Great Workouts in West Hollywood
Shake up your exercise routine with a group fitness class.
West Hollywood: the land of cult-like fitness studios. If you’re not into hitting the gym solo, a fitness class might be more your style.
You’re in the perfect place to try the latest innovations in fitness challenges. Meet spin instructors who double as motivational speakers and get a good sweat in gyms resembling Vegas clubs. To stay on track during your visit, check out these local favorites:
Monarch Athletic Club
More of a life hub than a gym, this place features on-site doctors––both focusing in physique and in dermatology––as well as physical therapists, nutritionists and strength coaches. After Pilates, Boot Camp or private personal training, you can bliss out in the Recovery Suite.
8730 SUNSET BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
If pushing yourself to the max appeals, Aarmy offers elite, Armed Forces-styled training, in Boot Camp, Full Body and Cycling classes. Their trainers often have firsthand experience in the military as well.
8599 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
Want to get celebrity-fit? Taylor Swift, Gerard Butler, Ryan Seacrest, Marc Jacobs, and Hugh Jackman all workout at Dogpound––a low-frills, hardcore, all-trainer gym that’s newest location is in West Hollywood. One of the main investors? Adam Levine of Maroon 5––whose abs are no joke.
627 N ROBERTSON BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
Try yoga—sans the ambient hymns and granola-loving, bohemian crowd! Playlist Yoga packs Vinyasa-styled classes full of attractive, fit people with good taste in music. Test your strength, flexibility, and endurance during a 60-minute class as you bend to the beat of lively tracks, including an acoustic “Hotline Bling”, Beyonce’s “Lemonade”, and even Kelis’ “Milkshake” (#TBT).
624-A NORTH LA CIENEGA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
Who needs the great outdoors when you can climb in air-conditioned studio? Coined “fitness climbing,” Rise Nation’s 30-minute class activates all of the major muscle groups. You’ll ascend anywhere from 700-2500 feet on the signature VersaClimber in a dimly lit room. A pulsating sound system and rhythmic, strobe ceiling lights (no kidding) set the stage for a grueling and epic workout.
613 NORTH LA CIENEGA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
Reebok CrossFit LAB
CrossFit can be intimidating—trust us, we get it. Luckily, the team at Reebok CrossFit LAB understands we aren’t all aspiring to be the next American Gladiator (Being the next American Ninja Warrior could be cool, though…And if you’re interested, this the place to work out). CrossFit LAB offers classes that condition your body and prepare you for any fitness challenge you may be daring enough to try (hello, obstacle course races!). From gymnastics to cross run, Flex Fridays to Butts and Guts (‘cause who doesn’t want a great ass and toned abs), the expansive studio offers you a one-stop shop for vacation fitness.
8466 MELROSE AVENUE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
Short on time? Basecamp Fitness is the gym for you. Torch calories and build muscle in their signature 35-minute sweat session. You’ll alternate cardio and strength exercises for one minute each—one minute on an Assault AirBike, followed by one minute of strength training, and repeat. Feel the burn with 10 minutes of core and ab work at the end.
8714 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, SUITE C, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
Article updated by Jenny Adams