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Anti-Gravity Yoga Wings

8000 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

323-654-4550

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…

Website: http://www.crunch.com

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Barry’s Bootcamp

1106 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

310-360-6262

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)…

Website: http://barrysbootcamp.com/

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Basics of Mindfulness Meditation

1430 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90404

310-774-3325

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…

Website: http://www.insightla.org

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BootCamp4Moms

Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90094

310-463-1003

At BootCamp4Moms, Tami Tyson mixes kickboxing with more playful exercises using squishy, half-sphere Bosu balls…

Website: http://bootcamp4moms.com/

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Burn 60

159-161 S. Barrington Pl., Los Angeles, CA, 90049

310-476-5656

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…

Website: http://burn60.com/

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Cove Paddle Fitness

23823 Malibu Road, Malibu, CA, 90265

310-429-2058

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

Website: http://www.covepaddlefitness.com

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Edge Performing Arts Center

1020 Cole Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90038

323-962-7733

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…

Website: http://www.edgepac.com/

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George Haas

Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

213-820-7800

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.

Website: http://mettagroup.org/index.html

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Hatha Lessons

1860 North Fuller Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

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…

Website: http://www.myspace.com/runyoncanyonyoga

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Hollywood Aerial Arts

3838 W. 102nd St, Inglewood, CA, 90303

310-412-7171

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

Website: http://www.hollywoodaerialarts.com/

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Nike Run Club

9560 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90210

Wend your way through the streets of Beverly Hills—Wilshire to Rodeo, over to Crescent, and down Roxbury—but don’t bother bringing your wallet

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Physique 57

320 North Canon Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90210

(310) 271-0570

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.

Website: http://www.physique57.com

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Silver Lake Yoga

2810 1/2 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90039

323-953-0496

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…

Website: http://silverlakeyoga.com

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SpeedX by Brick Sport Performance

7811 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

323-315-0700

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.

Website: http://brickcrossfit.com

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Stephen Gaspar

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

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…

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Stronghold Climbing Gym

Brewery Arts Complex, 650 S. Avenue 21, Lincoln Heights, CA, 90031

323-505-7000

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)

Website: http://strongholdclimb.com

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