Bust out of fitness doldrums with a can of fitness soda packed with 30 grams of pure fitness. For $24, today's Groupon gets you a three-class pass to Swerve Studio (new customers only, $48 value). You can also use your Groupon for three general-use gym passes, but not on any of the studio-offered workshops. Revamp your workout routine with creative courses including Yoga Booty Ballet, Urban Warrior, and Booty Kickin' Sculpt.
Co-founder Gillian Clark's been teaching since 1987 and is certified as both an instructor and personal trainer through ACE, AFAA, and Cal State Hayward. After developing the Yoga Booty Ballet at Crunch, Clark and partner Teigh McDonough (a trained instructor, trainer, dancer, choreographer, actress, and movement director for more than 20 years) created the boutique body-shop Swerve.
Swerve offers daily classes, with sessions starting as early as 7:20 a.m. and as late as 8:30 p.m. Use one of the recommended methods to arrive at the studio, located just blocks from the Beverly Center. Revive yourself in preparation for the workweek, or come down off a weekend high with Ballet Breathe Yoga, a 55-minute course offered at 9 a.m. on Sundays that combines classical ballet with yogic breathing. The Six-Pack Abs class (Monday through Thursday, various times) gets tummies toned in time for spring break with a half-hour focus on the belly, sides, and back featuring the YBB squishy ball, body bar, and props. Prepare for a weekend of revival with Yoga Booty Ballet Candlelight, which offers a relaxing mood (6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Fridays). View a complete list of courses here.
Swerve earned Citysearch's 2009 Best Los Angeles Dance Lessons & Dance Studios award and features numerous presscolades here. More than 10 Citysearchers give Swerve five stars, and Yelpers give it 4.5. Exercise LA gives the Yoga Booty Ballet class four dumbbells.
- Gym fads come and go in this city, but you can always count on Swerve to get a great workout that never gets boring. While staying true to the philosophy of the workout, they keep it up to date with new grooves and new tunes! – Cassie P., Yelp
- [Yoga Booty Ballet] is designed to help breakdown your walls of doubt and insecurity that you have built. YBB is a great workout, and you can take away from it what you choose. I chose a stronger sense of self and left a few calories at the door. Check it out for yourself! – Kacie, Exercise LA
- There is no place like Swerve - it's home. The vibe is totally supportive in so many ways. – UmiGoddess, Citysearch