Classes in Huntington Park


Roll Your Own Sushi, Then Eat It with a Professional Chef

Sushi-Making Class and Meal

Mar Vista

Sushi chef Nikki Gilbert teaches you how to select the best fish, shop for ingredients, cook sushi rice, and make both rolls and nigiri

$70

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$75 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($200 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses combined with breathing exercises, uplifting music and heat energize the body and mind.

$200 $75

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10 One-Day Gym Visits with Optional Personal Training at Spectrum Athletic Club (Up to 80% Off)

Spectrum Athletic Club

Multiple Locations

Cardio equipment with individual screens, comfortable locker rooms, and kickboxing, cycling, and yoga classes enliven gym visits

$250 $49

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Paint-Your-Own Ceramics and Studio Fees for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Multiple Locations

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

$30 $15

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One, Three, or Six Sewing Classes at 8-Limbs (Up to 56% Off)

8-Limbs

Echo Park / Silverlake

Skilled sewing instructors teach students the basics or guide them through making a clean-seamed project, pattern, or skirt

$75 $35

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BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Six at M.D. Art Studio (Up to 65% Off)

M.D. Art Studio

Los Angeles

Students sip their favorite beverages while recreating famous paintings with step-by-step help from instructors

$55 $19

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Three Barre Classes at Barre Lab (70% Off)

Barre Lab

Hollywood Hills

From the merchant: Elevating the Barre Experience. The newest and most innovative barre class in LA.

$66 $20

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Five Bikram Yoga Classes or One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga LA (Up to 74% Off)

Bikram Yoga LA

Multiple Locations

Yoga classes held inside heated studio flow through 26 positions designed to increase flexibility and detoxification

$90 $25

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Four Yoga Classes at Life Moves Through (69% Off)

Life Moves Through

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Kids yoga classes from an understanding of the body, brain, and spirit and what it takes to grow up healthy and happy.

$72 $22

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$82 for $149 Worth of Pilates — A Pilates House

A Pilates House

Los Angeles

From the merchant: This new year is about you! Have fun, flatten your tummy, and build strength in the privacy of a home Pilates studio.

$149 $82

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Three Personal Training Sessions at Mark Nelson Fitness (65% Off)

Mark Nelson Fitness

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Transform your body into the best you. Loose weight, build muscle, and feel amazing: Lean, Confident, and Strong.

$225 $79

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Two Private Dance Classes from Liz Lira Dance Academy & Boutique (65% Off)

Liz Lira Dance Academy & Boutique

West Los Angeles

From the merchant: Learn movement and structure in students choice of Salsa, Argentine Tango, Styling or Wedding dance.

$200 $70

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Two-Hour Acting Class at Emotional Fitness (50% Off)

Emotional Fitness

Los Angeles

From the merchant: A unique and powerful class to explore and express a range of emotions, supporting you to be more open and vulnerable.

$30 $15

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One or Three Dance-Fitness Classes at The Heels Movement with Diana Carreno (Up to 52% Off)

The Heels Movement with Diana Carreno

Los Angeles

International dancer Diana Carreno leads classes that combine energetic dance moves with exercise

$30 $15

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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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5 or 10 Pure Barre Fitness Classes at Pure Barre Hollywood (Up to 56% Off)

Pure Barre Hollywood

Pure Barre Hollywood

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

$90 $40

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5 or 10 Kettlebell-Bootcamp Sessions at GameFace Fitness (Up to 56% Off)

GameFace Fitness

Los Angeles

Bootcamp classes use kettlebells in a variety of different exercises to improve muscle strength, tighten cores, and tone the entire body

$107 $50

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Two or Four Group Personal-Training Sessions at Body by Nat (Up to 51% Off)

Body by Nat

Los Angeles

Celebrity trainer with over 15 years of experience coaches group classes for all ability levels to help improve strength and endurance

$50 $25

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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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Three Personal Training Sessions at Andrew Mitchell Fitness (65% Off)

Andrew Mitchell Fitness

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Get fit this year with personalized workouts designed to burn fat and build muscle.

$300 $105

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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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120-Minute Painting Class from Art of Bella (44% Off)

Art Of Bella Studio

Mid-Wilshire

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$45 $25

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One or Two Varsity- or JV-Football Instinct-Training Sessions at B2G Sports (Up to 58% Off)

B2G Sports

Multiple Locations

JV and varsity courses focus on footwork and agility to help athletes improve strength and endurance for play at a competitive level

$150 $75

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Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Ray Velazquez Personal Training (65% Off)

Ray Velazquez Personal Training

West Los Angeles

From the merchant: Body transforming weight loss specialist. Increased muscle definition, improved health, mobility & quality of life.

$200 $70

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Fitness Assessment and Customized Workout Plan at Athilates Personal training (75% Off)

Athilates Personal Training / Gymnastics Olympica Usa / Athilates Weightlifting

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Burn fat and tone up with this full body fitness blueprint. Learn what exercises your body will respond best to!

$85 $21

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 Classes at Yoga Daya (Up to 70% 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 $49

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Two Hours of Group Dance Lessons or Two 30-Minute Private Dance Lessons from Chakra Vasht (60% Off)

Sacred Circle with Soha Sharif

Sacred Circle with Soha Sharif

Spiritual dance can help participants feel energy in their chakras

$45 $18

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$29 for an 90-Minute Flight Simulator Session at Fly The Dream ($89 Value)

Fly The Dream

Mid-Wilshire

F-16 simulator creates vivid flying experience using 180-degree field of vision views, replica seats, and cockpit with 100+ functions

$89 $29

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Granada Hills (65% Off)

Crossfit Granada Hills

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Intense 60-minute group classes that challenge members with weights, cardio, and gymnastics; all fitness levels welcome

$175 $61

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Two or Four 45-Minute Private Dance Lessons for One or Two at The Connected Dancer (Up to 56% Off)

The Connected Dancer

Multiple Locations

Dance lessons give a one-on-one introduction to a variety of Ballroom styles ranging from the tango to the Viennese waltz

$190 $84

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$109 for $350 Worth of Dance Lessons — MIHO NAITO BALLET

Miho Naito Ballet

Westwood

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$350 $109

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$38 for $85 Toward one hour guitar lesson (with extra 15 minute "how to practice" coaching session)

Zotzinmusic

Atwater Village

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$85 $38

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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 84% Off)

Core Conditioning CrossFit

Core Conditioning CrossFit Los Angeles

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

$299 $52

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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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Introductory Painting and Drawing Classes for Kids, Teens, or Adults at Mission: Renaissance (Up to 71% Off)

Mission: Renaissance

Multiple Locations

Introductory art classes utilize the Gluck Method of instruction, teaching basic drawing and painting techniques to students of all ages

$216 $65

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

CrossFit Woodland Hills

CrossFit Woodland Hills

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

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$75 $41

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$99 for Five Child or Adult Acting Classes and Personal Evaluation at Sterling Studio ($240 Value)

Sterling Studio

Sterling Studio

Acclaimed Hollywood coach leads acting classes for children and adults, and provides coaching to help build performance skills

$240 $99

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Five Preschool Classes or One Month at Canyon Kids Preschool (Up to 64% off). Four Options Available.

Canyon Kids Preschool

Canyon Kids Preschool

Staff aims to give children structured self development; assignments to teach responsibility and prepare them for school

$275 $99

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One, Three, or Five Personal-Training Sessions at Elite Training (Up to 55% Off)

Elite Training

Mid-City West

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

$100 $50

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10 or 15 Yoga Classes at Silver Lake Pilates Studio (Up to 62% 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 $49

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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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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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Drawing and Painting or Water Color Class at Kline Academy of Fine Arts (Up to 40% Off)

Kline Academy of Fine Arts

Palms

Instructors teach the basics of painting and drawing in an atelier-style studio

$75 $45

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90-Minute Kids' Art-Party Packages for Up to 8 or 16 at Lottie Da Studio (Up to 58% Off)

Lottie Da Studio

Westlake

Kids can embrace their inner artist with group parties that provide all the materials needed to create a variety of arts and crafts

$200 $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 61% Off)

Urban Lotus Voice and Yoga and Nutrition

Urban Lotus Voice and Yoga and Nutrition

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

$150 $66

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One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fun Fit Factory (Up to 50% Off)

Fun Fit Factory

Fun Fit Factory

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 $74

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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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$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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Two, Four, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Harvest Fitness (Up to 79% Off)

Harvest Fitness

Harvest Fitness

Clients enjoy individualized attention during personal-training sessions that can be geared toward children or adults

$160 $49

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$50 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Group-Training Classes at The Training Loft ($112.50 Value)

The Training Loft

The Training Loft

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

$112.50 $50

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Personal-Training or Indoor Rock-Climbing Sessions from BOLDFITNESS (Up to 63% 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 $39

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One Month of Acting Classes or One Hour of Private Coaching at BP Acting Studio (Up to 67% Off)

BP Acting Studio

BP Acting Studio

20-year veteran Barry Papick has coached actors for The West Wing and The Wire; take group classes or a private lesson

$260 $87

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Four or Eight Weekly Mommy and Me Children's Enrichment Classes at Splatter Kreations (Up to 53% Off)

Splatter Kreations

Los Angeles

Parents work along with their children as they discover music, sign language, or academic subjects in a safe environment

$60 $29

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One, Two, or Three Hours of Private Crochet or Knitting Instruction at The Altered Stitch (Up to 56% Off)

The Altered Stitch

Valley Village

Knowledgable and friendly instructors teach beginners basic knitting and crochet techniques during private sessions

$65 $31

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Five CrossFit Classes or One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Vampire CrossFit (Up to 68% Off)

Vampire CrossFit

Los Angeles

CrossFitters slim down and tone up under the watchful eye of certified trainers, who ensure exercises are done efficiently as well as safely

$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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BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at Urban Wellness Los Angeles (Up to 44% Off)

Urban Wellness Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Customers grab a bottle of their favorite wine and bring it to sip while using supplied paints and canvases to create their own masterpiece

$45 $26

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$25 for $45 Groupon — California Conservatory of Performing Arts

California Conservatory Of Performing Arts

Chatsworth

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

$45 $25

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5, 10, or 15 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Studio City (Up to 76% 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 $43

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90-Minute Raw-Food Cooking Class or 12-Item Raw-Food Box at SunCafe (Up to 42% Off)

SunCafe

Studio City

Raw-food cooking classes with tastings; raw-food boxes that come with 4 entrees, 4 salads/soups, 4 desserts/appetizers/snacks

$25 $19

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

Cirque School

Cirque School

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

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$120 $66

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$39 for 5 Pilates Group Equipment Classes at Club Pilates Woodland Hills ($80 Value) —Presale— Opens 2/28

Club Pilates

Club Pilates

Classes run the gamut from full-body reformer workout to TRX and Barre fusion classes to those of all fitness levels

$80 $39

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Rising Lotus Yoga (Up to 71% Off)

Rising Lotus Yoga

Rising Lotus Yoga

During classes, which are offered throughout the day, instructors teach students of all levels focusing on the Vinyasa yoga style

$135 $39

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5 or 10 Training Classes or 30 Days of Unlimited Classes at Social Workout Studio - Alice Raibon (Up to 80% Off)

Social Workout Studio - Alice Raibon

Los Angeles

Group training classes of up to six students zero in on areas such as the chest and triceps or the butt and thighs, or work the whole body

$125 $39

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One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit at CrossFit Aviator (Up to 65% Off)

CrossFit Aviator

Los Angeles

Trainer motivates class to reach goals with cardio, strength, and core exercises that build stamina, tone muscles, and burn fat

$125 $49

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Improv for Everyone, Spontaneous Characters, or Theatresports Classes at Impro Theatre (Up to 51% Off)

Impro Theatre

Los Feliz

Introductory or advanced improv courses help students gain confidence with public speaking and performing in immersive group classes

$50 $25

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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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$45 for Three Personal Training Sessions at Bam Fitness ($150 Value)

Bam Fitness

Bam Fitness

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

$150 $45

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Four Intro Art Classes for Children or Teens and Adults at MEhnoosh art classes (Up to 56% Off)

Mehnoosh art classes

Multiple Locations

Child, teenage, or adult students discover artistic skills with easy-to-follow classes in painting and drawing

$120 $53

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$38 for $75 Toward piano, violin, voice, music production, or acting lessons

Renacer Entertainment Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

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$75 $38

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$149 for $298 Groupon — LA Voice & Music

La Voice & Music

Crenshaw

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$298 $149

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Property Location The Los Angeles Athletic Club is in the heart of Los Angeles, walking distance from Macy's Plaza and Orpheum Theatre. This hotel is within close proximity of Los Angeles Central Public Library and U.S. Bank Tower. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 72 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Frette Italian sheets. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. Satellite programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including a health club, an indoor pool, and a sauna. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare. Dining Grab a bite from a snack bar/deli serving guests of The Los Angeles Athletic Club. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is included. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
431 W 7th St
Los Angeles,
CA
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DanceGardenLA was created by Zahra Zuhair and Jenna, who have been belly-dancing since childhood and have travelled the world accumulating impressive professional credits. Zuhair has trained in traditional folk and Eastern styles?including Lebanese, Turkish, Moroccan, and Tunisian?but her specialty is Egyptian belly dance, which she has studied with some of the top teachers in Cairo. She has also been featured on the cover of Zaghareet! magazine and has written, directed, and choreographed productions as the artistic director of the Ghazella Dance Company and Po Na Na Dance Theatre. Jenna acted as a goddess bellydance instructor on an episode of Sex and the City, and made appearances on The Tyra Banks Show and the Food Network program Aarti Party. She has also starred in several bestselling belly dance-instruction DVDs. Thanks to their more than 50 years of combined teaching experience and a talented team of award-winning instructors, the studio was named the Best Place to Learn the Art of Bellydancing in 2012 by LA Weekly. The site recommended instructor Princess Farhana's "witty repartee (and Hollywood rock-scene anecdotes)," and described the predominantly female atmosphere as "always encouraging, never intimidating." The crew teaches classes including classic and tribal-style bellydance, Bollywood, and cutting-edge dance fitness such as Bellyquake and E5.
3191 Casitas Ave., Suite 112
Los Angeles,
CA
US
In a gym, a personal trainer helps people who want to learn workouts that are customized to fit their lifestyles and goals. Beth Hirsch aims to offer her clients a similarly singular experience—but in the kitchen. She's a home chef who's been cooking and entertaining for more than 30 years, in addition to experience working for caterers and restaurants. Over the years, she's met parents who resorted to feeding their kids mostly prepackaged meals and fast food because they weren't confident in the kitchen. She's taken college students and newlyweds under her wing to teach them basic kitchen skills after they headed out on their own for the first time. Inspired by helping people learn the skills they need to eat and live better, she pooled all her knowledge and started The Cooking Coach 101, an in-home cooking school. For each lesson, Beth paraglides to her clients' kitchens to teach them whichever kitchen skills they'd most like to learn. Her repertoire includes knife skills, how to make basic sauces, basic baking, and how to create all sorts of ethnic dishes, from Italian to Moroccan. She'll also take a look at their pantries and kitchens to help them get properly organized, as well as teaching them how to read recipes, create a meal plan, and shop for groceries effectively. For those who'd rather learn in a group, Beth also leads group classes inside Surfas Restaurant and Gourmet Food.
9016 Gibson Street
Los Angeles,
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
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