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5 New Fitness Studios in L.A.

By Nadine Jolie Courtney


Even in a city where fitness is paramount, busy calendars and stressful lives can easily derail the best-laid workout plans. Luckily, first-rate centers are opening at a brisk rate all over town. Keep yourself in tip-top shape—both physically and mentally—with a tune-up class at one of L.A.’s premiere new health and wellness studios.
5 New Fitness Studios in L.A. Equinox Hollywood
Equinox Hollywood is the brand’s seventh L.A.-area location; Century City is expected to reopen in April 2017.
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1. Alo Yoga
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The L.A.-based athleisure brand recently started offering daily yoga classes at its gorgeous Beverly Hills flagship. Beginning at 10am, the 60-minute sessions take place on the second-floor, which opens out to a sunny patio. Make sure to indulge in a post-sweat coffee or juice from the store’s in-house cafe. Classes from $25, 370 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.295.1860,



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2. Equinox Hollywood
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Just opened in October, Equinox’s first location in Hollywood—a 38,000-square-foot single-floor sprawl at The Camden luxury complex on Vine—features four airy studios for in-demand activities including pilates, barre and spinning, plus a spa, juice bar, and saltwater plunge pools. 1550 N. Vine St., Hollywood, 323.471.0130,



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3. FLYWHEEL Santa Monica
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Flywheel’s rapidly expanding LA cycling studio empire—which also includes the recently opened Playa Vista, plus outposts in Larchmont, Woodland Hills and West Hollywood—debuts a new Santa Monica location this month as their most state-of-the-art to date, including weekly auto-booking, enhanced instructor dashboard, and special LED lighting managed by instructors. 520 Broadway, Santa Monica,

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4. XO Fitness
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With a roster of celebrity clients including Ryan Gosling, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Nikki Reed and Sofia Vergara, owner Sara Lewis is bringing her Hollywood-approved secrets to the masses with this new Sherman Oaks studio. Workouts are high-intensity and full-body, combining Pilates teachings distilled into a cross-training format. Try the signature Cross Over 3 class: 50 minutes of strength training, resistance, plyometrics and cardio. 13950 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, 818.506.8411,

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5. YAS
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L.A.’s original spin/yoga studio hybrid has spent 15 years toning and tuning-up Venice devotees. The popular spot has just moved from its original Abbot Kinney location to a larger space on Main Street, featuring 50 top of the line bikes, plus a soon-to-open juice bar and on-site physical therapy. 245 Main St., Venice, 310.396.6993,