Fitness Classes in South Gate


$75 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($200 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses combined with breathing exercises, uplifting music and heat energize the body and mind.

$200 $75

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10 One-Day Gym Visits with Optional Personal Training at Spectrum Athletic Club (Up to 80% Off)

Spectrum Athletic Club

Multiple Locations

Cardio equipment with individual screens, comfortable locker rooms, and kickboxing, cycling, and yoga classes enliven gym visits

$250 $49

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Three Barre Classes at Barre Lab (70% Off)

Barre Lab

Hollywood Hills

From the merchant: Elevating the Barre Experience. The newest and most innovative barre class in LA.

$66 $20

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Five Bikram Yoga Classes or One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga LA (Up to 74% Off)

Bikram Yoga LA

Multiple Locations

Yoga classes held inside heated studio flow through 26 positions designed to increase flexibility and detoxification

$90 $25

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Four Yoga Classes at Life Moves Through (69% Off)

Life Moves Through

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Kids yoga classes from an understanding of the body, brain, and spirit and what it takes to grow up healthy and happy.

$72 $22

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$82 for $149 Worth of Pilates — A Pilates House

A Pilates House

Los Angeles

From the merchant: This new year is about you! Have fun, flatten your tummy, and build strength in the privacy of a home Pilates studio.

$149 $82

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Three Personal Training Sessions at Mark Nelson Fitness (65% Off)

Mark Nelson Fitness

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Transform your body into the best you. Loose weight, build muscle, and feel amazing: Lean, Confident, and Strong.

$225 $79

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

Pure Barre Hollywood

Pure Barre Hollywood

Full-body workouts of Pure Barre fitness classes utilize a ballet, pilates, & yoga movements to create long, lean & toned bodies

$90 $40

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5 or 10 Kettlebell-Bootcamp Sessions at GameFace Fitness (Up to 56% Off)

GameFace Fitness

Los Angeles

Bootcamp classes use kettlebells in a variety of different exercises to improve muscle strength, tighten cores, and tone the entire body

$107 $50

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Two or Four Group Personal-Training Sessions at Body by Nat (Up to 51% Off)

Body by Nat

Los Angeles

Celebrity trainer with over 15 years of experience coaches group classes for all ability levels to help improve strength and endurance

$50 $25

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5, 10, or 15 Aquatic Yoga Classes at H2Yoga (Up to 52% Off)

H2Yoga

The Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy, Westside JCC

Heated indoor pool eases tension and limbers muscles as students build strength and flexibility in creative yoga sessions

$85 $42

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5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at Ladan's Fitness & Healing Club (Up to 75% Off)

Ladan's Fitness & Healing Club

Los Angeles

Exercisers follow the lead of experienced fitness instructors in classes ranging from calm, body-lengthening yoga to intense boot camp

$90 $25

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Three Personal Training Sessions at Andrew Mitchell Fitness (65% Off)

Andrew Mitchell Fitness

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Get fit this year with personalized workouts designed to burn fat and build muscle.

$300 $105

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Ray Velazquez Personal Training (65% Off)

Ray Velazquez Personal Training

West Los Angeles

From the merchant: Body transforming weight loss specialist. Increased muscle definition, improved health, mobility & quality of life.

$200 $70

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Fitness Assessment and Customized Workout Plan at Athilates Personal training (75% Off)

Athilates Personal Training / Gymnastics Olympica Usa / Athilates Weightlifting

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Burn fat and tone up with this full body fitness blueprint. Learn what exercises your body will respond best to!

$85 $21

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Granada Hills (65% Off)

Crossfit Granada Hills

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Intense 60-minute group classes that challenge members with weights, cardio, and gymnastics; all fitness levels welcome

$175 $61

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month Unlimited Yoga Classes for One or Two Hollywood Power Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Hollywood Power Yoga

Hollywood

Three styles of yoga taught by five instructors who emphasize the importance of challenging the body and balancing the mind

$120 $39

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One, Two, or Three Four-Week Sessions of Classes at Core Conditioning CrossFit (Up to 81% Off)

Core Conditioning CrossFit

Core Conditioning CrossFit Los Angeles

Instructors work with a small group of students for four straight weeks, sculpting and toning their bodies with a blend of intense exercises

$299 $59

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$39 for Five Body-Sculpting Classes at Pop Physique (Up to $95 Off)

Pop Physique

Multiple Locations

Students sweat to indie and hip-hop tunes during high-intensity strength and flexibility workouts designed around ballet-barre exercises

$95 $39

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Six or Eight Fitness Boot-Camp Sessions at Rich LIFE Success Driven (Up to 63% Off)

Rich LIFE Success Driven

Los Angeles

Outdoor boot camps enlist equipment such as resistance bands, free weights, and Bosu balls to strengthen bodies and burn calories

$115 $45

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Four or Eight 60-Minute Private Yoga Sessions at I Heart Kundalini (Up to 61% Off)

I Heart Kundalini

West Los Angeles

Relax and heal in private outdoor Kundalini yoga sessions led by an energy healer and certified yoga instructor

$432 $196

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Five, Ten, or Fifteen Classes at CrossFit Woodland Hills (Up to 72% Off)

CrossFit Woodland Hills

CrossFit Woodland Hills

Students exceed personal fitness goals with a full-body, high-intensity exercise program that blends strength, cardio, and stamina training

$150 $49

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$41 for $75 Worth of Personal Training at Go6Pack in North Hollywood

Go6pack

Los Angeles

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

$75 $41

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One, Three, or Five Personal-Training Sessions at Elite Training (Up to 55% Off)

Elite Training

Mid-City West

NASM-certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist Steven Cook designs workouts and motivates clients to execute them

$100 $50

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10 or 15 Yoga Classes at Silver Lake Pilates Studio (Up to 62% Off)

Silver Lake Pilates Studio

Silver Lake

Yoga instructors lead Vinyasa flow classes inside a Pilates studio, where a piano waits in the lobby for a maestro to tickle its ivories

$120 $49

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at RA MA Institute (Up to 68% Off)

RA MA Institute

Los Angeles

Kundalini yoga and meditation classes help students exercise their body and calm their mind in a bright studio space

$145 $46

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5 or 10 60-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Morty Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Morty fitness

Gym

Personal trainer motivates clients through exercises tailored to their fitness goals

$300 $55

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10 or 15 Power Vinyasa Yoga Classes Plus Protein Shakes at Urban Lotus Voice and Yoga and Nutrition (Up to 61% Off)

Urban Lotus Voice and Yoga and Nutrition

Urban Lotus Voice and Yoga and Nutrition

After invigorating power vinyasa yoga classes, students sip on nutritional protein shakes

$150 $66

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One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fun Fit Factory (Up to 56% Off)

Fun Fit Factory

Fun Fit Factory

Blast calories in dance classes or boot camps, sculpt muscles during Chisel or barre sessions, or stun in your dress after a wedding workout

$149 $66

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10-Class Yoga Punch Card or Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at The Balance Center (Up to 51% Off)

The Balance Center

West Los Angeles

Small class sizes let experienced yoga instructor personalize poses to be gentle or challenging

$130 $65

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$53 for Three Pilates Reformer Classes and Three Group Studio Classes at Pilates & Arts (61% Off)

Pilates & Arts

Echo Park

Instructors lead classes in subjects from Pilates Reformer to cardio boxing to tai chi inside a dedicated group fitness space

$135 $53

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$49 for Five Small Group Reformer Classes at Reforming Bodies Pilates ($110 Value)

Reforming Bodies Pilates

Sherman Oaks

Pilates Reformer machines host small group classes where students build core strength

$110 $49

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Two, Four, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Harvest Fitness (Up to 79% Off)

Harvest Fitness

Harvest Fitness

Clients enjoy individualized attention during personal-training sessions that can be geared toward children or adults

$160 $49

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$50 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Group-Training Classes at The Training Loft ($112.50 Value)

The Training Loft

The Training Loft

Training courses focus on toning cores and increasing strength and stability for all fitness levels during group sessions

$112.50 $50

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Personal-Training or Indoor Rock-Climbing Sessions from BOLDFITNESS (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

BOLDFITNESS

Multiple Locations

Certified trainer designs custom workouts in a regular gym or teaches introductory rock-climbing sessions on an indoor wall

$100 $39

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Five CrossFit Classes or One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Vampire CrossFit (Up to 68% Off)

Vampire CrossFit

Los Angeles

CrossFitters slim down and tone up under the watchful eye of certified trainers, who ensure exercises are done efficiently as well as safely

$100 $35

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Five Yoga Classes at The Soul Shack Yoga (64% Off)

The Soul Shack Yoga & More

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Our knowledgeable instructors will guide you through a refreshing, rejuvenating session of yoga.

$50 $18

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5, 10, or 15 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Studio City (Up to 76% Off)

CrossFit Studio City

Studio City

Motivating instructors push you to your limits with CrossFit's system of high-intensity, functional workouts that change every day

$150 $43

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$66 for $120 Groupon — iJamesMichael Fitness

Ijamesmichael Fitness

Hollywood Hills

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

$120 $66

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$39 for 5 Pilates Group Equipment Classes at Club Pilates Woodland Hills ($80 Value) —Presale— Opens 2/28

Club Pilates

Club Pilates

Classes run the gamut from full-body reformer workout to TRX and Barre fusion classes to those of all fitness levels

$80 $39

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Rising Lotus Yoga (Up to 71% Off)

Rising Lotus Yoga

Rising Lotus Yoga

During classes, which are offered throughout the day, instructors teach students of all levels focusing on the Vinyasa yoga style

$135 $39

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5 or 10 Training Classes or 30 Days of Unlimited Classes at Social Workout Studio - Alice Raibon (Up to 80% Off)

Social Workout Studio - Alice Raibon

Los Angeles

Group training classes of up to six students zero in on areas such as the chest and triceps or the butt and thighs, or work the whole body

$125 $39

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One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit at CrossFit Aviator (Up to 65% Off)

CrossFit Aviator

Los Angeles

Trainer motivates class to reach goals with cardio, strength, and core exercises that build stamina, tone muscles, and burn fat

$125 $49

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

Yoga Daya

Culver City

With up to a month of unlimited yoga classes, students can practice increasing strength and flexibility during Yoga and Pilates Classes

$165 $49

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$44 for a Six-Session CrossFit Build-Up Series at CrossFit Eagle Rock ($150 Value)

CrossFit Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock

Instructors introduce beginners to CrossFit’s fundamental movements over the course of two weeks

$150 $44

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$45 for Three Personal Training Sessions at Bam Fitness ($150 Value)

Bam Fitness

Bam Fitness

Certified trainer helps fitness newbies and elite athletes alike reach their fitness goal, whether it’s to lose weight or increase endurance

$150 $45

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Personal Training Sessions with One- or Two-Month Gym Membership to KOR Health and Fitness (Up to 81% Off)

KOR Health and Fitness

Jet Rag

Membership and personal training sessions at fitness center that was awarded Best Gym and Best Personal Trainers by LA Hot List in 2013

$698 $132

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5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes at Archer Pilates & Wellness (Up to 70% Off)

Archer Pilates & Wellness

Archer Pilates and Wellness

Reformer machines add resistance to core-building Pilates moves that are customized to suit each guest

$185 $61

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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Three or Five Introductory Circus Classes at Cirque School (Up to 46% Off)

Cirque School

Cirque School

Go-to school for Hollywood productions founded by Cirque du Soleil veteran fuses Pilates and acrobatics to teach students circus arts

$75 $46.99

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10 Boot Camp Classes or 5 or 10 Weeks of Classes at Boot Camp "Morning Crunch!" (Up to 84% Off)

Boot Camp "Morning Crunch!"

12 outdoor locations host early-morning boot camps that eschew screaming and exhausting exercise in favor of motivating people for the day

$175 $29

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5, 10, or 15 CrossFit Fitness Classes at CrossFit Synapse (Up to 71% Off)

CrossFit Synapse - North Hollywood

Los Angeles

CrossFit workouts draw from a pool of weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio exercises to keep muscles guessing

$90 $31

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One Month of SolFit Fitness Classes Plus CrossFit Fundamental Series at CrossFit SolCity (Up to 77% Off)

CrossFit SolCity

Los Angeles

Instructors lead hour-long SolFit workouts that combine strength endurance and circuit-style conditioning to help yield toned bodies

$350 $79

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One-Month of CrossFit or Two Private CrossFit Classes at A4 Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

A4 Fitness

West LA / Mar Vista

High-intensity CrossFit classes combine elements of weight lifting, gymnastics, and interval training to maximize results

$220 $45

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$24 for $80 Worth of Fitness Classes — Butt N Gut

Butt N Gut

Mid-Wilshire

Personal training, Butt N Gut small group classes, nutrition coaching, and strength and conditioning.

$80 $24

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Two Personal-Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from King Fitness (69% Off)

King Fitness

Los Angeles

We specialize in weight loss, weight gain, mass gain, and toning. We have boot camps and also provide a one-month meal plan.

$75 $23

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8 or 16 Yoga Classes at Silver Lake Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Silver Lake Yoga

Silver Lake Yoga

In a sun-bathed studio, beginners to advanced students practice poses culled from multiple yoga styles

$90 $29

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One, Three, or Five 55-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at A PARR Fitness and Sport Performance (Up to 85% Off)

A PARR Fitness and Sport Performance

A Parr Fitness & Sport Performance

Clients can improve their strength and conditioning with personal trainers during 55-minute sessions

$125 $22

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga Soul (55% Off)

Yoga Soul

Sherman Oaks

Variety of Yoga classes offering something for each person's mind, body, and soul

$99 $45

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10 or 20 Womens Personal-Training Classes at Coach Kee's Fun Fitness Inc. (Up to 70% Off)

Coach Kee's Fun Fitness Inc.

Los Angeles

Trainers work one-on-one with women, tailoring exercises to their level of fitness and personal goals

$180 $59

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Two, Four, or Six Outdoor Fitness Sessions with a Celebrity Trainer from Hollywood Body Club (77% Off)

Hollywood Body Club

Multiple Locations

A trainer works with you to help you reach your potential and overcome mental and physical obstacles on the way to achieving your goals

$180 $43

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$25 for Three Yoga Classes at Red Diamond Yoga ($60 Value)

Red Diamond Yoga

Red Diamond Yoga

Yoga classes held in humidity-free room heated to 82 degrees boost strength, flexibility, and balance in students of all levels

$60 $25

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Three or Six Pilates Reformer Group Classes at Boulevard Pilates (Up to 54% Off)

Boulevard Pilates

Woodland Hills

Reformer machines add spring-loaded resistance to Pilates movements during basic, moderate and intermediate classes

$75 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Jiujitsu or Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes at Westside Training Center (Up to 75% Off)

Westside Training Center

Westside Training Center

Brazilian jiujitsu classes blend fitness and self-defense; other classes include kickboxing

$150 $39

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Five or 10 H20 Boot Camp Classes at Boot Camp H20 (Up to 69% Off)

Boot Camp H2O

Multiple Locations

Burn calories and build muscle in challenging, water-based boot camp classes

$105 $39

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Three or Five One-Hour Personal Training Sessions at Forreal Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Forreal Fitness

Forreal Fitness

Personal trainers empower clients to lead healthier lives through functional fitness exercises and proper nutritional habits

$300 $75

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5, 10, or 20 One-Hour, Semi-Private Pilates Sessions at Melrose Pilates (Up to 57% Off)

Melrose Pilates

Melrose

No more than four student gather during each one-hour Pilates session, where seasoned instructors help them tone and stretch their muscles

$200 $87

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$21 for $70 Worth of Personal Training — Eric W Powell Fitness

Eric W. Powell Fitness

Los Angeles

Learn how to lose weight, tone your body, and gain strength during one-on-one training sessions

$70 $21

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10 or 20 Bellyfit Classes at Bellyfit with Tiva (Up to 74% Off)

Bellyfit with Tiva

Los Angeles

Workout regimen blends elements of belly dance, Pilates, and Yoga to entertain and energize clients during exercise sessions

$150 $59

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One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes from Show Me the Fitness (Up to 89% Off)

Show Me The Fitness

Multiple Locations

Boot-camp workouts incorporate resistance training, calisthenics, and cardio exercises in a supportive, positive environment

$199 $31

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One or Three 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Allan Ellis Personal Training (Up to 76% Off)

Allan Ellis Personal Training

Allan Ellis Personal Training

Certified personal trainer motivates clients' spirits and minds to help transform their bodies

$60 $17

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10 or 20 Classes at Robertson Yoga Studio (Up to 85% Off)

Robertson Yoga Studio

Robertson Yoga Studio

Yoga instructor teaches everything from yin, which combines deep stretches with meditation, to booty with a focus on the legs and bottom

$200 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes for One or Two at Tore Up Fitness (78% Off)

Tore Up Fitness

Los Angeles

Participants burn calories and tone bodies through personal-training sessions and group boot camp classes

$200 $52

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3 or 5 Classes at Love for Pilates (Up to 51% Off)

Love for Pilates

Hollywood

Pilates studio offers up classes such as Group Reformer Level 1, which teaches you how to work with the machine, and Coreburn

$60 $30

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Liberation Yoga (Up to 69% Off)

Liberation Yoga

Mid-Wilshire

This award-winning yoga studio hosts a wide variety of class types, including hatha yoga, flow yoga, pre- and post-natal yoga, and more

$130 $39.99

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One, Five, or Ten Private Indoor Rowing Lessons at iRow Fitness Studio (Up to 70% Off)

iRow Fitness Studio

Los Angeles

Professional rowing coach Iva Boteva helps clients learn a fun full-body exercise and sport with rowing instruction

$120 $39

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10 or 20 Classes at Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness

Los Angeles

Brazilian jiu-jitsu and fitness classes burn calories and build muscle while teaching discipline, self-defense, and self-confidence

$197 $43

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One or Three One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions from Training By Kate (Up to 80% Off)

Training By Kate

Los Angeles

A certified trainer helps clients achieve their goals with core-focused functional exercises and nutritional guidance

$80 $19

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Montebello Barnyard Zoo's animals are like rock stars, touring local homes and meeting places for one-on-one encounters and shows. Pony rides headline this traveling attraction, which also incorporates a petting zoo with various farm animals: goats, sheep, chickens, and even a llama. The animals still spend the most time at their home venue, however. Here, fenced off areas contain larger animals such as cows and zebras, who always show up to work wearing the same black-and-white outfits. Bales of hay, wooden barrels, and a large, red barn create a rustic setting for picnics and birthday parties. Nearby, a merry-go-round spins endlessly and a truck?decorated to resemble a locomotive?pulls train cars on a tour of the grounds.
600 Rea Drive
Montebello,
CA
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Property Location The Los Angeles Athletic Club is in the heart of Los Angeles, walking distance from Macy's Plaza and Orpheum Theatre. This hotel is within close proximity of Los Angeles Central Public Library and U.S. Bank Tower. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 72 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Frette Italian sheets. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. Satellite programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including a health club, an indoor pool, and a sauna. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare. Dining Grab a bite from a snack bar/deli serving guests of The Los Angeles Athletic Club. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is included. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
431 W 7th St
Los Angeles,
CA
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Blaine Eastcott's love of the outdoors is rooted in fond childhood memories of family camping trips. On one such trip, Blaine's teenage self impulsively climbed a 100-foot rock only to soon find himself struck by panic high up on the rock face. He was paralyzed by fear, until a surge of adrenaline gave him the courage needed to scramble the final 10 feet up. This ordeal spurred him to take rock-climbing classes?and eventually led to his current position as the president of Rockreation. His three adrenaline-inducing arenas challenge climbers of all skill levels with more than 28,500 total square feet of climbing terrain, composed of jagged cliffs, bouldering nooks, and craggy archways. The faux-mountain range mimics the conditions of real rocks with indentions, overhangs, and eagle's nests. The gyms devote one-third of their space to a bouldering area, which blends into a top-rope course fraught with varying angles, and a large lead area with an overhanging arch. Across these angles, passionate instructors with extensive outdoors experience?and a background in conversational mountain goat?guide students through the Fight Gravity program. The three-class series focuses on belaying basics, and progresses through technique instruction and bouldering. They also lead seasonal kids' camps where tiny humans can explore the routes, or plunge on a big swing and zipline. The gyms also have a separate area with machines, traditional weights, and cardio equipment for members who want to not only climb rocks, but also lift heavy ones above their heads.
11866 La Grange Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US
Jay Kerwin knows a thing or two about making it through a tough regimen. A certified skydiver, scuba diver, pilot, and EMT, he was also one of only seven to graduate from the Air Force’s Pararescue Special Operations Indoctrination program––a course that begins with about 500 candidates. Now known as “the Major,” he helps build confidence and stronger bodies at Boot Camp LA, instilling his students with the same kind of motivation and work ethic that led him to win several national bodybuilding competitions and open pickle jars with ease. Atop the plush grass and unforgiving concrete surrounding the La Brea Tar Pits and George C. Page Museum park, new and experienced recruits tone muscles as sneakered feet beat the ground during military-style drills that include running, strength workouts, and circuit training. Classes are lead by Jay and his wife Marcella, an athlete since age 10 and fondly referred to as “the Lieutenant.” Together, they work with men and women of all ages and fitness levels, developing workouts and offering nutrition advice. Recruits can train before the sun rises with classes ending before 10 a.m., or shake off sweat and workplace stress as the sun sets during an evening class. Aside from helping students lose weight, the Major and Lieutenant help them start or end each day with positive reinforcement, staying away from the yelling, belittling, and mama insulting often associated with traditional military-style boot camps.
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US
The founders of Liberation Yoga were probably flattered when their studio was named one of LA Weekly's best yoga studios in 2013. But it wasn't the highest honor they'd ever received?in 2007, Travel+Leisure crowned Liberation Yoga one of the best studios in the entire world. Those are just two of the numerous awards the studio has accumulated since it opened in the early 2000s, right when the '90s fitness craze of teasing hair until your arms gave out began to decline. Perhaps the praise is due to the fact that the majority of its yoga instructors boast more than a decade of experience. Or maybe it's because they focus solely on yoga while still offering a wide variety of classes types. That class range includes from gentle styles of yoga, which relieve stress, to flow classes, which challenge the body with rigorous, Vinyasa-style movements, to classes specifically designed for families and toddlers. Or maybe it's the classroom itself?a bright, mystical place where mismatched dark and light hardwood slats cover the floors, natural light pours through the windows, and a sky-blue ceiling slants toward the outer wall. Touches such as tree-like wooden poles, greenery and flowers, and brown vines complete the fairytale look, making the studio a magic place in which to move and obtain inner peace.
124 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US
Flashback to the 1990s, and there’s a good chance of finding one of two items in nearly any household: a Furby and a Billy Blanks Tae Bo tape. While the talking pet’s popularity may have diminished before the new millennium, Tae Bo still holds a predominant market in the fitness world. Inside group-fitness mecca Its All U Fitness, Kanika Brock—once an apprentice of Billy Blanks—pumps up heart rates with the fast-paced martial-arts-inspired cardio workout. And she’s not the only Tae Bo expert calling the kicks and punches; the founding father himself stops in on the occasional Sunday to lead classes and demonstrate how he can open a pickle jar with his fist. Of course, uppercuts and jabs aren’t for everyone, so Its All U offers a few other group classes, including Zumba—led by native Cuban Danny—and Barre Control—which evokes raw athleticism with challenging ballet-inspired moves—taught by Michelle. Perhaps the most unique instructor is Maxi B. When she isn’t cooking healthful meals as a professional chef, the Workout Naughty Style enthusiast is showing pupils how to combine classic jazz with sultry burlesque and tactics for sneaking in past curfew.
18529 Burbank Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US