Spin class is high on the list of best workouts in LA, a city famed for exercise enthusiasts, juice cleanses, and green smoothies. You can explore a different workout just about every day of the week in the City of Angels.
Pump up your cardio at AuraCycle with one of LA’s best workouts. A spin class at AuraCycle develops your cardio stamina while sculpting your body for a long, lean, LA look. You’re in for an experience that’s dance club-meets-workout with a club playlist that includes the latest hip-hop as well as old-school throwbacks. As your instructor motivates you to work through training plateaus, you’re focused on the cool LED light show that flashes and dims in time with the music. After class, a eucalyptus-scented towel soothes you as you grab a fresh-pressed juice to refresh.
Bikes & Hikes LA
Explore southern California’s popular tourist destinations with Bikes & Hikes LA. It’s like a spin class in real time. You hop on your hybrid bike for an eco-friendly day trip with your expert tour guide, spinning through the tony neighborhoods of Beverly Hills before hopping off for a walking tour of the English gardens of Greystone Manor (which you may recognize from film and TV). Stop for lunch on Abbot Kinney Boulevard and explore the canals of Venice, before you pedal past attractions like Culver Studios and the Ivy on your way back to West Hollywood.
Feel the burn at Pop Physique, a group of studios that reflects the spirit of each neighborhood location. At the studio’s loft-like flagship Silverlake location, slip on your Pop Physique grippy socks before grabbing a signature pink ball, yoga mat, and free weights to position yourself for the warm-up and mat work, using small muscle movements and holding plank positions before heading to the barre. You become a ballet dancer (at least in your mind), as your instructor coaches you through the challenging positions until you feel the shake of your muscles that lets you know you’re changing your body.
At Barry’s Bootcamp, you join celebrities at the studio that leads you through one of LA’s best workouts. Your motivating coach sets you up on the treadmill, where you go through paced interval workouts before switching places with the group going through a floor workout with free weights, resistance bands, medicine balls, and other props. You’re not done! Now, you head back to the treadmill, with your coach challenging you to push past your limits all to the pulsating beat of a great soundtrack.
Get your ohm on at Maha Yoga. No list of LA’s best workouts would be complete without a yoga class led by a guru like Steve Ross, a yogi known for bringing his brand of “happy” to yoga practice. You join a room of yoga enthusiasts at this airy Brentwood studio. Ross, whose past includes stints as a studio musician for a who’s who of hit acts of the ’80s, leads you through downward dog and warrior poses set to an energetic soundtrack of rock, pop, and rap. You struggle with the urge to dance through much of the class, but you finish the 90-minute session with savasana: the pose that leaves you in a relaxed Zen-like state before heading to a nearby juice bar.