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Box and meditate and help veterans
A new West Hollywood boutique boxing studio, mindfulness in Studio City and a fundraiser at the Grove. Here’s a look at wellness news around Los Angeles.
Pack a punch
Open since early October, Crubox focuses on 50-minute high-intensity group boxing classes. Participants work on and off with a heavy bag for an all-body workout that is aimed to burn between 600 and 800 calories. Expect to follow sets based on boxing moves that are designed to work the core. Classes are for all levels and hold up to 24 people. Boxing gloves are provided.
Info: First-timers pay $30 for the first two classes; subsequent single classes are $30. Packages available. 8453 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; (323) 917-5026, www.cruboxing.com
Adding a Den
Since it opened last year, the Den Meditation Studio on La Brea Avenue and 4th Street has drawn a steady stream of yoga and mindfulness buffs to its all-day classes. Owner Tal Rabinowitz has just opened a new Den in Studio City. The 2,000-square-foot space features an interior made from reclaimed wood and brick; guests can help themselves to the generous tea and coffee bar, and lounge in a reading corner stacked with motivational and inspiring books. Classes include a “Lunchtime Detox” or an end-of-day “Happiness” session.
Info: $23 per class. Packages available. New customers can pay $50 for 21 days of classes, plus three special workshops. 12323 Ventura Blvd.; (818) 856-8303. denmeditation.com
Treatments for vets
In early November, Los Angeles organization Heaven & Earth Oasis is hosting its annual event to raise money for free treatments such as water therapy and acupuncture for military veterans struggling with anxiety and pain. Founder and president Valerie Heath said the goal of Heaven & Earth Oasis is to offer “a safe and peaceful healing space … providing free holistic and alternative recovery therapies to those traumatized by war.”
Info: 5th Annual Veterans Thrive event, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, at Maggiano’s Little Italy in the Grove. Tickets are $175; $200 at the door; or $1,500 for a table of 10. heavenandearthoasis.org