The Real Deal: Dove Rose means business, and will definitely whip you into shape!  Dove’s Bodies is located next to Studio Cafe on Ventura Blvd, but can only be accessed through the back.  Classes are held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-10:30, and Saturdays from 9:30-11:00.  Dove offers a variety of services ranging from personal training to private bootcamps and fitness…

The Real Deal: StrollerFit is not just a workout for moms anymore, but for anyone that wants to stay healthy and get in shape.  The majority of the class does consist of women, but Melissa Thomas welcomes all caregivers of stroller-age children.  The best part about StrollerFit is that you don’t need a babysitter!  It is geared towards all fitness levels,…

The Real Deal: The Electric Lodge is a visual and performing arts center just off of Abbot Kinney in Venice.  It’s described as a laboratory for artists and engages the community through a variety of programs, including an incredible Tuesday evening, donation-based Power Yoga class.  The tiny room is pretty bare and doesn’t offer any yoga “extras” like blankets and…

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…