Good for the Mind

Fitness is good for your body but it’s great for your mind too. Research has shown that exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good – boosting your self-esteem, helping you concentrate as well as sleep, look and feel better. Offering you the chance to take a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Good for the Body

Our bodies were meant to move — they actually crave exercise. Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health. It reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases. It can improve your appearance and delay the aging process. It’s the fountain of youth we’ve all been searching for!

Good for the Soul

Testing our limits is a soulful endeavor and thats what we encourage you to do at Body Theory. Every workout pushing you to dig deeper, always giving your best to reach your fitness goals!

Join Body Theory

Unlike most gyms, we don’t treat you like another number. We are a family owned and operated gym and pride ourselves on the positive environment we are known for! We know our members by first name and many have been clients for over 10 years…not many gyms can say that!

What they say...

The energy of the studio is intoxicating – very empowering and uplifting. – Kristy K.

Michael and Irene are not only incredible instructors they make sure we have fun while we work. If you like good music and are not afraid to sweat, smile and slim down …You need to be here! – Lauren B.

If you want to physically challenge yourself to get your butt into shape, this is the place for you.  Your first time will be a little humbling, but it will get addictive.  It’s fun, it’ll make you sweat (I mean, SWEAT!), and best of all…you’ll just FEEL better. – Gina J.

REAL TALK….”DRENCHED” IS TRULY INCREDIBLE!! I can’t front, I was intimidated as hell as a FIRST TIMER when I walked in and stood out like a big ass 6’6 OUT OF SHAPE sore thumb in a sea of beautiful women of all shapes and sizes. Not a lot of guys in there until Mr. Johnson showed up and was GETTIN IT IN. Ervin was my inspiration to finish the class. Not often do you get to workout with one of your heroes.  Michael Blanks is great, very friendly and I felt extremely welcome. All the ladies were very pleasant and gave smiles of encouragement.  I didn’t have all the steps together, but as long as you keep moving, you will be fine. Work at your own pace. There is no hard pressure to keep up.  THEY CALL IT DRENCHED FOR A REASON!!  I’LL BE BACK!! – Nile E.

I thought I was in decent shape until I came to this class. This class was AH-MAZING!!! Great music and a great workout team. It was very encouraging. Even though I have a ways to go in terms of keeping up with the class I will be back.  Thsi will definitely get you in the right shape! The music and the instructors in itself will keep you going. Great atmosphere overall. – Lindsay S.

Great workout…it lives up to its reputation. The trainers are great and get to know their clients and their respective training needs. Good environment. – Priscilla S.

I hate the gym!  and dislike hiking. even when i had a personal trainer, nothing would motivate me to exercise.

I gave Drenched a try and the music alone is what did it to keep me going back. I finally found something that works! i’ve seen huge results! Its tough to keep up at times but they push to keep going. – Fiona M.

Mission

At Body Theory we believe in making health and fitness fun. Our results go far beyond those you’ll see in the mirror.

Our positive environment and professional staff bring together people from all walks of life with one common interest…to lead a more healthy lifestyle through a well balanced fitness routine.

A well balanced fitness routine includes...

CARDIO

Your face is dripping. Your fight-or-flight response has kicked in. Here’s how your body benefits when you push it to the limit. Oxygen is the ingredient muscles need to convert carbs and fat into fuel for muscles. The harder you go, the more oxygen it takes to remove carbon dioxide, a waste product made by muscles. To get more air, you start breathing faster, going from 12 to 15 breaths a minute at rest to up to 35 to 45 at max effort levels. Tell yourself it’s all good because the harder you go at it, the faster you’ll burn off calories.

WEIGHT TRAINING

No disrespect to cardio, but if you want to blast fat, get in shape, and rock everything that comes your way—both in and out of the gym—strength training is where it’s at. Here’s why. Forget that “fat-burning” zone on the treadmill, strength training is better at helping people lose belly fat compared with cardio. While aerobic exercise burns both fat and muscle, weight lifting burns almost exclusively fat. Your bones also become stronger and more dense. Stronger muscles mean better performance—period.

STRETCHING

A quick stretch before you sweat has its benefits throughout your workout—it primes cold muscles for the exercises ahead, increases your range of motion and flexibility during the workout, and aids in the recovery process well after you’re done huffing and puffing. Skip those stretches and you not only put yourself at risk for tearing a stiff muscle, but you won’t see the results you should. We’re not just talking about cardio, either—this goes for all your grueling workouts across the board.

FAQs

Do you have any specials for new members?

When is “happy hour”?

We offer all classes held at 6:30pm Monday through Thursday for $10. In some cases that is 50% off. Check our class schedule for details.

What should I bring to class?

Do I need to arrive early for my first class?

Where should I park?

Body Theory Team

We’re in your corner! You can count on our friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you reach your fitness goals.

Michael

owner, instructor and trainer

Michael Blanks may be from the small town of Erie, Pennsylvania but he is internationally known for his DRENCHED Cardio classes! With over twenty five years of experience in the health and fitness industry we guarantee you’ll never get the same workout twice with Michael. His extensive background has quickly made him the personal trainer to many of Hollywood’s hottest stars. After just one DRENCHED Cardio experience we know you will be back for more!

Irene

owner, instructor and trainer

Irene Blanks a leader in the health and fitness industry has been helping her clients exceed their goals for over twenty years. Her “no nonsense” approach is what keeps her clients coming back for more! A long way from her roots in Erie, Pennsylvania Irene has made her mark on Los Angeles. Working out with Irene is an experience your body will be sure to thank you for!

Holly

owner and operations

Hailing from Denver, Colorado this fitness lover runs Body Theory’s Operations. Her goal in starting Body Theory with Michael and Irene was to create a family environment where there was something for everyone… making a health and fitness lifestyle attainable for parents on the go!

Michelle

instructor

Michelle’s bright smile and action packed class has people all over Los Angeles waking up early to get their day started. She has over twenty years of experience in the industry and has an unprecedented level of commitment to ensuring her clients achieve their fitness goals. We are proud to have Michelle as part of our Body Theory team!

Bubba

instructor and trainer

Bubba is born and raised in Los Angeles and works the front lines battling the child obesity epidemic sweeping our nation. His charismatic personality and extensive background in athletics is changing the life of every one of his DRENCHED PE students, showing them that an active healthy lifestyle is fun and feels great! Bubba’s expertise is also pushing his adult clients to new heights!

Stacey

instructor

Nationally known as a beauty, fashion and lifestyle expert and licensed skin care therapist, Stacy Cox now is making a name for herself with her yoga classes. Her infectious smile and positive attitude combined with her extensive expertise in Vinyasa Yoga is quickly changing the lives of her clients! We are excited to have Stacey as the newest member of our team at Body Theory!

Phyllis

manager

There is no smile more radiant at our front desk than that belonging to Phyllis. Her top notch customer service is unparalleled. With over thirty years in the healthcare industry she makes sure every client at Body Theory knows they are appreciated and is there to help ensure they remain happy clients.

Torrie

reception and child care

By way of Northern California Torrie brings to Body Theory an extensive athletic background. Her excellent administrative skills ensure a smooth operation at Body Theory and her kind heart is a favorite of all the kids in child care.

Gabby

reception and child care

Gabby’ s warm smile is always there to greet Body Theory’ s clients as they walk through the doors. Not to mention all the kids in child care who adore her. Gabby’s attention to detail is just one of many reasons she is part of our team that delivers the best customer service in the industry!

Erin

reception and child care

Erin’s big heart is not just reserved for all the kids in child care but for all of her four legged friends too. She always takes the utmost care of our clients working hard to ensure everyone who passes through Body Theory’s doors experiences the personal customer service we are known for.

Michaela

reception and child care

Michaela, a self proclaimed “big kid” captivates the attention of all the kids in child care with her sunny personality. Growing up in the fitness industry combined with her passion for nutrition Michaela is constantly sharing her knowledge with Body Theory clients about choosing healthy foods to fuel their bodies.

Maria

reception and child care

Maria’s sweet nature and warm friendly smile make all the kids in child care feel right at home. Her strong commitment to excellent customer service is just one of many reasons why she was a natural fit for our Body Theory team.

Body Theory Classes

DRENCHED Cardio

Our signature class...

Body Theory is transforming fitness in Los Angeles with its signature DRENCHED Cardio classes. It only takes one exhilarating class to experience the benefits and understand how the class got its name! What makes DRENCHED Cardio classes different from the multitude of exercise classes out there? Our clients see results AND have a great time achieving them! The energy of our instructors combined with music we promise you can’t sit still to-keeps our clients coming back for more! Remember…bring a towel because you are about to get DRENCHED!

DRENCHED Fit

Strengthen your body.

Looking for something new? Get back to the basics with our DRENCHED FIT boot camp style class. These group sessions, which focus on military-style exercises and functional movements like push-ups, squats, sprints, and sit-ups, provide a killer workout with incredible results. Don’t forget to bring a towel because you are about to #getdrenched!

DRENCHED Circuit

Push the limits for a new you.

Circuit training is a popular form of workout that targets aerobic fitness and muscular endurance simultaneously. In a circuit training class, participants work through a series of eight to 12 or more exercises for either a set time or number of reps, with little or no rest between exercises.

Some circuits may involve the use of exercise equipment; others may use only body weight exercises. Our professionals organize the class in a number of ways to challenge the participants and keep the workout fresh and interesting.

DRENCHED Boxing

Let's get ready to rumble...

Give fat a one-two punch with our fast-paced boxing-inspired cardio class. A workout packed with strength moves so that as you lose the flab, you unveil muscle. You’ll push your aerobic and anaerobic fitness to new levels, maximizing calorie burn and amping up your metabolism while improving your cardiovascular fitness to boot!

Bring gloves if you have them otherwise you can borrow a pair of ours.

Abs & Butt Boot Camp

Strengthen your core.

Flat abs and killer confidence have one thing in common: a hard core. That’s because the muscles that make up your middle dictate not only how you rock a sports bra but also whether you stand tall and pack a punch in kickboxing class.

And don’t forget about those glutes! No worries because we’ve got you covered. A couple weeks with our professionals and we will have you looking just as good leaving a room as you do arriving!

Vinyasa Yoga

Let it flow...

Vinyasa yoga is a discipline that utilizes postures and breathing techniques. This form of yoga offers a range of health benefits to those who practice it, as it encompasses all areas of mind, body and spirit.

The continual movements, from one pose to another, gives you an added cardiovascular benefit, which more traditional forms of yoga do not have. The routine practice of vinyasa yoga can increase muscle strength, endurance and flexibility, and reduce levels of stress.

DRENCHED PE

Fitness fun for all ages.

Bring the kids (ages 5-13) to Body Theory for a workout they’ll be begging to come back for! Regardless of their athletic environment, DRENCHED PE promises an hour packed with fun games and activities that will challenge your child while reinforcing good sportsmanship and teamwork.