It’s that time of year again. Fashion Week invites are hitting inboxes, Victoria’s Secret announced that the brand will be taking their Angels to China for the annual show this fall, and celebrities are soaking up the final days of summer on boats and beaches alike. Soon, though, everyone will return from their unicorn floats to their respective cities, and for those looking ahead to the collections—both those vocationally required to show off their abs, and not—it means getting back into shape. It’s no secret that boxing is the preferred workout for many members of the model set, which is why it’s welcome news that Aerospace, the Chelsea studio helmed by former ballerina and entrepreneur Leila Fazel and former boxing champion Michael Olajide Jr., and [beloved by supermodels such as Adriana Lima, just opened a studio on the west coast.
Occupying 4,000 square feet of pristine white space smack-dab in the middle of Hollywood, Aerospace L.A. offers the same grueling, high-energy, full-body workouts that contributed to its cult following in New York. “We found a lot of our NYC clients traveled to L.A., in addition to the fact that the city seemed like a natural market—given the type of clientele that we [already] cater to: models, actors, the fashion industry, artists, people who are just generally success-oriented,” says Fazel, citing early enthusiasts of the new outpost such as Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell and model Bridget Malcolm. The same manic methodology that made Lima and Doutzen Kroes fans is offered via classes that include Aerojump (upper-body cardio courtesy of jumping rope), Aero Impact (throwing various high-speed punches against an elegant ring of white bags), and Aero 3 (interval training that involves intense cardio and sculpting). Classes are taught by instructors who have relocated from New York, as well as Olajide and Fazel, who will be in town once a month for quality control. So far, it does not seem like any of the trainers have taken a laid-back Los Angeles approach to deep lunges or planks.
Aerospace classes from $25. Private training available, aerospacenyc.com.