If you have never used the LA Fitness Sauna, chances are you’re missing out on a healthy post-workout recovery. If you ask any health professional, they will probably tell you that’s a good idea. Saunas have been shown to provide several health benefits. In the following article, I’ll cover five benefits of using the sauna at LA Fitness, plus show you some popular home sauna models where you can achieve the same benefits.

5 Reasons to Use the LA Fitness Sauna

  • Relaxation and stress relief: The sauna is known for its ability to help people relax and unwind after a tough workout or a long day. The heat can help soothe muscles and calm the mind, reducing stress and anxiety. Spending time in the sauna can be a great way to let go of tension and promote overall well-being.
  • Improved circulation: Sitting in the sauna can increase blood flow and circulation, which can have several health benefits. Improved circulation can help reduce inflammation, promote healing, and improve cardiovascular health. It can also help flush out toxins and waste products from the body.
  • Muscle recovery and pain relief: The heat from the sauna can help muscles recover from intense workouts, reducing soreness and stiffness. It can also provide pain relief for those with chronic conditions like arthritis or back pain. Heat therapy has been used for centuries to promote healing and reduce pain, and the sauna is a great way to harness its benefits.
  • Improved skin health: Spending time in the sauna can help improve skin health by promoting circulation and flushing out toxins. It can also help open up pores and stimulate sweat production, which can help remove impurities from the skin. Additionally, the heat can help promote collagen production, which can lead to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
  • Improved sleep: The relaxation benefits of the sauna can also help promote better sleep. Spending time in the sauna can help calm the mind and promote relaxation, which can make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. It can also help regulate the body’s temperature, which can improve sleep quality.

LA Fitness Sauna Alternatives for Home Use

Not everyone likes to use a gym sauna. They are sometimes dirty, crowded, and not as private as you might like. If you feel this way and don’t want to use the LA Fitness sauna, we recommend the following home saunas.

Best 1-2 Person Option: Dynamic Barcelona Infrared Sauna

The Dynamic Barcelona is a traditional steam sauna that can accommodate up to two people. It features a 3kW heater and is made from high-quality Canadian Hemlock wood. The sauna also comes with a built-in sound system, LED lighting, and an oxygen ionizer for added relaxation benefits. With A price of only $1,799, it’s a great option for almost all budgets and fits great as a basement sauna.

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Best 3-Person Option: Maxxus Bellevue Infrared Sauna

3 person sauna for home

The Maxxus Bellevue is an infrared sauna that can accommodate up to four people but is built for three. It features six carbon heating panels and a built-in sound system with MP3/Auxiliary audio inputs. The sauna is made from high-quality Canadian Hemlock wood and has a digital control panel for easy temperature adjustments. At only $2,499, it’s much cheaper than Sunlighten’s prices.

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Best Traditional Option: Golden Designs Sundsvall Traditional Indoor Sauna


The Golden Designs Sundsvall is a sauna that can accommodate up to two people and starts at $4,999. It features a traditional steam sauna design with a 4kW heater and natural Canadian Cedar construction. The sauna also has a built-in sound system, LED lighting, and a tempered glass door for added durability and safety.

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