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(credit: Paul O’Sullivan)
All in the name of ultimate fitness, CrossFit gyms are taking over Los Angeles by the dozens. More and more of the beautiful people who live here, not to mention the mere mortals thriving in the Southland, are enthusiastic about the chance to get in a well-rounded workout while attempting physical tasks that take these high achievers to the limit and beyond. With that as a goal, the following are five of the best CrossFit gyms to be found in the very active City of Angels.

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Full Out CrossFit
739 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-1029
www.fullout.com

This box (the noun that describes a CrossFit training center) brings together those who want to get their collective bodies, minds and spirits in the right place at the right time. In addition, the Miracle Mile-based Full Out CrossFit offers Boxerfit and Krav Magna to its guests who are eager to see magnificent results from their efforts, with everyone’s goals posted on the walls of this outfit for motivation as well as for all who work out here to observe even the slightest progress by everyone participating.

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(credit: Cave CrossFit)


Cave CrossFit
7773 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 810-2018
www.cavecrossfit.com

In 2011, Cave CrossFit started out as a garage-based enterprise for friends and family but outgrew such a confined space in a matter of months. Today, Cave CrossFit is a full-fledged, highly respected outpost from which to face yourself and your challenges, working on weaknesses and building on strengths. This popular West Hollywood gym takes on beginners, offering classes for free for a week to let these newbies truly understand the concept of being the best he or she can be in this situation or any other. Personal training is also on offer.

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(credit: Eric C./Yelp)


CrossFit Hollywood
310 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 782-1045
www.crossfithollywood.com

Expect expert coaching from this Hollywood CrossFit gym that offers the only children’s CrossFit classes in this area of Los Angeles. With that said, this is a terrific place for our youth and their elders to find out what this athletic endeavor is all about. Strength training is part of it, as is perfecting a given skill. Losing weight is also on the agenda for those striving to drop some pounds as well as lifting them too. Combined, exhaustive efforts will produce positive results for all to applaud, both those in the box with you and those who see you in your street clothes afterwards.

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(credit: Christine Bartolucci)


StrengthRX CrossFit
5035 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 208-9894
www.strengthcrossfit.com

This Melrose Avenue CrossFit draws a close-knit collection of athletes who enjoy small classes of a dozen participants or less. The mantra at this outpost? To perform your best. To do that, everyone who joins will need to complete fundamental classes before moving up to regularly scheduled sessions. An introductory class is offered to anyone new to StrengthRX CrossFit.

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(credit: Paul O’Sullivan)


DogTown CrossFit
2890 La Cienega Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-4496
www.dogtowncrossfit.com

Regulars at this Culver City CrossFit are bound together by determination as well as a common cause as once a year, the lot gets together to host a charity event at DogTown benefiting Stand Up To Cancer. Meanwhile, the entire year has participants getting CrossFit through all kinds of methods, including Olympic weight training, a Paleo diet regiment and gymnastics. To be sure, this enterprise brings out the inner champion in all of its clients. 

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