Best Neighborhood Gym: Studio Pulse

Convenient to the South Bay in the Whole Foods Plaza in Redondo Beach, Studio Pulse, a Mad Dogg-licensed studio, offers Spinning(r), Strength Training, Core and Stretch classes. The window-lined, second floor Spinning room provides a great view from the saddle and the doors are open all day for fresh air circulation.

Their calorie-busting Spinning classes with music and instructors are not the only thing on the menu: the signature “Fusion Classes” provide 30 minutes of cardio (Spinning) followed by 30 minutes of strength training, core or stretching. It’s the perfect balance of cardio, strength and flexibility everybody needs.

Co-owners Elise Hartley and Hedi Alavi have a uniquely simple approach to fitness, which is clear from their tagline: Spin. Sculpt. Stretch.

“We are sometimes referred to as ‘personal training’ in a group setting,” Alavi says. “We provide a customized workout and make it seamless, so you can get in and out and on with your day. Our customers love the intimate setting and personal attention they get from all of our staff here.”

“Our goal is to de-mystify the process of fitness and get people excited about working out, helping them push beyond their limits of what they think is possible,” Hartley commented. “So whether you are seasoned athlete or just starting a fitness routine, you can be challenged and motivated to reach your goals with us. With over 15 instructors and over 70 classes each week, you’ll be sure to find that perfect class at Studio Pulse.”

Visit website for hours and class schedules.

Studio Pulse: 409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy #205, Redondo Beach. 310-372-6065.

Runner-up (tie): 24 Hour Fitness – 1601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste. 100, Hermosa Beach; 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach.; RJS Fitness – 1421 Aviation Blvd, Redondo Beach, 310-406-1757.


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