Blessed with a near-year round beach climate and a huge outdoor sports scene, the Los Angeles area is one of the fitness capitals of the world. The city sports a rich fitness history and a near unrivaled workout culture – it’s no surprise there are a seemingly limitless number of options to get your workout. Here are four of the best luxury gyms in Los Angeles to check out on your next visit:
Equinox is a US-based chain of luxury gyms continuing to expand worldwide. Its weight room offerings, pools, cardio equipment, and indoor sports facilities for basketball, racquetball and squash are outstanding. But the brand is best known for the quality and selection of classes for its members: yoga, pilates, spin, kickboxing, Equinox has it all with an impressive array of instructors.
Your every need is taken care of at Equinox including fully equipped locker rooms with towels and all toiletries provided, and excellent service from locker room staff. Additional perks include valet parking and laundry service (dry cleaning at some locations).
Two branches worth checking out are its flagship location in Century City, conveniently located across from the Westfield Shopping Mall and the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza – perfect for travelers – and Equinox Sports Club Los Angeles in West LA on Sepulveda Blvd.
Located on Third Street in Santa Monica just a few blocks off the ocean, Burn Fitness offers a unique indoor/outdoor workout environment and plenty of space with over 20,000 sq ft.
Burn’s first floor contains a fully modern selection of free weights, cardio equipment, and a group fitness studio, but it’s the second floor rooftop that makes it a must-visit.
The rooftop includes RYDE4, an impressive indoor cycling studio, an outdoor track, and outdoor workout area with free weights, suspension equipment, and more. It’s all capped off by stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.
The David Barton Gym serves up a fitness environment and experience unlike any other, offering more of a half nightclub, half trendy hotel lobby feel than an actual gym. This place is different from the moment you walk in.
The gym places a huge emphasis on lighting and mood, with a stated goal of getting members to “forget the outside world” to help members focus and improve their workouts. You won’t find a pool or racquetball court here, but you will find pure fitness luxury with the most modern equipment all around and a highly skilled, dedicated staff of trainers and instructors with one thing in mind – to help you reach your fitness goals.
With over 40,000 square feet of workout space, modern locker rooms, stylish showers, jacuzzis, saunas, and even the occasional live DJ set, David Barton is a gym lover’s oasis with a refreshing shot of fun thrown into the mix.
Easton Gym Co.
The historic entry on the list, Easton Gym has been open in Hollywood since 1938, home to the founders of much of the Easton equipment you’ll see in weight rooms throughout the US.
The gym offers a good selection of free weights and modern cardio equipment along with newly renovated locker rooms, a sundeck, and a full selection of classes including one fully dedicated to TRX suspension training. To refuel post-workout, try Mojo Cafe, an excellent juice bar located just behind the gym.
Easton is also convenient for tourists visiting the Hollywood area, located on Beverly Blvd. Hours here are a plus, with no inconvenient early closings on weekends – open till midnight throughout the week, and 10pm on weekends.