There’s something about Malibu that makes you want to move, be active, and stay on your toes. Maybe it’s the cloudless blue sky, the flower-covered hiking trails, or the sparkling ocean beckoning, but one thing is certain– all of these picturesque attractions promise adventure for those who enjoy getting outdoors.
The people of Malibu, locals and visitors alike, know better than to let the variety of terrains and scenic beauty go to waste. Spend a day in Malibu and you will notice surfers, rock climbers, runners, bikers, open-water swimmers, paddle-boarders, hikers, yogis and more on a given day; these are only some options of many possible Malibu workouts. The possibilities for exciting experiences are endless. One thing that makes Malibu so special is that it is essentially one big playground, waiting to be explored. However, there are many other ways to keep moving and to get in shape before jumping into high-intensity activities.
Malibu locals take their physical activity seriously, whether they do it for fitness, the feel-good endorphins, or the adrenaline. No matter what you want to get out of being active, there is some kind of Malibu workout for everyone. When you are not playing in the mountains or the ocean, you can connect to your spiritual side in a yoga class or challenge your body and mind with pilates. Malibu fitness and wellness studios are constantly offering classes to help residents better themselves from SoulCycle to Pure Barre. Two studios that are beloved by locals, Pepperdine students, celebrities and visitors who want to retreat to the oasis that is Malibu are Malibu Point Pilates and Malibu Beach Yoga. Both of these studios are located in the picturesque Point Dume Village on the second floor.
Malibu Beach Yoga owner Khalil Rafati knows how to give the Malibu community what they want. He happens to be the owner of SunLife Organics, a chain of uber-popular smoothie and açaí bars (the original SunLife location is conveniently situated right underneath the Malibu Beach Yoga studio). Tip: definitely grab a Sunlife bowl or smoothie after your yoga class. The yoga studio is the embodiment of spiritual peace, with dark wood floors and cream-colored walls, one of which portrays a mural of Ganesha, the Hindu deity that is recognizable by its elephant head. Live plants and dim lamps help to promote relaxation.
Malibu Beach Yoga offers numerous classes every day, for all different levels and purposes. These include everything from Hot Power classes that consist of intense heat and a rigorous workout to Yin classes that mesh the ancient art of “yogic sleep” with Yin yoga to result in the deepest level of peace. All you have to do is check the schedule, read the descriptions, and find which one sound the most beneficial to you!
Malibu Beach Yoga offers amazing deals for students and seniors, and those who want to commit to purchasing a certain number of classes or unlimited classes. All of these deals are available to look at on their website, but their drop-in rate is also significantly more affordable than many of the rates of other Malibu workout classes. Next time the weather doesn’t permit an outdoor Malibu workout, or you simply feel like getting in touch with your spiritual side, stop by Malibu Beach Yoga.
If yoga isn’t exactly up your alley and you need a little more burn and sweat, Malibu Point Pilates is where you want to be. You still get a taste of yoga techniques, but they are intertwined with traditional Pilates, strength training to keep you toned, as well as rehabilitation training to ensure a healthy body. The best part is that if you attend more than one workout at Malibu Point Pilates, you will find that the workouts vary every single day. This is so that clients don’t get sick of their workout and get burnt out, but it is also because your body needs a variation of exercises to really see results. Essentially, you’re getting the ideal Malibu workout (besides surfing).
Malibu Point Pilates offers both group sessions as well as private appointments. This is perfect for those who don’t enjoy working out in a large class or gym, either because they are too crowded or because of anxiety about not knowing what to do. At Malibu Point Pilates, you are given the exact direction you need to have a safe and effective workout, thanks to the skills of Lynne Rondell.
Lynne founded Malibu Point Pilates back in 2009, because she felt that Malibu residents and visitors alike deserved a peaceful, private space to get the kind of workout they really wanted. Her success in this goal is the reason why so many fall in love with the welcoming environment and safe practices of Malibu Point Pilates. Lynne has over 14 years of experience as a pilates instructor, and also has backgrounds in dance, karate, ballet, judo, and nutrition. She incorporates all of these into elements her practice and shares all of her skills with her clients. The equipment she uses ranges from classic reformers to free weights to Malibu Pilates Chairs. You’ll never get sick of classes at Malibu Point Pilates with all the variety involved.
Both of these Malibu workout studios come highly recommended from the residents of Point Dume and Northwest Malibu. Aside from the workouts themselves, the studios are located in an ideal area. They are less than five minutes from Zuma Beach, one of the most noteworthy beaches in Malibu for its long stretch of pristine views. Many head straight to the beach from a workout and dive right into the water.
Malibu Point Pilates and Malibu Beach Yoga are also both surrounded by restaurants and shops also located in the Point Dume Village. Depending on what time of day you attend a Malibu workout class in Point Dume, there is always somewhere to grab a snack and replenish your energy after class. Ollie’s Duck and Dive opens at lunchtime and doesn’t close until 10pm, but has one of the best happy hours in all of Malibu. Lily’s Cafe boasts the most famous breakfast burrito in all of Malibu, Le Cafe de la Plage has great vegan options extending to coffee, ice cream, and food, and D’Amores is the perfect spot to reward yourself with a mouth-watering pizza after a workout.
Give any of these Malibu workouts a shot, followed by a delicious meal at one of Malibu’s finest restaurants, and we guarantee you’ll be hooked!