Silver Lake Health & Beauty
Health & Beauty neighborhood
2894 Rowena Ave., Silverlake
Natural Pilates may seem mild, fairly easy, and somewhat gentle. Do not be fooled. In the hour-long class of small, subtle movements and dynamic stretching on the Reformer, you may hardly break a sweat, but your muscles will be aching for days afterward. The space is small, with eight Reformers in a sparkly clean, functional studio. Individual sessions are also available, and classes are at convenient times—like the popular 7 a.m., which means you can exercise and still make it to work on time.
One Down Dog Silver Lake
4343 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
This is the east side's most awesome yoga studio. They offer a variety of tailored classes based on nearly everything you could be looking for in a yoga session: "chill," "restore," "sculpt," "sweat," "baby & me," etc. They also offer even more customized, one-on-one private sessions, as well as on-site classes at businesses and universities around LA. One Down Dog's class packages can be used at both their Silver Lake and Eagle Rock location.
Stark Waxing Studio
3335 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
These aptly-named salons are pleasantly airy, modern and minimal, and give awesome Brazilian waxes. Their high-quality blue and cream wax, imported from France, is great for sensitive skin. They also offer eyebrow shaping and any wax you can imagine, from nostrils to stomach, for women and men alike. There's another location in West Hollywood.
2395 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake
As the name suggests, you'll find peace at Still, which offers great yoga classes at reasonable prices in Silver Lake. The vibe is positive and calm, and classes are taught for all different levels.
3329 Sunset Blvd, Silver Lake
Silverlake is home to the latest outpost of massage boutique The Now, and everything about the rustic space from the sheepskin rugs to the sound of flowing water that you can hear everywhere (even in the bathroom) is incredibly soothing.
The Sweat Spot
3327 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
When the gyms gets boring and boutique fitness classes are too involved, the Sweat Spot and its wonderfully nostalgic dance classes for adults are just what the doctor ordered. The best thing on tap? Sweaty Sundays, an all-levels, all-ages, free-form community dance class that never fails to lift your spirits.
Y7 Silver Lake
4300 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
It’s hot and dark, and it can get crowded—but honestly, the more the merrier. Thanks to a booming soundtrack of Drake and 2 Chainz and the only light coming from candles, you can neither hear or see other yogis. It sounds a bit corny, but we’re saying it anyway: Y7 makes exercise fun. The beats, the upbeat teachers hollering encouragement, the lack of forced-upon-you Zen mean that an hour flies by. Prepare for a serious sweat and stretch, with a side of convenience. Mats and towels are available for rent at the desk, the lockers are the combination kind, meaning you don’t need to come prepared with a lock, and there are several showers (as well as deodorant, face wipes, and hair ties to freshen up) on the premises.
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