By the time Tannis Kobrinksy started reading, she was already learning ballet. By the time she had her driver’s license, she had become a professional dancer.
In her welcoming studio, filled with sunlight and tasteful paintings, she emphasizes communal learning. Each of her small-group lessons, which are often limited to just three or four students at a time, promote camaraderie. Joining Tannis is a team of instructors, each member drawing on a different area of expertise, including classic Pilates, ballet, tai chi, and belly dance.
Students should bring: Yoga mat, water bottle (filtered water available)
Average class length: 60–90 minutes
Number of Staff: 25+ people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Everyone is welcome at Yogala. Please arrive 15 mins early to your first class.
As the calming voices of Still Yoga’s instructors cue the alignment of poses, students balance on natural rubber mats and grip onto eco-friendly yoga props, all on studio floors fashioned from bamboo. Overhead, skylights let in the glow of hovering UFOs, which illuminate classes moving in unison. The practice places heavy emphasis on the proper stacking of joints and the link between the inner and outer body.
Head coach and founder of LA BeachFit Adam Thurtell believes that while CrossFit is an excellent workout, there are things that could be better. He set out to improve on CrossFit, and the result was LA BeachFit: an effective fusion of boot-camp-style training and CrossFit that he believes will appeal to more of his clients. Each one of Adam's outdoor small-group fitness sessions is different, incorporating strength training, cardio, and drills to burn calories and build lean muscle rapidly. Trainees shed fat as they train together in these laid-back yet challenging exercise sessions.
The curriculum at Evolve Yoga: Sacred Healing & Creative Arts stresses physical, mental, and spiritual wholeness and well-being, helping guests grow and heal through yoga and massage. Yoga classes take participants through flowing poses to exercise the body and calm the mind, and massages blend an array of modalities, such as Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, and zen shiatsu.
Going to Silver Lake Pilates Studio isn't the typical fitness studio experience. Maybe it's the piano in the lobby—which Pilates students are welcome to play before lessons. Or maybe it's the surrounding community of Silver Lake, which Forbes deemed the hippest hipster neighborhood in the country.
Either way, once at this Pilates studio, students can choose from a variety of Pilates classes, including private, semi-private, and small group sessions. The brand new Balanced Body reformer equipment—including jumpboard and trapeze conversion equipment—is housed in a spacious, carpeted room. Certified instructors focus on West Coast Style Pilates in classes, through which students will begin to notice improved posture and flexibility as they get stronger, leaner, and better at Twister.