Lagree Fitness Studio Co-Owner Dede Lagree Tells Us Her Top L.A. Spots

Nadine Jolie Courtney | May 14, 2019 | People

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“I love L.A.: the weather, the hiking, the ocean and the outdoor activities you can do all year long,” says Dede Lagree, co-owner and director of training at Lagree Fitness Studio, where she works with celebs like Rihanna, Ashley Graham and Viola Davis. This summer is a busy one, with a new Lagree Fitness Studio opening in Santa Monica and L.A.’s first-ever curved treadmill studio, TONED, debuting in West Hollywood adjacent to the original Lagree studio, with curved treadmills to absorb shock during high-intensity, low-impact 25-minute sessions. Having moved from New York eight years ago, she also cites L.A.’s produce as a reason for her devotion. “You can’t beat the readily available, superhealthy, fresh food options!” Here, Lagree’s favorite local spots to eat clean, work out and people-watch.

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Brunch Time
“I love République on La Brea and I swear by their breakfast potatoes—they have the most delicious seasoning ever! I usually get those with eggs and avocado.”

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Vegan cuisine
Gracias Madre in West Hollywood has a really cute outdoor space for dining, and everything on the plant-based menu is superfresh."

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Work It Out
“I’m the biggest champion of Lagree Fitness Studio’s newest 25-minute workout on the Supra machine. It inclines like a treadmill and tilts left to right like a space simulator, forcing you to use your core and all 600 muscles! It’s cardio, strength-training, endurance building and flexibility all in one—there’s nothing else like it!”

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People-watching
“Runyon Canyon in Hollywood reminds me of Times Square—anything goes! Last week, I saw a dog with a mohawk hiking. You can spot everyone from A-list actors to hikers with parrots on their shoulders to the world’s most tattooed man.”

Make A Splash
“Catalina Island is an amazing local scuba getaway. You’ll find seals, sea lions and kelp forests, and you can do lobster diving at night—which is so beautiful and fun!”



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Photography by: catalina island and runyon canyon photos courtesy of los angeles tourism | dede lagree portrait by Mario Barberio; republique food photo by Jakob Layman |