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Led by co-owners with backgrounds in professional dance, the experienced instructors at Pilates Studio City cultivate carved torsos with exercises that target the core. During personalized private sessions, pupils to bend into Pilates poses or the shape of their own initials atop a mat and sliding equipment such as the Reformer, Cadillac, and Wunda chair. Teachers also divide their attention among students of all levels during group classes, which range from Level 1 mat sessions to dynamic Nia workouts. Nia blends elements of dance, martial arts, and the healing arts into a series of 52 movements that rotate from session to session to keep muscles from getting bored.

Fitness blooms at three locations, which together host more than 130 classes each week. The Studio City location surrounds exercisers in rustic wooden walls, in contrast with the floor-to-ceiling mirrors and undulating modern lines of the Porter Ranch studio's décor. Mat classes at The Annex stretch and bend beneath a large photo mural of a forest so that students can draw inspiration from branches' ability to hold themselves indefinitely in plank pose.

11219 Tampa Ave
Porter Ranch,
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.

10155 Reseda Blvd.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Lee Lavi Ramirez, North Valley Aikikai?s chief instructor, sees martial arts as a mode of self-discovery, rather than a stylized battle between competitors. This philosophy shines in her studio?s Iaido class, which centers on sword-drawing as practiced by feudal Japan?s samurai; students practice the art alone with an instructor. The philosophy also prevails during aikido body art classes, which emphasize introspection and observation. Although the practice of aikido is noncompetitive, advanced sessions incorporate weapons such as the wooden knife and plastic spork. North Valley Aikikai further supports the pursuit of focus and grace through yoga classes. Vinyasa sessions knit breath and movement into a fluid discipline.

16901 San Fernando Mission Blvd
Granada Hills,
CA
US

Offering aerial circus training and fitness classes for people of all ages! The Aerial Classroom has 2 locations in Southern California. We offer high quality training in Aerial and circus arts. Classes offered include: Aerial tissu, static trapeze, hoop, Spanish web, hammock, conditioning and flexibility.

16753 Schoenborn Street
North Hills,
CA
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Jeremy White knows that early birds get the worm. In the case of Early Birds Bootcamp, that worm represents healthy bodies and svelte figures. That's why White and his early-bird fitness fanatics meet in an empty parking lot near the crack of dawn, assembling exercise mats, resistance bands, and jump ropes to help them sweat, run, and plank their way toward wellness. While he leads his students through each circuit, Jeremy draws on five years of personal-training experience and certification from the American Aerobic Association International. A basketball player for most of his life, he also spent some time playing professionally in Mumbai, India. Now his passion for helping others reach their fitness goals overflows with support and motivation, which is a necessity at such an early hour, since that's when the setting moon does most of its heckling.

10001 Lindley Ave.
Northridge,
CA
US

As the morning begins, a row of toddlers takes turns tumbling feet over head while their parents guide them into the correct movement. Later, school-age kids sit in a circle, legs stretched before them as they try to touch their toes. At My Gym, the trained staff imbues kids aged six weeks to nine years with life skills through music, physical activities, and games. Many classes focus on incorporating exercises with social and developmental skills. Additionally, gymnastics training and the development of sports skills teach tykes discipline in a noncompetitive atmosphere. All classes take place in a well-padded room, led by staff trained in child development and fluent in Muppet. Birthday parties give the special boy or girl and their entourage private access to the entire facility, games, and puppets.

9420 Reseda Blvd
Northridge,
CA
US