Black Friday: It's not just for consumer object gluttony! You can also stock up on healthful fitness classes at super-reduced prices. Stretching, bouncing, Pilates, boxing, treadmill crushing—there's some marked-down sweat equity that's just waiting for you.
It's been a banner year including a new studio in the Sycamore Media District for this innovative workout concept with its signature 27-minute workouts atop a vibrating workout machine that's been praised by celebs including Madonna and Demi Lovato. The workout builds muscle, increases serotonin and reduces cortisol—and now there's a deal for new members to get two weeks for $27 (it's usually twice the price).
2. Prevail Boxing
There's a holiday new client special: $100 off your first month off membership, which at its regular price of $240 may seem steep but at $140 is more doable. That qualifies you a daily class, and at this West Third Street studio, that pretty much guarantees you a new body since their box/full body conditioning classes burn fat, build muscle and also make you feel like a general all-around badass.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving (or Thanksgiving recovery), this Sunset Boulevard studio is offering a series of deals named "Pie Thighs." Get 10 days unlimited classes for $35, 5 classes for $45 or 20 classes for $200. That's a big improvement over the usual $25 per class.
This Santa Monica- and Robertson Boulevard based studio is all about turning six boxing moves and constant motion into a results-oriented 45 minutes. Through Wednesday, get a three-pack of classes for $60 (single classes are usually $30 each). And, if you're really clever, you'll purchase multiple three-packs, since you can buy up to 4 class packages to use in the next 90 days.
5. CorePower Yoga
The multi-location hot yoga studio is offering 40 percent off all their full-price yoga clothes and gear if you pay with one of their gift cards. (CorePower gift cards spend like cash at the studio, and are themselves being offered for 20 percent off). Also, most studios are offering 50 percent off the first month's membership if you pay with a gift card.
6. Stretch Pro
It's the best kind of exercise we know—one where you lie back and let someone else do the work. In this case a trained stretch therapist tackles parts of the body where you feel tightness, discomfort or misalignment. Through December 1, show up at any of the four locations and ask for the Black Friday deal. You can get a 10-pack of 25-minute stretches for $325 (regularly $400), a 10-pack of 50-minute stretches for $625 (regularly $850) as well as deals on deep massage and infrared sauna.
7. Club Pilates NoHo
The friendly North Hollywood location offers classes using tech like the reformer, Exo-chair, TRX suspension trainer, springboard and more. With four levels of classes, you'll never feel a class is too easy or tough for you, and with seven types of classes, you can find your favorite (there's even one that's devoted to muscle recovery). This weekend, the NoHo location is waiving its usual $59 enrollment fee and giving clients 30 percent off their first month's membership or class pack. Text PLANKSGIVING to 818-210-3422 to get the coupon code.
8. The Wall
A recent University of Tokyo study confirmed that cardio following resistance training is the optimum method of burning fat while building muscle, which is just how this sleek South La Brea studio does things. If you sign up now for an auto-renew pack of 10, you get it for $180 (not the $260 usual price). No pressure to keep renewing, though—you can cancel at any time (but probably when you see the results, you won't want to).