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Finally, a much-needed break from your solo Instagram Live classes.
Los Angeles residents have been in lockdown for what feels like an earth-shattering six months. While we’ve all worked diligently (maybe even neurotically) to adjust our self-care routines and fitness regimens to fit within our living room walls, the cabin fever is undeniable. Luckily for us, a slew of inventive outdoor fitness classes have arrived just in time.
Prior to shutdown, the L.A. fitness scene was having a definitive moment. New, eccentric concept studios were popping up on every block, and digital initiatives with cult-like followings including Lekfit planned to open brick-and-mortar locations. Fitness enthusiasts across the city seemed to agree that nothing beats being pushed to peak physical form by a room full of strangers sporting the hottest apparel trends, peppy instructors with booming voices and state-of-the-art facilities with Drybar products on tap.
Fast-forward to our current state of affairs, and boutique fitness studios have gone through an aggressive roller coaster ride of forced shutdowns, reopenings and a second round of closures. In response, some of our favorite local studios have #pivoted to offer outdoor classes that promise to keep attendees safe while providing that coveted, studio sweat we’ve been craving.
In order to keep you active, healthy and sane, we’ve gathered our top 10 recommendations for the savviest — and social distancing-safe — outdoor classes currently offered in L.A. with silent disco headsets, branded masks and picturesque views of the Hollywood Hills à la carte.