If you’re hoping to stay healthy in Los Angeles, then your best bet is to find somewhere that you can actually enjoy working out.
Fortunately, in Los Angeles, this isn’t hard. There are tons of high-intensity hikes, gyms with wild workout plans, rock climbing venues, and other exciting areas that you can find a full-body workout.
Here are 10 of the most intense workouts and physical activities that you can find in Los Angeles.
The Chantry Flats Loop
One of the most intense hikes that can be found around Los Angeles is the Chantry Flats Loop. This hike will take you half the day as you trek alongside the creek up toward Sturtevant Falls.
While some of the park is shaded, be sure to bring lots of water because many parts can be scorching hot during sunny days.
This hike takes you up a whopping 4,300 feet and will provide you with absolutely stunning views of Los Angeles County – should you make it to the top.
Three Trees Trail
Another full-day hike is the Three Trees Trail, one of the longest hikes you can find in the region. This is also one of the most beautiful hikes, as you’ll be traveling through pine and cedar forests the whole way.
This fitness center has its own patented exercise unit known as a Supraformer. Here, you can have the instructors teach you how to pit your limbs against this intense machine.
Lekfit is run by a dance instructor who decided to start offering fitness classes. Now she offers high-intensity classes that combine stretching, jumping on mini trampolines, and lots of sweat.
Training Mate is basically a boot camp class where your instructors encourage you instead of scream at you. If you’re looking for a place to get your whole body in shape quickly, Training Mate is one of the best places for you.
Up Flying Yoga
Yoga can be a bit of a workout on its own, but it gets even more intense if you’re doing it upside down while floating in the air. Up Flying Yoga allows you to suspend yourself 3 feet above the ground on a 9-foot long silk ribbon so you can add an upside-down element to your workout.
This place is a pretty good way to burn a lot of calories quickly. Some call it cheating.
Workouts here will put you on top of the Power Plate, a medically certified device that vibrates while you’re on it. This leads to muscle contractions, causing you to burn calories at a higher rate than you would during a standard workout.
The Stronghold Climbing Gym
If you want to test your body’s limits by doing some indoor rock climbing, The Stronghold Climbing Gym is one of the best places to do this. Safety instructors will help ensure that you learn how to handle the rocks in the most effective way.
If you want a spiritual aspect to your daily cycling, check out Dragonfly Cycling. The dragonfly symbolizes transformation and growth, and each ‘session’ here is intended to encourage personal evolution in addition to physical health.
Do you prefer the gym? A hike? Regardless of your preferences, if you want to test your physical limits, LA offers plenty of options.