Megaburn 55 at Pilates Plus Studio City

At a Glance:

Website: http://pilatesplusbylagreefitness.com
Address: 13205 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604
Length: 55 minutes
Price: first class/$15, one class/$35, 10 classes/$270, month unlimited/$229 with no contract, $215 with contract
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: medium

To be completely honest, I’ve been coming to this studio for almost a year now and had a few negative experiences at the beginning. I’m not sure if it was because I didn’t feel comfortable on the megaformer, or that the instructors I had were just not super friendly, but I was determined to succeed and kept coming back anyways. After plenty of classes, I am finally writing my (positive) review.

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I tried the Megaformer and here’s what happened

Allow me to introduce this post by saying that for one year I begged and pleaded that my best friend Colleen make the leap and switch from a regular gym membership to ClassPass. Thankfully, as a ClassPass ambassador, we were given a free month to gift to a friend as a holiday present. I immediately texted Colleen and let her know that now she really had to start because her first month would be free!

The timing was perfect; she was on winter break and had plenty of time to try out the Atlanta fitness scene. I immediately recommended that she try a megaformer class—the one workout that promises to make my muscles shake no matter how often I go.

Read on to find out what happened from her perspective…

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Barefoot Bootcamp at Set and Flow Yoga

At a Glance:

Website: setandflowyoga.com
Address: 1619 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90028
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class free or five days for $5, day pass/$25, month unlimited/$79.99
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: medium

There’s a brand new studio in the heart of Hollywood that happens to be literally across the street from my apartment. It doesn’t get any better than that! Oh wait, it does… Not only do they offer classes like barre, TRX, and hot yoga, they also have amazing amenities that encourage studio go-ers to stay forever.

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Supraformer at Lagree Fitness Studio

At a Glance:

Website: http://lagreefitnessstudio.com
Address: 375 N La Cienega Blvd, Suite 1, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Length: 25 minutes
Price: first class/$15, one class/$18, 10 classes/$120
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

Just when we thought the megaformer was enough to tame our body into that of a fit goddess, Sebastien Lagree has done it again. The Supraformer is a brand new creation that is guaranteed to kick your butt in 25 minutes. While it has a striking resemblance to the megaformer, this machine actually tilts up and down AND left and right with the click of a button.

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WundaBar

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.wundabar.com
Address: 12416 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
Length: 45 minutes
Price: first class free, one class/$30, 10 classes/$280, month unlimited/$450
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

I’ve driven by WundaBar many times on Ventura and noticed the bright blue walls inside. After looking it up, I discovered that the WundaBar is a pilates studio that patented its own WundaFormer in order to combine the signature workouts of the Pilates reformer, chair, and jump board, and a ballet bar all in one. The fact that each sweat is only 45 minutes was also a major perk so I signed up for my first free class. Continue reading

Platinum Pilates Hollywood

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.pilatesplatinum.com
Address: 1330 N. Highland Ave, Suite B, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class/$10, one class/$30, 10 classes/$220, month unlimited/$225
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: medium

I’ve been searching high and low for tough yet friendly megaformer classes in Los Angeles. The “tough” part is NEVER a problem as megaformers are literally the most challenging machines I’ve ever worked on. So far, there are two studios that I swear by, but both happen to be 30 minutes away from my Hollywood apartment, which is why I was very excited to try Pilates Platinum, less than a mile from where I live. Continue reading

dr pilates

At a Glance:

Website: http://drpilatesla.com
Address: 418 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90004
Length: 60 minutes
Price: one class/$25, ten classes/$240, month unlimited/225
Sweat: low
Energy level: low

Just when I think I’ve covered all of the studios near my apartment, a new one pops up! Ever since dr pilates opened in June, I’ve heard people raving about it and was excited to finally check it out.

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Motivate Glendale

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.motivateglendale.com
Address: 410 E Broadway, Glendale, California 91205
Length: 45 minutes
Price: first class free, 1 class/$35, 10 classes/$265, month unlimited/$239
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

If you’ve been following along, I am always on the lookout for friendly megaformer classes. Megaformers are a beast of a workout and classgoers are usually ripped and they know it. I’ve literally been in classes with Victoria’s Secret models. Motivating? Nope. Just makes you feel completely inadequate when you must take a break from your shaky plank. Well I’ve officially found another must-try megaformer studio in the neighborhood! Continue reading

Apparatus Class Mixed Level at Strong Body Pilates

At a Glance:

Website: http://strongbodypilates.com
Address: 13033 Ventura Blvd, Suite F, Los Angeles, CA, 91604
Length: 55 minutes
Price: 1 class/$35, 12 classes/$378, month unlimited/$230
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

I’ll be honest; I stalk the ClassPass site for new studios. Unbeknownst to me, I stalked so hard that I ended up at this studio on their first day with CP. Continue reading

Wunda-ful Chair (Level 1-3) at Whole Body Method

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.wholebodymethod.com/
Address: 2205 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Length: 55 minutes
Price: 1 class/$33, 12 classes/$325, month unlimited/$260
Sweat scale: low
Energy level: low

Life is all about trying new things and Sundays are all about exploring new neighborhoods in Los Angeles. I decided to do both and signed up for a Wunda Chair class in Echo Park—an area I had yet to venture to although it’s only a 6-mile straight shot down Sunset from my apartment. Continue reading