All fitness-obsessed eyes have been on celebrity-beloved instructor Angela Manuel-Davis following her exit from SoulCycle. For her next major move, the former USA Track & Field member is teaming up with tennis pro Akin Akman and fashion marketing guru Trey Laird — but you don't have to be Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Oprah, Karlie Kloss, or Jake Gyllenhaal (just a few of Davis' and Akman's starry fans) to get recruited into their athletic army. Starting today, the all-star team is welcoming all Angelenos to join them at Aarmy, their new high-end fitness facility that's popping up in West Hollywood through the end of the year.
While Aarmy is slated to set up permanent shop on the East and West Coasts later this year (an NYC pop-up opened last November), workout enthusiasts can start tapping it back now at the 6,000-square-foot L.A. space, which houses a boot camp training room and a 55-bike cycling room. The goal is to "promote a higher standard in our physical, spiritual, and mental state" so athletes can "realize our potential" — and if the pro sports training-inspired regimen is any indication, the gym's "soldiers" will have no issue hitting their New Year's fitness resolutions.
In addition to Chief Motivational Officer Davis and Chief Fitness Officer Akman, superstar cycling trainer Victor Self rounds out the L.A. coaching team, with more instructors expected to join. There are four ways to crush it with 'em: Expect the "next level" (read: challenging) cardio-powered Cycle "that never stops evolving," and the strength-building Bootcamp, which comes in Upper, Lower, Abs, and Full-Body options.
Coming soon is the academy-inspired Lift circuit workout and the recovery- and balance-boosting Stretch session. And later this year, the company will add high-tech bikes and equipment that will allow clients to measure and track their progress and performance.
The state-of-the-art workout studio's amenities include a locker room, showers stocked with Aesop products, and a boutique featuring a rotating selection of luxe workout clothing, accessories, and gear. Also available are Delta bike shoe rentals and water ($3) available for purchase, and there's also a filtered water fountain. Free two-hour parking is also available (enter the structure off Westmount Drive).
Classes are booked by buying credits, which are $38 for one class, $185 for five, $360 for a 10-class package (good for 90 days), $700 for 20 (good for 270 days), and $990 for 30 (good for a year). Devotees can guarantee their spot for the next week's schedule by booking with two credits.
For those not in L.A. or NYC (or faithful followers who want to get their workout fix at home), the brand will launch a subscription-based app with on-demand fitness courses next year.
Ready to join Aarmy? Book your next class online here.
Aarmy, 8599 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069