1101 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA | Directions 9029133.991892 -118.470451
Mon-Fri. 5:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sun. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Neighborhoods: West LA, Venice
Founded in 2001 by Kimberly Fowler, YAS Fitness Center was the first studio dedicated to the combination of spinning and yoga, sparking the yoga hybrid movement that remains today's biggest fitness trend.
YAS attracts strong and capable clients seeking to take their fitness to new levels.
With locations in Venice, Silverlake, East Costa Mesa and Downtown LA, YAS is a place to come together with like-minded people for hard work and fun.
Kimberly's pioneering one-hour yoga class, YOGA for ATHLETES integrates movement, strength and breath work to help athletes excel, no matter their sport or ability level.
Kimberly's bestselling practical guide to yoga, The No OM Zone, is available at all YAS Fitness Centers, as are her three DVDs and celebrated YAS yoga and sportswear line.
YAS offers comprehensive teacher training based in Kimberly's original yoga hybrid philosophy.
I've been YAS'd !!!! – I have been going to YAS for about 2 yrs now and love it !!!! It took one SPIN class and I was addicted. I especially love the mid day YAS class. It is a great combination of Spinning and Yoga all in one hour. It is a great way to incorporate health and ftness into a busy schedule. I try and go Mon-Wed-Fri from 11:15-12:15pm...love the instructor !!! Great music, great energy...great workout !!!!
Best sweat in town - Venice Style – Even from the outside, YAS is intriguing with its sleek, minimalist looking exterior. But there is truly so much more than just a hip studio space inside. There?s nothing intimidating about it. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming; the staff is friendly; and most importantly the workouts are killer! They offer more classes than any other studio around, so no matter what your schedule, you can find a spin or yoga class that fits in. Or, do both and get your cardio and strength & flexibility workout all in one place. It?s great? you always know what you?re going to get - there are no surprises; no gimmicks ? just a solid workout. Plus, at YAS you get the ideal bonus: great music, experienced instructors and a room full of sweaty, yet smiling faces all just as inspired to ?tap it up? as you. I always leave feeling more energized than when I arrived. How many exercise classes can you say that about?
Best Spinning & Yoga Workout – I have been going to YAS for about 6 years (a few months after it opened!) and i cannot disagree more with the previous review! Clearly the man below did not "tap it up"--because if he had--he not only would have had an amazing cardio workout--the definition added to the legs, stomach,arms--is unreal--it requires you to engage your entire body. As for weights--I don't think there is a better weight workout than the Yoga for Athletes--a person's own body is the best set of weights available--I am continually inspired to grow at YAS both physically and mentally--the challenge is there for the taking--I appreciate the space, the teachers and the management that continues to make this one of the best places to workout in LA.
Just Cardio! Weak boring workout – This has got to be the worst workout I have ever done. I don't get why people flock to this class. The workout is the same every time. There is absolutely no variety in the program and no form of resistance at all. I was very disappointed and felt like I just wasted an hour. People who solely work out at YAS have no understanding of what the body really needs as far as exercise goes. Any research you do on fitness states you need to do weights no matter what your fitness goals are. Weight training burns more fat than cardio and also helps with bone density and joint strength. The most effective workout classes out there are those programs that include weights.
YAS keeps us motivated & in shape – YAS was first introduced to me & my family by our realtor/YAS member. The combination of spinning & yoga has been the best thing for our family. Like many other high powered individuals at YAS, each person attends classes that fit his/her personality & needs. Each teacher brings their own personality to the class, even though the classes are choreographed to the YAS profile.
Kim Fowler has such popular yoga classes that most of the time they are packed, so we try to go to other classes which are small, personalized & have equally capable instructors.
No longer the best kept secret – YAS used to be my little secret, now it's crazy. If you don't call and sign up for spin classes 24 hours in advance you don't get in. The yoga classes are getting so crowded that you need to show up extra early. The thing I like about YAS the most is that it's not intimidating. They seem to welcome everyone and encourage everyone to just do their best. It's the first time I've actually been able to get my boyfriend into yoga on a regular basis. The space is clean and modern, the teachers are amazing. I just wish it wasn't so popular!!!!
The Only Place I Work Out At – There are only two things I do in life...work and work out. And I only work out at YAS. The spin classes are a great way to stay motivated-they are never boring. While I love Sherri's class the best, all of the instructors are fantastic and offer a wide range of vibes. The yoga is a great class to do after the spinning. I did spinning and yoga with both of my pregnancies and was back in my pre-pregnancy pants within 2 weeks!
YAS Rocks!!! – Always get a reat workout from both yoga and spinning. The instructors are knowledgable and outgoing.
Yoga for Athletes has increased my flexibility, strength and performance in all the other sports I participate.
I would rather be on my road bike but when the weather & the lack of time works against me I know I can jump into one of their many spin classes and get in a really grueling workout.
Best spin and yoga studio on the westside – I'm not sure why westcoast10 would go there having such strong things to say about YAS and Kim Fowler. I certainly wouldn't waste my time going if I didn't love it. I have been a member of YAS for over 3 years and I still look forward to the classes. Sherri's music selection is excellent and for me it is all about the music. Technique should be learned after several classes and every instructor is more then willing to help. What's mundane to me is having an instructor talk too much during class and repeat the same things over and over again. Before every class the instrutor asks if anyone is new, and if they are, the instructor helps them with thier tchnique, always. Usually the class if full of repeat members having a good time and burning calories. Kim's yoga classes are excellent, especially for athletes. The spin class is amazing excercise and easy on the knees! If you want to lose weight doing a 45 minutes spin class and a 1 hour yoga class is the way to go. There is no competition, it is not intimidating, it is always fun and you leave YAS sweating and feeling great. I highly recommend it!!!! All the instructors have thier strengths, my personal favorites are Sherri, Mandy, Sonja and Myrna. The class times are convenient and there are plenty of great instructors to choose from!
every class exactly the same, work different muscles YAS! – Are you people serious? I have found that westsiders consider YAS pretty much a joke. Convenience is the only reason any of my friends attend. Mandy and Tasha are the only instructors I will go to now (they must realize this place is a joke), I bought too many classes and need to use them up. Why do all the others follow one routine for every single class, plus they don't even concentrate on form in ANY WAY, which should be a part of any class. There is no excitement since you know after third position, you will sprint (and not even in bursts). As for Yoga, there is absolutely no form critique or breath technique taught, which makes yoga especially useful to athletes. I was hoping that was an emphasis since it is called YFA. You plateau after 6 months. This is NOT the way to train. This place is not recommended if you want to learn proper form for spinning and especially get all the benefits of yoga. Don't you guys think they should mix it up?
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