From 18 studios scattered around Los Angeles, Lori Moran Music Studios’ armada of instructors offers all-ages voice, piano, guitar, violin, and composition classes. With teachers who have worked on films such as Dreamgirls and Dance Flick, world-touring operatic productions, and Grammy-nominated choral CDs, the school can cater to virtually every musical taste—from classical to jazz to pop. Students choose the emphasis of their lessons, whether they want to work on their public performance skills, write their own songs, sight-read scores, or simply be able to play musical chairs during a power outage. Many will also get the chance to show off in recitals, concerts, and showcases.
Firm Body Evolution pairs age-old practices with modern technology to help people look and feel younger. The fitness center specializes in natural weight loss and detox treatments on a cellular level to promote overall health, all the while focusing on relaxation. FBE's eclectic services work alone or in harmony to treat a slew of ailments with whole-body-vibration treatments, Jade Infrared Sauna sessions, and machine-assisted lymphatic compression massages. The generous 4,500-square-foot facility features private treatment rooms and more rarified amenities including an alkaline water station, aromatherapy-infused air, and free parking for commuter hot-air balloons.
Isla Studio's professional photographers expresses the world and its people through richly colored fine-art images. Whether dealing with landscapes, buildings, portraits, or UFOs, the team waits for a moment to reveal itself, combining the timing of photojournalism with a carefully considered emotional resonance. They also expand the shutter-snapping community with small classes that explore the ins and outs of digital photography.
As mentioned in the Los Angeles Times, Harmony Studios' extensive schedule of small-group and private Pilates sessions accommodates students with a wide variety of skill levels and fitness goals. Inside the 4,000-square-foot facility, private classes partner students with an experienced fitness guru in order to hone proper form and develop an appreciation for electrolytes. The one-hour group classes cap attendance at five students to ensure that each pupil receives individualized attention and sufficient high fives. Each session begins with focused breathing exercises and stretches intended to loosen hip joints, backs, and ship-sinking lips to help ease students into practice before beginning the muscle-toning regimen. A series of meticulously aligned movements engages the entire body with many repetitions of each exercise, forging slender limbs and sturdy cores with the tensile strength of diamond-woven linens. Instructors tailor the difficulty of sessions to suit each student by proffering subtle modifications and calling out algebra problems.
What makes it great: 100+ personal trainers who work one-on-one with gym members, vast membership options that allow clients to sign up for as little as one day to as much as one year, 7,500-square-foot studio, and Power Plate classes that use vibrations to activate muscle contraction
Elevation Fitness?s coaches and trainers believe in functional fitness?a style of exercise meant to condition the body for facing life?s daily rigors. Based upon biomechanical principles, functional training increases strength and range of motion to decrease the potential for injuries or waking up one morning as a cyborg. Trainers draw exercises from a wide range of sources, strapping clients into the yellow TRX suspension harnesses that dangle from the gym?s exposed wooden rafters or stretching and strengthening muscles with reformer-enhanced Pilates routines.