Where to Revive Yourself After the Holidays
Feel like yourself again with help from these West Hollywood spas and gyms.
Holiday stress is legendary. Whether it’s in your shoulders, thanks to your in-laws; in your stomach, thanks to those extra slices of pie; or in your mind, thanks to that nine-hour drive to visit relatives, there’s a place in West Hollywood that can help you feel like your normal self again.
Here’s the ultimate guide to fine-tuning yourself after the holidays—from spas to sweat lodges to major workouts.
Want a workout that also clears your mind? Look no further than Y7, a cutting-edge yoga studio that offers Vinyasa classes, combining mindful movement with your favorite high-energy songs, as well as private instruction and group workshops. The studio is strikingly sparse, filled with ambient light, dark floors, and stark white walls. It’s nothing but a clean, invigorating hour of breath and body work with highly-skilled instructors. Check out Y7.
8270 MELROSE AVENUE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90046
Sweat is essential to health, and humans have known this for centuries. In our modern day world, we often do not pay enough attention to it and its healing properties, from clearer skin and better sleep to fitness and detoxing. Shape House offers the best explanation of their services, saying they help you sweat “in the smartest, quickest, most affordable, and most comfortable way you can.” Shape House uses FAR infrared technology, warming you from the inside out, while you lay back and catch up on a few TV shows. Expect improved skin, lymphatic drainage, energy boosts, and an overall uptick in how you feel. Check out Shape House
653 NORTH ROBERTSON BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
The Spa at Sunset Marquis
Full disclosure: You may have to battle a celebrity for an appointment here. However, if it’s an ultimate day of pampering you are after, this is one of the best options in the United States. The treatments are not only luxurious and largely organic-product-based, they are also unique. For example, you could opt for the Pipe Cleaner––a treatment focused on your airways, throat, chest and vocal chords. Or, bring your significant other along for a Couples Romance service that includes your own spa suite, dual aromatherapy massages, and private rain shower built for two. Check out The Spa
1200 ALTA LOMA ROAD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
Power Plate machines might sound gimmicky—until you try them. These large egg-shaped beds vibrate beneath you, forcing your core and secondary muscles to engage. You’ll achieve a burn in half the time you might in other classes. They offer barre and boot camp-styled courses, as well as cellulite blaster classes (yeah, we all need those after the holidays). Check out Platefit
309 NORTH KINGS ROAD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90048
CT Nails III
Maybe you don’t need hours of relaxation, but simply a short pick-me-up. Stop in CT Nails III—and feel free to bring along your dog. This pet-friendly nail salon has a full range of services, from a simple manicure to gel, acrylics, pedicures, paraffin treatments, and silk wraps. They also specialize in nail art, so come with creative ideas. Check out CT Nails III
7868 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD< CA 90046
The best way to relieve stress is to exercise, even if it only takes 35 minutes. Basecamp Fitness is a fast-paced interval workout for all levels of fitness. The first class is free, which will entice you to at least try it once. Check out Basecamp
8714 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, SUITE C, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
As the name suggests, Hot Pilates combines Pilates and yoga principles with 95-degree heat. They offer a special deal for new clients—two classes for the price of one. Check the schedule for a classes sure to get your sweat dripping. Check out Hot Pilates
8604A SUNSET BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
First-timers get a special deal at this VersaClimber studio—four classes for $40. It’s a challenging workout, but after 2 or 3 sessions, you will get better adjusted to the equipment, leading to a more enjoyable experience. Check out Rise Nation
613 NORTH LA CIENEGA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
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Photo courtesy of Platefit Facebook Page.