What is it about the place where you workout that keeps you coming back for more? Is it because it has a hardcore, no-nonsense atmosphere? The plush amenities or the olympic size swimming pool? Or, maybe it's the clientele--after all, who wouldn't want to work out with Ryan Reynolds on cable crossovers? Here's a breakdown of some the top places in Los Angeles to "get your sweat on".
CrossFit Hollywood will get you in the best shape of your life. Their programs are twice as effective as conventional workouts and you'll get maximum results in half the time. Crossfit uses olympic weights, gymnastics, plyometrics and functional movements put together into short, intense workouts to get you in unbelievable shape.
Voted Best Gym in America by Fitness Magazine. With locations in Century City, Palos Verdes, Pasadena, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Westwood, aned Woodland Hills, Equinox prides itself on not being your ordinary gym. With its ultra-clean, hip minimalist décor and its topnotch staff, Equinox raises the bar for chain health clubs.
Gold's Gym Venice
Known as The Mecca of Bodybuilding, Golds Gym Venice is where it all began. More than 40 years ago, legendary founder Joe Gold opened a modest fitness center in Venice Beach and began a tradition that continues in over 600 locations today.
The Easton Gym
EASTON GYM Santa Monica is located on the Third Street Promenade and is the longest running fitness gym company on the west coast. Easton Gyms are recognized as leaders in the fitness industry and are constantly rated as “BEST GYMS” in the competitive Southern California area.
The Sports Club
If sipping a smoothie next to Tyra Banks sounds appealing, this club is for you. The luxurious Sports Club LA features an expansive sundeck, junior Olympic swimming pool, NBA regulation size basketball courts, onsite laundry service, steam rooms, and locker rooms with fresh towels, razors, and other amenities.