Fitness Classes in Bell

10 Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at SUDA Fit (Up to 63% Off)

SUDA Fit

Downey

Exercisers perform a battery of kettlebell, cardio, and endurance exercises in hour-long boot-camp sessions

$70 $29

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5 or 10 Women's Kickboxing Bootcamp Classes at Foxy and Fierce Women's Kickboxing (Up to 76% Off)

Foxy and Fierce Women's Kickboxing

Hollywood Dojo

Slam fists, feet, elbows, and knees into pads with muay thai moves spliced with Pilates, yoga, and strength conditioning

$100 $29

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$49 for Five Small Group Reformer Classes at Reforming Bodies Pilates ($110 Value)

Reforming Bodies Pilates

Sherman Oaks

Pilates Reformer machines host small group classes where students build core strength

$110 $49

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Five or Ten Dance Classes at MNR Dance Factory (67% Off)

MNR Dance Factory

West Los Angeles

Dancers choose from classes such as jazz, tap, hip hop, and ballet

$120 $40

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at InYoga Center (Up to 78% Off)

InYoga Center

Valley Village

Expansive yoga studio hosts more than 50 classes each week, including rigorous & beginner friendly class styles

$160 $35

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$1,600 for Yoga-Teacher Training with Michelle Mazur - Yoga Teacher Training ($4,200 Value)

Michelle Mazur - Yoga Teacher Training

Los Angeles

Learn the basics of yoga and how to teach it to others

$4,200 $1,600

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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5 or 10 Pure Barre Fitness Classes at Pure Barre Hollywood (Up to 61% Off)

Pure Barre Hollywood

Hollywood

Full-body workouts of Pure Barre fitness classes utilize a ballet, pilates, & yoga movements to create long, lean & toned bodies

$90 $35

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5, 10, or 15 Aquatic Yoga Classes at H2Yoga (Up to 52% Off)

H2Yoga

The Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy, Westside JCC

Heated indoor pool eases tension and limbers muscles as students build strength and flexibility in creative yoga sessions

$85 $42

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5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at Ladan's Fitness & Healing Club (Up to 78% Off)

Ladan's Fitness & Healing Club

Los Angeles

Exercisers follow the lead of experienced fitness instructors in classes ranging from calm, body-lengthening yoga to intense boot camp

$90 $23

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Five- or Ten-Class CrossFit Pass at Combat Crossfit (Up to 66% Off)

Combat Crossfit

Central San Pedro

Coaches guide exercise routines that combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and track-and-field techniques to build strength and versatility

$100 $39

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month Unlimited Yoga Classes for One or Two Hollywood Power Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Hollywood Power Yoga

Hollywood

Three styles of yoga taught by five instructors who emphasize the importance of challenging the body and balancing the mind

$120 $39

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One, Two, or Three Four-Week Sessions of Classes at Core Conditioning CrossFit (Up to 85% Off)

Core Conditioning CrossFit

Pan Pacific Park

Instructors work with a small group of students for four straight weeks, sculpting and toning their bodies with a blend of intense exercises

$299 $48

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$39 for Five Body-Sculpting Classes at Pop Physique (Up to $95 Off)

Pop Physique

Multiple Locations

Students sweat to indie and hip-hop tunes during high-intensity strength and flexibility workouts designed around ballet-barre exercises

$95 $39

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Six or Eight Fitness Boot-Camp Sessions at Rich LIFE Success Driven (Up to 63% Off)

Rich LIFE Success Driven

Los Angeles

Outdoor boot camps enlist equipment such as resistance bands, free weights, and Bosu balls to strengthen bodies and burn calories

$115 $45

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Four or Eight 60-Minute Private Yoga Sessions at I Heart Kundalini (Up to 61% Off)

I Heart Kundalini

West Los Angeles

Relax and heal in private outdoor Kundalini yoga sessions led by an energy healer and certified yoga instructor

$432 $196

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Five, Ten, or Fifteen Classes at CrossFit Woodland Hills (Up to 72% Off)

CrossFit Woodland Hills

Canoga Park

Students exceed personal fitness goals with a full-body, high-intensity exercise program that blends strength, cardio, and stamina training

$150 $49

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$41 for $75 Worth of Personal Training at Go6Pack in North Hollywood

Go6pack

Los Angeles

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$75 $41

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One, Three, or Five Personal-Training Sessions at Elite Training (Up to 64% Off)

Elite Training

Mid-City West

NASM-certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist Steven Cook designs workouts and motivates clients to execute them

$100 $40

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One or Three 90-Minute On-Location One-on-One Personalized Women's Yoga Sessions at Get INtuit Yoga (Up to 65% Off)

Get INtuit Yoga

Multiple Locations

Seasoned instructor leads personalized sessions at scenic public parks, leading women through invigorating, flexibility-boosting yoga poses

$100 $43

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10 or 15 Yoga Classes at Silver Lake Pilates Studio (Up to 69% Off)

Silver Lake Pilates Studio

Silver Lake

Yoga instructors lead Vinyasa flow classes inside a Pilates studio, where a piano waits in the lobby for a maestro to tickle its ivories

$120 $40

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at RA MA Institute (Up to 68% Off)

RA MA Institute

Los Angeles

Kundalini yoga and meditation classes help students exercise their body and calm their mind in a bright studio space

$145 $46

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10 Fitness Classes or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Whole Notha Level Fitness (66% Off)

Whole Notha Level Fitness

Winnetka

Participants exercise in small, motivating groups during fat-burning workouts, cardio-kickboxing classes, or a high-intensity boot camp

$130 $44

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5 or 10 60-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Morty Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Morty fitness

Gym

Personal trainer motivates clients through exercises tailored to their fitness goals

$300 $55

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Liberation Yoga (Up to 69% Off)

Liberation Yoga

Mid-Wilshire

This award-winning yoga studio hosts a wide variety of class types, including hatha yoga, flow yoga, pre- and post-natal yoga, and more

$130 $39.99

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10 or 15 Power Vinyasa Yoga Classes Plus Protein Shakes at Urban Lotus Voice and Yoga and Nutrition (Up to 56% Off)

Urban Lotus Voice and Yoga and Nutrition

Sherman Oaks

After invigorating power vinyasa yoga classes, students sip on nutritional protein shakes

$150 $75

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One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fun Fit Factory (Up to 56% Off)

Fun Fit Factory

Woodland Hills

Blast calories in dance classes or boot camps, sculpt muscles during Chisel or barre sessions, or stun in your dress after a wedding workout

$149 $66

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10-Class Yoga Punch Card or Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at The Balance Center (Up to 51% Off)

The Balance Center

West Los Angeles

Small class sizes let experienced yoga instructor personalize poses to be gentle or challenging

$130 $65

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$53 for Three Pilates Reformer Classes and Three Group Studio Classes at Pilates & Arts (61% Off)

Pilates & Arts

Echo Park

Instructors lead classes in subjects from Pilates Reformer to cardio boxing to tai chi inside a dedicated group fitness space

$135 $53

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$57 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Group-Training Classes at The Training Loft ($112.50 Value)

The Training Loft

Los Angeles

Training courses focus on toning cores and increasing strength and stability for all fitness levels during group sessions

$112.50 $57

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Personal-Training or Indoor Rock-Climbing Sessions from BOLDFITNESS (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

BOLDFITNESS

Multiple Locations

Certified trainer designs custom workouts in a regular gym or teaches introductory rock-climbing sessions on an indoor wall

$100 $35

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Five Yoga Classes at The Soul Shack Yoga (64% Off)

The Soul Shack Yoga & More

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Our knowledgeable instructors will guide you through a refreshing, rejuvenating session of yoga.

$50 $18

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$27 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles ($108 Value)

Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles

Mid-Wilshire

Certified instructors emphasize correct alignment during classes that build strength, stamina, and flexibility

$108 $27

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5, 10, or 15 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Studio City (Up to 72% Off)

CrossFit Studio City

Studio City

Motivating instructors push you to your limits with CrossFit's system of high-intensity, functional workouts that change every day

$150 $49

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10 or 20 Customized Group Fitness-Training Sessions at SportfitLA (Up to 80% Off)

SportfitLA

Multiple Locations

45-minute group workouts incorporate everything from Pilates and meditation to CrossFit-inspired exercises and endurance drills

$200 $48

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Three or Five Introductory Circus Classes at Cirque School (Up to 46% Off)

Cirque School

Hollywood

Go-to school for Hollywood productions founded by Cirque du Soleil veteran fuses Pilates and acrobatics to teach students circus arts

$75 $46.99

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$66 for $120 Groupon — iJamesMichael Fitness

Ijamesmichael Fitness

Hollywood Hills

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$120 $66

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10 Yoga Classes or One or Six Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Still Yoga (Up to 78% Off)

Still Yoga

Silver Lake

In a sustainably-built studio, instructors lead students of all levels through poses that focus on alignment and the mind-body connection

$120 $26

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$44 for a Six-Session CrossFit Build-Up Series at CrossFit Eagle Rock ($150 Value)

CrossFit Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock

Instructors introduce beginners to CrossFit’s fundamental movements over the course of two weeks

$150 $44

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$41 for Three Personal Training Sessions at Bam Fitness ($150 Value)

Bam Fitness

Los Angeles

Certified trainer helps fitness newbies and elite athletes alike reach their fitness goal, whether it’s to lose weight or increase endurance

$150 $41

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Earth's Power Yoga (68% Off)

Earth's Power Yoga

Melrose

Seven days a week, instructors lead hot yoga, Vinyasa flow, power yoga, and other intense classes designed for athletic students

$140 $45

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit Silver Lake (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit Silver Lake

Mid-Wilshire

Seasoned CrossFit trainers guide students through a rotating lineup of high-intensity exercises designed to cultivate overall fitness

$180 $49

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5, 10, or 15 CrossFit Fitness Classes at CrossFit Synapse (Up to 67% Off)

CrossFit Synapse - North Hollywood

Los Angeles

CrossFit workouts draw from a pool of weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio exercises to keep muscles guessing

$90 $35

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 Classes at Yoga Daya (Up to 76% Off)

Yoga Daya

Culver City

With up to a month of unlimited yoga classes, students can practice increasing strength and flexibility during Yoga and Pilates Classes

$165 $40

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One-Month of CrossFit or Two Private CrossFit Classes at A4 Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

A4 Fitness

West LA / Mar Vista

High-intensity CrossFit classes combine elements of weight lifting, gymnastics, and interval training to maximize results

$220 $45

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$24 for $80 Worth of Fitness Classes — Butt N Gut

Butt N Gut

Mid-Wilshire

Personal training, Butt N Gut small group classes, nutrition coaching, and strength and conditioning.

$80 $24

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at One Down Dog (Up to 73% Off)

One Down Dog

Los Angeles

Unconventional yoga classes with cardio workouts, flowing sequences, and upbeat playlists

$150 $41

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Two Personal-Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from King Fitness (69% Off)

King Fitness

Los Angeles

We specialize in weight loss, weight gain, mass gain, and toning. We have boot camps and also provide a one-month meal plan.

$75 $23

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8 or 16 Yoga Classes at Silver Lake Yoga (Up to 71% Off)

Silver Lake Yoga

Silver Lake

In a sun-bathed studio, beginners to advanced students practice poses culled from multiple yoga styles

$90 $27

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$45 for 1 Month of Boot-Camp and Pilates Classes at Cross Train LA ($149 Value)

Cross Train LA

Hollywood

Students sculpt muscles & melt calories to transform bodies during month of classes filled with stretches, poses & kettlebell exercises

$149 $45

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One or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at StrengthRx CrossFit (Up to 71% Off)

StrengthRx CrossFit

Los Angeles

To burn calories, sculpt muscles, and prep for all physical activities, coaches teach a system of intense, varied functional exercises

$200 $59

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Laughing Frog Yoga (Up to 80% Off)

Laughing Frog Yoga

Los Angeles

More than 25 yoga classes are taught by 14 skilled instructors in a spacious studio outfitted with rustic interior decor.

$120 $27

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10 or 20 Kettlebell, Kickboxing, MMA, and Conditioning Classes at SoCal MMA & Fitness (Up to 90% Off)

SoCal MMA & Fitness

Eagle Rock

Professional trainers lead kettlebell swings, women’s kickboxing strikes, and CrossFit-inspired conditioning workouts

$250 $35

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One, Three, or Five 55-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at A PARR Fitness and Sport Performance (Up to 70% Off)

A PARR Fitness and Sport Performance

Mid-City West

Clients can improve their strength and conditioning with personal trainers during 55-minute sessions

$70 $25

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga Soul (55% Off)

Yoga Soul

Sherman Oaks

Variety of Yoga classes offering something for each person's mind, body, and soul

$99 $45

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10 or 20 Womens Personal-Training Classes at Coach Kee's Fun Fitness Inc. (Up to 70% Off)

Coach Kee's Fun Fitness Inc.

Los Angeles

Trainers work one-on-one with women, tailoring exercises to their level of fitness and personal goals

$180 $59

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Personal Training Sessions with One- or Two-Month Gym Membership to KOR Health and Fitness (Up to 81% Off)

KOR Health and Fitness

Melrose

Membership and personal training sessions at fitness center that was awarded Best Gym and Best Personal Trainers by LA Hot List in 2013

$698 $132

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Two, Four, or Six Outdoor Fitness Sessions with a Celebrity Trainer from Hollywood Body Club (73% Off)

Hollywood Body Club

Multiple Locations

A trainer works with you to help you reach your potential and overcome mental and physical obstacles on the way to achieving your goals

$180 $49

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$25 for Three Yoga Classes at Red Diamond Yoga ($60 Value)

Red Diamond Yoga

Los Angeles

Yoga classes held in humidity-free room heated to 82 degrees boost strength, flexibility, and balance in students of all levels

$60 $25

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Two Weeks or One Month of Kids Kickboxing Classes at Zero To Hero Kickboxing (Up to 61% Off)

Zero To Hero Kickboxing

Mid-Wilshire

Students kick and punch their way to fitness, in an open gym space with punching bags lined up against the yellow-brick walls

$70 $35

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Three or Six Pilates Reformer Group Classes at Boulevard Pilates (Up to 54% Off)

Boulevard Pilates

Woodland Hills

Reformer machines add spring-loaded resistance to Pilates movements during basic, moderate and intermediate classes

$75 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Jiujitsu or Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes at Westside Training Center (Up to 75% Off)

Westside Training Center

Palms

Brazilian jiujitsu classes blend fitness and self-defense; other classes include kickboxing and Zumba

$150 $39

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Five or 10 H20 Boot Camp Classes at Boot Camp H20 (Up to 69% Off)

Boot Camp H2O

Multiple Locations

Burn calories and build muscle in challenging, water-based boot camp classes

$105 $39

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Three or Five One-Hour Personal Training Sessions at Forreal Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Forreal Fitness

West Los Angeles

Personal trainers empower clients to lead healthier lives through functional fitness exercises and proper nutritional habits

$300 $66

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5, 10, or 20 One-Hour, Semi-Private Pilates Sessions at Melrose Pilates (Up to 68% Off)

Melrose Pilates

Melrose

No more than four student gather during each one-hour Pilates session, where seasoned instructors help them tone and stretch their muscles

$200 $64

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10 or 20 Classes at Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness

Los Angeles

Brazilian jiu-jitsu and fitness classes burn calories and build muscle while teaching discipline, self-defense, and self-confidence

$197 $49

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$21 for $70 Worth of Personal Training — Eric W Powell Fitness

Eric W. Powell Fitness

Los Angeles

Learn how to lose weight, tone your body, and gain strength during one-on-one training sessions

$70 $21

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Three or Five One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions from Train and Relax (Up to 85% Off)

Train and Relax

Mid-City West

A certified trainer helps clients achieve their goals with core-focused functional exercises and nutritional guidance

$270 $49

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10 or 20 Bellyfit Classes at Bellyfit with Tiva (Up to 77% Off)

Bellyfit with Tiva

Los Angeles

Workout regimen blends elements of belly dance, Pilates, and Yoga to entertain and energize clients during exercise sessions

$150 $52

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Five, 10, or 20 Sessions at World Champion Cardio Boxing (Up to 96% Off)

World Champion Cardio Boxing

Studio City

Students learn jabs, crosses, and uppercuts from four-time world champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame

$275 $24

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Fitness Assessment and Customized Workout Plan at Harvest Fitness (81% Off)

Harvest Fitness

Los Angeles

A certified coach will provide a personalized fitness program that will help you achieve your goals.

$450 $85

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One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes for One or Two at Tore Up Fitness (75% Off)

Tore Up Fitness

Los Angeles

Participants burn calories and tone bodies through personal-training sessions and group boot camp classes

$200 $59

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3 or 5 Classes at Love for Pilates (Up to 53% Off)

Love for Pilates

Hollywood

Pilates studio offers up classes such as Group Reformer Level 1, which teaches you how to work with the machine, and Coreburn

$60 $30

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Fitness Assessment and Customized Workout Plan at Athilates Fitness (80% Off)

Gymnastics Olympica Usa / Athilates Weightlifting

Los Angeles

Full-body assessment and one month of personal programming by former WWE/NXT wrestling star "Judas Devlin" Austin Matelson, MA, CSCS

$300 $60

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One, Five, or Ten Private Indoor Rowing Lessons at iRow Fitness Studio (Up to 74% Off)

iRow Fitness Studio

Los Angeles

Professional rowing coach Iva Boteva helps clients learn a fun full-body exercise and sport with rowing instruction

$120 $35

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$60 for One Month of Unlimited Classes for New Students at The Bar Method ($100 Value)

The Bar Method

Multiple Locations

Dance-conditioning-inspired exercises build long, lean muscles and burn fat during one-hour workouts on mats or at the ballet bar

$100 $60

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One Month of Boot-Camp Sessions for One or Two at FitRanX West Valley (86% Off)

FitRanX West Valley

Los Angeles

Packed schedule with six sessions per week held in the early morning and evenings; comprehensive FitRanX system determines fitness level

$176 $25

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Six Fitness Classes or Six Weeks of Unlimited Body Transformation Classes at ElliptiFit (Up to 74% Off)

ElliptiFit

West LA

Burn up to 600 calories, tone limbs, and strengthen midsections during low-impact, high-energy workout on elliptical machine

$150 $39

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Montebello Barnyard Zoo's animals are like rock stars, touring local homes and meeting places for one-on-one encounters and shows. Pony rides headline this traveling attraction, which also incorporates a petting zoo with various farm animals: goats, sheep, chickens, and even a llama.

The animals still spend the most time at their home venue, however. Here, fenced off areas contain larger animals such as cows and zebras, who always show up to work wearing the same black-and-white outfits. Bales of hay, wooden barrels, and a large, red barn create a rustic setting for picnics and birthday parties. Nearby, a merry-go-round spins endlessly and a truck?decorated to resemble a locomotive?pulls train cars on a tour of the grounds.

600 Rea Drive
Montebello,
CA
US

Pacific Diving Academy USA was founded in 1996 with a total of five diving students. Out of those humble beginnings, the non-profit organization has grown into a multifaceted institute for diving and gymnastics. At PDA's two training centers, coaches school students in all three sports while showing them how to maximize their abilities and become leaders. This positive environment helps kids of all ages thrive. In fact, the gymnastics program is open to tots who are just 12 months old, right around the time when they start to walk and sing The Star-Spangled Banner.

15064 Shoemaker Avenue
Santa Fe Springs,
CA
US

Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.

Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.

245 S. Main St
Venice,
CA
US

Blaine Eastcott's love of the outdoors is rooted in fond childhood memories of family camping trips. On one such trip, Blaine's teenage self impulsively climbed a 100-foot rock only to soon find himself struck by panic high up on the rock face. He was paralyzed by fear, until a surge of adrenaline gave him the courage needed to scramble the final 10 feet up. This ordeal spurred him to take rock-climbing classes?and eventually led to his current position as the president of Rockreation. His three adrenaline-inducing arenas challenge climbers of all skill levels with more than 28,500 total square feet of climbing terrain, composed of jagged cliffs, bouldering nooks, and craggy archways. The faux-mountain range mimics the conditions of real rocks with indentions, overhangs, and eagle's nests.

The gyms devote one-third of their space to a bouldering area, which blends into a top-rope course fraught with varying angles, and a large lead area with an overhanging arch. Across these angles, passionate instructors with extensive outdoors experience?and a background in conversational mountain goat?guide students through the Fight Gravity program. The three-class series focuses on belaying basics, and progresses through technique instruction and bouldering. They also lead seasonal kids' camps where tiny humans can explore the routes, or plunge on a big swing and zipline. The gyms also have a separate area with machines, traditional weights, and cardio equipment for members who want to not only climb rocks, but also lift heavy ones above their heads.

11866 La Grange Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Jay Kerwin knows a thing or two about making it through a tough regimen. A certified skydiver, scuba diver, pilot, and EMT, he was also one of only seven to graduate from the Air Force’s Pararescue Special Operations Indoctrination program––a course that begins with about 500 candidates. Now known as “the Major,” he helps build confidence and stronger bodies at Boot Camp LA, instilling his students with the same kind of motivation and work ethic that led him to win several national bodybuilding competitions and open pickle jars with ease.

Atop the plush grass and unforgiving concrete surrounding the La Brea Tar Pits and George C. Page Museum park, new and experienced recruits tone muscles as sneakered feet beat the ground during military-style drills that include running, strength workouts, and circuit training. Classes are lead by Jay and his wife Marcella, an athlete since age 10 and fondly referred to as “the Lieutenant.” Together, they work with men and women of all ages and fitness levels, developing workouts and offering nutrition advice. Recruits can train before the sun rises with classes ending before 10 a.m., or shake off sweat and workplace stress as the sun sets during an evening class. Aside from helping students lose weight, the Major and Lieutenant help them start or end each day with positive reinforcement, staying away from the yelling, belittling, and mama insulting often associated with traditional military-style boot camps.

5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The founders of Liberation Yoga were probably flattered when their studio was named one of LA Weekly's best yoga studios in 2013. But it wasn't the highest honor they'd ever received?in 2007, Travel+Leisure crowned Liberation Yoga one of the best studios in the entire world.

Those are just two of the numerous awards the studio has accumulated since it opened in the early 2000s, right when the '90s fitness craze of teasing hair until your arms gave out began to decline. Perhaps the praise is due to the fact that the majority of its yoga instructors boast more than a decade of experience. Or maybe it's because they focus solely on yoga while still offering a wide variety of classes types. That class range includes from gentle styles of yoga, which relieve stress, to flow classes, which challenge the body with rigorous, Vinyasa-style movements, to classes specifically designed for families and toddlers.

Or maybe it's the classroom itself?a bright, mystical place where mismatched dark and light hardwood slats cover the floors, natural light pours through the windows, and a sky-blue ceiling slants toward the outer wall. Touches such as tree-like wooden poles, greenery and flowers, and brown vines complete the fairytale look, making the studio a magic place in which to move and obtain inner peace.

124 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US