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|8 Aug|4 mins

The best LA workouts for celeb spotting

Insider tips on the classes the A-list loves
Lucy E Cousins
8 Aug
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Ah, Los Angeles. The city of abs. And celebs. Celabs if you will. If you’re heading off to La La Land, don’t forget your favourite tights, a crop top and some sneakers (plus, maybe your GoPro) and book in for one of these sweat sessions in search of your favourite stars.

Barry’s Bootcamp

1106 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood

The original and the best celebrity workout; this one-hour class has a string of celebrity fans such as David Beckham, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel, as well as Michelle Obama herself. The small West Hollywood studio is in the heart of WeHo fitness heaven and it’s the perfect place to try out the intense cardio/ strength HIIT session, backed to pumping tracks. The best part? A Barry’s Bootcamp has just opened up in Sydney and you can bet it will attract our Aussie celebs too.

Insider tip: Start on the treadmills, as you’ll be warmed up nicely for your floor set and don’t forget your towel. You’ll need it.

Advice
|8 Aug|4 mins

The best LA workouts for celeb spotting

Insider tips on the classes the A-list loves
Lucy E Cousins
8 Aug
Share:

Ah, Los Angeles. The city of abs. And celebs. Celabs if you will. If you’re heading off to La La Land, don’t forget your favourite tights, a crop top and some sneakers (plus, maybe your GoPro) and book in for one of these sweat sessions in search of your favourite stars.

Barry’s Bootcamp

1106 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood

The original and the best celebrity workout; this one-hour class has a string of celebrity fans such as David Beckham, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel, as well as Michelle Obama herself. The small West Hollywood studio is in the heart of WeHo fitness heaven and it’s the perfect place to try out the intense cardio/ strength HIIT session, backed to pumping tracks. The best part? A Barry’s Bootcamp has just opened up in Sydney and you can bet it will attract our Aussie celebs too.

Insider tip: Start on the treadmills, as you’ll be warmed up nicely for your floor set and don’t forget your towel. You’ll need it.

Image via @tracyandersonmethod

Tracy Anderson, Brentwood Studio

11918 San Vicente Blvd, Brentwood

Known as the Jane Fonda of the 21st Century, Tracey Anderson is America’s most famous trainer. Her devotees include Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian, and if you workout at her 8,500-square-foot Brentwood studio you might even bump into Taylor Swift. Book in for a 50-minute class (get ready to really sweat) and then finish up at the Blow-Dry Bar attached to the studio. That way you’ll be perfect for the paparazzi as your complimentary valet parking arrives.

Insider tip: Don’t wear too many layers; the studio is warmed up to 35 degrees to help you burn more calories!

Runyon Canyon Hike

2000 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles

Get away from LA’s concrete jungle and spot a few celebrity hikers at Runyon, the most popular of Los Angeles’ parks. This 160-acre parkland is surprisingly challenging to run and climb up and back, but you’ll be rewarded with epic views of the city, many a dog friend to pat and a string of high-profile stars, such as Natalie Portman, Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, Alexander Skarsgard and our own Elle Macpherson.

Insider tip: Take an Uber and then walk, as the traffic near the entrance is crazy, and remember to take your own water as it gets hot in ‘them there hills’!

Image via @soulcycle

SoulCycle – West Hollywood

The best way to describe SoulCycle is a nightclub on two wheels. As the lights dim and the music rises, each class focuses on your entire body. You’ll be working your upper body and your lower body, sweating up a storm, all while sitting next to Katie Holmes, Usher, Nicole Kidman, or even Beyoncé, who has been seen at the West Hollywood studio. And frankly, if it’s good enough for Oprah… she celebrated her 60th birthday with a private class!

Insider tip: Book ahead and reserve your spot in the room. If you’re new to Soul Cycle, book a spot in the back row so you can see the moves that everyone else is doing.

Lucy E Cousins
Writer
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