When LA residents want to get in shape, there are a huge variety of Los Angeles gyms ready to answer that need. The Burbank Athletic Club is one wallet-friendly option, with loads of cardio machines as well as group yoga and indoor-cycling classes. But if you prefer working out in a historical monument, the Los Angeles Athletic Club might be more your speed. More than its name implies, the LA Athletic Club is actually a luxury downtown boutique hotel. But members know this historic hotel holds four floors of athletic facilities, including squash, racquetball, and handball courts, a steam room and sauna, and an indoor pool. And this isn’t a typical hotel swimming area—Olympic athletes formerly practiced in this downtown, natural-light-drenched pool.

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