Welcome to The Xcceleration Station at 8440 Santa Monica Blvd. We have two studios to maximize all our services, ‘Ground Level’ and ‘Cloud Level’.
Ground Level (pictured above and to the right) is located inside of Harmony Studios Pilates, to your immediate left upon entering the building. This studio is home to our Power Plate station and is where all group and one on one plate appointments happen. Enjoy the view of one of the busiest and friendliest streets in LA while experiencing your Power Plate session.
Cloud Level (see video below) is located upstairs in Suite 203 and is accessed by the building's main staircase after entering the lobby. At the top of the staircase, turn right and Suite 203 will be to your right. This studio is home to all our Xccelerate your Mind and Life sessions as well as BioDensity, Foundation Training, X3Bar and Xccelerated Stretching classes. Our Cloud Level studio is home to the first official Waff Studio in the U.S. and Los Angeles.
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The Xcceleration Station's Cloud level studio is available for rental for your own events, workshops, meetings or classes. Cloud Level has two joined spaces that may be rented separately or together, by the hour or by the day. In addition to the desirable West Hollywood location, the exceptional natural light and open floor plan of the studio makes it a perfect location for so many gatherings.
Read below or view our PDF deck. Our terms and conditions are also available here so that you can make your arrangements with us easily. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Welcome to The Xcceleration Station located in the heart of West Hollywood, the center of greater Los Angeles. You'll find us on the south side of one of the largest arteries in the city, Santa Monica Blvd. One street south of world famous Sunset Blvd and only minutes away from some of the most visited sites in LA, including Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip, Melrose Ave., and the newly re-designed Beverly Center.
Our building is known in the area as simply '8440', an off-white mid-century building with a single lavender wall facing Santa Monica Blvd with a large plate window displaying our Power Plate training area and a brushed silver backlit sign ‘Harmony Studios/PILATES’. The address, '8440' will be over the entry door as well as facing east bound traffic. There is a blade sign on the front of building, viewable from the sidewalk and the eastbound side of the street that lists our studio services ‘Pilates, Gyrotonic, Power Plate, Foundation Training, Group Classes’. You will not see any visible signs for The Xcceleration Station on the building however '8440' is the correct place.
For event or appointment parking there is 2 hour metered parking directly in front of the studio on Santa Monica Blvd and two hour parking on our side streets - Croft and Alfred (see signs for restrictions). For longer presentations or day events, the easiest uninterrupted parking is a public lot two streets east of us, on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Kings Road. The walk to our studio from there is less than 5 minutes.
Upon entering the building from Santa Monica Blvd. move directly through the lobby, head up the staircase to the second floor. At the top of the stairs turn right and move to the solid white door marked “The Xcceleration Station”, Suite 203. We will be there to welcome you.
The studio consists of 2 adjoining rooms (in an ‘L’ shape configuration), with carpeted floors, floor to ceiling windows, and a mirrored wall - totaling 565 square feet (refer to floor plan for details) - plus a wonderful outdoor patio and a front office.
The unobstructed rooms (no columns) and 9 foot ceilings produce a vastness/openness effect. The large windows provide exceptional natural light as well as a soothing view, creating a peaceful, sanctuary-like feeling.
*Overhead fluorescent lighting is also available if more light is needed.
The space can very comfortably accommodate 16 people on mats (8 per room), and up to 24 (12 per room) if you don’t mind the mats being closer together. Or 40-50 people seated on chairs (20-25 per room). Perfect for your next presentation, class or meeting.
You are invited to bring light snacks and beverages during events, however we do not provide refrigeration or heating options.
We are partnered with Kona Deep and have that water available for purchase if you prefer.
You are welcome to use our mats (10) and cushions (3 large + 3 small) for your event, as well as our wireless speakers (for music/audio) and our WIFI connection. We are also happy to provide up to 10 metal chairs and 2 folding tables (6’ long) at no extra charge. Massage tables (2) are available for a daily rental fee.
The space has heat as well as air conditioning, but we do not have a landline so please be prepared to use a cell phone for communication needs.
Restrooms (2) are located just outside the studio in the upstairs lobby area.
Please visit our Gallery to see more photos of our space and learn about our exceptional services:
Feel free to contact our studio directly at any time via email: Email TXS or by phone/text 323-310-0550.
The fee for one studio (A or B) is $35/hour.
To rent both rooms together, the fee is: $60/hour.
The entire space is available to rent (private event/meeting) for the daily rate of $500.
Cleaning fee for daily rentals is $35.
Detailed information regarding fees and payment is included in the contract.
West Hollywood exemplifies LA's reputation for healthy and delicious food with more than 20 restaurants, juicery options, coffee shops and grocery stores, all within a 5 minute walk. Arrive early and stay after for some delicious food.
Restaurants to explore:
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Gelson’s - grocery store, has an extensive salad bar as well as hot buffet with wide selection of dishes
Earth Bar - healthy juices, to-go sandwiches, salads, ect.
Hugo's - healthy and delicious, wide variety
Basix - california cafe, wide variety, full bar
WeHO Cafe - california cuisine, great breakfast
Kitchen 24 - all american, very popular, salads and sandwiches
Niko Niko Sushi - reliably good sushi. Not the sushi to change your life but good.
Barney's Beanery - West Hollywood landmark- traditional sports bar food and environment
Tender Greens - salads and delicious special and sandwiches
Shake Shack - NY chain, very popular, burgers and fries
Marix - Mexican, full bar
La Boehme - delicious upscale dining. Beautiful interior
Palihouse - Mardi Gras and Rooftop bar. Across the street with fantastic views of WeHo and LA.
And many more on Sunset, La Cienega, Melrose and other nearby streets.
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I started working with Chad for Power Plate. Based on Chad's approach and teaching, Power Plate quickly became my regular practice of choice.
During my early time with Chad, I was introduced to biofeedback. This treatment and again Chad's approach literally turned my life around. It helped me to focus my anxieties. Feel more grounded, focused, centered and present. This had been something I was worried I may never feel. While loving my life I felt off center. After having two children I had forgotten who I was and what was important to me. What Chad did was work with all his resources in an exact way that brought me back to center. He helped me to know that I had control of my life and my decisions. He helped me build my confidence so much that I felt empowered to change my career path.
I will have Chad in my life for the rest of my days. He is my Buddha. My mentor. My safe place. I thank him and his practices for everything I have developed since we started working together.
Yep, it was. Not good. What is good.... I didn't listen to them.
I'm hands on when it comes to my health and I wasn't having surgery until every stone had been turned, no matter what the "experts" said, and my reasoning was sound. Massage gave me temporary relief and so did pilates and yoga. The issue had nothing to do with me being 'bone on bone' in my hip; this was a deep muscle issue and I needed to get in there. The limp was like an anchor, ruining my life. And as they say, "when you are at your lowest point, a light will shine." There it was... right there on Google: TheXccelerationStation.com
I called- immediately he called right back! Off to a great start! I set a date, took my first class and immediately signed up for 18 sessions on the spot! I've found my salvation. I fondly refer to him as "Vibro-Man", my superhero! Most folks call him Chad, but whatever the name, because of his knowledge and the power of the Power Plate, I am on the path to a normal life. I don't have to wonder if it was worth my money. I'm walking proof that it is.
I've been weened off three medications I thought I would have to take for the rest of my life. I feel good all day and have developed an awareness of what my body is telling me.
Now with the addition of Amazon herb products, I feel better than I ever thought i could. The Amazon herb products I've tried (and I've tried most of them) do exactly what the company says they do, and with amazing results. thank you Chad!
I am so happy all our efforts worked. I will be back to teaching soon, with more awareness of my voice. I really love your work and would like to continue. I will schedule another appointment soon.
Thank you so much.
It was however, my understanding that you would get the healing you needed. I like that, how it takes the pressure and responsibility off my shoulders. Which, interestingly enough is one of the things I experienced. I've had shoulder issues for the last couple years and was reminded of that when the right shoulder down to my fingertips 'lit up' on fire(figuratively). I'm used to just dealing w/ it and the pain on my right side had been gaining some momentum again. That, thankfully has been receding since our session. I would like to mention awareness and thoughtful choices regarding balance and pressure I use w/ my shoulders has been consistently more mindful since our session as well.
Two other things I would like to mention that made quite an impression on me were: 1) An uncontrollable movement w/ my eyes (2nd session mostly) and 2) An immense pressure in my head right at the start of both sessions. During the first session it felt relieved after a flurry of emotion and personal garbage that felt like it was fighting its way out and released through tears. In the second session w/ the intense pressure in my head building, it felt like someone was 'brushing' between my eyes w/ their finger. Then, here is what rocked my world...I had a spontaneous, full out opening of my sinuses. Now, this may not seem like a big deal to you however, to me.....I HARDLY EVER am able to breathe through my nose. Unless you stuff horseradish up it or I get a big ol hit of wasabi. With that, I experienced an incredibly relaxing, melting calm. All I could think after that was, 'yes, let it heal.' I think its worth it to mention I have been quite aware and more conscious of some changes w/ my thoughts and perceptions since. And, about a week later I looked up SINUS in Louise Hay's book "You Can Heal Your Life". Sinus= irritation to one person, someone close. This......was my original 'focus' i was intending w/ my sessions truth be told. To help me shift my focus, help me be more graceful and understanding. It has proved to be powerful beyond measure. Miraculous really. Immense shift.
He has treated both me and my daughter and son. I have no idea how he does what he does but I do know that the effects are profound and sometimes almost unnerving. I find it quite amazing that Chad can diagnose an issue before it has even happened and treat accurately ailments that doctors are unable to even recognize.
Through his gentle guidance and reassurance I was able to let go of any expectation and to experience the feeling of the energy. Immediately I felt grounded to the table. I’m not sure if I could have sat up even if I wanted to in that moment. I also noticed a prickly, tingling sensation; one just above my lip and the other behind my right ear. A feeling like no other I have ever felt was the wave like energy I felt all over my body. It was as if an oscillating fan was blowing, not just on me but through me. The most amazing feeling was that immediately after the healing session I was able to put weight on my arm for the first time in months without any pain! I‘m still not sure how it all works, I just know from personal experience that it does. Thank you for ALL that you do!
Without any exaggeration, your Foundation Training class is changing my life. I'm 29 and have had lower back pain off and on for the past ten years. I've gone to physical therapists, acupuncturists and chiropractors - and have heard many diagnosis - short hamstrings, SI irritation, degenerative spine... you name it. It all helps a little but the pain comes back. Nothing has helped as much as Foundation Training. People like me who live in pretty constant physical pain know that it messes with every aspect of your life. Last week I was in almost zero pain for the entire week. In my life - that is pretty much unheard of. I also really appreciate the meditative aspect that you personally bring to the Foundation Training practice, changing your body is as mental as it is physical.
I mean all of it! Honestly, if there is ever anything I can do for you don't hesitate to ask!
I have participated in athletic activities all of my life and have had my share of sports injuries. As I got older, with less time available for activity, my hips, knees and low back began to bother me and become stiff. I tried yoga, stretching, chiropractic and acupuncture to try to alleviate the stiffness and pain. I would get a little relief but when I returned to other physical activities such as hiking or golfing, my muscles would stiffen and my joints would begin to ache. I chalked it up to getting older and continued to work around my limitations.
I tried a Power Plate workout on the advice of a friend who is a Pilates instructor. On my first workout I was shocked at the many weak areas in my hip flexors and hamstrings as I tried to balance while exercising on the Power Plate. However, I also noticed that after each Power Plate work out, I felt less stuff and felt better the following day.
As I continued to do the Power Plate workouts, I became stronger in my core muscles, hip flexors and hamstrings. The stiffness in my muscles began to lessen. I felt better, looked better and was about to return to hiking and golfing without the soreness and stiffness that would follow each activity.
I would recommend Power Plate to anyone of any age. I believe the benefits I have gained through my workouts have changed my life. I am no longer limited and am able to enjoy an active lifestyle free of the stiffness and pain I use to endure.
Having too adverse reactions to allergy drugs, I have resorted to holistic health options for my wellness. That was a miserable week of difficult breathing and I can't imagine what I would do for my singing without your quantum healing sessions.
Thank you Chad for introducing me to this marvelous technology and guiding me every step of the way in my training. I can't tell you how much I rely on your expertise. You seem to always know how to fix what is ailing me. I know we were both very excited about my latest bone density results. Hopefully, I will have an even better report next year, as my training progresses. Thanks again Chad.
The session itself was very pleasant. I had different sensations of tingling and heat, but it was so relaxing that I kept drifting away. Not to sleep, but just away. Afterwards I felt great. Generally euphoric as if all was right in my world. I had had several issues with my hand and arm, and after the session I was really feeling it. It was like a pulsing sensation. I had to go to work, and I forgot about it, and when I thought about it later it was because I wasn't feeling any pain there at all. The most interesting thing about the session was very unexpected for me. For all my life I have felt like I lived in a different temperature zone than everyone else. I'm the guy who is in a t-shirt and shorts while everyone else is bundled up for the cold. Conversely, when it's hot out I feel like I'm roasting alive. After my session I felt the December cold. It was bizarre, but very cool. (Pun intended!). Since most people heat their houses and cars to their comfort level, I have always been uncomfortable. It's so nice to feel normal, as I assume everyone else to perceive it. I can't wait for my next session.