Classes & Experiences
With numerous green spaces and wide sandy stretches, it’s no surprise many of Santa Monica’s fitness classes and wellness experiences are held outdoors. There’s nothing quite like listening to crashing waves, spotting dolphins in the distance and watching the sunset as you flow through yoga positions during one of Beach Yoga SoCal’s classes. You can even spin on the sand thanks to Beach Cycle. Alternatively, the Calming Spot hosts evening meditation sound bath sessions right on Santa Monica Beach as well. Or simply get in the water with a wetsuit. For surf and paddleboard rentals and lessons, visit Poseidon Paddle & Surf.
For yoga, pilates, spinning, boxing, barre, Santa Monica has 30-plus fitness studios and exercise gyms, including True Pilates Santa Monica, Churchill Boxing Club and female-owned Burn Fitness. And as our frenetic daily lives leaving our minds racing and our bodies depleted, guided meditation and sound bath (often done using metal bowls, chimes or gongs) therapies are proving incredibly restorative. Kundalini Yoga By the Sea, in downtown Santa Monica, incorporates meditation into its yoga classes.