YAS Fitness Centers - Venice
1101 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Price Range : Average
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04/30/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I really do like YAS and love the atmosphere.
I think my experience has been changing as ...
When I first joined YAS the garage doors were open and had this wonderful fresh air coming through and now
the doors are closed and replaced with a glass garage door. If this is going to be the normal routine now can you please at least install some fans or some way to bring fresh air into the place? Unfortunately picking a bike to spin next to a smelly man client and should have picked another bike . Yes, I now this is normal because it is a work out. But Fresh air is important and wished that there was fresh air coming through.
I also really like the instructors
but had this experience...I do not care in particular the instructions of M.G ( I use initials as YAS will figure out who I am talking about). She screams at the clients, constantly gets off her bike, fumbles with her ear piece and she keeps playing with the music system. Seriously, have your music set and stop fumbling with the system you are not a dj. It really is quite distracting and not motivating to see her get off and on her bike. It's like ""Do as I say not as I do"" I just assume she is tired and not really in shape to teach the class.
I've been going to YAS Venice for three years and loving it. Kimberly Fowler's Yoga for Athletes classes are perfect for athletes. So are Sherri Rosen's spin classes. Actually, A LOT of the teachers are exceptional. And as a former professional NYC dancer and longtime instructor at NYC clubs like Crunch and Equinox, I know a thing or two about good, fundamentally strong classes that allow you to workout hard without a bunch of BS. That's YAS.
10/17/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I like YAS for the mix of Yoga and Spinning. But, they only have 2 of those classes a day. I think they hope you will just take 2 classes instead and then pay double. The yoga section is really basic and is like watching a dvd. The poses are exactly the same every time and not very challenging. All in all, this is a fun workout for once a week, but it would get boring doing it all the time.
Keep away from this club. The owner threatened and harassed me when I objected to her playing Satanic music by Led Zeplin.
Led Zeppelin is Satanic to the core. In the song "Houses of the Holy," Robert Plant (lead singer) speaks of Satan's daughter and making her garden grow (a sexual reference). The album cover displays naked women crawling towards the top of the temple. It's sickening in the name of decency. Anyone who denies the occult inspiration of Led Zeppelin's music is woefully deceived.
10/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
It is the perfect blend..do the spinning class first then the yoga. Look...this place is NOT for really serious Yogi types but it suites people who want to get the most benefit out of their workouts while avoiding injuries and are really serious about their fitness. The music also is amazing!!
06/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My email address says a lot about me. I try new things all of the time but am always looking for what's wrong. I was on the Yoga Journal website and read a posting about YAS and the writer seemed a lot like me. So, I decided to check out their Yoga for Athletes class. I have to say, the class was hard! I was sweating like CRAZY (which I like), the class was packed (which I like) and when I looked around the room I was surrounded by celebrity types (which was kind of cool in a LA sort of way). The people seemed really happy to be there. Kimberly Fowler, who taught the class was inspiring. I bought a 10 class pass and plan on making YAS part of my routine. This skeptic gives YAS a big thumbs up!
05/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Obviously the people writing the great reviews own YAS, and are on the desperate, self promotion band wagon as they get ready to unleash their uninspirational workout monster on L.A. Getting ""YASED"" simply means mundane, repetitive, non inspirational yoga, coupled with the same old spun spin. No imagination or variation. If you've had a lobotomy, are mentally challenged, or know nothing about yoga and spinning, then this is the place for you. There?s nothing like doing yoga to the ?Smashing Pumpkins? to get centered. The environment is as cold as the staff and the moves as rigid as the personalities. And if you are drawn to self indulgent, self absorb instructors (sans a few) that are like step ford wives in their approach to spinning and yoga, then go to Yas.
05/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The best yoga I have done in LA! A straight up approach to yoga that has a kick to it with the addition of spinning....If you want to get in the amazing shape give this place a try. Do a spin class followed by the yoga and you'll work up a serious sweat and feel great....awesome instructors, friendly staff that know your name, not just scanning a card...Go get YAS'd!!!
05/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Great location, atmosphere and instructors make YAS the number one Yoga and Spinning studio in the LA area. Love the intensity and music that the Spinning instructors bring to their classes and after a Spinning class the best way to finish is with a Yoga for Athletes class.
I am not your ""typical"" yogi and I love the no-nonsense approach of Yoga for Athletes. It's the perfect amount of time, 1-hour and you sweat like crazy. It keeps me strong and flexible. I am an athlete and have not had one injury since I started taking the class. YAS, you ROCK!!!!
I've been going to YAS for years and I love the fact that at any time of day I'm pretty much guaranteed that there will be a yoga or spin class I can attend...there are just SOOOO many classes. The instructors are great, the staff is very personable and its just a place I can count on getting a good workout in and having fun while doing it. I love this place! :)
04/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have to say that I wasn't that impressed with the Yoga for Athletes class. It seriously should not even be called Yoga. The instructor did not even mention breathing, benefits or what part of the body I should be using. Maybe the Spin classes are okay, but I do not recommend taking a yoga class there. If you are a serious Yogi, try a more in depth class.
12/29/2007Provided by Citysearch -
What can I say, I've always been intrigued by the mysteriously generic gray building on the corner of Abbot Kinney and Westminster. Even more, I was completely intimidated by the garage full of sweaty, yelping people pedaling their brains out to FANTASTIC music early in the morning. On my first visit, I came with a friend to a level 1-2 yoga class. And man was I pleasantly surprised! I was first struck by the teacher, who right off, asked my name, introduced herself; really seemed interested&concerned. The level of the class was great too; it's a set sequence of positions, first a flow sequence that is pretty challening, then floor work, stretches. The class title tells it like it is ""Yoga for Athletes,"" you won't find a huge amount of spiritual stuff in this class, it's pretty active from the get-go, which, I happen to like. The studio is beautiful, warm, lovely wood flooring, no mirrors, which I think is just brilliant, lots of space (though classes can be crowded at certain times). Couldn't ask for a better atmostphere.
Since that first yoga experience I've gotten into the spin room, and man do I love it. After visiting the studio several times, I noticed that there is quite a wide variety of people who visit YAS, long-time spinners, newbies, hard bodies, not so hard bodies - it's great! As mentioned previously, the teachers have incredible energy and great music, each teacher has their own style, some are more pop, some classic rock, there are even a couple theme classes, disco and dance. Trust me when I saw there is something for everyone. The class is a set sequence, but you can always challenge yourself with the resistence. I like that I can go to the class and know what to expect. I sweat EVERYTIME I go! And if I can muster staying for yoga after spin, all the better, my body feels AMAZING! I get my cardio, strength and stretch all at once! You really can't beat it. Do call ahead for popular classes, and give yourself time to park.
I've been going to YAS for over about a year now any time I can. I travel from TX and go there at least 1 weekend out of every month and often more. I've gotten my friends and family to go with me, and we all love it! It's a complete and efficient workout that is accessible to everyone - regardless of age and fitness level. I am an exercise fanatic, and really appreciate the intelligence behind this complete regime. I saw 1 negative review which was clearly from a competitive gym owner or a jealous muscle head trainer. If you want long, sleek, muscles, a lean body, and a strong heart, YAS is a great choice for you. Kimberly Fowler is excellent and has a world class staff of teachers. They are all friendly and encouraging as they challenge you to push your edge. I travel frequently and am lucky enough to experience many exercise facilities both domestically and internationally. YAS is one of the best in the world!
OMG!! What a great work out. The Idea of spinning and Yoga(for Athletes) is a complete body work out. Kimbrely Fowler has got this format down!! First a crazy interval cardio workout w/ spin, (my HR monitor indicated I burned 677 kCal). Then I transition into a YOGA 4 Athletes class, where my strength and focus are totally challenged. I'v never sweat so much in my life!! My body is challenged on every level. My muscles have become toned and strong; not to mention all the weight loss. WOW!! Thanks YAS!! Kimberly's Teacher Training obviously is top rate, as all of the instructors have a great depth of knowledge and are very helpful. The Teachers just ROCK!! Their energy is infectious and wildly motivating.
I have been going to YAS for about 6 years (a few months after it opened!) and i cannot disagree more with the previous review! Clearly the man below did not ""tap it up""--because if he had--he not only would have had an amazing cardio workout--the definition added to the legs, stomach,arms--is unreal--it requires you to engage your entire body. As for weights--I don't think there is a better weight workout than the Yoga for Athletes--a person's own body is the best set of weights available--I am continually inspired to grow at YAS both physically and mentally--the challenge is there for the taking--I appreciate the space, the teachers and the management that continues to make this one of the best places to workout in LA.
Hey guys take this yas class it's fantastic, energizing and refreshing!!
I am a beginner and novice In the art of yoga and spinning...but let me tell you the instructor Melissa makes you feel comfortable when unsure and encourages you when you are tired. The class is not overwhelming for beginners and rigorous enough for the experts.
Great job Melissa keep up the good work!
Will definitely be taking your class again and recommend to freinds.