The phenomenon has been seen around the world and has made its way to our beach community.  

 

Here is a quick "run" down of what plogging is:

 

Have you recently spotted people toting trash bags while jogging? Or their hands filled with old plastic bottles? You might soon.

 

Sweden’s latest fitness craze — plogging — is making its way to U.S. shores. The term is a mash-up of jogging and the Swedish “plocka upp,” meaning pick up. In this case, litter.

 

Across Europe, there are plogging groups in Scandinavia, Germany and beyond. In the United States, it’s just starting to catch on among exercisers who are fed up with rubbish along their route.

 

This article from back in February covers other cities in the US that have taken up this form of exercise. 

 

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Now local business owner and run club founder has brought this craze to the South Bay. 

 

Hermosa Beach business owner Colin Cooley was just jogging along the beach. And, while getting his exercise, picking up an endless amounts of straws, bottle caps and plastic wrappers. What he was doing was gaining traction as a trend in Europe.

 

Cooley recruited running friends and now they are "plogging." It's a fitness craze that originated in Sweden and is making its way to the U.S. according to a recent article by The Washington Post.