Things To Do In Sherman Oaks

One or Three Months of Outdoor Yoga and or Indoor Tai Chi Classes at Heal and Soul Yoga & Tai Chi (Up to 78% Off)

Heal and Soul Yoga & Tai Chi

Encino

$99 $35

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With several classes offered daily, students can choose a level of yoga comfortable for them or practice tai chi's moving meditation

One or Two Months of Brazilian Jujitsu Classes with Uniform at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 82% Off)

Brazilian Jiu-Jistsu

Sherman Oaks

$270 $59

Students gain discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills in high-impact Brazilian jujitsu classes

5 or 10 Salsa Dance Classes at Dance Revolution (Up to 55% Off)

Dance Revolution

Lake Balboa

$50 $25

Highly experienced instructors teach students of all abilities salsa dancing techniques in a lively group environment

Semi-Private Fly-Casting Lesson or Private Fly-Casting Lesson with Flies at Fishermen’s Spot (Up to 63% Off)

Fishermen's Spot

Van Nuys

$50 $25

Private lessons and semi-privates for two, tailored to students’ skill levels, teach casting techniques with included shop gear

10 or 20 Latin Jam Fitness Classes at Shape It Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Shape It Fitness

Encino

$150 $39

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Shed pounds and build lean muscle while dancing to latin music

$39 for Five Dance Fitness Classes from LaBlast Fitness ($95 Value)

LaBlast Fitness

Sherman Oaks

$95 $39

Shimmy and shake your way to a lithe dancer's body during dance fitness classes created by Louis van Amstel from Dancing with the Stars

$30 for $55 Worth of Sports Camp — CardioBody Fitness

Cardiobody Fitness

Valley Village

$55 $30

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Golf Package for Two or Four Including Pull Carts and Range Balls at Van Nuys Golf Course (Up to 54% Off)

Van Nuys Golf Course

Lake Balboa

$60 $29

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Two courses riddled with challenging hazards and featuring lighting for late-evening rounds

Four or Eight Tricking, Parkour, or Tumbling Classes at Joining All Movement Center (Up to 53% Off)

Joining All Movement Center

Reseda

$65 $32

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Martial-arts tricking draws on gymnastics, capoeira, and tae kwon do; parkour and tumbling classes taught by coaches featured on TV

5 or 10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga Encino (Up to 70% Off)

Bikram Yoga Encino

Encino

$75 $25

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Challenge yourself during Bikram classes that flow through 26 poses in 90 minutes; classes are held seven days a week as early as 6:45 a.m.

5 or 10 Fitness Classes or 30-Day Pass at Pulse Fitness Studio (Up to 73% Off)

Pulse Fitness Studio

Sherman Oaks

$100 $29

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Fitness studio run by celebrity trainer offers full-body workouts such as boxing and cycling that focus on variation

10 Yoga Classes at Yoga Shelter (Up to 87% Off)

Yoga Shelter

Studio City

$150 $20

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Founder Eric Paskel and family of instructors lead classes that strengthen students physically and mentally

10 Group Yoga Classes or 4 Private Yoga Classes at Mesmerize Studio (Up to 79% Off)

Mesmerize Studio

Studio City

$350 $75

Yoga students enhance their strength, flexibility, and coordination in group sessions or one-hour private classes

Four Weeks of Membership and Unlimited Fitness Classes at Sandbox Fitness (50% Off)

Sandbox Fitness

Sherman Oaks

$149 $75

Group fitness classes offered in a giant sandbox. Classes include TRX®, SURFSET®, boot camp, and yoga

$22 for $50 Worth of Martial Arts — Martial Arts Training Academy

Martial Arts Training Academy

Van Nuys

$50 $22

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes, or 1 Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CardioBody Fitness & Lifestyle (Up to 79% Off)

CardioBody Fitness & Lifestyle

Sherman Oaks

$75 $16

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Fitness center hosts vinyasa flow, candlelight, and restorative yoga classes

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Tony Yoo's L A Taekwondo Center (45% Off)

Tony Yoo's La Taekwondo Center

Encino

$475 $261

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Self-Defense or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes at Gracie Barra Encino (Up to 81% Off). Three Options Available.

Gracie Barra Encino

Encino

$175 $39

Learn MMA self-defense skills and the grappling fighting style of Jiu Jitsu under the instruction of top-level professional athletes

$62 for $205 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Lions Taekwondo Academy

Lions Taekwondo Academy

Sherman Oaks

$205 $62

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As a child in Buenos Aires, Angel Echeverria would sit on the porch of his family home and watch his aunt and uncle dance the tango. Music often spilled into the streets of his neighborhood, where many tango musicians lived. By the time he was a teenager in the early 1960s, Angel began studying the tango himself, and nearly 50 years later he founded The Tango Room Dance Center with Julie Friedgen. Like Angel, Julie grew up watching her parents’ Argentine friends dance tango at parties, and eventually became a ballet and flamenco dancer. Though she didn’t begin learning the tango until 13 years ago, once she started she immediately knew it was the dance to which she would devote the rest of her life.

Not surprisingly, The Tango Room is dedicated to the Argentine style of dance; many of the instructors hail from Argentina and lead classes in traditional, contemporary, waltz, and milonga variations. On Saturday nights the school transforms into El Encuentro—which translates to “the encounter”—a fast-paced dance party modeled after the tango clubs of Buenos Aires. Beyond tango, the school also hosts classes in salsa, belly dance, and R & B line dancing as well as Zumba and bujinkan, a Japanese martial art.

4346 Woodman Ave
Sherman Oaks,
CA
US

At Max Fitness Academy, coaches and certified personal trainers team up to devise custom nutrition and exercise programs around individual goals. Coaches tailor meals and workouts, and personal trainers mandate movements in a contemporary gym, which sports strength and cardio equipment alongside mirrored walls and a boxing ring. Guided by a unique Bodymap system, the team outlines nutrition needs and charts progress from each client's very first pushup until they reach their goal of bench-pressing a semitrailer. Specialized programs cater to specific demographics, including new or expectant moms, future brides, and current kids.

The fast-paced workouts of group kickboxing and cross-fitness classes merge socialization and sweating. Kickboxing enlists dynamic combos of kicking, punching, and cardio to chisel entire frames and shed up to 1,200 calories in an hour. Cross-fitness classes tone bodies and improve endurance with light lifting and cardiovascular maneuvers, preparing clients for an upcoming race or attempt to rob Fort Knox.

15037 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks,
CA
US

Linda Wehrli has raw talent. Since age 5, she has re-created her world through drawings and paintings and has channeled her sense of self-expression through playing the piano, abilities that led her to study formally with instructors from Juliard and Cal State Northridge. Now, with her works hanging in private collections, Linda passes on her knowledge to students at Pastimes for a Lifetime.

She teaches students of all skill levels and ages—6-year-olds to seniors—to hone their creativity into life-like or abstract drawings and paintings. Her classes aim to build a foundation of aptitude in one particular medium, such as drawing with pen or charcoal or painting with oils or acrylics—and the necessary supplies can all be purchased at the on-site art shop.

Tapping into her musical talents, she also helms piano lessons, teaching students to read and play music. Her confidence-building approach helps beginners and advanced players alike become better musicians, and inspires those once spurned by a piano that wouldn't settle down to become reacquainted with their abilities. To further their studies, pianists can go home with a book she co-published with her husband.

13615 Burbank Blvd
Valley Glen,
CA
US

When Darren Levine received his first Krav Maga black belt in 1984, he wasn't the first man to have worn that particular piece of fabric. The belt originally belonged to the man presenting it to him: Imi Lichtenfeld, the creator of Krav Maga. Darren had had the good fortune of learning the self-defense technique from Imi himself, and eventually became one of Imi's most trusted practitioners, developing training programs for more than 5,000 law enforcement and military personnel throughout the U.S.

In 1998, just one year after his beloved mentor passed away, Darren founded Krav Maga Worldwide to meet growing demand from curious civilians. The hand-to-hand technique is focused on reacting to realistic attacks, and teachers use scenarios inspired by everything from military combat, to late-night walks alone, to heated matches of Whac-A-Mole. Darren and his team lead various programs tailored for law enforcement and military members, women, fitness buffs, and even children, and they also offer certification programs for those looking to become instructors.

15060 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks,
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.

17031 Ventura Blvd
Encino,
CA
US

Realizing their community's limited resources for foundational art education, the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art was founded in 2002 as a portal for blossoming art students to sharpen skills with the help of talented, professional artists. Thus, an eclectic team of instructors took shape through a hand-selection process that yielded skill sets from the realms of fine art, entertainment, and paint-by-number calculus. Now in its 10th year of art education, the school—named a top 10 school worldwide by American Artist in Nov. 2011—acts as a springboard for students pursuing degrees in fine arts or the digitally driven video-game and film world of entertainment art. Individual classes afford à la carte education for beginning and advanced students of sculpture, drawing, painting, and illustration. Regardless of the field of study, LAAFA seeks to assist all students in completing advanced degrees at other institutions, accessing local art resources, and solving Van Gogh's tricky magic-eye series.

16926 Saticoy St
Van Nuys,
CA
US

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