Yeah, finding parking, and even driving, on Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood can be difficult. Unless you’re someone who is rich and famous.
That would be Justin Bieber, whose history in West Hollywood is pretty much just about car calamities — the rear-ending incident last year on Sunset (not his fault), getting busted in 2014 for an illegal left turn on red (and having an expired vehicle license), and then pinning a paparazzi with his Ferrari as he drove away from the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard one night in 2013.
The video above shows Bieber getting some help as he pulls out of the garage at Dogpound, the elite new gym, in his understated gray Lamborghini. The gym’s staff is aggressively stopping traffic, and apparently also roughing up the person shooting the video, to help the B-Boy go on his way.
Dogpound, which opened on May 9, is the Los Angeles branch of a New York City gym where, as the Hollywood Reporter reported, “On any given day, one might be doing burpees, chest presses and planks right next Taylor Swift, Gerard Butler, Ryan Seacrest, fashion designer Marc Jacobs, Laura Harrier, Ansel Elgort, Hugh Jackman, director Steve McQueen, Steve Coogan, Shay Mitchell, Cindy Crawford or a bevy of fashion models such as Christy Turlington, Ashley Graham, Adriana Lima, Hailey Baldwin, Jasmine Tookes and Karlie Kloss.”
It is located at 627 N. Robertson Blvd., once the home of a tanning salon and across the street from Lisa Vanderpump’s Sur, the site of the reality TV series “Vanderpump Rules” and a draw reality
“Dogpound provides its high-profile clientele, including industry leaders in fashion, business, and entertainment, with a peerless personalized training experience that has received wide acclaim and has created passionate loyalists,” the press release states. “The West Hollywood location will bring on new partners and serve as a studio for founder members, including entertainer Adam Levine.”
Want to join? You’d better move fast. The New York City location is said to have 300 clients and a waiting list of more than 100 people. And you have to get a referral from an existing client (Justin Bieber?) to get in.
The good news is there is no membership fee. It’s all one-on-one training (with the occasional semi-private session.) A 60-minute private session costs $200. Twelve sessions are $2,280, 24 are $4,200 and 50 are $7,500. But if you’re doing a workout with Dogpound founder Kirk Myers, you need to be ready to shell out $1,000 an hour.
That’s a bit pricey compared to the $372 for four training sessions at 24 Hour Fitness on Santa Monica Boulevard, where the average