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Crunch Acknowledges Remodel Issues, No Word on Refunds



We posted yesterday about complaints we heard about the remodel at Crunch on Sunset Blvd.  The gym sent out an email to members today acknowledging some of the problems and thanking members for their patience as they work to complete the project.

The email states that “there are still some aspects and details we are working on and expect to complete over the next few weeks” and that they “understand that it would have been ideal if the additional work had been completed while the gym was closed…”

They say that they opted to reopen as quickly as possible so that members could resume workouts.  (We’re still unaware of any widespread offer that they’ve made to credit members on their monthly fee for the period of closure, which is one of the big complaints we’re hearing that people are still miffed about… please post in the comments section or contact us if you have any info about this.)

Changes still to come include softening the lighting, perfecting the sound system, adding graphics and touch up paint work, along with “ensuring that all the amenities are in place and installing new benches in the locker rooms.”

“As you know, change always takes a bit of gettting used to and we hope that the new look and feel of the club will soon feel like a new and improved version of the Sunset you knew before,” says the email in closing.


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  1. L

    August 31, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    ha, I didn’t get an email?? Yesterday was my first workout since the remodel…I thought they said they were going to upgrade the cooling systems? It has always been hot in there and last night was even worse than before…

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Sat Feb 8: Recharge for Spring with LVMB Collective



by Genevieve Marie

LOS FELIZ — LVMB Collective presents: Recharge for Spring! Led by  Weléla Mar Kindred of  Löv Yoga, to help you feel energized!

The event includes an Intentional Choreography workshop, Tribal Bellydanse, Spring Women’s Healing Circle and African Sound Ceremony. Guests will want to eat really light, drink some water, and wear clothes you can move in.

There will be a short sound bath which LVMB says will guide you towards a more relaxed state. Weléla will be using Tibetan sound bowls and Koshi wind chimes. Green juice will be given complimentary at the closing of the class. “Let’s heal you!” she says.

Weléla says of the event “Consider this flow to consciously focus on healing the heart and very gentle yoga practice – no harsh movements.  Embracing the affirmation, I forgive all in my path and I will walk with a lighter heart. This flow is a hatha-based flow. For those who are new to yoga, with the intention of being gentle. This is a space where you practice to be aware of your body and those around you.”

“This will be a beautiful ceremony among your El Portal community and friends, we look forward to seeing you there!” – LVMB

Where and When

Sat, February 8, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST

El Portal De Los Feliz 3713 Lowry Road Los Angeles, CA 90027

Please allow extra time for parking.

Space is limited, tickets at

Private Gentle Löv Yoga Sessions are also available, they can come to you or arrange a Skype class. 

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L V M B also offers plant-based culinary services, offering African inspired food meal plans specifically to clients based in Los Angeles.  They travel to global cities for personal meal planning trips as well for clients who desire meals that not only nourish but create smart time saving needs.

Weléla  began preparing plant-based meals in 1997 in her Los Angeles home studio, and in Paris, FR – book a private service here .

​For more info, check out or email

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SoulCycle’s Angela Davis Co-Founds Local AARMY Fitness Studio



Celebrity SoulCycle Instructor Angela Davis Joins Akin Akman as Co-Founder of AARMY Fitness Studio

WEST HOLLYWOOD (Hollywood Reporter) — Angela Davis — who hosted rides for the likes of Beyonce, Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, David Beckham, Usher, Ciara and James Franco — put the brakes on her 8-year career with the fitness studio in October.

Since her resignation, insiders had been holding their breath to see where Davis, a former member of USA’s Track and Field team, would take her act, praised for its wellness-minded blend of physical, mental and spiritual workouts.

Now they know.

Davis confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that she has partnered with another former SoulCycle instructor, Akin Akman, and creative strategist Trey Laird to launch AARMY, a “next level coaching experience” that will offer community-based team training in a boutique setting. (Akman, a former elite […]

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Celebs and A-List Investors Finance WeHo Rowing Studio



West Hollywood Rowing Fitness Studio Lines Up Investors Kevin Hart, Russell Westbrook (Exclusive)

WEST HOLLYWOOD (Hollywood Reporter) — Rowing fitness studio Health House has assembled its first round of funding and announced a roster of A-list investors: Kevin Hart, Russell Westbrook, Odell Beckham Jr., the Chainsmokers, Denise and Katie Austin, Winklevoss Capital, Soma Capital, Sinai Ventures, Steve Lewis, Nate Checketts, Jon Terzian and James Maslow.

Led by co-founders Jon Knopke, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Bobby Maylack and Lorenzo Esparza, the company recently opened its first Los Angeles studio located on West Knoll Drive in West Hollywood.

Founded in 2013 in Kansas City, Health House has been dedicated to a combination of rowing and strength training for a full body workout.

Said Knopke: “With our West Hollywood Flagship, we’ve built a space where people can take meetings, have a […]

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