Sticking to Resolution Number One:


Do we have to repeat it? By now, you’ve heard from everyone on the subject – your friends, family members and most importantly (and perhaps most annoyingly) that little voice in the back of your own head: Stick to that New Year’s goal of getting in better shape and eating a more healthy diet. Easier said than done, though, right?

The following are our expert picks for the top Woodland Hills gyms to sign up with for the new year…so stop procrastinating, get those running shoes on and prepare to break a sweat!

Woodland Hills Athletic Club offers all of the latest cardio and strength training equipment along with a dynamic group exercise program that includes classes like Boxing, Yoga, Group Cycling, Mixed Marital Arts, Muscle Endurance Training and Pilates. Most importantly, you’ll find an energetic, supportive environment full of various types of Woodland Hills neighbors committed to achieving their goals as you get into shape yourself this year. Woodland Hills Athletic Club combines the most diverse amenities in the industry with premium personal training services to deliver the ultimate fitness experience. The facility is located at 20971 Burbank Boulevard.

Equinox Woodland Hills, nestled between Warner Center and The Village, is a stunning fitness oasis in the heart of the Valley, where rays of natural light and picturesque views from floor-to-ceiling windows energize members while they train on spacious cardio and strength floors and in the Group Fitness and Cycling studios. Newly remodeled locker rooms with tranquil steam areas and lavish details offer an unparalleled experience in post-workout restoration, so when you’re finished in your Firestarter cardio, Gold Barre, Studio Cycling, Yoga or Pilates class, your wind-down will truly allow you to recover. The Woodland Hills Equinox location is situated at 21530 Oxnard Street.

EPX – Elite Performance develops highly-specialized and educated fitness programs for each individual with the intention to enhance the relationship between both mind and body, so that your overall health, well-being and performance improve and you reach – and exceed – your goals in all aspects of life. EPX’s founders pride themselves on program design and fitness knowledge, believing fitness should be fun and movement quality should be the focus of each exercise. With natural human movement as the basis of Elite’s program design, this means the trainers are always following scientific principles when creating programs for clients. The advanced Woodland Hills facility offers affordable single, semi-private and small group training; flexible schedules; TRX and Kettlebell classes; athlete performance training; agility and speed training; personal training and much more. Elite Performance is located at 21522 Ventura Boulevard.

Impact Fitness Training provides specialized fitness training through private and semi-private personal training workouts in order to enhance your lifestyle. All clients at this state-of-the-art facility receive a posture screen, lean screen and physical assessment at the beginning of their fitness journey to set a baseline for progress. All fitness programs are one hour in length, during which time you engage in a four-part workout system of warm-up, strength training, metabolic acceleration training and regeneration. Additionally, Impact’s training program follows a progressive continuum that is custom-tailored for each individual client. If you’re ready to move beyond just losing weight, getting better abs or appearing “ripped” for summer by living better and making a better, stronger you, don’t hesitate to pay Impact Fitness Training a visit. The facility is located at 21133 Costanso Street.

G Way Fitness, realized by a former World Karate and Kickboxing Champion, offers personal training, cardio classes and more, with workouts and transformational techniques designed to help radically change your body. A mind-body workout prepared by G Way fitness experts builds physical strength, stability and endurance, while also improving “mental muscle” so you can boast the right mindset for continued success. If professional goals aren’t what you had in mind going into this new year, G Way promises improved mental focus, dramatic physical results and an increase in overall energy, with each fitness program customized to target your individual problem areas. G Way Fitness is located at 23241 Ventura Boulevard Unit 119.

Sure, not all of us want to show so much skin that people think we’re attending a major award show in Hollywood or Vegas – which seems to be all the rage these days – but when getting in better shape is on the “must do” list, there’s no avoiding getting to the gym and burning those love handles off. Stick to your goals this year as winter turns into spring by signing up at any of the aforementioned facilities in Woodland Hills.