HEIMAT is where fitness buffs belong.
Angelenos love their members-only clubs. Dozens of them can be found scattered throughout the city, devoted to everything from magic to social networking. So, really, it makes sense that someone would have the brilliant idea to create an exclusive venue centered on one of L.A.’s other obsessions: fitness. Enter HEIMAT, the new concept club from RSG Group (owners of Gold’s Gym) that opened last month and intends to redefine the limits of what a fitness center can be.
Located in the former Decca Records pressing plant on LaBrea, HEIMAT also offers its members an impressive range of amenities spread out among its impressive 75,000 square feet. Members get access to everything from a juice bar and boutique spa to a rooftop pool and plenty of sumptuous spaces filled with unexpected flourishes like chandeliers, marble flooring, or original artwork by emerging artists.
Of course, HEIMAT’s raison d’être is ostensibly fitness and on that front it certainly does not disappoint. Besides the to-be-expected weights and cardio equipment, the club also offers myriad group classes (many in their own dedicated studios) that run the gamut from cycle, Bootcamp, Barre, boxing, dance cardio, kinesis, TRX, yoga (mat & hot), and reformer Pilates. HEIMAT.com. 960 N. La Brea.
At top: The rooftop pool. Above, left: A free weight training space. Right: The Living Room. All photos courtesy of HEIMAT.
An innovative, responsibly sourced menu that definitely speaks our language.
Mother Tongue, the latest concept from award-winning Chef Michael Mina, is one aspect of HEIMAT that can be enjoyed without a membership. Executive Chef Fernando Darin’s menu transforms meticulously sourced ingredients into an eclectic lineup of nourishing global fare like shiitake mushroom larb or roasted Pekin duck breast.
For anyone who likes to reward a hard workout with a little treat, Mother Tongue allows for that too with its assortment of signature cocktails and a dessert menu that includes a Black Forest trifle with amatika chocolate crémeux, sumac & hibiscus gelee, spelt flour almond crumble, and cherry foam.
Mother Tongue is open to the public for dinner seven nights a week with breakfast and lunch service coming soon.
HelloMotherTongue.com. 960 N. LaBrea.