Activities in Los Angeles

Chris Mitchell Live From Los Angeles for One, Two, or Four at LA Hotel on Friday, September 5 (Up to 79% Off)

Chris Mitchell

LA Hotel

$70 $25

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Accomplished saxophonist, who is a Grammy Recording Academy member, spreads smooth tunes

$10 for One-Day Passes for Four to The Ultimate Women's Expo ($40 Value)

The Ultimate Women's Expo

Los Angeles Convention Center

$40 $10

Presentations on finance, entrepreneurship, style, and healthy living at an expo highlighting new designers and beauty innovations

F.A.C.E. Runway Fashion Show at 333 Live on Saturday, November 1, at 8:00 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

F.A.C.E. Runway Fashion Show

333 Live

$31.74 $18

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Mingle with celebrities and fashion bloggers while watching a runway show displaying designers' 2015 collections; after-party with DJs

30-Minute Helicopter Tour for Two or Three People from Copter Pilot (Up to 48% Off)

Copter Pilot

Van Nuys Airport

$450 $299

Helicopter tours provide a bird's eye view of sights such as the Hollywood Sign, Encino, and Santa Monica Pier; custom tours also available

VIP Nightlife Experience Club Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Our Nightlife (Up to 56% Off)

Our Nightlife

Hollywood

$79 $39

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Club crawl with VIP entrance to clubs, guided tours, drinks, and specials

$29 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles ($108 Value)

Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles

Mid-Wilshire

$108 $29

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

10 or 20 Kettlebell, Kickboxing, MMA, and Conditioning Classes at SoCal MMA & Fitness (Up to 87% Off)

SoCal MMA & Fitness

Eagle Rock

$250 $43

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

One or Two Months of Unlimited Dance Classes at Wendy's Dance Studio (Up to 74% Off)

Wendy's Dance Studio

Mid-Wilshire

$93 $29

Burn calories and tone muscle while performing easy-to-follow dance moves set to latin-infused music

10 or 20 Customized Group Fitness-Training Sessions at SportfitLA (Up to 75% Off)

SportfitLA

Multiple Locations

$200 $59

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

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at UEvolution (Up to 70% Off)

UEvolution

Downtown Los Angeles

$150 $59

Variety of fitness classes taught seven days a week including TRX, Indoor cycling, and yoga

Two-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental, or One or Three Lessons from Paddle Surf LA (Up to 65% Off)

Paddle Surf LA

Paddle Surf LA

$60 $26

Learn how to navigate the waters of Marina Del Rey while paddling sturdy longboards

$66 for $120 Groupon — iJamesMichael Fitness

Ijamesmichael Fitness

Hollywood Hills

$120 $66

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

One or Three 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Allan Ellis Personal Training (Up to 73% Off)

Allan J Ellis Personal Training

Woodland Hills

$60 $19

Certified personal trainer motivates clients' spirits and minds to help transform their bodies

10 Yoga Classes or One or Six Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Still Yoga (Up to 76% Off)

Still Yoga

Silver Lake

$120 $29

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

$59 for a Video-Analysis Session for Running or Swimming at Age Group Athletes ($125 Value)

Age Group Athletes

On Location

$125 $59

USA Triathlon and ASCA certified coaches with numerous training licenses help clients achieve best times by analyzing strides or strokes

Two or Three 30-Minute Dance Lessons for One or Two at The Dance Stew (Up to 76% Off)

The Dance Stew

On Location

$110 $29

Students learn dances such as the salsa, swing, and waltz from an experienced instructor

$199 for a Two-Hour ATV Rental for Up to Four from Enjoy The Mountain ($399 Value)

Enjoy The Mountain

On Location

$399 $199

Armed with maps, suggested routes, fuel, and all the needed gear, drivers enjoy rocky terrain on ATVs

Assessment with Four or Eight In-Home Personal-Training Sessions from Perfect Parts Total Body Care (Up to 74% Off)

Perfect Parts Total Body Care

Redeem from Home

$565 $149

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Trainers bring all necessary equipment for workouts in clients’ homes

Six Training Sessions from Danny Lee Fitness (45% Off)

Danny Lee Fitness

Redeem from Home

$510 $281

Danny Lee, a fully certified and licensed personal trainer and sports nutrition specialist, will help you tune up for the summer.

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Leigh Ann grew up as an actor who was also an athlete: when she was offstage, the SoCal native dove off springboards, jumped hurdles, and fought on the kickboxing mat. Her knack for blending art with athleticism led her to found BeSpun at the age of 25. Leigh Ann competes and receives top honors at national and regional pole-dance competitions, and she has produced and starred in a series of instructional DVDs.

At BeSpun, Leigh Ann and her fellow instructors—also pole-dance champions—teach an extensive array of classes that include single-session and multiweek workshops. Classes’ subject matter ranges from beginners' lessons to master workshops led by special guests. There’s also open-studio time, as well as classes that focus on specialties such as spinning, stretching, and whittling your own pole from a chrome tree trunk. Instructors focus on leading thorough sessions that use time efficiently, and they’re committed to blending fitness with dance training. A lighthearted FAQ page answers potential questions while giving a taste of the studio’s fun-loving atmosphere.

7561 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

A 30-year old institution situated in bustling West Hollywood, 3rd Street Dance rolls out a fleet of private and group lessons from its packed schedule that garnered the title of Best Ballroom-Dance Studio in 2009 from LA Weekly. Students study styles such as salsa, ballroom, and swing during 55-minute group and private lessons, where they put their new skills to use in one of five naturally lit studio spaces accented with sprung hardwood floors and wall-to-wall mirrors. Small class sizes ensure that fledgling twirlers receive individual attention from friendly, handpicked instructors and lessen the chances of tangoing with unresponsive walls. 3rd Street Dance's rentable spaces were the home studio of Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance for four years, and they remain a go-to spot for wedding-dance practice.

8558 W 3rd St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

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.

12100 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The certified instructors at PoleMoves invented a curriculum that's highly personalized in order to rectify the most common complaints about pole-fitness studios. They sort their students into clearly delineated levels for small group and private lessons, conducting regular assessments so that advanced practitioners need not repeat quizzes about which way is up. By devoting individual attention to their students, who each get their own 12.5-foot pole during class, they foster a supportive environment for shedding inhibitions.

The studio's courses cover basic pole-dancing techniques, the advanced inversions and tricks of METHOD classes, stretch-and-strengthen conditioning, and the meditative rhythms of NIA. During specialized workshops, instructors might demonstrate chair-dancing choreography or tips for aspiring teachers on planning their routines. The staff's mission is to highlight the legitimacy and accessibility of their gravity-defying art, and they've been recognized for doing so by the American Council on Exercise, AFAA, and the American Pole Fitness Association.

6220 W 87th St.
Los Angeles,
California
US

Regardless of dress size or dance background, each woman who enters one of The Secret Pole Dance Studios becomes a part of a supportive community. At both the original Culver City studio and the brand new Hawthorne location, instructors dish out compliments as they guide women through choreographed fitness routines, empowering dancers to overcome inhibitions and let loose along the way. During the Pole Diva and Sensual Movement classes, instructors also encourage camaraderie, occasionally breaking participants into groups and have them perform for one another. Though it may seem intimidating, this opportunity to show off in front of a nurturing audience provides students with the opportunity to build self-esteem.

In addition to boosting mental fortitude, the studio's sensual fitness routines also build physical strength; pole-dancing classes sculpt arms and cores, and chair-dancing classes firm up glutes, quads, and newly emerged dorsal fins. Classes unfold in the studios or on location, but the fun doesn't necessarily end once the imaginary bell rings; groups of gals can even reserve the spaces for private dance parties.

3560 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Old, tired, and done: these words are banished from Martha Weinstein's vocabulary. The energetic 87-year-old's career, which includes hosting makeover shows in Buenos Aires, recording a fitness album in the 1950s, and penning skincare encyclopedias in the 1970s, adds evidence to the adage that you are as young as you feel. She brings this belief to Body Allure Day Spa, an intimate beauty haven.

Here, Weinstein and her skilled staffers—who nicknamed her "The Oracle of Brentwood"—employ anti-aging facials and signature skincare services, detoxifying body treatments, and soothing lullabies to foster youthful complexions. But the real rejuvenating secret on the menu is the facial toning treatment, which Weinstein invented herself. This painless, 30-minute service utilizes nanocurrent technology, which works to stimulate cellular activity while strengthening facial muscles and firming sagging skin. Weinstein also created the Stay Young System, which allows her clients to perform the treatment in the privacy of their own homes or carpool lanes.

10587 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles,
California
US

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