West Hollywood’s Top Fitness and Wellness Studios
Whether you want to get your sweat on or engage in some deep relaxation, enjoy yoga, pilates, boxing, meditation and more at West Hollywood's fitness and wellness center.
Though West Hollywood is often associated with rock music, dance clubs and late nights, it’s also a prime city for fitness and wellness. You’ll find exercise studios, spas and other opportunities for healthy living, many of which accept drop-ins and don’t require a local membership plan. Here’s how to nourish your mind, body, and soul while you’re in town.
Add a little sizzle to your ho-hum work-out routine by turning up the heat at this Sunset Plaza-area pilates studio founded by guru Mari Windsor, trainer to athletes, models and celebrities. All the classes from abs to arms are heated to 95 degrees. The workouts incorporate Manduka-brand mat work, bands and weights. Be sure to grab a lavender-scented towel on your way to the shower, stocked with Malin + Goetz products, after the class.
Workout Time: 55 minutes
BoxUnion offers high-energy boxing classes that are all about punching and moving to the beat. Participants gather in a dimly lit studio then mix up rhythmic bag work with body-weight strength training and yoga. The key here is that you never stop moving, guaranteeing you get in your cardio for the day. BoxUnion’s West Hollywood location is in the same plaza as Blue Bottle, so you can reward yourself for a job well done with an iced coffee.
Workout Time: 45 minutes
Training Mate is a circuit-based HIIT class founded by a former pro rugby player from Australia. Individual exercises, rooted in cardio and resistance, may incorporate all manner of equipment including bikes, bands, kettlebells and more. The key is that each exercise only lasts for 45 seconds, during which you’re encouraged to push yourself as hard as you can. This means you can get in a great workout while still working at the pace that’s right for you. Training Mate offers both full-body and specific region courses—their legs and glutes class is titled “Thunder Down Under.”
Workout time: 60 minutes
High-intensity, short bursts are what Health House has in store for you with their creative, effective workouts, utilizing rowing machines to target and chisel specific muscle groups. One class focuses on rowing and strength. The other, on strength and balance. Showers allow you to fit it seamlessly into a busy day.
Workout time: 45 minutes–1 hour
One part boxing gym, one part dance club, Rumble will get your heart pumping and your body moving to a hip-hop beat. Led by impressive athletes that double as DJs and motivational speakers, Rumble workouts are 45 minutes of pure adrenaline, complete with flashy lights, loud music and lots of hard-earned sweat. It’s the ultimate way to pound out any pent-up tension you’re carrying in your body (or mind).
Workout time: 45 minutes
Spas & Wellness Centers
The Spa at The West Hollywood EDITION
Billing itself as the first luxury spa in L.A. to “weave together wellness, mindfulness and beauty from within,” The Spa at The West Hollywood EDITION features a mix of cutting-edge technologies and ancient wisdom to help you achieve your most rejuvenated self. Therapies here range from sound and light treatments to self-guided meditation, along with inner health and nutrition services derived from plant-based products.
INSPIRE is a spiritual community for LGBTQ people and their loved ones and allies. You’ll find plenty of tools to support a vibrant and happy life. Everyone is welcome to attend their Sunday celebration services (see their events calendar for details). It’s a seriously transformative experience you won’t want to miss.
Chinese healing has been around for centuries and the ancient, Eastern practices here include fire cupping, moxibustion (the burning of mugwort to reignite the adrenal glands) and articular acupuncture, to name a few. They offer supplements, detoxifying Turkish soaps and a line of teas to keep the benefits rolling in long after you’ve left.
Dermatology meets the spa here, for Botox, Juvederm fillers, IV therapy and micro needling to refresh and restore the skin. Membership packages also allow you to optimize and customize your facial skincare regime, while keeping the cost at a minimum.
The SPA by Joanna Vargas at Sunset Tower Hotel
Aesthetician Joanna Vargas is a celebrity secret weapon. She opened her West Coast outpost at the iconic Sunset Tower, and has brought in treatments and modalities from all over the world. Her signature Supernova Facial is a hit during awards season. Insider tip: Make it a full-on rejuvenation day and add a massage before your facial.