GoRecess Studio Spotlight: Elevation Fitness; Los Angeles, CA


About the Owner: Dr. John Liddy has been in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years and has been an innovator in injury prevention, and rehabilitation from injury. Early on the use of exercise and core stabilization has been an integral part of all treatment plans. Over time the area of service dedicated to fitness grew, and in 2008 he formed Elevation Fitness which is currently located atop the Hustler Building on the Sunset Strip. Dr. Liddy believes that health and fitness is a lifestyle, and he has created a fun, social environment for people to access.

Types of classes offered: Elevation Fitness offers CrossCore on The Jungle Gym (Body Rotation Suspension Training), Felon Fitness (Trey Teufel's program with exercises used by California prison inmates), and Pilates Reformer Burn.

Upcoming additions include Circuit Group X on The Jungle Gym, Circuit Party for corporate team building, Aerial Conditioning using Hammocks suspended from the Jungle Gym, and more.

What makes Elevation Fitness unique and why you should try it: Elevation is dedicated to function training, core strength and endurance, sports training, wellness and education. The studio offers a one-of-a-kind jungle gym, featuring a large rack with crossbars for suspension, olympic rack, landmines, rings, punching bag and open space.  They also have Studio DNA hair salon for a blowout after your workout, acupuncture, sports massage, chiropractic, Pilates Teacher Training, Trainer Workshops, Objective fitness evaluations and more.

Advice for newcomers: Come early to get familiar with the studio, be prepared to have a lot of fun, and leave ready with a shower and blowout to go out onto the Sunset Strip for a night out!

Dr. Liddy's favorite things to do in LA: Walking along the beach in Santa Monica, mountain biking the trails off Cheezebro in the valley, lunch at Bossa Nova, hiking Runyon Canyon, and going to the clubs along Sunset Strip.

Did you know? Elevation Fitness' instructor team includes the author of "Felon Fitness: How to Get a Hard Body Without Doing Hard Time", a two-time MTV Challenge winner, an AIDS Life Cycle finisher, a developer of HIIT Zone, a new workout program using your heart rate, and a Pilates certification program teacher.

Ready to hit The Jungle Gym or workout like an inmate? Check out a class at Elevation Fitness today! 

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  • [...] Dedicated to function and sports training, core strength and endurance, wellness and education, Elevation Fitness offers a one-of-a-kind jungle gym, featuring a large rack with crossbars for suspension, olympic rack, landmines, rings, punching bag and open space so you can get an amazing workout while playing. They also offer acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, fitness evaluations…and even a DNA hair salon for a blowout so you can hit the town in style after you hang on the monkey bars! Read more… [...]

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