The Best of WeHo: Fitness (a West Hollywood Passion)

(Illustration by Allana Johnson / YOK Creative)

West Hollywood’s best dive bar? WeHo’s best sushi restaurant? Our city’s best barbershop, pet boarding place, Pilates studio? These are among the many categories we included on WEHOville’s Best Of ballot in August. The online voting turnout was great (and monitored by us geeks to make sure we weren’t being trolled — i.e. Putin didn’t vote, only you did).

We published the results in West Hollywood Magazine, our quarterly print publication, which was out last week and which you can find in news racks, restaurants and shops around the city. Today we will publish the second of five overall ballot categories, which include Best Beauty & Grooming, Best Dining, Best Fitness, Best Nightlife and Best Pet Supplies & Services. Congratulations to all of the local businesses who won “Best Of” and to those immediate runner ups. We’ll be back next year with even more business categories. And if you want to find the Best Dining choices, click here.

Best of WeHo Fitness

Best Gym or Fitness Studio

No. 1
Training Mate LA

7825 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood
(323) 380-5492

Looking for a gym or fitness studio in West Hollywood? Who isn’t? And the good news is it’s not hard to find one. But what’s the best?

Training Mate got its start in 2009 in Sydney, Australia. Founder Luke Milton drew on his professional rugby background and the power of positivity to work with his clients. In 2013, he brought Training Mate to the
United States.

Training Mate offers circuit-based, 45-minute high intensity interval training. You mix it up as no class is the same.

“It’s become a community – a place where you can meet new mates and feel at home away from home – all while getting amazing physical results,” says Training Mates (and by the way, “mates” means buddies in the Land of Oz.)

Schedules for Training Mate’s variety of classes are available on its website.

No. 2

7811 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood

CrossFit, Yoga, Kickboxing, and More

(323) 315-0700

No. 2 (It’s a tie)
Studio 10 Fitness

745 San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood
(323) 515-9667

Best Pilates

No. 1
Harmony Studios

8440 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood
(323) 822-9584

At Harmony Studios it’s all about Pilates, a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates nearly a century ago that focuses on core muscles, your abs, your back and your butt. Think of it as very physically active philosophy class where you learn the correct use of muscles, joints, and breath during basic life movement.

Harmony offers a variety of classes at different ties each day that you must register for online.

No. 2
Jenny Tate Pilates

650 La Peer Drive
West Hollywood
(310) 564-6070

No. 3
Cotrone Pilates

848 La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles
(213) 445-8114

Best Supplement Store

No. 1

8730 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood
(424) 288-4785

Getting fit is about more than exercise. That’s where places like N101 come in. The name stands for “nutrition 101” which is what N101 offers with a wide variety of vitamins, herbs, sports nutrition, health supplements and natural beauty and skincare products. You don’t have to be a bulked-up bodybuilder to find N101 helpful. “We cater to athletes, weekend warriors, health nuts and anyone who is interested in leading a healthy lifestyle,” it says.

No. 2
HUM Nutrition

8228 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood
(888) 647-8880

No. 2 (It’s a tie)
Body Energy Club

8591 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood
(310) 860-6431

Best Yoga Studio

No. 1
Xcceleration Station

8440 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood
(323) 310-0550

Xcceleration offers what it calls the “new physics of fitness.” Its T-X-S platform focuses on your body and your state of mind. Inside 8440 Santa Monica it has two studios. One is named “Ground Level,” home to its “Power Plate” station, and upstairs is “Cloud Level,” home to “Xccelerate your Mind and Life” training sessions sessions as well as “BioDensity” and stretching classes.

A list of classes including prices and times is available on its website.

No. 2

8608-A Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood
(323) 570-0570

No. 2 (It’s a tie)
Yoga Vibe

7327 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood
(323) 498-5333

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5 years ago

As much as I like WEHOville this seem like a bit much. It’s like free advertising and it should be an op/ed article. I recently cancelled my Crunch membership. I was one of the first 100 members to join the Sunset location. But the Gym in my building (Avalon) has better equipment than crunch and more experienced and skilled trainers. The “Best Of” should come from the input of the customers. BTW: your muscles do not react any differently no matter what gym you are in or what trainer is look down at you.

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5 years ago
Reply to  erik

The choices are those of WeHoans who voted in the Best Of contest. Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so, sometimes, are other qualities. Hope you vote next year!

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