The Real Deal: Located just off Laurel Canyon and about one mile south of Ventura Blvd, Fryman Canyon is a great way to get in a workout in a beautiful setting.  This hike truly has it all…a secluded setting, gorgeous surroundings, and challenging terrain.  If you’re looking for a peaceful hike, walk the trail and enjoy the nature around you.  If you’re more in the…

The Real Deal: This hidden little gem is located South of Ventura Blvd. at the very top of Dixie Canyon in Studio City.  Angelenos looking for a quiet and peaceful break from city life will really enjoy this off-the-beaten-path quick trek.  The trail forms a nice, and mostly easy to follow loop that winds you up into the canyon along a small stream.  Most of the trail takes you beneath…

The Real Deal: The Culver City stairs are located off of Jefferson Blvd. and are sometimes referred to as the “other stairs” on the westside. The massive stone steps follow a sharp, steep climb to the Baldwin Hills Overlook which is arguably one of the best views in all of Los Angeles.  From the ocean to the Hollywood sign, you can see it all!  The stairs are quite challenging…

The Real Deal: 220 Fitness Concepts in Santa Monica will be officially opening in October and is located on Main Street.  The gym will feature state of the art of equipment, top-notch trainers and the most unique and fun classes.  Some of the amazing classes featured are…Sunset Beach Yoga, Dance Party, 220 Sand Challenge, Kangoo Boot Camp, and Kangoo Jumps RUN.  Kangoo Jumps…

The Real Deal: Teresa Ann Volgenau (TAVLifestyle Fitness) teaches an outdoor group FUSION class, and is also a personal trainer.  The class is located in the Silver Lake/Los Felix area, class locations vary and are sometimes held at Bellevue Park or Griffith Park.  Teresa was a former ballet dancer and has always loved fitness and the outdoors.  Teresa…

The Real Deal: Fitness Aly (a.k.a. Aly Krebs Covington), loves fitness and her passion truly shows during boot camp.  The Boot Camp Blast class is filled with inspiring women of all ages and sizes with a common goal…to get fit and have fun!!  Aly also coaches the Lululemon Calabasas Run Club and is a personal trainer at Future Physique Gym in Westlake Village.  Please…

The Real Deal: If you like being outdoors as much as we do, we have the perfect suggestion for a lovely weekend workout that won’t break the bank.  With Daylight Savings time in full effect, it’s time to take advantage of these long hours we are afforded with a bike ride (or run/stroll) down Santa Monica’s beach path.  You can rent a bike at one of the many vendors along…

The Real Deal: This is the BEST backyard bootcamp!  Brooke and her husband own and operate the bootcamp at several locations across Los Angeles.  It is hardcore, and definitely perfect for anyone that wants to get in some serious shape!  Brooke is serious about getting you in shape, but makes the class so much fun.  Brooke isn’t afraid to push you beyond your…

The Real Deal: Sonki Fitness Boot Camp is an outdoor fitness experience for all ages and fitness levels.  If your idea of a boot camp workout involves a drill sergeant screaming at you to do 20 more push-ups, then you will be amazed to find that Sonki Fitness is just the opposite.  Sonki Hong, the creator of the workout, is a very mild-mannered man but knows how to motivate his clients by…

The Real Deal: Runyon Canyon is legendary amongst the Hollywood elite.  On any given beautiful and sunny day, you are bound to see an A-Lister or two with their pooch or personal trainer jogging the trails.  It’s also been rumored that Errol Flynn once lived on the grounds.  You can walk the basic trail, but for those that crave more, you can venture high into the canyon for…

The Real Deal: What once was a hidden gem nestled within a quiet Santa Monica neighborhood, has now become a workout hot-spot for outdoor fitness fans.  The biggest draw of doing the Santa Monica Steps or “The Stairs” (either name works), is that they are free to the public and open 24-7, 365 days a year.  There are two sets of steps, wooden ones that are wider across and offer…

The Real Deal: What can I say, Peeler is GREAT!  His bootcamp is very tough, but he uses very basic moves…it’s almost like being at recess all over again!  Brian Peeler might be most well known for his role on the Bravo TV Reality hit, The Workout!  He is easy going, but tough at the same time.  The bootcamp meets in Woodland Hills at Warner Center Park on Tuesdays and…

The Real Deal: Drake stadium is usually open to the public, except when there is a UCLA soccer game, track meet, or practice.  Drake has many unique qualities that appeal to the fitness crowd.  You can workout on the stadium stairs (you will see people doing crazy things like hopping up three sets of stairs at a time!!), on the track (4 times around is a standard mile), practice your long…