Work It Out: the Top 5 Fitness Clubs in Los Angeles

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Maybe you consumed too many cookies, perhaps you overdid it at the punchbowl. Who’s counting, right? Well, the scale for one. If you’re having trouble buttoning that last button or you’ve suddenly noticed a muffin top, now is the time to get your but in gear. Literally. If your New Year’s resolution is to get back into those skinny jeans, here’s a list of the top five fitness centers in Los Angeles that can help you sculpt a brand new booty.

1 Equinox Century City Cub and Spa

It's easy to see why ESPN has touted Equinox as a force to be reckoned with from the top-notch workouts to a partnership with Kiehl's ensuring that only the finest bath and body products are stocked the locker room. The fitness emporium sports several classes, cardio and strength training, cycling, yoga and pilates and well as personal nutrition and training. However, the Century City locale also boasts an option for those who may want to take it easy after breaking a sweat: a luxurious full service day spa with a full spa menu including a new Gold Standard facial, which massages your money-maker with 24k gold flakes. Sign me up.

10220 Constellation Blvd., Century City, CA 90067 310.552.0420

2 The Sports Club/LA

The Sports Club/LA serves as a fitness mecca to hardcore exercise devotées. With over 50 different ways to shape up including Mysore Ashtanga yoga, Gyrokinesis®, mad dance classes and even a nighttime candlelight stretching class. And of course, there's the infamous Shreadmill class, guaranteed to keep you slim and trim. The Sports Club/LA also houses Splash, a full-service spa, and Oliver Café, a delicious dining option for those who want to keep their cuisine heart healthy.

1835 Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025 310.473.1447

3 The Jonathan Club

Membership to this exclusive Los Angeles institution also gets you access to one of the hautest fitness centers in town. With state-of-the-art equipment, savvy personal trainers, group classes, and the most luxurious indoor pool west of the 5, the Jonathan Club is the ultimate work-out. Members who prefer to exercise outdoors can take advantage of the seaside offerings of the Jonathan Club's westside digs.

545 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.624.0881

4 Crunch

This fitness powerhouse is everything you'd expect from a gym located near the heart of the Sunset Strip. If you don't catch my drift, let me just say that DJ's have been known to spin sets here. That's not detract you from Crunch's excellent exercise options which range from yoga and pilates to numerous boot camps to offsite surfboarding. It's just that you shouldn't be surprised when you walk past a studio and see several young hollywood beauties um, pole dancing. Apparently, it's an awesome workout. No judgement.

8000 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046 323.654.4550

5 Beverly Hills Health & Fitness

The Beverly Hills Health & Fitness has an illustrious past. After all, the "Muscles from Brussles" aka Jean Claude Van Damme was their first kick-boxing instructor. Other assorted L.A. luminaries have been spotted pumping iron over the years at BHHF, including Madonna and Charlize Theron. A full-service facility, the center offers a variety of exercise options from aerobics to body sculpting Brazilian booties 24/7.

8301 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 323.658.6999

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