Like most Angelenos, I love a good sweat session.

One of the best things about living in Los Angeles among the fiercely fit is that there is no shortage of innovative exercise classes to raise your heart rate, test your physical and mental strength, and challenge your athletic abilities. Whether you enjoy running, spinning, boxing, circuit training, pilates, yoga or dancing there’s a workout for every kind of exercise enthusiast.


Here are my favorite workouts around Los Angeles:


Barry's Bootcamp

This is my go-to workout when I’m looking to get my heart-pumping and burn some serious calories.

What to wear - LNDR Squad Stretch-Knit Sports Bra


Body by Simone

When I need to decompress with some carefree dancing, I head to this upbeat studio where the choreography is always changing and the energy’s always fun.

What to wear - Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38 Stella Tank


Cycle House

If spinning gets your fitness wheels turning, Cycle House will deliver with an intense interval style cycling experience.

What to wear - LAAIN Nadia Hooded Top


Lagree Fitness Studio

Not your typical pilates class, this shake-inducing workout blends pilates moves with cardio on a supped-up reformer machine. Bring a towel...you’ll need it!

What to wear - Toesox Grip Half Toe Ballerina



A modern, music-based approach to yoga,  this class blends breath, strength, flexibility and endurance. The best part? I get to discover new hits and rock out to my favorite tunes while working on my down dog.

What to wear - Alo Goddess Leggings



Prepare to meet your mental, physical, and emotional limits in these challenging, high-energy group boxing classes.  Take enough classes and you can duke it out in the proverbial ring...and hopefully prevail!

What to bring - LAMove


Rise Nation

When I don’t have a ton of time for a workout, I head to this climb-simulated class that only lasts 30 minutes, but makes me feel like I summited a fourteener.

What to wear - P.E Nation Centre Pass Leggings


Sandbox Fitness

Regrettably, I can’t make it to the beach for a wokrout as much as I’d like. But luckily, this class brings the beach to me! This studio offers a variety of innovative and high intensity group classes in a special silica free sand setting, but I recommend the Surfset ® class if you want to make waves in your workout routine.

What to wear - Sweaty Betty Anna Headband


Set & Flow Yoga

This stylish studio’s mission is to deliver “great music, awesome instructors, cool fashion, friendly staff, beautiful and clean facilities” and that says it all.

What to bring -  MZ Wallace Metro Quilted Shell Yoga Bag



Speed Play

This high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout was designed by a chiropractor and combines a training technique that alternates short, intense bursts of exercise with brief periods of rest to maximize calorie burn. The class flies by with a mix of rowing, running and floor work that is sure to leave you sore.

What to wear - APL Techloom Pro Running shoes