At One Fitness

North Hollywood's At One Fitness

A unique, full-service gym in North Hollywood with heavy bags, boxing ring and a wide variety of specialty classes with no membership required! Our goal is to bring health and fitness in a friendly and professional environment. All are welcome. We are happy to serve our North Hollywood community!

Specials at At One Fitness and Muay Thai School USA

June:  
At One Fitness is having Registered Dietitian, Kim Shapira  Sat 1:30pm June 25, 2011  to give a nutrition lecture and questions/answer session! Only $20 for non-members and $10 for members!

July:    
Body Fat Hydro Testing 7am – 3pm must call for appt time (818)980-6688 $49 or $35 for retest. And Sign Up Now for Dance Summer Intensive August 1-5th 12:30-3:30pm includes Ballet, Jazz,B’way and Hip-Hop.

Summer Special Muay Thai School USA

At one fitness

Call (818) 980-6688 for free intro class! This is a one on one session absolutely free to come and try the sport of Muay Thai! 10% off if joining for 6 month or 1 year membership.  New members only!

What makes a quality fitness center is its owners and trainers.

Robin Hart and Dej Sriampai, a husband and wife team that opened up this unique fitness gym offering top training in Martial Arts, Dance and Fitness.

Dej, an internationally recognized top ring official, is a former fighter from Thailand. He currently works with the State Athletic Commission in California and Nevada, WBC, WBC Muay Thai and the Sports Authority of Thailand. Dej is currently teaching both classes and privates in Pasadena, Studio City, and Van Nuys. He is looking forward to sharing his love of Martial Arts with the NOHO Artist District in North Hollywood.

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"Boomermania", at the El Portal Theatre, inserts new lyrics into a slew of classic pop songs from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The two-hour musical has no obvious story, and six characters, described in the program as Man 1, Man 2, and Man 3, and Woman 1, Woman 2, and Woman 3. After it's over, you will depart the theater no more or less wise than when you entered.

Yet despite its lack of ambition, "Boomermania" plays quite well, combining songs such as "Stay", "Mony, Mony", "I Can't Help Myself", The Beat Goes On", "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Staying Alive", with economical, engaging choreography, and seductively self-satisfying performances from each cast member. Most of the songs spoof rampant consumerism -- frozen food, fast food, big television sets - pop culture fads, disco above all, and, student protests. The creators of "Boomermania", Debbie Kasper and Pat Sierchio, have substituted several clever rhymes for lyrics that will be known by the majority of audience members 50 or over, and probably many younger ones as well.

Kasper and Sierchio risk inciting a riot by turning Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" into a song about cell phones (rhymes with "stoned") but the night I attended, no one in the audience booed or walked out. On the other hand, they deserve the highest praise for choosing the "Na, Na, Na, Na" opening from "Land of a Thousand Dances" for the audience sing-a-long; that version was first recorded by East LA's own Cannibal and the Headhunters in 1965. The show is fast-paced and loud, like bubblegum hits of the 1960s and early 1970s. On occasion, it can be too much, especially the spoken interludes involving whiny teen-agers and their clueless parents. At these times, we are especially grateful when the excellent, three-piece group plays the opening bars of another familiar song, and the actors can go back to being singers and dancers.

The only number that should be immediately removed from "Boomermania" is a straightforward rendering of the mournful ballad "Reflections", which occurs as the obvious images - Dallas, Vietnam, Memphis, the Ambassador Hotel, race riots, Chicago, Woodstock - are projected on a screen above the stage. The somber tone and message are so different from the rest of the two-hour production that one wonders if "Reflections" was added at the insistence of a nervous producer, who wanted to ensure that politics was not overlooked.

Boomermania's superb cast consists of Daniel Amerman (#1 man), Paul Lange (#2), Dylan Vox (#3), Susan Huckle (woman #1), Kimberly Wood (#2), and Alison Friedman (#3). The choreographer is Edward Carignan; Mary Ekler, who plays keyboards in the accompanying band, also serves as musical director.

"Boomermania" runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. through May 15th. Tickets are $42 for all performances.

The El Portal Forum Theatre is located at 5269 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood.

For tickets, call 866-811-4111 or visit www.elportaltheatre.com

Some Like It Freaky By Christine Palau In writer-director, Adam Neubauer's play, MELODRAMA, which runs through March 12 at Zombie Joe's Underground, John (Robert Walters) suffers mild bouts of hysteria after his father's death a couple years earlier. His inept struggle to find his dad’s assassin lends itself to a deluge of perversity and high-jinx. Part musical, part sitcom, it's the quintessential, self-conscious, Valley romp that both haters and 818-ers are sure to get a kick out of. It's Weho Meets Noho...with a dash of Chatsworth.

Ten North Hollywood High students were commissioned to paint a Graffiti Art mural on a homeowner’s private fence. But the City came out and fined her, and is now forcing her to paint over it. You can help.

Ballroom with a Twist -- Edyta Sliwinska, Alec Manzo in Paso Doble
 
with Celebrity Hosts NIECY NASH (Jan 21-23)  and  JANE SEYMOUR (Feb 4-6)  Conceived & Choreographed by Louis Van Amstel 
 
What a fun evening!!!  Louis Van Amstel from “Dancing With the Stars” (celebrity partners, Niecy Nash, Kelly Osbourne, Priscilla Presley and Lisa Renna, and choreographer of the live Dancing With the Stars tour) brings us a jammed packed, fun-filled show featuring “DWTS” pros Alec Mazo, Jonathan Roberts, Edyta Sliwinska and Anna Trebunskaya, and “American Idol” finalists David Hernandez and Gina Glocksen.
Urban Death at Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre
Every once in a while you see something in the horror world that's so smart, so different, so entertaining that you have to tell everyone about it. Well lucky you because that's what just happened to me this past weekend in North Hollywood at Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group. Their new signature horror production, Urban Death, is the most entertaining live show I've seen in years, and single-handedly proves that horror is not only alive but thriving, if you know where to look for it.  
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