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In-Spiraling Movement Arts' co-director Lisa Marie Goodwin-Rice first became intrigued by the Gyrotonic Expansion System while she was dancing for companies such as LA Classical Ballet. Today, she shares her knowledge with students as one of only 16 Gyrotonic Expansion System master trainers throughout the world. Her spouse and directing partner, degreed biologist Jessie Rice, shares her interest in dance and also brings a scientific expertise in physical health.

In Gyrotonic classes, students stretch and twist with the help of pulleys, platforms, and an ape throwing barrels. The exercise style takes inspiration from sources as diverse as dance, gymnastics, and tai chi. The smooth motions of the machines used in the class minimize the risk of injury. Gyrokinesis classes combine the same undulating movements and sources of inspiration as Gyrotonics, but require no equipment other than a floor mat.

In-Spiraling Movement Arts' spa treatments promote wellness with ingredients such as Arnica Gold, a product of Jessie's own invention that causes pores to cry "Eureka!" Body wraps with the minerals of organic moor mud smooth cellulite deposits and slim the physique. The spa's infrared sauna raises internal temperatures and stimulates blood flow to improve the condition of skin and facilitate oxygen distribution.

2001 S Barrington Ave, Ste 112
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Sometimes off-the-rack menswear just won?t cut it. Sometimes momentous occasions call for flattering lines and tailored comfort. Sometimes a man just wants to look good. When these times arise, the staff members at Le Monsieur snap into action. They specialize in custom-made suits hand-designed by clients, who choose everything from fabric pulled from a library of more than 10,000 swatches from Zegna, Dormeuil, and Loro Piana to accents including buttons, lapel shapes, and linings. Tailor-ready suits by top menswear makers such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Joseph Abboud complement the custom offerings, joined by a robust selection of trousers, sport coats, and Gitman dress shirts. Though the selection may seem daunting at first, staff members take that into account; personal shoppers can help clients find garb that fits their style, and closet-cleanout specialists can rid wardrobes of unflattering pieces.

431 W 7th St
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Those looking for core-toning exercises may feel like they’ve made a wrong turn as they ease down the tree-lined McConnell Boulevard and pull up to a single-family house mid-block. But Pilatesblue owner Jamie K. Ullman sees individual clients from her own home studio in the back, eschewing the bustle of the gym scene for the serenity of a home garage. Ullman has Pilates certifications from Long Beach Dance and Conditioning Academy of Movement, Equinox and Lagree Fitness, among others, and has taught group classes and one-on-one students everywhere from Hollywood to Cape Town, South Africa. Despite the unassuming digs, Pilatesblue has become revered as one of the city’s best spots for straightforward, enjoyable workouts, with Ullman herself regularly regarded as a top trainer across Los Angeles.

4161 McConnell Blvd
Los Angeles,
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Tao of Venus Wellness Center owner Beth Meneley draws on her master's degree in oriental medicine and a passion for healing to protect and mend patients' physiques through a diverse range of holistic therapies. Trained acupuncturists and chiropractors work to realign the body through time-honored methods, and seasoned massage therapists ease pain with a tailored blend of six tension-melting modalities. Thermography specialists boast the ability to detect cancer without the use of radiation through thermal imaging, which aims to find harmful cells through the naturally occurring heat of their weekly bake-offs. Before and after appointments, patients sip steaming cups of tea in an intimate relaxation room dotted with leafy plants, Eastern totems, and modern furnishings.

3037 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles,
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After graduating from the University of Buenos Aires Medical School, Dr. Miles Reid teamed with Aerin Alexander to co-found Tilo Medical and Acupuntcure. The practice reflects their shared interest in ancient Mexico's shamanistic traditions and healing arts. As a result, they and their staff provide integrative medicine treatments like acupuncture, bodywork, and herbal therapy. In addition to alleviating pain, one of the center's core missions is to help patients feel more comfortable in their bodies, primarily through advanced modalities such as Gyrotonic exercises and The Feldenkrais Method.

2001 S Barrington Ave.
Los Angeles,
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Melamed Eye Care’s experienced optometrist Dr. Fouad Melamed assesses acuity while searching for ocular diseases. He is also certified in the treatment of glaucoma, which is a rarity among optometrists. Dr. Fouad allies himself with Dr. Elliot Vaupen—the former president of the Los Angeles County Optometric Society—at an eye boutique stocked with frames from Coach, Vera Wang, Gucci, and other top name brands. The boutique also carries specialized lenses such as anti-reflective lenses and polarized spectacle lenses, which improve visibility by reducing glare caused by sunbeams and smiles from pageant queens.

8213 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles,
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