Traveling Rings are a special type of fitness equipment which normally have 5-10 aluminum rings suspended by chains, each of which is linked to a steel support or beam. One can “travel” from one ring to the next by a combination of arm pulls and leg swings.
Although the traveling rings have existed since at least the 1860s, the Original Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California popularized them in the 1970s. The sport has since grown and new swinging techniques have emerged from tireless practice, although there are still no official rules or guidelines. Style is left up to the individual to develop, which makes it a perfect sport for anybody looking to try something new.