Los Angeles has long been known as a haven for health nuts—everyone loves to share their latest cleanse or time-reversing herb. Lately all the cool kids in town from Nicole Richie to Zooey Deschanel have been spotted toting around juice from Pressed Juicery, located by the Brentwood Country Mart and now with a second location in Malibu. All of their organic juices are pressed daily with the belief that the quickest and easiest way to get the body essential nutrients is through juice. You can buy them individually or try a three or five day cleanse (complete with home delivery!) And the good news is they just started shipping all over the United States. My personal favorites are Greens 2 (kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon), Apple Cinnamon, Apple Strawberry Coconut and the delicious treat that is their Almond Milk with almonds, dates, vanilla bean, sea salt, and filtered water.
Sebastien Lagree's SPX/System Dynamique is very much a west coast fitness phenomenon. Rarely is there anything at all that you can't find in New York City, but this workout is one of them. One of the newest, and grooviest, studios to open is just blocks from the beach in Marina del Rey, The Studio (MDR). Owner Lisa Hirsch is a former music industry executive who discovered the workout that changed her body and has now turned it into a career. Trainers like superstar Ky Evans lead classes on Megaformers (think next, next, next level Pilates reformers)that work out your entire body. SPX is basically a combination of different elements of Pilates, cardio and weight training, all using the resistance offered by the beds. To say you'll be sore after your first class is a wicked understatement, but you'll be hooked. Especially after you see how toned your bum and abs start looking.