Fitness has become a culture in the 21st century. Young and old have become skeptical about their health, and they want to maintain a healthy body and mind for their well-being or even achieve a 6 pac abdominals. Santa Monica inhabitants are no exception. In Santa Monica, over 30 fitness options range from gyms and studios, including pilates, yoga, and interval training.

Here are the best gyms in town to help you ease to choose the best one


Ken Sheer established it in 2013, located at 1919 Broadway, Santa Monica. This unique boutique-like gym provides you with various programs, including boxing and elite personal training. It also has facilities like a private shower and also convenient parking. It has numerous gym equipment like treadmills, kettlebells, rowing machine, etc.
IRON is best known for its group boxing classes. They have past and present professional boxers who have fought in the ring. Boxing classes are a circuit of 4 stations. The gym is opened all through the week.

Burn Fitness

It was established in 2006. it is located at 1233 3rd St. Promenade, one of the most famous streets in Santa Monica. Burn fitness offers many services like cardio classes, group fitness training, personal and strength training, cycling, etc. The atmosphere is friendly with respectable staff plus an easy parking structure is available.
During the pandemic, it has opened its rooftop facilities with popular equipment like free weights, barbells, battle ropes, etc. The rooftop area is ideal for catching sunsets while sweating. Burn is also a gym that practices recent gym trends that clients love.

Best Camp Fitness

The gym, established in 2013, is located at 1315 Lincoln Blvd Ste 130, Santa Monica. It provides a full-body workout service, and worth noting that it is the only studio that uses an Assault Bike. Best camp fitness programs include cardio, strength training, and core movements. The classes are usually taken for 45 minutes, with an intake of 20- 30 people for each class. It has a parking facility, two showers, towel services, opened throughout the week.

Equinox Santa Monica

Equinox, established in 1991, is located at 201 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica. It operates in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Michigan, Washington DC, and international locations in London, Toronto, and Vancouver. The tree-like structure is a four-storeys building with an open staircase with various studios ranging from cycling, yoga, running, pilates, etc.
The gym offers strength and cardio training, studio classes, personal training, spa services, apparel, etc. In 2019, Equinox hotel was launched. In addition, there is two-hour free parking. Equinox is opened throughout the week.

Thrift Club & Studios

Thrift Club was established in 2006 by Gina and Bernard Baskin. It is located at 2425 Colorado Ave Ste 13100 Santa Monica. The gym includes unlimited classes like yoga, circuit training, indoor cycling, swimming, TRX, etc.
This 72000 square feet gym is equipped with dumbbells, ellipticals, rowers, weights, etc., and has a 29000 square feet outdoor facility. It has a sauna, steam room, and a 25-yard lap pool to add to its infrastructure.

The Study

In 2013, The Study was established, located at 1438 9th street Unit C Santa Monica. It is one of the gyms that have five stars both in Yelp and Google. You can get customized personal training and nutrition counseling here. The gym is clean with shower, towel, and parking services. It is opened throughout the week except for Sunday.

If you are new in town and looking for a way to motivate yourself, you can start by subscription to any of the listed gyms subject to your location. Summer is long in Santa Monica, and you might as well look, feel the best and keep your body and mind in good working order.


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