Haven’t held a hula-hoop since your playground years? Step inside the ring and get your hips back in action.
Classes are held at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Avenue, at Pacific Terrace, Santa Monica. For more information, go to hoopnotica.com.
Held on public and private courts, the hour-long class combines cardio drills with traditional tennis moves.
For more information, go to ojakiantennis.com.
You. can. do. it. A 57-minute outdoor group workout that checks off your cardio, sculpting, and circuit training for the day (or week).
For more information, email Jenna Phillips at email@example.com or go to jennaphillips.com.
Half high-intensity spinning, half lengthening-strengthening yoga, the class is a hybrid that will make you entirely exhausted. In a good way.
For more information, go to go2yas.com.
Cirque du Soleil alums offer circus arts with full-body fitness workouts — bracketed by cardio warm-ups to boom box beats and Pilates cooldowns.
Cirque School, 5640½ Hollywood Boulevard, between Saint Andrews and North Wilton Places, Hollywood (424-226-2477 or cirqueschoolla.com).
The Bollywood classes couldn’t be more raucous. Start with basic steps (rib cage rolls, wrist flicks, shoulder shakes). Then unleash your passion in an elaborate Benny Lava-style number.
For more information, go to blue13dance.com.
Feel good sitting on the patio with free fruit and eucalyptus towels. Feel better knowing that for every high-impact spin class you take, the studio donates meals to Feeding America.
Cycle House, 624 North La Cienega Boulevard, at Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood (310-358-0888 or cyclehousela.com).
One, two, cha-cha-cha. The community studio offers dozens of dance classes at all levels and times of day.
Heartbeat House, 3141 Glendale Boulevard, between Glenfeliz Boulevard and Edenhurst Avenue (323-669-2821 or heartbeathouse.com).
The hour-long class, a Pilates/boxing blend, weaves cardio-based interval training with a few jabs and impressive dance moves.
Piloxing, 4129 Cahuenga Boulevard, at Lankershim Boulevard, Toluca Lake (818-762-8855 or piloxing.com).
Top trainers and choreographers lead calorie-burning parties-in-your-sweatpants. We like Rock It to the Core for the intense cardio and core-strengthening moves.
Rock It Workouts, 54 West Green Street, between South De Lacey and South Fair Oaks Avenues, Pasadena (626-657-2224 or rockitworkouts.com).
Can’t make it to Dove Rose’s famously packed circuit sweat fests? Do one of her Total Body Workout DVDs at home.
Available at dovesbodies.com.
Meredith Miller organizes small groups for indoor and outdoor workouts with resistance machines and old-fashioned obstacles (sprints, rope pulls).
For more information, go to l10la.com.
Pros lead you into the swells for tubular tubes and deadly drops (and a full-body workout, of course).
For more information, go to aquasurfschool.com.
Can’t make it to the studio (excuses, excuses)? Stream the HD video classes archive for past sessions and how-to clips.
YogaGlo, 1800 Berkeley Street, at Nebraska Avenue (310-800-4601 or yogaglo.com).
The studio takes a total mind-body-wellness approach to health through Pilates, Gyrotonic techniques, physical therapy, and relaxation.
Core Conditioning, 12930 Ventura Boulevard, at Coldwater Canyon Avenue, suite 226a; 2520 West Olive Avenue, at South Buena Vista Street, suite 300 (818-729-9419 or coreconditioningpt.com).
The technique blends light weights, ballet, Pilates, and yoga (formulated by pro ballerina Jennifer Williams). Classes are capped at twenty or fewer to ensure personal attention.
Pop Physique, 3501 West Sunset Boulevard, at Golden Gate Avenue, Silver Lake (323-665-7777 or popphysique.com).
Dive right into yoga and cult-loved Core Fusion Barre at this spa located just one block from the beach.
Exhale Mind Body Spa, 101 Wilshire Boulevard, at Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica (310-319-3193 or exhalespa.com).
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