Say hello to the city’s hottest new club where you party in your sweatpants.
Yes, we have officially entered a new era of fitness where your gym looks more like a trendy new lounge than an uninspiring space with blinding fluorescent light. Gone are the days of sweating our souls away on the treadmill, blasting intense music into our eardrums to drown out the mundanity of feet pounding the ground and the chorus of grunts.
At John Reed’s fitness music club in South Park, you’ll enter a 33,000-square-foot fitness playground filled with vivid neon installations, all the training equipment and facilities you could ask for, plus live DJs fueling you with high-energy music. Think private members club meets trendy Downtown lounge.
Instead of staring into a blank wall, you’ll have eclectic art pieces from contemporary artists to marvel at while you pump iron. Works by Berlin street art duo Ron Miller, L.A. artists Robert Vargas and Jaime Guerrero fill the walls which means you’re effectively working out in a gallery.
You’ll find the typical menu of activities like yoga, HIIT, Pilates, barre, dance and cycling, all led by top industry instructors. Your next spinning class could be in a vibrant laser-lit studio with Bose surround sound blasting out curated music to get you into the groove.
Each of the 30 John Reed locations around the globe, draws on local culture and trends and, as we know, L.A. is partial to dazzling selfie-friendly displays. The world-renowned group brings state-art-of-the-art technology from Germany and has enlisted L.A. designers and stylists to ensure it reflects the city.
Each room has a different theme, including a Tulum-inspired lounge, weight training areas with Grecian-inspired statues, safari-themed gardens, and a giant mural by local artist Robert Vargas at the heart of it all.
If you don’t consider yourself a gym bunny and a yoga rave aren’t compelling enough to entice you to break a sweat, you might consider heading straight for the sauna or Snooze Room. While they’re still currently closed due to restrictions, grooming and pampering yourself in the stunning changerooms is still an experience.
No club is complete without a DJ booth. And John Reed Fitness is centered around motivating through music which is why the signature Boost workouts feature live DJs five days a week. So, this is what we mean when we say ‘there’s a party at the club’ from now on.
You can hop into one of the illuminated, domed chambers for your first free consultation with a personal trainer or even take moment to catch up on emails between classes. If you’re still window shopping, you can always stop by the Juice Bar and pick up a handcrafted smoothie, cold-pressed juices, or other delicious bites.
“John Reed Downtown Los Angeles gives our members the best quality and training opportunities in an environment that is immersive, inclusive, and elevated,” club manager Robert Hull said in a press release. “I think more than ever, gym-goers want a place that really motivates and removes them from their everyday, a place that excites them. With our location’s eclectic interior, the music curation, and exceptional equipment, we give our members that experience.”
Membership costs $100 a month with no annual contracts and no cancellation fees. You can add on a personal training session for $80 or purchase six sessions for $480.
Location: 1200 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, United StatesWebsite