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From SoulCycle and Y7 Studio to Orangetheory Fitness, The Studio (MDR), and BoxUnion, there are so many of our boutique fitness faves in this sweet city of ours. And by now, you're probably familiar with AKT, the dance fitness brand created by celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser. There's already one location nearby in Yorba Linda, but soon, they'll be opening their second LA studio a little closer to the city in West Hollywood.
Let’s start with the facts: when it comes to fitness, Anna Kaiser is the real deal. She’s trained the likes of Shakira, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kelly Ripa. She knows how to break a sweat and bust a move — all while channeling fun party vibes with loud music and a whole lot of energy. And that’s exactly what you can expect in an AKT class. The workout is designed to push the entire body in a fun and efficient way.
Not a dancer? No worries. All are welcome — no prior experience is needed. You’ll learn as you go, and modifications are offered for any level of athlete. Just be ready to work hard and have the time of your life. The only requirement is an open mind.
But it’s more than just dance. AKT is all about the well-rounded body. After all, you need some serious glute strength to drop it low. That’s why they go beyond the dance beats with a lineup of classes meant to strengthen, stretch, and tone. Their series of HIIT classes use weights and resistance bands to balance and burn. The music, the programming, the infectious vibe — we promise you won’t be bored.
No word on exactly when AKT's second LA studio is set to open, but we're crossing our fingers it won't be long now. In the meantime, keep an eye out on their Instagram for pop-ups, previews, and pre-opening specials.