Best Fitness List – La Crescenta And The Valley
As personal trainers, we often get asked, “What are the best places to workout/buy supplements/get equipment?” It makes sense, of course, because we live, eat and breathe exercise and fitness pretty much 24/7.
Here is a beginning list – it only includes the La Crescenta, La Canada and Valley areas of Los Angeles because this is where we do most of our training and the groups listed are the ones we’ve been dealing with the most. We do want to increase the size of this list so if you’ve got a suggestion, email it over and we’ll check it out for inclusion.
1. Workout World, Sherman Oaks – www.workoutworldusa.com. 818-501-5145. 14255 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks 91423
Why We Like Workout World: It’s an Aussie company and we have a long history with the company that goes back to the 1990′s. It’s a great place to check out home gym equipment from treadmills to boxing bags, strength training systems to fit balls. Great prices and excellent service.
2. World Gym, Tujunga – 818-951-5222. 6656 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga 91042
Why We Like World Gym: This gym was recently refurbished with more than $300,000 worth of brand new equipment and the best prices on memberships we’ve seen in a very long time. A veritable candy store for people interested in strength training and if you’re more of a cardio lover, you’ll find some pretty sweet cardio equipment to keep you happy too.
3. Foothill Athletic Club – http://foothillathletic.com. 818-957-0204. 3931 Lowell Ave, La Crescenta 91214
Why We Like Foothill Athletic Club: This is an old favorite, we’ve been using this facility for a long time. The staff are friendly, the equipment is decent, there’s a nice women’s-only room, racquet ball and an outdoor pool that’s heated all year round (none of the chlorine fumes that you can get in indoor pools). A cross-fit-style room is something to look forward to for the more adventurous fitness fanatic.
4. Flintridge Pharmacy and Wellness Center – http://www.facebook.com/FlintridgePharmacy. 818-790-1802. 529 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge 91011
Why We Like Flintridge Pharmacy and Wellness Center: The owner of this pharmacy is hell-bent on helping people make holistic, healthy choices to prevent disease from ever occurring. They have regular seminars on nutrition, supplements and exercise, stock a good assortment of literature and are distributers for both Standard Process and Mediherb products. This is a pharmacy we can happily support!
5. Crescenta Valley High School Track – 818-249-5871. 2900 Community Ave, La Crescenta 91214
Why We Like Crescenta Valley High School Track: This school has a really sweet track that is open to the public outside school hours. For outdoor workouts it’s ideal – clean, beautifully surfaced with a choice between the running track itself or the springy artificial turf to do push-ups, sit-ups and other “floor exercises” without worrying about placing your hand in dog poop or gum.