Golden State CrossFit welcomes would-be clients to drop in and take a free introductory class before deciding whether to sign up for the cross-disciplinary training sessions. The core curriculum offers strength and conditioning training similar to that used by top athletes, but with tweaks to better suit the average fitness enthusiasts. In this spacious, no-frills gym on Ventura Boulevard, certified coaches teach hour-long group classes that include a warm-up, skill development segment, a special high-intensity workout of the day and a period of individual or group stretching. Participants range from buff guys looking to stay lean, toned women with a love for working out, and an array of adults trying to stay focused on their fitness goals. Golden State CrossFit is open Monday through Saturday, and offers discounted membership packages for long-term members.
We are a yoga center located in Sherman Oaks California serving the San Fernando Valley dedicated to the cause of encouraging each other to be loving, virtuous and healthy in body mind and spirit, and have fun doing it. We have three practice rooms totaling over 3650 sq ft with 85 classes a week and open 365 days a year.
Tranquility unravels itself around practitioners as they enter Two Hearts Yoga, where students come from all around the city to practice alongside founder and 12-year teaching veteran Georgina O’Farrill within her family-inclusive practice. Georgina leads parents and their children through an accommodating schedule of Anusara-based classes designed to strengthen both body and mind, such as pre- and postnatal classes, which provide modified sessions that diminish stress and prepare the body for battling storks when the big day comes. Children can tag along during Baby and Me classes, and older sets of little ones can learn to breathe easier during kids' sessions. The studio's large walls and open hardwood floors further give moms the space to stretch freely and babies the room to practice their favorite dance moves.
Kathryn Hunt is no stranger to movement—she began her dancing career at age 5 and eventually became a professional dancer of Afro-Brazilian and Capoeira styles. It’s no surprise then that she fell in love with Pilates, a form of exercise where movement, coupled with resistance, is key. Today, she puts her passion for motion to use teaching mat and equipment classes with a team of instructors inside a 1,400-square-foot facility with two studios, stocking her hardwood-floored space with a slew of apparatuses that include reformers, towers, cadillacs, and Wunda chairs.
Camouflage paint lines the walls of Barry’s Bootcamp, symbolizing the same martial commitment to discipline that has helped celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Taye Diggs sculpt bodies that woo the cameras. Treadmills and free weights power one-hour classes where experienced trainers lead intervals of bicep curls, cardio burpees, kneeling rows, and military-style calisthenics. Students of all levels build strong, lean physiques while powering through exercises that target abs, backs, and vestigial exoskeletons. Music lends the space a party vibe, boosting energy levels as calories melt away.