Loathe the Stairmaster? Disdain the treadmill? We do too. Lively up your stagnant workout routine with an exercise class that makes sculpting your body as fun as going out in your tight jeans to show it off.
Supermodel Sculpt: If you’ve ever admired/envied the curves of Victoria Secret models like Heidi Klum and Karolina Kurkova, (and who hasn’t?) Supermodel Sculpt is the workout for you. Taught by trainer to the stars Andrea Orbeck -- her clients include Klum, Kurkova and Usher -- the class lifts the tush, tones and lengthens the legs and sculpts the abs and arms. In other words, Orbeck hits all the spots you want looking tight when hanging out in your underwear.
Private classes only (310-663-1028 or andreaorbeck.com)
Aphrodite Fitness Studio: Admit it: You know exactly what song you’d strip to if you ever had the chance. (For the record, we’d choose “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel). Make that risqué dream a reality and tone up your bod in the process with Aphrodite’s Strip Class. This hour long workout targets the thighs, abs and booty with pole dancing, chair routines, lap dances and floor work. Bring your stiletto pumps and be prepared to sweat.
Address for class emailed upon registration (323-272-3179 or aphroditesnp.com).
PopPhysique: You know a dancer when you see her because she’s just so… fit. Stop your jealousy and get yourself in similar shape with these intense full-body workouts taught by professional ballerina Jennifer Williams. Each portion of the hour long class includes a corresponding playlist, which range from indie, to hip-hop and electro, so you can jam out while toning yourself into ballerina shape. Pop Physique promises side effects including increased flexibility and body awareness. While they can’t guarantee that this will make your sex life hotter, they suggest that it is definitely a possibility.
3501 West Sunset Boulevard at Golden Gate Avenue, Silverlake (323-665-7777 or popphysique.com) Locations also in Seal Beach, Studio City and Mar Vista
Piloxing: Piloxing (boxing + Pilates) offers the speed, agility and power of boxing and the flexibility and lean, sculpted body that has made Pilates Hollywood’s favorite workout. The goal of piloxing creator Viveca Jensen is to teach feminine power and a positive self image, all while she makes your biceps burn. We think that’s kinda badass.
4129 Cahuenga Boulevard, Toluca Lake, (818-762-8855 or piloxing.com)
The Sweat Spot: The Sweat Spot proves that effective workouts don’t have to be complicated, or even grueling. This east side dance studio favors fun over form (shoes are optional). Here, dancers of all ages shake what their mama gave ‘em in classes including Boom Boom Burlesque and Rock ‘n’ Roll Ballet. Sweat Spot founder Ryan Heffington says the classes “bridge the gap between the dance club, the gym, and church.” Praise your body at a Sweaty Sunday get down. You won’t even feel like you’re working out.
3327 Sunset Boulevard, at Micheltorena Street, (323-953-8089 or thesweatspotla.com)