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Best New Fitness Trends & Where To Do Them in LA

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What are some of the top new fitness trends in the City of Angels? From boxing workouts to flying yoga, we have your new workouts covered, and can tell you where to find them. Get ready to feel the burn!

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5957 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 452-0101

Open 24 hours a day, Prevail offers old-school boxing gym style without the sweat and grime. Hanging heavy bags and floor to ceiling mirrors provide a spot for a serious and high intensity work out. Ready to punch up your exercise routine? Start here.

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AIR Aerial Fitness
8474 W 3rd St #200
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(203) 305-8447

Flying yoga? Yes, that really is a form of exercise and zen. At Air Aerial Fitness, silk loops hang from the ceiling for climbing and swinging. There are high-resistance, muscle building classes and more traditionally yoga-style classes, but regardless of the kind of exercise regimen chosen, each class ends with spending a little time hanging in an intimate silky cocoon. If you're wondering about the benefits of hanging upside down, reportedly such exercise increases lung capacity, and enhances conditioning, as well as strengthening your core.

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L.A. Derby Dolls
4900 Alhambra Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(805) 218-9807

There may be nothing quite so cutting edge as roller derby classes. At L.A. Derby Dolls, this is the real thing, not a practice run. Beginning and intermediate classes welcome men and women, although if you plan to compete, that's for women only. If you just want a great workout, both guys and dolls should lace up their skates.

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Soul Cycle
8820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 322-7685

Great music and intense cycling are the key notes of Soul Cycle, which has locations throughout the Southland. At the brand new Culver City location, as well as elsewhere in the city, participants are loyal to this beyond-rigorous riding experience. Join the tribe for a powerful work out and enthusiastic fellow riders. Many of the instructors also offer inspiring messages throughout and at the end of your workout too!

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Modo Hot Yoga
340 S La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-5000

There's hot yoga, and then there's Modo Hot Yoga. Pristine classroom space and fast but not furious class pace means a terrific workout and plenty of time for some meditative poses, too. Some 40 postures are employed to combine both traditional and therapeutic styles of yoga. Rooms are heated to 98F with 40% humidity. The cardiovascular work out is safer than ever with the heat to loosen and tone muscles. The heat also detoxifies - yogis practicing here will have softer, smoother skin as well as building muscles.

Genie Davis is a multi-published journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles. See more on: CBSLA | | | DiversionsLA | Twitter.
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