At a Glance:
Address: 9346 Civic Center Drive Suite 145, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Length: 25 minutes (can be partnered back to back)
Price: single 25 min class/$20, 25 min 10 pack/$150, single 55 min class/$30, 55 min 10 pack/$250
Energy level: medium
Location, Location, Location. If you look on the ClassPass map, until recently, there’s been a pretty big gap in between West LA and West Hollywood. Slowly but surely, Beverly Hills studios have been opening their doors for CPers! Oak Fitness Club is one of those new additions to the roster. I googled the night before to check it out and was pleasantly surprised to see the club was located inside of the UTA plaza (tenants include such companies as the United Talent Agency and Playboy). I was a little worried if I would fit in or stand out, realizing that I was headed into a more business professional setting. I decided to stand out with my purple pants and neon pink Nike trainers because, why not?
Metered street parking was readily available in front of the complex and this is also where the club recommended others to park. It was just about lunchtime when I arrived and food trucks were starting to line up- prepping for the day’s rush. I got a little confused getting there, so let me help you out: enter the building with the Playboy sign, take a right, another right, and then the door is on your right.
When I arrived, I was greeted by Aaron King, one of the founders and one of my trainers for the day. I immediately felt welcome and took a quick tour, then filled out the waiver (give yourself an extra 5-10 minutes before class). The studio is small but clean, efficient, and professional. There’s an adjoining room filled with Pilates reformers—another service that they just started offering on ClassPass. I filled up my water bottle and prepared for the burn!
The class typically has ten slots, which is great because you get personal attention, great spotting, and adjustments throughout the class. First we did a few quick stretches and then headed into sets of cardio jumps, planks, lunges with bicep curls and overhead presses, and leg lift crunches. We cycled through the routine several times, each time building upon the last. We stretched for the last two minutes and then half of the group took off to finish their lunch break. The other half of the group remained and another instructor, Lauren, introduced herself, beginning the second 25-minute burn! She led us through push-ups, burpees, lunges with leg lifts, and jumping jacks. I can only describe the feel for the class as a double floor at Barry’s Bootcamp. The vibe was great and rumor has it that they sometimes have a DJ in the room to keep everyone pumped!
I truly debated whether or not to eat at a food truck but downtown Beverly Hills itself is a short walk away and there was also Sprinkles cupcakes. I went the healthy route and had a smoothie next door to Sprinkles at Kreation. Inside the UTA plaza is also Clementine Bakery, which serves seasonal salads, sandwiches, and soups.
Tricks of the Trade
- Bring a water bottle (although the class goes so quickly, you might forget to drink).
- Bring a lock if you want for your locker, though I felt my stuff was pretty secure. Someone left her Louboutins out in the open, so I think I was okay.
- They have free fruit in the locker room if you’re hungry. You can also relax on their patio.
About the Author: McCall is an Actress/ Makeup Artist (currently working for Sephora), living in the heart of West Los Angeles. She is addicted to dark chocolate, Arctic Zero Dairy-Free ice cream, and a good dose of movie theater popcorn (specifically at The Landmark). Her ultimate ClassPass adventure would be either trapeze or horseback riding lessons. But overall, she’s down to try anything. If you see her at a class, or even at work, feel free to say hello!
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