Best U at Best U Studio

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.bestustudio.com
Address: 931 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Class length: 60 min
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$175, month unlimited/$185
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy level: medium

I am currently spending a week trying to be a morning exerciser. I also happened to get ENGAGED the night before this exhausting week was set to begin. The result: a champagne-hangover 7:00 AM Monday barre class. After the initial sleep deprivation wore off, I took out a calendar and planned my class schedule for the rest of my week. Looking for places in the Hollywood/West Hollywood area, I stumbled across a morning class at Best U Studio. I’ve wanted to take this class for a while, so I decided there’s no better time then now!

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Advanced at Cardio Barre Hollywood

At a Glance

Website: https://cardiobarre.com
Address: 6464 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Class length: 60 min
Price: 1 class/$17, 10 classes/$160, month unlimited/$169
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy level: medium

I started working out here because I found a Groupon for a price that you cannot beat—10 classes for $49, but I got hooked pretty quickly. This studio is also a mile from my apartment and that doesn’t hurt, especially during rush hour (aka all the time).

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Mixed Level at The Bar Method

At a Glance:

Website: http://westhollywood.barmethod.com
Address: 8416 W. 3rd St.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$225, month unlimited/$250
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

My girlfriend in DC swears by The Bar Method and I’m always wondering what all of the barre studios do differently so I had to check it out. Hitting up this class also gave me an excuse to spend some time in on my favorite LA street.

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Core Fusion Barre+Cardio at Exhale Spa

At a Glance:

Website: https://www.exhalespa.com
Address: Loews Hotel, 1755 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA
90028
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$230, month unlimited/$175 w $100 enrollment
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: medium

When I saw the words Barre+Cardio, I knew Exhale Spa was speaking my language. As I’ve mentioned, I love me some good barre, but I hate feeling like I need to find time to do cardio to make up for 60 minutes of ballet inspired strength training. This class, my friends, was the best of both worlds.

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