ABOUT TOWN / LA FITNESS CLASSES
los angeles is a fitness obsessed town, to a fault one might say, and while we don’t buy into the whole juice cleansing, carb counting, sweat every single day philosophy that seems to be running around the city. we do enjoy a good fitness class every once in awhile and when we started the #dlfgetfit column we sampled a lot of classes and we’re here to tell you our faves. also, we stopped posting about the dlfgetfit challenge but if you’d like more health posts, let us know. we like your feedback!
One Down Dog: this studio has three locations, offers a ton of classes at all hours of the day and has a something for everyone. their class selection is awesome – we’ve tried and love the sweat class, flow, strong, restore, sculpt and buti. they also play great music which is always a bonus.
Pilates Platinum: spread across the city this is an intense strength training class. certainly not traditional pilates but you still get the elongating effect of the reformer with an elevated heart rate.
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Ballet Bodies: their stretch class will leave you (and your muscles) feeling like new.
Bar Method: there is some sort of magic in these moves because it really does make you longer and leaner. it’s also a relatively slow paced class so if you’re a beginner you can catch on quickly.
Fitmix: top 2 favorite studios in the city. they have two locations east and west. take their mash-up class, it’s half running, half pilates and will make you hurt (in the best way possible). it’s a really positive environment and open to all levels.
Earth Power Yoga: their heated yoga is a great option for people who like it warm but not as hot a bikram.
Moda Yoga: three different lengths of class at this hot yoga studio. they really care about the students and taking class here is a fun experience that will leave you feeling zen.
Carrie’s Pilates Plus: this studio has terrible marketing but if you can ignore their color scheme and website i do think it’s one of the best workouts the city has to offer. and only 45 minutes so how bad can it be?
also, if you’re looking to get outside we recommend a walk around the silver lake reservoir or taking the short hike up to the griffith observatory for beautiful views (and stopping at trails cafe on the way back to your car for an almond milk latte!).
photos by jesse chamberlin