Everyone has heard the old saying, “you can never be too rich or too thin,” and nowhere is this truer than in the glamorously thin city of Los Angeles! Los Angeles gym owners and exercise entrepreneurs rule the streets with iron weights, and in some cases, have become celebrities themselves! The workouts can be unusual (aerial fitness) or intense (Barry’s Boot Camp at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles), but they do work, and if you’re of the mind that nothing should interrupt your exercise routine—even when on vacation—we have provided a list of the top Los Angeles gyms and exercise locations in the area for your fitness pleasure. Keep your eyes open, but keep cool; many of these spots are known to be frequented by some of your celebrity favorites!
Rise Nation – 613 North La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood
For those times when you just want to get a quick workout in, Rise Nation will be your Los Angeles exercise spot of choice during your stay! Featuring 30 minute workouts on climbing machines, the music and light show that accompanies your workout can actually make the exercise fun!
Cycle House West Hollywood – 8511 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood
You may be familiar with the reality show Hollywood Cycle, and if so, this is your chance to cycle where the stars’ ride! Cycle House features the instructors from the show in a workout accompanied by the type of hip hop music that makes you want to move!
Air Aerial Fitness – 8474 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles
If you’re afraid of heights, you may want to stick to the cycles at Cycle House, but for those of you seeking out a unique and elegantly beautiful workout, Air Aerial Fitness is for you! Mixing yoga style moves with silk scarves that hang from the ceilings, this zero-impact workout (your feet never touch the ground!) will change the way you look at exercise!
Gold’s Gym – 735 South Figueroa Street, Ste 100, Los Angeles
When it’s time to get back down to the basics, Gold’s Gym is where you want to be! Featuring high tech cardio machines and low tech free weights, this gym isn’t fancy, but it gets the job done!
Runyon Canyon Park – 2000 North Fuller, Los Angeles
Because the best workouts can be the ones you designed yourself, hiking the trails of Runyon Canyon Park can be the most beneficial to your Los Angeles exercise routine. This is where the stars like to hike, so a celebrity sighting is almost guaranteed!