I can’t believe we haven’t put up a blog about this yet! As most of you know, those dreaded summer months are coming. And I say dreaded because it’s always hot in LA, but now come those months you are expected to actually go out in a bathing suit. If you’re looking for a great excersise or yoga class, check out some of our favorites!
The Rising Lotus - This is a fave of Margo’s. She says “Def check out Rising Lotus because it’s clean and calm, but you will definitely sweat if you take a mixed level or level 2 class. I always leave feeling centered and the teachers are super nice and always helpful – one of the best studios I’ve ever been to!”
Rising Lotus Yoga
13557 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
InYoga Center – Margo just went to a class here the other night! She enjoyed the teacher and the class and is planning to come back for another class soon! And she said the studio is quite estetically pleasing: GORGEOUS and huge and includes Mens/Womens changing rooms and bathrooms with showers! And the months of April – June allow new students to take their first class free with a donation to “LA’s Best,” which benefits after-school programs at local public elementary schools. Yoga and a good cause? Count us in!
5142 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village, CA 91607
Yoga Shelter – I’ve heard great things about this place (I’m not going to lie to our trusting readers, I’ve never done yoga, so I don’t know?) but the first week for new members is FREE and unlimited. And they have a fantastic package for 60 days unlimited for $99. Sounds pretty tight to me!
12408 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City CA 91604
Piloxing – I may not be into yoga, but I’m for sure in to exercise classes and my fave by far in LA is Viveca Jensen’s Piloxing classes. This is an all female class that’s a mix of boxing (you wear weighted gloves and do the boxing moves) and pilates (at the end of the class, you grab a mat and strech and cool down.) Viveca is amazing and so full of energy.
Piloxing w/ Viveca Jensen
4129 Cahuenga Blvd
Toluca Lake CA 91602
Cardio Barre – We haven’t tried this class yet, but it’s on our list! I used to be a dancer for many years, and I feel I will fall in love with the ballet portion of the class. If you get to it before us, please send us some feedback!
12504 Riverside Drive
Studio City, CA, 91607