Venice Beach City Guide: Wellness
Since 1963, Venice’s Muscle Beach has been an iconic spot for some of the biggest names in bodybuilding. Professionals and actors such as Franco Columbu, Lou Ferringo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Frank Zane popularized the spot, and it remains a must-see for bodybuilding enthusiasts. The outdoor gym also provides some of the best people-watching, right in the heart of Venice Beach.
Step inside Moda Yoga’s newest location — a bright, chic favorite for hot yoga and other energizing classes (we love the Music Flow!) Bonus points for their exceptionally clean locker room, which makes getting ready for the day after an early workout that much easier.
We were thrilled when Love Yoga opened a West Coast studio after falling in love with their original location in Montauk, NY. While the airy, thoughtful aesthetic cannot go unnoticed, their engaging offerings set it apart, with classes that are the perfect blend of restorative, laid-back, and active.
Take stretching to a new level with StretchLab’s team of talented “flexologists,” a mix of personal trainers, massage therapists, and yoga instructors that help you stretch and create a tailored routine based on your needs. It’s a no-brainer before or after a difficult workout, or anytime you could use some self-care. Sessions range from twenty minutes to an hour, they also offer monthly packages and memberships.
Playa del Rey, the beach neighborhood just south of Venice and Marina del Rey, continues to impress us with new spots. We think you’ll love our favorite newcomers, Knockout LA—a fitness studio offering dance, yoga, meditation, and breathwork alongside unique workshops, a curated selection of wellness products, and an evolving roster of programming.
Address: 177 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Rejuvenate with Nousha
In a cozy white-washed bungalow on a leafy stretch of Venice, Registered Nurse Noucha Salimi specializes in facial rejuvenation, offering wholly transformative reiki facials that keep us coming back again and again. Be prepared for total restoration with her process that combines facial massage, exfoliating dermaplaning, healing face masks, and light energy work designed to identify and release tension — leaving you centered, light, and present. By appointment only.
Discover energy and vitality from within through Sadie Adams’ unique therapeutic approach, whose practice Take Care combines science, ancient wisdom, and intuitive awareness to support physical and spiritual healing. With techniques stemming from anatomy studies at the School for Body-Mind Centering, and in Ayurveda and yoga therapy at the Ayurvedic Institute, Adams’ offerings also include restorative microcurrent facials, which stimulate marma points in your face and promote deep relaxation and total body healing.
Osea Skin Studio
We don’t blame you for never wanting to leave Osea Skin Studio’s charming, airy, and calm Venice Beach bungalow. Offering completely customized facials, we’re huge fans of their Deep Sea Age Defying treatment, an ultra-pampering combination of LED light therapy, lymphatic drainage massage, and cranial therapy to support circulation and promote skin balance (…and be sure to request their gua sha massage a natural sculpting, lifting, toning therapy). Whatever your skin needs, it’s sure to be found at Osea.