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Best Gyms in
Los Angeles
2017

Why These Gyms?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored gyms on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best gyms in Los Angeles, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Body Builders Gym

Body Builders Gym is located in the Los Angeles area and has been offering fitness services since 1978. The 7,000 square foot facility features a cardio room with elliptical trainers, treadmills, Jacob’s Ladder, spin bikes, virtual spin bikes, boxing, a sun deck, TRX, and free parking. All personal trainers are certified, licensed and insured, and do not require client contracts.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 668-0802

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Circuit Works

Circuit Works is a Santa Monica gym which uses a system of Aerobic (cardiovascular) and Anaerobic (resistance) exercises to maximize the number of calories burned. The company opened in 2006 and now has over 15,000 clients. Owner Raphael Verela first used circuit training while in the Marine Corps for six years. Mr. Verela also studied exercise physiology at Oregon State University.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 664-1017

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City of Angels Boxing

City of Angels Boxing is a boxing center in the Los Angeles area. Owner Alex Brenes was an amateur and pro boxer for 21 years and has been teaching men and women of all ages for over 14 years. LA Weekly named the facility the Best Boxing Gym in LA, and City of Angels is the Home of the LAPD Boxing Team.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 630-1974

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Deuce Gym

Deuce Gym offers clients exercise and strength training services in the Venice area. Patrons can benefit from General Physical Preparedness (GPP) or take one of the center's specialty courses such as Deuce gymnastics, Coaches Prep, Strongman 101/202, Strength 101/202, and Movement and Mobility. Clients can get a free assessment but should call or email before coming in.

Venice, CA(310) 450-3969

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Easton Gym Co.

Easton Gym Co. has been a Los Angeles gym since 1938. With two facilities now in Hollywood and Manhattan Beach, members can benefit from a free health screening, a Pro Shop with supplements, rooftop sundeck, cardio equipment such as LifeFitness and Star Trac, and one free personal training session. Group classes include yoga, TRX, cardio-kickboxing, Pilates, and body sculpting. Patrons can also pick up healthy smoothies at Mojo Cafe.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 651-3636

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Hayden Gym

Hayden Gym is a 5,500 square foot facility in Los Angeles where clients can choose a monthly or annual membership or get an unlimited access pass to Hayden's classes. These include KickBoxing, BootCamp, Circuit, Deep Stretch, and Boxing. Owner John Waszak has 20 years of experience in fitness and health and is NASM Certified. Mr. Wazak has written articles for Women's Health & Fitness and Self and has trained professional as well as Olympic athletes.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 202-0003

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Hollywood Gym

Hollywood Gym is a 24/7 fitness facility and boxing center in the Hollywood area. Clients frequent the center for cardio equipment and free weights, circuit and strength training, ZUMBA fitness, nutritional counseling, 24-hour professional boxing, Mixed Martial Arts classes, Pilates, rock climbing, and 24-hour nutrition center. Corporate wellness programs, as well as vitamins and herbs, are also available. Personal trainers are nationally certified, and members receive free parking.

Hollywood, CA(323) 845-1420

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IRON Fitness

IRON Fitness has two gum locations in Brentwood and Santa Monica. IRON's certified trainers offer personal training, fitness classes, boot camps, one-on-one boxing instruction, boxing classes, and youth boxing. Most workouts cover resistance training, cardio workouts, strength training, functional fitness, core work, and flexibility training. The youth boxing program is for ages seven to 16.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 684-5772

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Legacy Gym

Legacy Gym offers Los Angeles residents individualized training programs and has clients focus on seven areas from the Wheel of Health & Fitness. Training sessions can take place at an individual's home or office, and trainers also teach clients about healthy shopping and eating. Legacy Gym was founded in honor of Reg Park, three-time Mr. Universe and mentor to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 694-5153

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Mansion Fitness

Mansion Fitness is a West Hollywood gym facility. Clients can pick a program based on their specific goals such as Weight Loss, Tone & Sculpt, Size & Strength, and Sports Performance & Conditioning. Mansion Fitness also offers nutritional counseling and guidance as well as in-home chef services and help with shopping healthy. Myotherapy pain relief services such as soft tissue massage and Myofascial release are also available.

West Hollywood, CA(323) 378-5818

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Muscle Mechanics

Muscle Mechanics is a 5,200 square foot fitness center in Los Angles. The gym offers free valet parking and towel service, resistance training equipment, lockers, free coffee, spin bikes, ellipticals, a core training and Plyometric area, protein drinks, and an outdoor workout area. New clients can receive a free assessment, and Muscle Mechanics will match clients to a trainer for personal sessions as well.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 944-0858

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Nerdstrong Gym

Nerdstrong Gym is a North Hollywood gym that aims to provide a safe space for nerds to get in shape and pursue a healthier lifestyle. Clients can attend different exercise classes as well as yoga and pilates. Private training is also available. All group classes have a maximum of 20 people and are one hour long. Non-members can come Sundays beginning at 10 AM to try out the facility.

North Hollywood, CA(855) 673-7874

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Rockreation

Rockreation is an indoor gym and climbing facility in the Los Angeles area. Patrons can use the 10,000 square feet of climbing wall as well as a 1,500 square foot fitness area. There is also a boulder area and over 200 top-rope routes. Rockreation offers climbing, fitness, and yoga classes, team building and corporate programs, kids birthday parties, and other activities. Children must be six years or older to climb and at least none to join the team.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 207-7199

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Sityodtong Los Angeles

Sityodtong Los Angeles is the only fighter's gym in Azusa as well as in the San Gabriel Valley. Patrons of the gym receive self-defense training, boxing and Muay Thai fitness classes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and competition training. Team Sityodtong, or the LA Wrecking Crew, is coached by Walter “Sleeper” Michalowski and is sponsored by PowerBar’s Team Elite.

Azusa, CA(626) 577-7800

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SpeedX

SpeedX is a Los Angeles gym specializing in interval training. Patrons receive varied workouts which increase in intensity to help build muscle and improve heart health as well as endurance. SpeedX was named Best Fitness Class by Los Angeles Magazine and has received recognition from The Biggest Loser and Men's Health. Clients can adapt the program to their skills and abilities.

Los Angeles, CA(424) 269-2800

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The Boxing District

The Boxing District is a Los Angeles boxing gym. Classes include Curvy Girl Fitness Program, personal training, introductory personal training, youth boxing, and group classes. No-contract memberships are also available. The owner has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a community mental health advocate. The Boxing District supports a number of non-profits such as Talk More Stress Less and the Foundation for Second Chances.

Los Angeles, CA(213) 787-4044

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The Gym LA

The Gym LA is a Los Angeles fitness center for group fitness as well as personal sessions with certified trainers. The Gym's owners personally select all trainers, who must have current national certification, CPR certification, and proof of professional liability insurance. The Gym provides 9,000 square feet of space and equipment, locker rooms, free wi-fi, towel service, individual TVs, and free parking.

Los Angeles, CA(424) 248-8496

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The Stronghold Climbing Gym

The Stronghold Climbing Gym is a Los Angeles facility in the 23-acre Brewery Arts Complex. The gym offers roped climbing, bouldering, yoga, and fitness classes. Personal training and kids programs, including a climbing team and summer camp, are also available. Members can hold birthday parties and other group events at the facility.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 505-7000

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Unbreakable

Unbreakable is a Los Angeles gym founded by Fox Sports' NFL Insider Jay Glazer. The facility features a turf area, low-impact running options, cryotherapy chamber, NormaTec pulse systems, and other equipment. Executive performance training is available for corporate executives as well as athletes. Clients can also choose Mixed Martial Arts sessions or group training. Olympic Silver medalist in volleyball Lindsey Berg and NFL Defensive Player of the Year Brian Urlacher are Unbreakable co-founders.

West Hollywood, CA(310) 483-4682

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Westside Boxing Club

Westside Boxing Club was set up by the Saucedo Ruiz boxing family almost ten years ago. The Los Angeles center has trained media personalities as well as world-class fighters including Victor Ortiz and Sugar Shane Mosley. The club's managements looks for and develops new boxing talent as well as training men, women, and children of any skill level and ability. Gym employees speak English and Spanish.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 947-1306

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