Hollywood with Morning Crunch

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.morningcrunch.com
Address: 7600 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 5 classes/$95, 10 classes/$175, five weeks unlimited/$129 (new clients)
Sweat scale: low
Energy level: low

Los Angeles has many wonderful things to offer including perfect weather 99% of the time. Morning Crunch takes advantage of this by holding outdoor bootcamps around the city. From Santa Monica to Downtown, Marina del Rey to Pasadena, and many places in between, Morning Crunch holds AM and PM workouts for people eager to sweat with a breeze.

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Kettlebells at B Fit Los Angeles

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.bfitlosangeles.com
Address: 1551 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first week free, 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$220, month unlimited/$150
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

I’ve been avoiding this studio because of the mandatory “rumble roller”—no idea what that is but the $45 price tag, or $5 to rent, made me a bit uncomfortable. When I realized it was on my block, I had to check it out for the mere convenience.

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The Phoenix Effect

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.phoenixeffectbootcamp.com
Address: 7264 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class/$5, 1 class/$24, 10 classes/$200, month unlimited/$299
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: high

There’s nothing like chowing down with friends while watching the Super Bowl. Knowing how much I would eat, I decided to rev up my Sunday workout from the usual Pilates to a brand new bootcamp class. Continue reading

Cross Train at Cross Train LA

At a Glance:
Website: http://www.crosstrainla.com
Address: 7300 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Length: 50 minutes
Price: month unlimited/$199 w 1 yr contract, $249 w 6 month contract, $299 w no contract, limited membership (3 classes per week)/$149 w 1 yr contract
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

There are days when I crave a workout that is simple and familiar and then there are times when I know I need to do something that I’ll feel for days later. At Cross Train LA, I found the latter. Continue reading

The Mashup at Fitmix

At a Glance
Website: http://www.fitmixstudio.com
Address: 601 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Class length: 55 min
Price: first class free, 1 class/$35, 10 classes/$240, month unlimited/$219
Sweat Scale: high
Energy level: high

It’s always fun to try out a new, LA exclusive workout—especially one that kicks your butt and takes names. I knew I was going out of town for a week and wanted to make sure I didn’t sit on the plane feeling like I hadn’t gotten the most out of the previous night’s workout. I found the perfect sweat, The Mashup at Fitmix Studio. Continue reading

E-Fit Burn at Elevation Fitness

At a Glance:

Website: https://www.efitla.com
Address: 8920 Sunset Blvd, Suite 200B, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class free, 10 classes/$225, month unlimited/$199 w 3 month minimum
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

Although I had a very inspirational first time at yoga, I left really craving a sweat. When I came home, I immediately searched for a class with high intensity and signed up for E-Fit Burn at the same studio where I did my aerial fitness class.

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Full Body at Barry’s Bootcamp

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.barrysbootcamp.com
Address: 14622 Ventura Blvd,
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
1106 N. La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Class length: 60 min
Price: 1 class/$24, 10 classes/$210, month unlimited/$325
Sweat Scale: high
Energy level: high

Barry’s Bootcamp is becoming a household name for butt-kicking…one that makes my legs shake just thinking about. I’ve peeked into a Barry’s studio before only to see the lights turned low, the music high, and sweat everywhere. It took me a while to get the guts up to register, knowing that this high intensity interval training class involves a treadmill (blech), but I knew it would be an amazing sweat.

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Lean & Mean at Pink Iron

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.pinkiron.com
Address: 1106 N La Cienega Blvd,
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Class length: 60 min
Price: first class free, 10 classes/$180, month unlimited/$189 (no contract)
Sweat Scale: high
Energy level: high

I’m not one to seek out a CrossFit style workout because the die-hards intimidate me, but in a low pressure, all women environment I decided to give it a try. And I’m so glad I did!

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