Fitness & Instruction
After adjusting the silk hammocks that hang from the ceiling to the heights of her dozen or so waiting students, Saharah Ali issues a final warning…
We rocked out with Yoga Shelter’s Eric Paskel (Kristin Cavallari is an acolyte) and explored the stretch band-tastic Tracy Anderson Method (Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow)…
Don’t beat yourself up if your mind starts to wander, Allen Weiss tells students in his Basics of Mindfulness Meditation course at InsightLA. There’s never an intimidating moment during the six weeks of secular-based instruction…
At BootCamp4Moms, Tami Tyson mixes kickboxing with more playful exercises using squishy, half-sphere Bosu balls…
When celebrity trainers Valerie Waters (Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel) and Teddy Bass (Alicia Keys, Lucy Liu) think their clients could use some extra cardio, they send them to Burn 60…
A choppy ocean can be intimidating, but Tyler Lennon of Malibu-based Cove Paddle Fitness instills confidence with a combination of unwavering attention and skillful teaching
Taught in an industrial-looking room at the Edge Performing Arts Center, jazz funk fuses the fluid movements of contemporary dance with house and waacking…
The local meditation center has a great vibe, but those dreaded obstacles to enlightenment—anger, fear, desire—are messing with your mind now. Those in the know power up the laptop, click on Skype, and make a call to George Haas, a vipassana instructor who’s brought the ancient practice online.
There are certainly more rigorous yoga classes in Los Angeles, some taught by instructors who can trace their pedigree to time spent with gurus like Pattabhi Jois…
Anyone who has dreamed of running away with the circus will fall—sometimes literally—for this high-flying discipline performed on fabric suspended from the ceiling
Best Public Tennis Courts, August 2014 As with many things in Beverly Hills, the courts at the city-run La Cienega Tennis Center are a step up from those in neighboring L.A. Residents of the gilded burg pay a mere $10 for an annual reservation card; for everyone else the card costs $20, plus $3 per […]
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
As paint-by-numbers Zumba classes continue to pop up at cookie-cutter gyms, Muev8 at Heartbeat House has a way of blasting mediocrity off the dance floor
Neighborhood: Atwater Village
Unlike its competitors, Physique 57 (which takes its name from the length of the workout, just three minutes short of an hour) features classes with a duo of instructors, so you can count on extra correction and encouragement.
In most “Mommy and Me” yoga classes—where parents bring their babies while fitting in a few vinyasas—wailing is part of the soundtrack. Leah Miller, who teaches the Monday morning “Parent & Me” class at Silver Lake Yoga, cultivates a more Zen atmosphere…
Neighborhood: Silver Lake
If doing demi-pliés at a ballet barre is the white wine spritzer of workouts, the SpeedX class at Brick Sport Performance Training is a shot of Red Bull.
Scaling the real thing—as opposed to an indoor contrivance—is the fast track to climbing prowess, and you’re out in the bracing air and sunlight as well. Stephen Gaspar, with the assistance of fellow climber Colin McPike, gives private lessons at Point Dume’s Westward Beach…
Housed in a defunct brewery turned artist community, the Stronghold Climbing Gym offers both roped climbing and bouldering (unroped climbing on 10- to 20-foot-high walls)