Fit For L.A.

The latest in mind-body tuneups in the City of Angels.

By Abby Tegnelia

Community Wellness

The Spa at The Maybourne Beverly Hills

Everybody in LA is talking about The Maybourne, the chic new European-style hotel hot spot in Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle neighborhood. Make your way to its spa after hobnobbing on the rooftop, and get ready for some five-star pampering focused on emotional release and renewal; think healing salts and soothing mud, massage therapy and an invigorating immersion pool. 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills;

Strengthen your core with Reformer Pilates at Heimat. Photo courtesy of Heimat.


Heimat’s five-story social, dining, spa and fitness club is so hard to get into that the committee-based process includes a Soho House-worthy check on potential new members’ social media. The 75,000-square-foot health club is designed as an all-day hang—there’s a coworking space, a rooftop pool with a bar for splurge days, and a Michael Mina restaurant. 960 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles;

John Reed Fitness

John Reed Fitness’s brand-spanking new West Hollywood location combines the hip factor of the neighborhood’s nightlife scene with LA’s fitness fervor. (Tagline: “Part gym. Part club. 100% party.”) With 50,000 square feet of neon, graffiti murals and other bold touches, this is one brand that seems tailor-made for WeHo, so get pumped for live DJ sets, innovative classes, the trendiest workout equipment and a lively social scene.
8612 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood;


Accelerate your body’s natural healing abilities, and improve sleep, mood and cognition with a BioCharger session at Oxynergy2.  Photo courtesy of Oxynergy2.

High-Tech Beauty


Love the effects of hyperbaric oxygen, but less keen on the slightly claustrophobic effect of lying down in a one-person pod? Head straight to Oxynergy2 in Beverly Hills. The groundbreaking hot spot is one of the few places in LA that offers larger chambers, where two to four friends sit together during a pressurized oxygen session that feels like a quick jaunt in a small private plane. This wellness center with a doctor on staff also promotes longevity via oversight of IV treatments for dehydration or an immune boost, a BioCharger lounge, lymphatic drainage massage, compression therapy and an infrared light sauna. 113 N. San Vicente Blvd., 2nd floor, Beverly Hills;

1 Hotel West Hollywood’s Bamford Wellness Spa

WeHo continues to push the envelope of high-tech wellness offerings, and nowhere more so than at Bamford Wellness Spa. There, guests can peruse a menu of “HigherDose” add-ons, which might include an infrared sauna blanket, a red light face mask, and reclining on a pulsed electromagnetic infrared PEMF therapy mat to reduce stress and soothe muscles. Or go for Bamford’s Signature Treatment: an Epsom salt foot bath followed by a blend of shiatsu and Swedish massage, and then an Indian face massage and invigorating yogic breathing.=8490 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood;

Formula Fig

Known for high-tech, quick-but-powerful treatments, Formula Fig’s new WeHo locale (the first in the U.S.) was an instant hit this summer with busy, looks-driven Angelenos. Facials are a lunch hour-friendly 30 minutes and include nano-needling, ultrasound, microcurrents and diamond-tip microdermabrasion, plus classic injectables. Be prepared to step into a soothing, deep green oasis. 926 N. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles;

The Class combines cardio, meditation and strength training for physical and emotional release. Photo: Sam Frost
The serene spa reception area at Pendry West Hollywood. Photo: Christian Horan Photography

Mindful Fitness

The Class

This popular Santa Monica studio is the definition of “niche gym,” with one signature hot workout—Naomi Watts and Emma Stone are die-hards. Named simply “The Class,” LA Studio’s mat-driven class blends cardio, guided meditation and strength training. Once you’re sweaty with an exercise-induced mind erase, you’re hit with a guided meditation to level up your release. 2433 Main St., Santa Monica;

The Open Method Mindfulness Studio

The world-renowned mindful fitness app Open: Breathwork + Meditation has opened its first brick-and-mortar studio and Westside fans can’t get enough. Classes at the Venice locale strengthen the mind-body connection by mixing ancient meditation and breath work traditions with modern music and light and sound effects; plus, there’s a dry sauna and cold plunge. 57 Market St., Venice;


Pendry West Hollywood

When health and wellness pioneer Tracy Anderson graced the cover of Purist, choosing the location for her cover luncheon was a unanimous exercise: The fitness guru of more than 25 years is doing an eight-stop MYMODE residency at the Pendry hotels, having kicked off in its West Hollywood location this past fall (and which ends at Pendry Newport Beach in January). The 24/7 gym is stocked with Pelotons and state-of-the-art equipment, and the spa is a wellness oasis that offers customizable treatments using vibration therapy, therapeutic CBD and aromatherapy. 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood;

Being in LA

Not only is Jenette Serrins’ Being in LA facial spa—currently celebrating its 20-year anniversary—a bastion of skin pampering in the hipster neighborhood of Silver Lake, but her Jenette All Natural Skin Care line has a new age-defying moisturizer made with snow mushrooms, potent probiotics and peptides. Being in LA features tailored massage and skin treatments using expert combos of LED lightwave therapy, exfoliation, chemical-free peels, gua sha therapy, enzyme treatment, micro-channeling…(you name it, they do it) for the ultimate in detoxification and relaxation. 2500 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles;,

The Spa at The West Hollywood Edition

The West Hollywood Edition hotel (a brand-new Ian Schrager masterpiece) quickly became a WeHo nightlife hot spot, but wellness-minded folks head straight to the spa, where treatments using locally sourced, plant-derived products include the Nano-Infusion Facial and Gala Facial. 9040 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood;