How did the rebirth of the studio come about? Tracy recently told The Los Angeles Times, “Studio City was always the little engine that could. It was never fancy, but it always had heart and soul. There’s something very down to earth about it that represented something very cool and not entitled. People went there and worked on themselves and the content and the authenticity of the work. They cared more about that than fancy locker rooms.”
Studio City was Tracy’s first space. “It’s not just a studio – it’s much more than that.” She adds, “I think it’s important to know that preserving the Studio City location was very symbolic for me.”
With Tracy’s upcoming Los Angeles Vitality Week taking place on January 18th – 21st inside our OG home, we decided to share a few of our favorite, healthy neighborhood spots to help you navigate around town.
The Studio City Farmers Market
Every Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm, The Studio City Farmers Market is held on Ventura Place, between Laurel Canyon Blvd and Radford Ave. Sure, this is a fun spot to go for fresh fruits and vegetables, but it was also created to provide access to locally grown produce and locally produced artisan foods and crafts all while giving back to the community. And since you’re there, why not grab some fresh ingredients and make one of Tracy’s healthy recipes found in the latest issue of Tracy Anderson Magazine?
(Studio City Farmers Market – Ventura Place between Laurel Canyon Blvd. and Radford Ave.)
You’ve just finished an amazing class at the studio, and now it’s time to refuel your body with some clean eating. Mendocino Farms is a well-known restaurant serving food that is not only healthy, but appetizing as well. Menu ingredients are sourced from local farms and food artisans to guarantee everyday freshness. Enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere where everyone is treated like family.
(11960 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604; 818-432-5750)
North Valleyheart Riverwalk
When was the last time you put your phone down and just went for a walk? It sounds simple enough. Studio City is home to beautiful parks where you can unwind. The North Valleyheart Riverwalk path offers a quiet solitude shaded by native plants – ideal for a light run, dog walk or leisurely stroll in the sun. Get out and disconnect from technology and see what this Studio City park has to offer.
The NOW Massage Boutique
After a long day, a relaxing massage always feels like a good idea. At the NOW Massage Boutique, the skilled and attentive massage therapists will help you to soothe your muscles in the spa’s calming environment. Try the popular “Healer” massage intended to balance the energy of the mind, body, and spirit.
(12019 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604; 323-250-5060)
This local spot offers a great acai experience inspired by the authentic Brazilian way to enjoy the healthy Amazon superfruit. The mission of Riozonas Acai’s owners is to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Pick from a wide selection of acai smoothies with your choice of blended toppings.
(12215 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604; 818-853-7585)
Each plant-based cooking class at SunCafé Organic starts with an overview of the health benefits of vegan and raw food. The lively and fun demonstration allows students to ask questions while preparing their own recipes under the guidance of Chef/Owner of SunCafé, Ron Russell. All the vegan cooking classes are both gluten-free and soy-free. These informative classes are the perfect way to learn how to make healthy and delicious vegan meals at home.
(10820 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604; 818-927-4100)
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