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BLOG: Fitness at Your Fingertips

In Downtown LA, fitness is an essential part of the local way of life, where health, wellness, and sunshine create a vitally urban quality of well-being. It’s a matter of freedom and a matter of options, an idea that the DTLA rentals at 888 at Grand Hope Park encapsulate. The 888 Hope designers knew that exercise is something that should be seamlessly woven into your daily life, and as easy to access—and have fun with—as California sunshine.

At 888 at Grand Hope Park, there is always a workout option to match your mood and your energy. In a building that combines the ease of having everything you need on-site, while everything you could ever want is just steps away, you never have to leave home to stay fit, but when you want to change things up, some of the best group workout classes in the country are no more than a short walk from your front door.

The Fitness Center at 888 at Grand Hope Park combines the state-of-the-art technology of Peloton bikes with the beauty of the landscaped park just outside its windows. Part of the eighth-floor microcosm of urban nature, the Fitness Center offers the chance to experience a more meditative workout in the comfort of your own building, where privacy and a sense of community accompany you as you burn calories—or you can begin a home practice in the yoga studio on your own schedule. Looking to stretch your legs? Head to your own private park – Park888 – to amble around and get some fresh air.

Other days, the rush of energy that comes from cycling to hip-hop in a room that feels like a party will be just what you need to push your muscles—and your endorphins—to the max. And it’s certainly worth the trip to a nearby group activity like the unforgettable cycle classes at SoulCycle. There’s no studio in the country that has mastered the art and science of cycling like SoulCycle has, and their DTLA studio combines their ethos with a distinctive LA sensibility. Take a class with Tiff D., a former Laker girl, whose experience on the court translates into one of the most infectiously joyous workouts you can clip your feet into.

With its roots in ballet training, The Bar Method is another nearby studio where exercise is also a creative act. Their fitness routines are famous for sculpting bodies and channeling their customers’ inner dancers. The classic Bar Method class is a perfect weekly routine that will help you achieve muscle definition through your own body weight, while the Bar Advanced class will push you to new heights of physical power, grace, and strength. Meanwhile, at Pilates + DTLA, you can strengthen your core alongside a group of like-minded Angelenos who are toning their bodies (and learning more about the human body) via a combination of Pilates machines and floor work. For all those Corepower Yoga lovers, you’re now in luck! Their newest studio is now open right across the street from your new home at 888 Hope.

Best of all, you can blend any and all of these options to create the ultimate workout and connect you to the LA fitness communities inside the DTLA luxury rentals at 888 at Grand Hope Park and outside in the wellness playground that is Downtown itself.