Basic Knead - By appointment only; 310-572-8578. For the latest in therapeutic massage, call Michelle Kluck and she'll come to your house ready to target your tension spots with a full-body massage or her newly developed foot massage, which uses specific locations on the feet to relieve pain all over the body. Take the relief of this foot massage home; Reflexology Sox are colorfully simple and available to customers. To enhance your enjoyment during the massage, Kluck also brings incense, soothing music, a buckwheat-filled neck roll, a lavender scented eye pillow, and body lotion.
The Biltmore Health Club Regal Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Ave.; 213-624-1011. The gym includes weight machines, free weights, aerobic machines, indoor pool, dry sauna, steamroom, whirlpool, personal care amenities, and massage therapy. It is open from 6 a.m-10 p.m. Mon-Fri., and 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. and Sun.
Body Maxx 8474 W. 3rd St.; 323-655-8365. Designed as the answer to the trendy, impersonal chain gyms, this exclusive fitness center provides an intimate, personal approach to fitnessology, owner Raphael Picaud’s roadmap to a healthy body. This sophisticated gym, designed for member's comfort, offers personal consultations with Picaud, complete nutritional and body composition analysis, and a personal fitness and nutritional regimen through cardiovascular, plyometric, and metabolic conditioning. Picaud also specializes in body transformation – a 90-day total body makeover. Personal trainers, top-of-the-line resistance machines, free weights, a cardiovascular area, deluxe bathroom and grooming areas, towel service, and free parking always available. Mon.-Fri. 6am-9pm, Sat. 8am-6pm, Sun. 8am-noon. .
Crunch Fitness 8000 W. Sunset Blvd.; 323-654-4550. West Hollywood Tone your thighs with a drag queen; compete in Action Wrestling; or "sweat away sin" with a live church gospel choir. Crunch Fitness turns ordinary exercise into innovative fitness activities led by creative fitness instructors. Spinning, Hypoxic Room, Rock walls, boxing, and kick-boxing also available. Massage and spa services and full-service juice bar on premises. Mon.-Thurs. 5am-11pm, Fri. 5am-9pm, Sat. and Sun. 8am-8pm.
LA Boxing Club 333 West Washington Blvd.; 213-748-1957. Need a place to practice those upper cuts and jabs? LA Boxing has three professional boxing rings and over 50 heavy bags in a separate kickboxing gym to help you lose weight, add muscle, and tone your body. Scheduled group classes in kickboxing, boxing, and tae bo available for the beginner interested in martial arts or self defense. If you’re just interested in working out, there is also a weight-training room with free weights, leg machines, and nautilus equipment. All boxing equipment and merchandise is available for rent or purchase. Open Mon.-Fri., 9am-10pm. Sat., 8am-4pm.
Piermont Racquet Club 500 SanJon Road; 805-648-5161. This sprawling facility offers tennis, racquetball, swimming, aerobics, yoga, tae kwon do, a complete fitness center, massage, pool tables, television, a café, and even childcare. Mon.-Thurs., 5:45 a.m. - 10 p.m, Fri. and Sun., 5:45-9, Sat., 5:45-8.
The Sports Club/L.A 1835 Sepulveda Blvd.; 310-473-1447. Latest fitness equipment available in an upscale, relaxed atmosphere. From treadmills to weight training to fitness classes of all types, The Sports Club has something for almost everyone, including massage and Jacuzzi.
24 Hour Fitness Satisfying that need to work out at 3:30 am, 24 Hour Fitness offers an abundance of equipment, classes, and amenities at 25 Los Angeles locations, so you'll always be able to feed your calorie-burning craving. Choose between free weights, weight-training equipment, cardiovascular equipment, and low impact machines, or join a kickboxing, cycling, step aerobics, or yoga class. Swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, and tanning, available to relax your tired muscles. Call 1-800-204-2400 for your nearest location.