Infrared sauna pods? Check. EOS 6600 vibration machines that shake your fat into outer space? Check. Lymphatic pneumatic compression suits that massage your body with air and look like cast-offs from the set of Dune? Check. FBE Spa, with its space-age muscle-toning devices, is the John Cage of gyms, providing Angelenos with a truly avant-garde workout, the kind that will make your usual 24 Hour Fitness treadmill/weights/sauna routine seem distinctly prehistoric in comparison. Just ask the saber-toothed tigers at La Brea Tar Pits across the street. 5858 Wilshire Blvd., #200, Mid-City. (323) 936-3737, fbespa.com. —Caroline Ryder

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