Hollywood Assistants like LA Fitness. Welcome to Hollywood! It's everything US Weekly made you hope it would be, and everything your mother warned you about. The people here are beautiful. They are toned and tightened to perfection. Every guy here looks like he stepped off the set of a Bow-Flex informercial (...and in some cases, he probably did). Every girl here has a body like Hilary Duff's on the cover of SHAPE magazine (except, well, Hilary was retouched.)
Everyone, that is, except you. You, dear call-roller, are trapped behind a desk for 60 hours a week. The most activity you get during the work day happens when you lift your 19th Diet Coke to your lips. They warned you about the Freshman 15, but what they didn't tell you about was the Tinseltown Twenty. An old co-worker of mine devised a theory that sitting on her ass all day actually made her butt flatter. And not in a good way. There are 2 ways of staying skinny under these conditions - putting something up your nose (but we're a family-friendly blog and don't endorse this) and getting yourself into a gym.
So one day, in a burst of inspiration, you decide "Hey! I know! I'll start working out!" After about 5 seconds of research, you realize that the monthly dues at Sports Club/LA and Equinox will cost you the equivalent of a week's salary - not to mention that their initiation fees cost about the same amount that you just put down on your '98 BMW 3 Series. But thankfully there's a place for you to be up in the gym just workin' on your fitness: LA Fitness.
LA Fitness is assistant-friendly for a number of reasons. You can get unlimited workouts and classes for about $30/month, which is an affordable number on even the most meager salary. You'll never be the only one reading a script on the Precor (and thus won't feel like as much of a douche. You have a lot of reading to do... we know you aren't doing it to get attention). And their locations are, for the most part, convenient to whatever part of town you work in. The Valley studio-drones can sweat it out in Universal City or Hollywood, while the Bev Hills agency rats can frequent the Miracle Mile one or the one down on La Cienega. And even the Westsiders can get in on the action at the one in Westwood... although it is pretty much over run by UCLA undergrads. (But some people - mostly dudes - consider working out alongside cute coeds a good thing. We'll let them have their fun.)
Eventually you'll get to take your pilates class at Equinox and work out alongside the B-list TV stars at Sports Club/LA. But for now, save your $$ and get your ever-expanding ass to LA Fitness.