Fitness Guru Astrid Swan’s Insider’s Guide to Los Angeles


Astrid Swan is a woman with a figure that women (and men) covet, but best of all, she can help you get the body you want, too. The woman who has been named as one of America’s hottest trainers by many a publication is also the lead trainer in the Lionsgate BeFit series “30 Day Fat Burn” and has been a master trainer with Barry’s Bootcamp for eight year. She is committed to helping people of various levels of fitness look good, feel great and be their best. Whether the goal is to be lean and toned, to build muscle mass, or to begin the journey of a complete healthy body transformation, Astrid has the tools to guide each client toward success. Among her professional credentials, Astrid is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective exercise specialist, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America group certified trainer, and American Council on Exercise fitness nutrition specialist. Here are this stunning fitness guru’s haute secrets to the City of Angels.

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Where were you born: Detroit, Michigan 

How long in LA: 8 years

Neighborhood: West Hollywood

Occupation: Trainer & wellness expert

Favorite Restaurant: Dan Tana’s

Best Sushi: Jinpachi

Best Italian: Cecconi’s

Best dessert: Sweet Lady Jane anything!

Best place for a romantic date: Observatory show

Best Sunday brunch: Gracias Madre

Best place for a power business meeting: La Scala

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Petit Ermitage

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Barneys New York 

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Alexis Bittar

Best Spa: The Peninsula Spa at The Peninsula

Favorite Charity Event: John Varvatos Annual Stuart House Benefit 

Favorite Cultural Event: The Beverly Hills artSHOW 

Favorite Cultural Institution: The Hollywood Bowl

Best Steakhouse: BOA Steakhouse

Best Pizza: Mozza 

Best Lunch: Greenleaf Chopshop

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Barry’s Bootcamp

Best Massage: Peninsula Hotel Hot Stone Massage

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Let’s Roll Transportation

 Best Museum/Exhibit: The Getty Center 

Describe your city in three words: Sunny, vibrant & energetic 

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Hollywood Sign

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: Urban Light at LACMA