Although the holiday season is one of the most joyous times of the year, your suddenly packed social calendar and pressure to buy the perfect gifts can often leave you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. To blow off some steam during these busy few months, we’ve rounded up the best workout classes around Los Angeles that can help you sweat out the stress and keep you fit.
If you want the personal trainer experience without the pressure of a one-on-one workout, head to Orangetheory fitness for their group personal training classes. Featuring upbeat music and energetic coaches, these one-hour sessions incorporate treadmills, rowing machines, suspension unit systems, free weights, and benches into their ever-changing workouts to ensure it never gets boring. 7950 Sunset Blvd., 323-282-5595
Take your workout to new heights this holiday season with an aerial yoga or fitness class at AIR. For newcomers, we suggest taking their foundation class to start, which will cover the basics of aerial exercises on hammocks while still providing a challenging workout. But, for the more experienced, this studio also offers sessions that focus on your core, full body, or high-intensity interval training. 8474 W 3rd St. #200, 203-305-8447
For a workout that gives back, head to Cycle House for their upbeat, high-intensity spin classes. With dim lights and energetic beats, instructors will have you climbing, sprinting, and of course sweating during their 45-minute sessions. However, the best part is that for every class a rider takes, the studio donates two meals to a person in need. 8511 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310-358-0888
A favorite among celebrities such as Ashlee Greene and Hilary Duff, Rise Nation is one of the only dedicated VersaClimber studios in the country. Perfect for climbers of all levels, classes at this studio range from intro, which is slower paced and features more in-depth instruction, to extreme, which features the highest difficulty moves and intervals. No matter what class you take, you’re in for an effective, full body workout. 613 N La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 424-343-0082
As the newest studio from Tracy Anderson, this 8,500-square-foot space features the most up-to-date versions of the method’s custom apparatuses including the Iso-Kinetic Band System and The Super G Floor. Head here for their group classes such as catapult cardio, multitask, and attain definition, or book a private training session, which incorporates cardio and muscular structure. And for those who are squeezing a workout into their busy day, this studio features a blow-dry bar so you can leave your workout looking and feeling your best. 11918 San Vincente Blvd., 310-207-5212
Dedicated to achieving the long, lean physique of a ballet dancer, Ballet Bodies features classes that combine ballet with cardio, stretching, and Pilates to lengthen and sculpt your muscles. And of course, there is a ballet basic class offered, which focuses on the classic technique and structure of this celebrated craft. 8376 Beverly Blvd., 323-944-0944