Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
Situated across from the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, Natural Pilates & Bodyworks caters to clients with a studio fully equipped with Pilates and Gyrotonic equipment. The high-quality equipment and props enable instructors to create personalized workout programs for private, semi-private, or group sessions.
Co-founded by Israel Garcia and Francisco Ramos, Shahr Salon & Wellness combines its creators’ passions for beauty and healthy living in one elegant space. Garcia oversees the beauty team, heading up a suite of salon services helmed by his own talents, which he uses on celebrity clients such as Nicky Hilton and Armie Hammer. Ramos, on the other hand, educates his clients in healthy living both of a physical and spiritual nature through his yoga practice. In addition to providing class-time for those simply looking for a workout and stress-relief, he leads full-on teacher certification courses for aspiring yogis.
JK Zen Fitness is a peaceful Pilates haven located in the heart of bustling LA. Enjoy gorgeous views of Beverly Hills while activating your core and calming your mind. All of our trainers are certified fitness professionals, handpicked after completing a four-tiered hiring process by owner Juliet Kaska herself.
Students at Align Beverly Hills Pilates have a lot more than mats at their disposal to get the most of their Pilates workouts. The center's private, semi-private, and group classes might incorporate reformer machines to help students strengthen their cores, or they might rely on the specialty machines of the Gyrotonic Method to increase flexibility and range of motion.
Most gyms don't limit their membership enrollment, which is why Meridian's Bodies in Motion does. By managing their member count, the workout areas are less crowded and visitors can step right up to machines without wasting precious calorie-burning minutes waiting in line. The staff can focus on keeping the facility clean and getting acquainted with clients, adding personal touches such as greeting members by name every time they enter and swipe their membership card, which means "hello" in several languages.
At each facility, a team of certified fitness instructors encourages exercise efforts during an array of group classes, including Zumba, spin, yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, and cross-training. The certified personal trainers devise customized workout routines and monitor exercisers' forms as they carve muscles lifting free weights and slim down on cardio and strength-training equipment from Icarian, Hammer Strength, Precor, and FreeMotion. Special features—such as racquetball courts, swimming pools, saunas, indoor basketball courts, boxing rings, childcare, and cuddly kitten pits—vary depending on location.