official La Mesa Website (link will give you details and location), 4 stairwells with 549 steps in total make this walk challenging, fun and beautiful all-in-one. Originally used to facilitate foot traffic, these public stairwells are a hidden walking treasure in San Diego County. Every house in this “jewel” of a neighborhood is different, no two are alike, there are many different sizes of houses ranging from cottage style to mini-mansion, a few of these houses even have historical status. This hike is perfect exercise to get your endorphins going in the morning (as I experienced) or before sunset to see the beautiful views of the city (on a clear day you can see Downtown San Diego, the Coronado Bridge and beyond). Highly recommended for the healthy, willing and able. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.