Where: Los Angeles
What: Fitness placelist
Who: Ashley Guarrasi is a fitness model, celebrity trainer, stunt double for olympic boxer Marlen Esparza and others we're not allowed to name. Ashley recently moved to New York, but will always have a reserved parking spot in her heart for LA. Here are some of her favorite places in Los Angeles for indoor and outdoor workouts, cheat meals and more.
Ashley has trained Taye Diggs and other big name celebrities. Follow her on Instagram at @ashleyguarrasi
Wild Card Boxing
Ashley Guarrasi: My favorite boxing gym in LA is Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood. Wildcard is owned by world class trainer Freddie Roach. It gives off an old-school gym vibe, but is a guaranteed great workout and fun to punch out some stress.
AG: Playlist in WeHo is an awesome play on a traditional yoga class. I love all of the hip-hop themed music that they play in classes.
SoulCycle - West Hollywood
AG: Weho is my favorite cycling class in LA. I have a few amazing instructors there and the overall vibe, energy and awesome playlists are always on point.
AG: Runyon is probably the most well known hike in LA. It's fun, the hills are a killer workout and it's a good people watching place too.
Marvin Braude Bike Trail
AG: The Santa Monica beach path is another great place to workout for free. It has a running path by the water and small strength training workout areas along the way too.
Santa Monica Stairs
AG: The stairs are an awesome lower body workout for free! They are really tough, steep stairs, but the pain is worth it at the top.
AG: I love Tender Greens in West Hollywood for a post workout meal; especially the salt and pepper chicken plate with tender greens salad and mashed potatoes.
AG: Cafe Primo on Sunset Boulevard is also great. Order the tomato and basil omelette with fresh fruit and potatoes.
AG: At Earth Bar my go-to order is the breakfast smoothie.
Le Pain Quotidien
AG: Nearby at Le Pain on Melrose Avenue, I get the avocado toast and an iced coffee. Lululemon is nearby if you need some workout gear.
Ultimate Cheat Meal
AG: I order the Turkey Burger with Fries and vanilla shake.
The Cheesecake Factory
AG: At the Cheesecake Factory at The Grove go for the everything pizza and oreo cheesecake. Then head to the Nike Store to stock up on workout gear.
AG: I order a double double with animal style fries, and Neapolitan shake.
1 OAK - LA Nightclub
AG: 1 Oak is a really fun place to dance after the sun goes down. Great music and awesome vibe.
AG: This spot is also a very trendy lounge-club vibe!
Skybar at Mondrian
Skybar is a fun rooftop with great music, drinks, and atmosphere.
Runyon. Image courtesy of @maryuptonshirley
Santa Monica Bike Path. Image courtesy of @americanhandstands
Santa Monica Stairs. Image courtesy of @bobbyatkins312
Lululemon. Image courtesy of @andreabogart
Nike - The Grove. Image courtesy of @lorettahuangcw
In-N-Out Burger. Image courtesy of @kimbassoon
This interview was conducted by Eliza Krpoyan, a luxury lifestyle writer and editor. Her expertise is in travel, wellness, and fashion. When she's not traveling for work she splits her time between New York and LA. If she were to describe herself as a place she's visited it would either be Martha's Vineyard or Milan. Her favorite city in the world, however remains New York.
Header image courtesy of Ashley Guarrasi