— This fitness boutique is all about small, personalized classes (those overcrowded ones are just no good). With seven locations around L.A. (including Silver Lake, Venice, Studio City, and more), the classes combine ballet with Pilates as well as mood-boosting tunes. The results? Toned abs, improved posture and flexibility and even a hotter sex life (well, that’s what they’ve heard from regulars, anyway). Talk about a perk worth dragging yourself to the gym for.
Locations in Silver Lake, Studio City, Westside, Seal Beach, Costa Mesa, Century City and West Palm Beach.
Tracy Anderson Method
— Any place that Gisele hits up to get her workout on is a-okay by us (also a favorite of Gwyneth Paltrow and Kirsten Dunst). This Studio City gym offers up classes that focus on toning, shaping, and cardio, peppered with a mix of modern dance and ballet. Dancing and sweating? Can’t be that bad. Yeah, except we've been there, and these classes are no joke.
Tracy Anderson Method, 12345 Ventura Boulevard, Suite L (at Laurelgrove Ave), Studio City; 818-762-3133.
— This fitness studio draws from the basic fundamentals of Pilates and ballet techniques, and we're totally hooked. You take your pick from their range of inventive classes like Ballet 101 and Jump, which literally involves bouncing from trampoline to jump rope to jump-board and back again. Very curious. But also, very intense. It’s also a go-to for Natalie Portman, Ginnifer Goodwin and Julia Roberts. Sign us up!
8376 Beverly Boulevard (at North Kings Rd);323-944-0944.
Photos: Courtesy of Pop Physique, Tracy Anderson Method and Ballet Bodies.