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  • Pilates Studio City
    Led by co-owners with backgrounds in professional dance, the experienced instructors at Pilates Studio City cultivate carved torsos with exercises that target the core. During personalized private sessions, pupils to bend into Pilates poses or the shape of their own initials atop a mat and sliding equipment such as the Reformer, Cadillac, and Wunda chair. Teachers also divide their attention among students of all levels during group classes, which range from Level 1 mat sessions to dynamic Nia workouts. Nia blends elements of dance, martial arts, and the healing arts into a series of 52 movements that rotate from session to session to keep muscles from getting bored. Fitness blooms at two locations, which together host more than 115 classes each week. The Studio City location surrounds exercisers in rustic wooden walls, in contrast with the floor-to-ceiling mirrors and undulating modern lines of the Porter Ranch studio's d?cor.
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    5223 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
    Valley Village, CA US
  • Body Women Only
    Formerly Body Women Only, Body Fitness is now a co-ed gym and wellness center. Members can burn off calories by using cardio and strength equipment, working with personal trainers, taking group classes, or talking sternly to their cores in the abs area. Classes include everything from yoga detox and Zumba to Pilates, TRX, boot camp, and spinning. After sweat sessions, members can indulge their hard-working bods with a massage or acupuncture, or visit the onsite salon for spray tanning, facials, and haircare.
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    4070 Laurel Canyon Blvd
    Studio City, CA US
  • Xen Lounge
    "I wanted to fill a void by creating a space with Beverly Hills elegance, decor, and cuisine in the Valley," says Duane Martin. The actor and entrepreneur—seen onscreen in such films as White Men Can't Jump and Scream 2—recently opened the upscale nightspot on Ventura Boulevard. Designed as a place where members of any lettered list can unwind, the chic space invites guests to enjoy upscale cocktails, gourmet appetizers, and freshly prepared ambiance. Massive leather booths cradle visitors as they sip unique beverages such as the Strand, made with peach Ciroc and Cointreau, or the Clover Leaf, combining gin, muddled raspberry, and egg whites. Outside, plush chairs and lush greenery are arranged around tables ready to hold small plates of mac 'n' cheese cupcakes, shrimp with parmesan grits, or sweet-potato fries with malted aioli. In the Press "The multi-tasking venue features a contemporary American menu and specialty cocktails in a chic interior..." — Gayot "There's a silver coated main lounge/bar, a VIP dining room with polka-dot walls (!), and two outdoor patios with fireplaces and cabanas for table service..." — Eater LA
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    10628 Ventura Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • Loteria Grill
    For good times and great food, head on over to Studio City's Loteria Grill. Loteria Grill is a prime restaurant for those who dig vegan fare. Loteria Grill's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. With its kid-friendly vibe, Loteria Grill is a great spot for families to chow down. Have a big celebration coming up? Consider the private room at Loteria Grill, perfect for large groups of revelers. The patio tables outside of Loteria Grill are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Loteria Grill, known for its laid-back ambience. Or, take your grub to go. Loteria Grill will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours. At Loteria Grill, you can park your car in seconds with the nearby street and lot parking options. Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Loteria Grill, so plan your budget accordingly. Loteria Grill happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    12050 Ventura Blvd
    Studio City, CA US
  • Beast Nation
    A National Association of Sports Medicine–certified personal trainer and a former football player, Will Harding has what it takes to help people exceed their expectations. His post-college work with personal trainers inspired him to get certified himself, and today he guides clients toward healthy and active lifestyles at Beast Nation. Will designs customized programs for everyone. Depending on their needs, he might ask them to engage in weight lifting, plyometrics, cardio conditioning, or all of the above. Some of his regimens include exercises such as pushups, weight lifting, and heavy rope exercises, as well as sport-specific conditioning such as running mechanics and lateral and linear agility. Will also leads indoor group boot camps that help clients shed weight and increase energy without resorting to extreme measures such as bathing in caffeinated soda.
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    11105 Weddington St.
    North Hollywood, CA US
  • Rain Nightclub
    Hipster bar Rain Nightclub, located in Studio City, is a great spot for a night out in Los Angeles. There are plenty of TVs in the bar to go around as well, so diners don't have to worry about missing out on anything. Rain Nightclub offers patio seating in the warmer months. In the mood for dancing? Jive to a live DJ, and show off your moves on the bar floor. Take note that the bar can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape. Prepare to face the crowds if you visit on the weekend — Friday and Saturday are Rain Nightclub's busiest days. Ample parking is available in the area. Rain Nightclub's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner. Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
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    12215 Ventura Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA US

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