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With only days away from Christmas Eve, the steals and deals at the mall are in everyone’s grasp. Sometimes the best gifts are from outside of the (big) box (retailers). Perhaps you are shopping for your favorite fitness partner or even yourself…there are inspiring bargains, events and swag to help fulfill your 2014 new year’s fitness resolutions.

Circuit Works is motivating LA by introducing a Universal Passport (valued at $7,200) raffle. It’s easy to enter, get one ticket for every 10 classes you purchase in-studio now through March 31st. Winner will receive a 1-year membership to both Brentwood and Santa Monica studios. Winner will be announced on the Circuit Works Facebook page April 1, 2014. By the way, newbies pay only $15 for their first class.

Bar Method West LA, West Hollywood and Brentwood keeps clients on track with the once-a-year-sale. The barre workout studio is offering several packages with classes as low as $14.55 per session. Maybe the one month unlimited package (up to one class per day) for $200 is the way to go. Nonetheless, Bar Method’s workout is proven to keep bodies toned and strong.

SoulCycle is gonna rock your 2014. The popularly branded bi-coastal spin studio business has the coziest and most stylish fitness gear in L.A. Warrior, athlete, renegade or rockstar, there are lots of chic hats, gloves and leg warmers, headphones, snuggly sweats, cashmere socks, or SoulCycle’s signature candle to give as gifts this holiday time.

What are you doing January 4th? Get ready to run in the 2014 New Year’s Race ½ Marathon & 5K in Los Angeles at 7 p.m., which offers a unique tour of Downtown LA. The start line is at 7th St. and Grand Ave., and runners will finish at LA Live. Registration in the half-marathon includes the exclusive finisher medal, finisher hoodie, admission into the Celebration Zone, gear check service, a goodie bag and official timing on the USATF Certified Course. Use code CHRISTMAS15OFF to receive $15 off the half-marathon registration, and code CHRISTMAS5OFF for $5 off the 5K. Do this by December 22, 2013.

Prepare to sweat and tone your body while reviving and re-energizing the mind at exhale Venice in its signature Core Fusion Barre class. Exhale Venice is unveiling its new barre studio with a Barre Bash on January 9th, 2014 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. featuring free Core Fusion classes, lite bites and festive beverages (all healthy, of course), a DJ, giveaways and goodie bags. Comp Core Fusion classes are also being offered from January 9-15 and select classes will be taught by Core Fusion co-founder Elisabeth Halfpapp.



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