5 to Try: Unique Workouts in LA

If you're tired of the same old workout routine and looking to shake things up while shaping up, try these unusual fitness classes in LA that are sure to burn calories and keep your workout routine fresh and fun!

Updated: July 20, 2010

Unique Workouts in LA

Sports Club LA

9601 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Stop in this upscale sports club for one of their new and unusual classes. Hoop Flow gets you in touch with your inner child as you hula hoop your way to a fitter bod while the Bolywood Burn sessions will have you shimmying along to the latest Bollywood choreography.

Sheila Kelley's S Factor

5225 Wilshire Blvd #B, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Feisty females, listen up! Ditch the tennis shoes and slap on a pair of your hottest heels. Then strut over to S Factor for a woman-only pole dancing class. Introductory classes and packages are available.

HYPE Studios

1951 W. Carson St., Torrance, CA 90501

At this studio, students move their bodies to the beat in offbeat classes that range from beginning to advanced for all ages. Courses include break dancing, adult burlesque and capoeira, the Brazilian martial arts. You can even take a hip-hop krump class. At $14 a class, you won't find a better deal west of the 405.

Kinetic Theory Theater

5950 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

This theater and aerial arts center located in Culver City is a premier spot to learn expressive and alternative movement. Fly through the air on a trapeze or learn to communicate through mime. From contortion classes to circus training, you'll be hard-pressed to find wackier classes than her. Youth courses, summer camp and packages also available.


8000 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Leave it to Crunch Gym to bring unique Hollywood twists to old workout favorites. With classes like "Ride to the Rhythm", "Cardio Striptease" and "Dance Your Ass Off," you won't be bored at this gym that also features a live DJ. The best part: free one-week passes!