GoRecess City Spotlight: Los Angeles, CA


Home to beautiful beaches, amazing weather, celebrities...and HOT BODIES! An innovator in the fitness scene, LA is home to some of the most unique and effective workouts in the world and the fitness class options to choose from are aplenty.  Here are just a few to check out to get a body like your favorite star.

Master the art of self defense at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Master the art of this unique Brazilian self defense system from the masters themselves, Ryron and Rener Gracie, sons of the creator of Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) . With a location in Beverly Hills and global headquarters in Torrance, Gracie has hundreds of affiliated schools and 60,000+ home-study students in 196 countries.  Learn firsthand the principles of discipline, patience, efficiency and control that will help you succeed on and off the mat! Read more...

Discover "The Best Workout in the World" at Barry's Bootcamp

Photo from www.barrysbootcamp.com

With the original Barry's Bootcamp located in the heart of West Hollywood and locations in Sherman Oaks and Irvine, find out why this NO EXCUSES fast, effective workout program has established a legendary cult-like following and has been voted "The Best Celebrity Workout" by ALLURE, Los Angeles Magazine and many others.  Classes begin at 5AM and end as late as 10:30PM almost every hour of the day for added convenience.

Maximize results while minimizing the risk of injury at ElliptiFit

ElliptiFit offers a unique, low-impact, comprehensive upper and lower body workout that maximizes results and minimizes the risk of injury. Regular participants burn 400-700+ calories per class as well as a continued increase in calorie burn due to the metabolism boosting effects of high intensity interval training while improving strength and muscle tone with core work and resistance training. Plus it's a blast! Read more...

Sculpt at the barre to great tunes at Pop Physique

Check out this efficient one-hour ballet barre based class set to dynamic playlists in an inspirational space for incredible results in strength, flexibility and tone.  With locations in Studio City, Mar Vista, Silver Lake, Costa Mesa, 3rd & Fairfax, Hollywood, San Marino, Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, you don't have to travel far in LA to find a Pop Physique near you! Read more...

Rotate through the stations & blast your plateau at Circuit Works 

With locations in Brentwood and Venice, Circuit Works' group circuit training routines rotate through a series of stations combining aerobic activities and resistance exercises.  Routines change weekly to prevent physical plateau and mental boredom while burning maximum calories.  Plus, the workouts are personalized through a simple colored wristband system!  Read more...

Hit the Megaformer at Pilates Plus

Based on the innovative Lagree Fitness method, Pilates Plus is a unique combination of weight training and Pilates designed to strengthen, tighten and tone the body quickly and safely. Pilates Plus keeps your heart rate up and you can burn 500 to 600 calories in a single class! Read more about the method from Pilates Plus OC and check out the many Lagree fitness studios in LA and Southern California!

Hit the Jungle Gym at Elevation Fitness

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...

Commit to intense training at Cross Train LA

Offering Pilates, Power Yoga, High Intensity Training, Kettlebell and TRX, Cross Train LA offers an intense, structured diet and exercise program focusing on body weight strength, core strength, cardio endurance, correct posture, and flexibility in a friendly and supportive environment.  Clients commit to training six days a week for the first month to ensure optimal results.  Read more...


Get good vibrations at Harmony Studios

Nestled in West Hollywood, Harmony is a movement-based studio offering state of the art Pilates equipment (including new towers!), a complete TRX Suspension Training setup, a Gyrotonic Expansion System™, a Power Plate Acceleration Station with 3 Pro7 Plates for all your vibration technology needs, and a variety of cardiovascular machines and weights in a spacious, zen-chic and eco-friendly, environment surrounded by treetop balconies and sun-dappled gardens.  See why owner Karen Schwalbe Jones and her staff of trainers are known as go-to gurus ​within L.A.’s celebrity and professional athlete circles. Read more...​​

Release your inner dancer at Heartbeat House

This neighborhood dance studio caters to non-dancers and dancers alike in a welcoming, non-intimidating and non-competitive environment.  Heartbeat House is home for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds looking for creative self-expression and to achieve physical fitness through the joy of dance. Explore the rhythms of various dance styles to your favorite music and release the dancer within you. Read more...



You Might Like

GoRecess Studio Spotlight: Pilates Platinum; Los Angeles, CA

10 Reasons to Try the Megaformer


Join the Conversation

Go Recess reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business.