Contrary to popular belief, fitness doesn’t have to be a dreaded obligation. The secret is discovering what makes the hard work feel like play, so you can reap the benefits of all that sweat equity and actually look forward to your workouts. Here are a few physique-building playgrounds that will have you excited for the fun workout ahead. You’ll never dread working out again!
Up Flying Yoga
11101 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
If you’re looking for a fun, spine stretching and lengthening class that incorporates Aerial Yoga Arts, this is the one for you. You’re suspended in 9-foot long silks that are 3 feet above ground and it’s awesome! In Level 1, there are sometimes two instructors, one in the Aerial Hammock guiding you with her voice and one on the floor going through all of the movements so you can ensure you’re doing them right.
Once you work up to being completely inverted, you will feel an incredible spine decompression that will take away your aches and pains. These classes work on core, alignment, flexibility and floating all in one and make it accessible for beginners to experience advanced yoga poses. Pro-tip: beginners need to take the Level 1 class to get a handle on the silks before moving on to the advanced classes.
13033 Ventura Blvd Suite F
Studio City, CA 91604
In just one 27 minute class, you will burn off the same or more calories than a full hour elsewhere. The difference is in their Power Plate, which is a medical grade device that vibrates the entire time you’re on it. The vibrations take some getting used to, but if you bend the knee a bit to stabilize you’re all-good.
Your muscles will contract 30-40 times per second, creating a mega tone that’s over before you know it! Their DanceFit class is a blast, but they’re all fun! Try it at least 2 times and you’ll be hooked.
Touted as a healthy sweat, these heated classes are a spiritual, intensely physical workout experience. You set an intention while stretching and posing to the most fun and exciting yoga classes around. From beginner friendly CorePower 1, to the more intense Hot Power Fusion and Yoga Sculpt, there’s a class for all fitness levels.
You must be ok with a super hot (up to 100 degrees in some classes) room, but nobody is judging and you modify to your own needs. With rosy cheeks you’ll leave feeling cleansed from the inside out.
7825 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Training Mate is your Australian beach body, dream workout! Part Circuit Training and Cardio, Training Mate offers several varieties of classes for all of your fitness needs. Bondi Burn gets you in Beach Body shape with upper body and cardio, while Thunder Down Under focuses on lower body workouts for the legs and butt. With super motivating instructors, you’ll be “Mel-Burn”ing the calories right off!
4455 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Dragonflies symbolize transformation, lightness, power, and grace, making it the perfect representation of what you can expect at this fresh, new state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio. Combining great instructors, music, and people for 45-minutes of inspiration, it serves as a jump-off point for positive change. So, no matter what kind of day you’re having, Dragonfly Cycling exists to be your salvation and a place to let loose and enjoy the process of.