These West L.A. Fitness Studios Are Now Open!
After a rough year for our brick-and-mortar businesses, especially fitness studios, Los Angeles received some promising news last month – you can open your doors!The changes came as newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to plummet, while the number of Angelenos vaccinated against the disease has slowly increased to around 4 million people receiving at least one dose of the vaccine.
With the loosening restrictions, there are still some specific guidelines in place to ensure the safety of those looking to ditch their home gym setup and venture back into their favorite fitness studio.
New rules (as of 4/5/2021): gyms, fitness centers, yoga and dance studios can open indoors at 25% capacity with a masking requirement for all indoor activities and are encouraged to continue outdoor classes.
In effort to support local, we’ve rounded up some our team’s favorite spots to work up a sweat on the West Side. These studios are now open and ready to help you shed those pandemic pounds or simply get back into your favorite workout regimen. In alphabetical order...
Barry’s - Multiple Locations
Burn 1000+ Calories in 50-60 minutes, with instructor-led classes that combine cardio with weight lifting. Although they’ve opened their famous Red Rooms in studios across the U.S., currently they are closed in L.A. (hopefully opening soon)! Classes are being held outdoors at their multiple locations including: Venice, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, WeHo, Beverly Hills and more. Book a class.
*Sherman Oaks location is temporarily closed
Blue Republic CrossFit - Santa Monica
Indoor and outdoor CrossFit gym offering traditional CrossFit classes as well as lifting fundamentals all week long. Gym time needs to be scheduled to limit capacity. Book a class.
Bolder Fitness - Los Angeles
Lose weight, maximize muscle tone, burn fat and be bolder. This gym offers 24/7 access to its members, a perk for those who like a late night sweat session. Learn more about membership.
Box & Burn - Santa Monica & Brentwood
For the serious boxer! Classes focus on boxing fundamentals, while delivering an intense cardio workout and are great for all skill levels. Currently they’re offering outdoor classes and a outdoor “open gym” where boxers can workout at select times. Their Brentwood location is temporarily closed. Book a class.
Box Union - Santa Monica, WeHo & Sherman Oaks
Boxing and so much more! This gym is great for those who like a variety of class options from boxing to yoga to HITT. At their Santa Monica location they are currently offering a range of workout classes in their open air garage at ground level (beneath the studio). Book a class.
Burn Fitness - Santa Monica
Stunning two-floor facility in the heart of Santa Monica will inspire the athlete in you! Currently their 10,000 square feet roof deck is open and they are offering Sweat Circuit, Cardio Sculpt and Cycling classes. According to their website more classes are coming soon, but the date is TBD. Learn more about Membership.
Circuit Works - Santa Monica
Circuit Works is a highly effective full body circuit training studio that combines Aerobic (cardiovascular) and Anaerobic (resistance) exercises. If you prefer to keep your workouts at home, but need a little guidance and equipment, they offer a resistance band pack online for $35 and virtual classes. Book an online or virtual class.
Do it Now! - Culver City
A low key, locals gym where you can get in and out without having to wait for equipment. They specialize in personal training and have both and outdoor and indoor workout area. Learn more about membership.
Easton Gym - El Segundo, Hollywood, Studio City
Named one of Los Angeles Magazine’s favorite “Boutique Gyms” The Easton Gym Company, started in 1938 by celebrity trainer, Harvey Easton, and focuses on personal, private workouts. We couldn’t find their COVID-19 policies listed online, but according to their website all three indoor locations are currently open. Learn more about membership.
Equinox - Santa Monica, Westwood & Century City
A gym with benefits. Enjoy a variety of classes, a sun deck, locker rooms and more. Their basketball court, pool and spa are currently closed, but may be opening soon with the loosening restrictions. Members must pre-schedule their gym times and wear a mask at all times. Learn more about membership.
Hot 8 Yoga - Multiple Locations
One of L.A.’s favorite hot yoga studios is opening its doors! Beverly Hills, Pasadena and Sherman Oaks locations are currently open and Santa Monica is opening on April 12th. You can start booking your classes now and get your first week back for $8! Book a class.
Iron Fitness - Santa Monica
For those who prefer a personal trainer. This gym specializes in 1-on-1 training with a fitness or boxing coach, but they also have an open gym for those who like to go it alone. Their small group classes are currently closed and gym time must be scheduled in advance. Their indoor facility is open, with limited capacity. Learn more about membership.
Mighty Pilates - Santa Monica
Learn the great foundations of classical pilates while upping the intensity factor for an inspired, invigorating workout. Bonus: they also offer a TRX bootcamp. All classes are currently being held outdoors. Book a class.
Natural Pilates - Beverly Hills, Brentwood & WeHo
Not a fan of large classes? Try Natural Pilates which offers private, semi-private and group classes. Their Brentwood and WeHo locations are hosting classes outdoors and Beverly Hills location is open indoors. Book a class.
Orange Theory - Multiple Locations
Dubbed “the smartest workout for more results.” Orangetheory is a heart-rate based HIIT total-body workout that combines science, coaching and technology to guarantee results. Many of their L.A. locations are still closed, but we expect to see them re-opening soon. Currently open: Marina Del Rey, Torrance, Downtown LA, South Park, Glendale, Pasadena and Playa Vista is opening 4/8/21. Book a class.
Paradiso CrossFit - Venice & Culver City
Members rave about Paradiso’s expert coaches and atmosphere. If you’re looking for a sense of community combined with an intense workout, this may be the place for you! They also have 24/7 open gym access, as long as members book a slot in advance. Book a free class.
Santa Monica Yoga - Santa Monica
A wide variety of classes for both beginners and more experienced yogis. Locals can join an outdoor class in Clover Park or virtually. The studio will not be opening indoor classes until all staff members have been fully vaccinated and L.A. County allows gyms to reopen at 50% capacity. Book a class.
Studio Elevate L.A. - Venice
Functional, small group pilates classes that will challenge everyone at any stage of their fitness journey. They are currently offering multiple classes per day throughout the week. Book a class.
The Bar Method - Multiple Locations
Not a fan of jarring, high-impact movements? Try the Bar Method: a total-body workout designed to strengthen, sculpt and lengthen muscles through isometric movements. Their West L.A. location is only hosting classes via their private Instagram account @barmethodlive and outdoors for now. Book a class.
The Studio (MDR) - Marina Del Rey, Culver City & Playa Vista
A total-body program that combines elements of Pilates, cardio training and weight-bearing activity. Book one of their love stream classes, or attend an outdoor class at their pop-up gyms in Culver City and Playa Vista. They have not announced when they will open indoor classes. Book a class.
Yogaraj - Los Angeles
No frills, no fads, just great yoga. Located in the Sawtelle area of West L.A., less than a 10 minute hop from almost anywhere on the Westside. Currently they are offering live stream classes and in-person classes outdoors in Stoner Park! Book a class.
As more local businesses begin to open, our team will continue to spotlight the industries that have been hit hard by the pandemic. We’re thrilled that over 30% of Californians have been partially or fully vaccinated and are hoping for a safe, fun and fit summer ahead!