Speedplay LA

At a Glance:

Website: http://speedplayla.com
Address: 8500 Wilshire Blvd, Penthouse, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class free, 1 class/$30, 10 classes/$250, month unlimited/$300
Sweat: high
Energy level: high

Sometimes I’m in need of a class that’s going to challenge me and make me sweat profusely. While barre and Pilates classes aren’t hard to come by in this city, finding a killer bootcamp can be challenging. With the first location in DTLA having opened in May and the Beverly Hills studio on July 8th, Los Angeles has just been blessed with a brand new killer class.

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25 Minute Burn (x2) at Oak Fitness Club

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.oakfitnessclub.com/
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
Sweat: medium
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? Continue reading

High Intensity Training at Reebok CrossFit Lab

At a Glance:

Website: reebokcrossfitlab.com
Address: 8466 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA, 90069
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$25, month unlimited/$250 with 3 month commitment
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: medium

After I heard about Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez photographed leaving this box, I knew I had to check it out. I mean who wouldn’t want to be brushing sweaty shoulders with some of the most recognized celebs in LA? Continue reading

Tabata Body & Lock Box Body Sculpt at Lock Box LA

At a Glance:

Website: http://lockboxla.com/
Address: 5925 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Length: 30 minutes per class
Price: first class free, 1 class/ $25, 10 classes/ $220, month unlimited/$225
Sweat Scale: Tabata- high, Body Sculpt- medium
Energy Level: Tabata- high, Body Sculpt- medium

I spoke with my family on my way to class and said “Hey Mom! I’m trying Tabata with my friend Dida!” She said “What?! Fajita?” I said “No, Tabata!” She now jokes, “Focaccia, Fajita, Tabata with Dida” as the way to describe my training…love you Mom. Tabata is actually an extremely time-efficient, driven, and challenging workout that at it’s core is only 4 MINUTES. That’s it! And it can be partnered with Body Sculpt, an equally short but strong and intense weight lifting class.

*You may notice that I am reviewing not one but two classes in the same sitting! I love combining great cardio with some toning mixed in, so I was excited to try this studio! These classes were considered separate reservations on ClassPass, and part of me is a tiny bit bummed that now I only have one class left at this studio for my month! Continue reading

B|X at Brick CrossFit

At a Glance: 

Website: http://www.brickwesthollywood.com
Address: 7811 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, 90046
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$220, month unlimited/$239 w no commitment
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: medium

To someone who frequents barre and pilates classes, CrossFit is definitely one of the more daunting workouts. Graceful pliés are replaced by grunts as CrossFitters try to break personal lifting records. I decided to suck it up and try it out. Continue reading

Orangetheory Santa Monica

At a Glance:  

Website: http://www.orangetheoryfitness.com/santa-monica
Address: 1431 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class free, 1 class/$30, 10 classes/$199
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: high

There’s nothing better on a Saturday than working up a great sweat and then vegging out on a yummy brunch. Luckily, I’ve had that perfect afternoon two weekends in a row, and am still feelin the pain as I write this.

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Box & Tone at Pulse Fitness Studio

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.pulsefitnessstudio.com/
Address: 14396 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$180, month unlimited/$280
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: high

I hate looking awkward during a workout and boxing never fails to give me an uneasy feeling. At the Nike event a couple weeks ago (one of the best nights of my life, seriously), I was put into the class run by Prevail. Two days later, I dabbled in some uppercuts with my Fitspot trainer, James. I was feeling more confident about my technique so I signed up for Box & Tone. Continue reading

Strength Training with James from FitSpot

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.fitspotapp.com
To use, download the app FitSpot
Length: 60 minutes
Price: personal training for one/$59, two people/$70, three people/$90
Sweat scale: medium

When FitSpot reached out with an opportunity to try the brand new personal training app, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. Let me explain. Uber is to transportation as Soothe is to massages as FitSpot is to personal training. If my analogy went over your head, FitSpot is an on demand personal training app. Download, log in, request a session at a gym, your home, or an outdoor place of your choosing, and be prepared to sweat like crazy, minutes or days later—whenever you want!

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