An Exclusive on the Latest Outdoor Workout Destinations in LA
Written By: Yolie Liang Outdoor Workouts in LA
Daydreaming about dancing at that hot new club with your toned bod, yet find your workouts at the gym dull, tedious, and repetitive? Well, look no further, we have just the right workouts for you: staying fit outdoors! And not to worry, we know just where you can get full access to these fun workout options.
What: Poolside Yoga and Dance Workouts
When: Sundays at 9 a.m. (until September 25)
We love dancing to get our fitness fill! The new-launched fitness series at W Los Angeles will meet your fitness needs as you get your swerve on. From now until September 25 on every Sunday W Los Angeles’ summer DAYDREAM events include various lineups, which are free to hotel guests and locals alike. It starts off with a one-hour poolside fitness class selected from three rotating sessions. Come get your complimentary beverage after the workout at the local Backyard restaurant, while brunch is served. But wait, the fun doesn’t end there! Save some time to get low at W’s signature WET Pool Deck with a featured DJ spinning poolside tunes under the sun at 12 p.m.
To deliver a fun and fit workout experience, W Los Angeles partnered with Equinox yoga instructor and top celebrity trainer, Elise Joan, along with Body by Simone and Pure Barre. The rotating fitness series includes a variety of movements and techniques that are tailored to all experience levels. Yoga with Elise Joan incorporates a sensible mix of yoga that will provide you measurable improvements in strength and flexibility. Body by Simone, the full-body dance workout, is designed to combine cardio and conditioning to target the upper body, lower body and core. With Pure Barre, the isometric movements to tone muscles and burn fat not only will have you dropping the lbs, but also create long, lean lines in no time.
930 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
What: Hula Hooping and Spa
When: Tuesdays throughout August
Get that core workout with some belly laughs and some hula hooping. That’s right—it’s time to relive your childhood glory days! When you come to a Hoopnotica Meet Up, you can expect to meet new friends, smile, laugh, have fun, and hoop your way to good health. Join in with locals who enjoy hula hooping and hoopdance as much as you do. All levels, beginners to expert hoopers, are all welcome to the events, workshops, classes and Hoopnotica Spin Jams.
For $25, you’ll have fun in the Hoop class with Master Hoopnotica Trainer, Katie Eychis and you’ll indulge yourself afterwards with a spa pass for the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica. Everything at the spa is included, from body wash and shampoo to fluffy robes and slippers. There are chilled washcloths, cucumber/fruit waters, hot tea and fresh fruit. Talk about a luxurious experience!
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA
What: Yoga with Live DJed Music
When: Thursday, September 15
For all you Metropolitans, we understand that sometimes even yoga sessions don’t guarantee concentration and serenity. Not to worry—The Sound Off Deep Flow Yoga event happening at The Garland in North Hollywood will certainly fulfill your zen needs! This outdoor yoga class is the perfect concoction of health and wellness that had all attendees obsessed the first time it was hosted in May. In honor of National Yoga Month in September, The Garland is bringing this one-of-a-kind experience back on September 15, for only $27, so be sure not to miss it! The class truly set itself apart from your standard yoga class as it combines traditional vinyasa yoga movements with live music that is dropped by an on-site DJ, and can only be heard through wireless, noise-isolating, three-channel headphones. With the multidimensional rhythms and beats, not only can you easily unleash your stress and elevate to your spiritual state, but you can also tone your muscles, and don’t forget the most important thing: get that booty in check!
The event will take place in Beverly Park, which The Garland recently added to its location. The beautiful landscaping makes it a hidden gem that is ideal for a “secret garden” ceremony, especially yoga. In addition to visual and sensational enjoyment, Sound Off Deep Flow Yoga will also serve refreshments for all yogis, ranging from vegetable crudité station, fresh fruit, a taco cart, agua frescas to specialty cocktails.
4222 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91602
What: Rooftop Cycling
When: Daily. Various intensity classes ranging from 6:15 a.m to 6:30 p.m.
RYDE4 offers 45 to 60-minute outdoor cycling classes for all levels on their beautiful Santa Monica roof deck of Burn Fitness on the Third Street Promenade. You’ll work through four zones of intensity in each class while enjoying the SoCal Sun. The workout is high intensity interval training that burns calories, sheds fat, and revs up your metabolism for 24 hours. It’s a low impact method of exercise and easier on your body than running. The booty-poppin’ music is the most fun part of the whole workout. With the movements you will do with your upper body will tighten your abs and keep your heart rate high.
If you go online, you can even request a specific song to play during your workout. Also, be sure to book your bike online in advance because spots fill up quick!
1233 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
What: Yoga in the Sand
When: Saturdays and Sundays— 10:30 a.m.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday mornings can be a rough time to get out of bed to work out. But when you have the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica waiting for you, it makes getting fit a bit sweeter. No loud gyms, just the peaceful beach. Beach Yoga with Brad meets Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. You can find Brad and the yoga crew by walking up Marine Street, all the way to the water, by Lifeguard Station number 29. Only $15! Be sure to bring a large towel and some sunscreen.
Also, come for Sunset Yoga on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6:45 p.m. Be sure to check the Facebook page for time updates!
Native Knowledge: Need a bottle to keep your water cool from beginning to end of your workout? Takeya ThermoFlask has got you covered with various color and size options!
Marine St & Water’s Edge
Santa Monica, CA. 90405
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