WeHo Workouts: Cool Fitness Choices
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. WeHo is a great spot 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 favorites of local Wehoans.
Try yoga—sans the ambient hymns, 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).
Who needs the great outdoors when you can climb in air conditioning? Coined “fitness climbing,” Rise Nation’s 30-minute class burns more than 20 calories per minute. You’ll ascend anywhere from 1500-2500 feet on the signature Climber 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.
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…And, if you are, this is the place to workout). 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.
Short on time? Basecamp Fitness is the gym for you. Torch calories and build muscle in their signature 35-minute sweat session. You’ll do 30 exercises for one minute each—start with 1 minute on an Assault AirBike, followed by 1 minute strength training, and repeat. Feel the burn with 5 minutes of core and ab work at the end.