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Best Fitness Classes In Los Angeles (Part 2)

January 9, 2015 5:00 AM

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Getting fit and staying fit is the credo belonging to a vast number of Angelenos who want to look and feel their collective best at all times. That said, no amount of schedule overload will keep the mighty from getting in a workout on a regular basis. There are so many ways and so many places with talented instructors reserved for getting your bodies in shape. The following are five of the best. For more fitness classes to get in shape, visit Best Fitness Classes in LA (Part 1).
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(credit: Michael F./Yelp)


Tempest Freerunning Academy
19821 Nordhoff Place, Suite 115
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 717-0525
www.tempestacademy.com

If you’ve ever watched an expert perfect a sensational act of parkour, you know by all the action and all the exuberance over the chosen course that this person is very fit. You, too, can get in on this way of freeform running that takes on obstacles sometimes larger than anything you can imagine conquering. Tempest is a Valley establishment where students take advantage of huge foam pits and a giant trampoline on the premises. There’s also an indoor city on hand armed with daring ramps to hurdle that were designed by an X Games expert industrial architect. Talk about challenging yourself to stay strong and be nimble all in the name of working out.

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The Yoga Collective
512 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-2000
www.theyogacollective.com

A good stretch may seem meek by other athletic standards, but don’t believe the hype. Yoga poses are tough to navigate at first, but once you’ve succeeded you’ll feel as if you have grown an inch each time you do, say, a downward dog or the pretzel-like plough. Finding your Zen at The Yoga Collective is a must and Hatha classes are on the schedule for later in the evening than most other Yoga studios in the vicinity.

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Soul Cycle Brentwood
11640 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 559-7685
www.soul-cycle.com

Angelenos who live on the West side swear by this peddling paradise that takes you nowhere except to a better place in your mind. The experience also takes your body to a better place too, just another bonus to all the work you put in during every session. So spin your way to your heart’s content (literally) as you enjoy the ups and downs that this particular Soul Cycle outpost has to offer.

Related: Best Crossfit Gyms in Los Angeles

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(credit: Chris W./Yelp)


LA Boulders
1375 E 6th St, #8
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(323) 406-9119
www.touchstoneclimbing.com/la-boulders

Ever considered choosing bouldering as a way to work out? You’ll certainly feel the burn when you try this invigorating sport, an athletic journey that requires great teachers such as those you’ll find at LA Boulders. Class are on tap for beginnings who are seeking just an introduction to bouldering. Private lessons are also on tap for those adventurers who want to move up at his or her own speed. Remember, as this knowledgeable site points out, “Bouldering routes are called ‘problems’ for a reason.” Shoe rental is available at this outlet and online sign-up is available.

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Hyperion Arts Complex
2306 Hyperion Ave.
Silver Lake, CA 90027
(323) 661-8311
www.studioadance.com

This newly formed arts complex that includes celebrated Studio A Dance thrives on the dividing line between Silver Lake and Los Feliz. This is one of the busiest places for getting fit you can find on the east side, and for good reason. The teachers here are top notch. If you can’t decide upon the perfect class for your particular taste, try Bill Brown’s Bodyblast class, combining stretch with cardio dance. This leading, Los Angeles-based fitness instructor is so charismatic that even if you’ve never tried this form of exercise before, you’ll be a convert long before you leave that first remarkable session.

Related: Best Boutique Gyms and Fitness Studios in LA

Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.

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