Things To Do In Sherman Oaks

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

Cardiobody Fitness

Valley Village

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

$55 $30

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes, Plus One Additional Week of Unlimited Classes at JoZ KnowZ ($131 Value)

JoZ KnowZ

Studio City

Participants tone up during a full-body workout that pulls techniques from calisthenics, weight lifting, plyometrics, and kickboxing

$131 $39

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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

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

$60 $29

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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

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

$99 $35

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10 Class Pass or One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Sherman Oaks (Up to 74% Off)

CrossFit Sherman Oaks

Van Nuys

Instructors teach functional, constantly changing exercises to build lean muscle

$150 $39

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga and Fitness Classes at YogaWorks ($149 Value)

YogaWorks

Multiple Locations

Yoga Alliance–trained instructors lead exercisers of all abilities through yoga classes that include Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Flow

$149 $39

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$35 for Five Dance Fitness Classes from LaBlast Fitness ($95 Value)

LaBlast Fitness

Sherman Oaks

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

$95 $35

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5 or 10 Barre Fitness Classes at Pure Barre Technique (Up to 56% Off)

Pure Barre Technique

Sherman Oaks

In classes designed to burn calories and tone muscles, participants exercise at a ballet barre while listening to upbeat music

$105 $49

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Four Introductory Art Classes for Kids, Teens, or Adults at Mission: Renaissance (Up to 71% Off)

Mission: Renaissance

Multiple Locations

Introductory art classes utilize the Gluck Method of instruction, teaching basic drawing and painting techniques to students of all ages

$216 $65

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10 or 20 Yoga or Pilates Classes at Feeling Fit Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

Feeling Fit Fitness

Sherman Oaks

Mat Pilates classes work the core while also toning arms, legs, and glutes; yoga classes are a hybrid of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Iyengar yoga

$120 $48

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5 or 10 Pilates Mat Classes from Cristinas Pilates and Swimming (77% Off)

Cristinas Pilates and Swimming

Encino

Creating a supportive, friendly atmosphere, Cristina leads small groups of students through Pilates mat classes in the park

$125 $29

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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

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

$50 $25

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Up to 33% Off Dance Lesson — The Tango Room Dance Center

The Tango Room Dance Center

Sherman Oaks

Classes designed for singles or partners teach the basic steps of argentine tango, a style based heavily in improvisation

$15 $10

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$1,999 for a 200-Hour Yoga-Instructor Certification Program at Awakened Warrior Yoga ($3,999 Value)

Awakened Warrior Yoga

Multiple Locations

Students work toward their yoga-teacher certifications

$3,999 $1,999

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

Bikram Yoga Encino

Encino

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.

$75 $25

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes or 30-Day Pass at Pulse Fitness Studio (Up to 78% Off)

Pulse Fitness Studio

Sherman Oaks

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

$100 $24

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5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes at Hunt Pilates (Up to 64% Off)

Hunt Pilates

Sherman Oaks

Seasoned instructors bolster students' core muscles and endurance using reformer machines in a large space with two studios

$115 $49

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5, 10, or 15 CrossFit Classes at Steel Barbells (Up to 82% Off)

Steel Barbells

Sherman Oaks

Courses practice functional movement to help students train smarter, instead of harder

$125 $29

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Four-Week Boot Camp or One-Month Online Fitness Membership at Rachel Zeskind's Total Body Center (Up to 78% Off)

Rachel Zeskind's Total Body Center

Sherman Oaks

Boot camps focus on building strong muscles and restoring the body and mind; fitness membership includes unlimited access to online classes

$300 $75

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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

In 2003, the teaching staffs behind the Butler-Fearon and the O?Connor-Kennedy Schools realized something: though both academies nurtured the physical, mental, and competitive skills of scores of young Irish dancers, they could form a more robust program by combining forces. Once united, the team of Rose Fearon, Vincent O?Connor, and Kathleen O?Connor?each a certified Irish dance adjudicator?implemented a revised curriculum reaching students from both American coasts to the solid-ice skyscrapers of Ontario. Today, Butler-Fearon-O'Connor trains everyone from girls buckling their jig shoes for the first time to experienced adults, many of whom?such as 2011 world champion Emily Penner?have danced competitively at home or across the pond and landed spots on touring companies for shows such as Riverdance.

Focusing on perfecting traditional form and technique, classes are kept as small as possible, ensuring personalized attention from one of the school's 10 experienced, decorated instructors. Students also learn stamina, flexibility, and presentation, with an emphasis on avoiding motions that tend to draw judges' ire, such as clumsy arm placement and badgering the audience. Many locations also host more casual classes for adults and groups such as Girl Scout troops.

14252 Ventura Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Few professionals can credit Flashdance with rerouting the course of their career. In fact, Richard Giorla could be the only one. The unconventional dance moves he saw in the film motivated the former Pennsylvania Ballet Company member to hit the streets of his new home, Manhattan, and learn breakdancing from dancers at the heart of the movement, trading his own dance expertise as payment. Richard?s career was in full swing when, struck with an injury, he started teaching a ballet-barre class. Though he appreciated its stretching and toning components, Richard craved a more aerobic workout. So he created his own solution?Cardio Barre.

The unique workout consists of high-energy, zero-impact movements that sculpt the long, slender body of a dancer without a student ever having to step foot in a traditional dance studio. As they balance on the ballet barre, or whichever classmate is closest, pupils direct all their focus to one muscle group at a time, while the entire body stays in motion for maximum fat burning. His approach?s pudge-busting abilities have made the fitness method a favorite of many health magazines and celebrities.

12530 Riverside Dr
Valley Village,
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

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 Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

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