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We're calling it: 2016 will be the year of the #BloggerBod. More and more, today's top style stars are trading in their standard outfit-of-the-day posts for athleisure-inspired, fitness-driven shots, casually flaunting their super-fit yet refreshingly attainable physiques for all the world to envy.
If you, too, are wondering just how our city's coolest girls maintain their shape, we've tapped some of our favorite blogstars, models, designers, and tastemakers to share the workouts that work for them. (We even threw in our own editors, for good measure.)
Who: Marta Pozzan, Next model and It's Super Fashion blogger
Where: Hot 8 Yoga (8383 Wilshire Blvd #75, Beverly Hills, 90211)
Why: "The class I love the most is Yoga Sculpt, a Vinyasa-style flow class with added free weights to tone and sculpt every major muscle group. I love it so much because it's the perfect workout that, by combining both cardio and static movements, significantly boosts your metabolism. The best teachers are Omar Lopez and Janette Ramirez."
Who: Jessie Groveman and Tara Sowalty, How You Glow founders
Where: Love Yoga Venice (835 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, 90291)
Why: "Our friends Kyle and Sian created the glowiest yoga studio ever on Lincoln Boulevard. From the psychedelic blue walls to the chill Venice vibe, Love Yoga is where we go to get an incredible stretch and some powerful teaching."
Who: Courtney Trop, Always Judging blogger
Trainer: Jake Lockett
Why: "I've been training with personal trainer Jake Lockett for the past eight months. We do circuit training at Poinsettia Park, and he brings all his own equipment. We work out three to four times a week on only toning my body and I've never been in this good of shape in my entire life! I think having a good trainer is the best because they work one-on-one with you, so you can set specific goals and there's more attention on if you're doing the workout right. It's been the most effective thing for me, ever, as far as working out goes!"
Who: Kimberly Pesch, Eat Sleep Wear blogger
Where: One Down Dog (4343 Sunset Blvd #208, Silver Lake, 90029)
Why: "My hubby and I meet a couple we are friends with for the ultimate healthy double date. I love how energized and stretched out I feel after this class. I love Ducky! Her accent and humor makes the class fly by."
Who: Jenny Bernheim, Margo & Me blogger
Where: My Hot Pilates (8604 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 90069)
Why: "Detox and tone at the same time! Don’t let the 100 degree temps scare you away from founder and instructor, Shannon's hot classes to get that hot bod! Summer bodies are built in winter!"
Who: Natalie Alcala, Racked LA senior editor
Where: Ballet Bodies (8376 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, 90048)
Why: "Although I'm a huge fan of sweating it out at fast-paced spots like Playlist Yoga and Hot 8 Yoga, I recently fell in love with Ballet Bodies, which just so happens to be one of Taylor Swift's regular hangouts. I love how long and lean I feel after class, and the fact that the instructor blends classic ballet moves with upbeat, modern music."
Who: Geri Hirsch, Because I'm Addicted blogger and LEAFtv founder
Trainer: Chase Weber
Why: "Chase is a master at keeping workouts fun, upbeat, and diversified. Some days we box, others are circuit training and there's the occasional Pilates, but no matter what we do, he understands my body goals and tailors the workouts to achieve them. He got me in the best shape of my life (which I'm no longer in but working my way back to it)."
Who: Lauren Hastings, Vision Los Angeles model
Where: Carrie's Pilates Plus (8500 Melrose Ave #104, West Hollywood, 90069)
Why: "It's the only work out that has gotten my body back in shape after having my baby. I'm better post baby than pre baby now!"
Who: Danielle Directo-Meston, Racked LA associate editor
Where: Pop Physique (12024 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, 90066)
Why: "As a Pilates devotee, I dig Pop's butt- and thigh-sculpting moves. It also happens to be a great pregnancy workout, and I'm definitely looking forward to picking that little pink ball back up post-baby."
Who: Sophie Jaffe, Philosophie founder
Why: "Equinox for life! I was a trainer at Equinox almost a decade ago and ever since I've been hooked. They have the best instructors and kickass new classes, like this barre class called Gold Barre that's inspired by an Olympic figure skater! The Equinox schedule keeps you on your toes, constantly disrupting your routines. They also have a kids club, which means no excuses as a mama!"
Who: Cat Wright, stylist and Racked LA contributor
Where: Gloveworx (1415 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 90403)
Why: "The energy in these sessions are next-level, and I always leave feeling physically and mentally stronger. Plus, it tackles workweek anxiety better than any therapist could."
Who: Chanelle Laurence, Valley High designer and co-founder
Where: SoulCycle and Corepower Yoga
Why: "It's a tie because they’re both great mind and body cleansers. I always feel so amazing after classes at either studio, both mentally and physically, and I can really get in a zone at both places. I chose both because I love how intense SoulCycle is and how rejuvenating Corepower is, I’m addicted to both feelings post-workout!"
Who: Ashley Tibbits, Racked LA associate editor
Where: All F'ed Up with Miz Shawna at NoHo PAC (11020 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, 91601)
Why: "My teacher Shawna Whitlock is a longtime Pop Physique vet but her class has way more cardio, so you feel like you've worked even harder. But the best part is, she infuses so much fun and positivity. It's like barre-meets-kids-dance-class with an insane playlist."