Ran across this article on money.cnn.com about 5 plush private gyms and whaddaya know, there's a mention of my old haunt...sorta. I adored the The Sports Club/LA when I was a member a few years ago (back when I lived in Orange County, CA). Although I wasn't a member of the LA club, I was a full member at the Irvine club meaning I *could* have used the LA club if I were ever up that way. Of course, the price has gone up quite a bit since I was a member. Even the DC club is quite a bit more pricey these days, but if you can afford it, and you're self-motivated, I definitely recommend The Sports Club/LA.
Ahhh, the memories. Those were the days!