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Photos: 24 Hour Fitness Set to Reopen after Remodel



The 24 Hour Fitness in West Hollywood on Santa Monica Blvd is set to reopen on Friday after a long renovation period. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find at the facility.

To be sure, anything that the gym did during this renovation would have been a huge improvement.  The facility is now clean and modernized, but it appears that they were not able to smooth out the traffic flow in the disjointed space as much as one might have hoped.  Some things have been moved around, but it still feels like a confusing space.

Spa and sauna facilities are now unisex, accessed from the pool deck, which will likely assist the staff in changing the atmosphere in the locker rooms (especially the mens).

Several Internet kiosks are located on the main floor, with a few also located on the second level.

A clean and modernized cardio room has been setup at the far west side of the main floor of the building with flat screen televisions and some equipment also featuring a video screen.

Towel service is sure to be one of the most popular new features.

Overall, the renovation brings the facility up to date with the amenities expected by gym-going clientele in West Hollywood.  It’s adequate and clean, rectifying an unflattering prior reputation in that regard, but it otherwise doesn’t take the facility to any great new heights.

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  1. Liam323

    January 28, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    I went there this morning and hey did a great job with the remodel!

  2. rob

    January 28, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    This reviewer sounds like a snot! The new gym is great! Not sure what else anyone could ever want!!!

  3. admin

    January 28, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    LOL, thanks for your comments. Yes, the gym is perfectly fine but I think they only brought it up to acceptable, moderate standards. That’s probably just fine and dandy because they are not trying to compete with Equinox or something even better. But let’s not kid ourselves… it ain’t equinox so obviously there is room for it to be much, much better than it is (if they wanted to make it better, which they probably don’t).

  4. Rodney

    January 28, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    I was a member before then remodel and it really needed work. Really happy witht the results. ALL NEW EQUIPMENT!!! That’s all I really care about. No… its not Equinox. But then again… no one there is paying $120/month. Can’t expect to fly in First when you pay for coach!

  5. Tony

    February 1, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    I actually think it’s nicer than Equinox. Nice restroom, nice outdoor pool and saunas, tons of new weights…flat screen TV’s everywhere…it’s fabulous!!

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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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