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April 16, 2014

Fitness Find: Studio K in L.A.

By Ingrid Skjong | Fitness

Fitness Find: Studio K in L.A.
Courtesy of Studio K

Movement is the basis of any workout worth mobilizing for. But the type of movement—and what it can deliver—is what makes the difference. Studio K, a fitness center in L.A.’s Pacific Palisades neighborhood, is focused on helping you move better, anchoring its philosophy to so-called K Stations—cable-based Technogym Kinesis systems built into the walls (pictured above). The apparatuses facilitate natural, full-body movements; an extensive range of motion; and numerous exercises that combine into one fluid cardio and strength workout.

“It has a mystery at first,” says Susan Howard, general manager and master K Trainer, of the burgeoning but still novel method. “[But] as you learn its efficiencies and functionalities in movements through the resistance training, you see its endless options and adaptations to help build core stability, strength, power, speed, balance and flexibility all in one cardiovascular workout.”

Zeroing in on three key components—functional movement, efficiency and transformative results—Studio K offers personal- and group-training options. And while the sleek space plays up the facility’s proximity to the ocean (a tranquil photo of the beach covers one wall, the overall color palette calls to mind sand), the challenging workouts require focus and the desire to make a real connection with your body every day.

“Our physical movement patterns effect how we feel, work, play and enjoy our lives,” says Howard. “K Training is designed to be functionally intuitive and strengthen one’s ability to perform better in the daily activities of life.” 17351 W. Sunset Blvd.; 310-454-1048; studioktraining.com.

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