It’s a given that you’ll be getting ‘hot’ when you work out, but don’t you want to get ‘haute’ as well? You will after a session at one of our top five fitness studios — which include gyms, yoga studios and spinning classes — in Los Angeles. Getting sweaty never felt so good!
1 Tracy Anderson Method
How do the likes of Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow get their fabulous figures? By using the Tracy Anderson Method, of course! This fabulous trainer offers her serious training skills to non-celebs as well at her Studio City studio, where she'll whip you into fighting form. Tracy's packages don't come cheap, but then, the best things in life never do, do they? A Method Max Membership runs for $600 a month or $7200 per year, while private training will run you $2000 for a 10-pack of hours.
SoulCycle's full-body workout first took New York City by storm, and now it's opened its doors in LA. Head to one of the two Los Angeles locations (Brentwood is our favorite) for a blend of spinning, inspirational coaching, high-energy music and free weights to get your body in great shape. Memberships clock in at $3500 per year.
3 Gunnar Peterson
Gunnar Peterson trains the most famous faces in Hollywood, which is why the location of his 5,000 square-foot Beverly Hills luxury gym has been kept such an insider secret. The likes of Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Vergara use the best in high-end machines like the CoreStix, Jacob's Ladder and Ab Coaster. If you're lucky enough to get a session in with the man himself, an A-list body will absolutely be the result.
4 Barry's Bootcamp
Barry Jay knows that looking good takes work, which is why he's as hard on his celebrity clientele as he is on himself. He puts Katie Holmes, Christina Applegate and Kim Kardashian through the paces at his fitness Studio, Barry's Bootcamp, with a rigorous, changing workout. Yearly rates run at $6,120, but it's worth it. At ease, soldier? We don't think so!
Those who enjoy the calming effects of yoga as well as the fast-paced activity of spinning should sign up for YAS immediately. Kimberly Fowler's hybrid fitness movement is for people who value their health, fitness and time and blends a smart combination of cardio, strength training, stretching and alignment. At her Abbot Kinney studio you'll find a spacious environment, expert instructors, great music just the right mixture of calm and cardio. Yearly memberships run at $1800.