Soma Sculpt at Studio Soma

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.studiosoma.com
Address: 624-630 North La Cienega Boulevard, 
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Length: 50 minutes
Price: first class free
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

This studio is literally in the Cycle House parking lot so I see it pretty often. I’ve heard music blaring out of the open doors and spotted the ballet bars from below but never been inside. Finally, that all changed. Continue reading

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Reformer Mixed Level at Grace Anatomy Studio

At a Glance: 

Website: http://www.graceanatomystudio.com
Address: 12445 Moorpark St, Suite F • 2nd Floor
Studio City, CA 91604
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class/$19, 1 class/$32, 10 classes/$270, month unlimited/$299
Sweat scale: low
Energy level: low

One thing I love about working in the valley is that all of the studios here have such a community feel about them. I found out about Grace Anatomy after running into the owner of Blazing Saddles. Turns out, the two studio owners are friends who frequently sweat together…and invited me to join!

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Bare Essentials at The Studio MDR East

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.thestudiomdr.com
Address: 13357 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066
Class Length: 60 min
Price: first class/$18, first week/$39, 1 class/$35, 10 classes/$265, month unlimited/$229
Sweat Scale: high
Energy Level: medium

If you’ve read my Pilates reviews or chatted with me in person (or even virtually), you know that I have been searching east to west for an approachable mega reformer (specifically, Lagree Method) studio. Well, we’re in luck…because I found one!

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Sheppard Mat at Sheppard Method Pilates

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.sheppardmethodpilates.com/
Address: 2180 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Class Length: 60 min
Price: 1 mat class/$20, 10 mat classes/$150, 1 reformer class/$35, 10 reformer classes/$300, Studio also offers Zumba and mixed packages
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy Level: low

First off, I’d like to thank my Mom for all of those strict pilates DVDs she bought me as a teenager. Woman- you have saved me from embarrassment in this newfound world that we call ClassPass. I’d taken a different mat class here before (with Lisa, who was a joy), and was stunned to find out that I really did know all the moves. I knew immediately I had to try what is considered the namesake class.

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Pilates Reformer at EDEN by Eden Sassoon Pilates

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.edensassoonpilates.com
Address: 109 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Length: 55 minutes
Price: first class/$17, 1 class/$27, 10 classes/$240, month unlimited/$199
Sweat scale: low
Energy level: low

In case you were wondering, yes, the name Sassoon does ring a bell with you probably because you’ve heard of the hair mogul Vidal Sassoon. Well, Eden Sassoon is the daughter of Vidal and created this Pilates workout out of her love for fitness. I’ve been hearing murmurs of its difficulty and wanted to give it a shot.

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Control Method Open at I Heart Fitness XO

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.iheartfitnessxo.com
Address: 11440 Ventura Blvd. Ste #107, Studio City 91604
Class length: 55 min
Price: first class/$15, 1 class/$35, 10 classes/$200, month unlimited/$249
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy level: low

Sweating in LA is all about location, location, location. It’s no wonder that I only make it to the west side on weekends. Traffic patterns rule our life and the worst part is that the traffic has no pattern…it’s 24/7! I picked this studio because of it’s location to my work and I was so curious about the very vague class name.

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Group Reformer at Pilate-ology

At a Glance:

Website: http://pilate-ology.com
Address: 13630 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA
Class length: 60 min
Price: first class $10, 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$200, first month unlimited/$140
Sweat Scale: low
Energy level: low

I walk by this place daily and always notice the “first class $10” sign but haven’t really had an intention to try it. However, when I accidentally signed up for Pilates Plus at 5:45 AM instead of PM, not realizing until I was asked to rate the class and swearing that ClassPass messed it up, I needed to find a plan B. Thankfully, there were still 2 spots left and I booked at Pilate-ology immediately. Continue reading

Fuse Pilates at Fuse Pilates (DC Review)

At a Glance

Website: fusepilates.com
Address: 2008 Hillyer Pl NW, Washington, DC 20009
Class length: 60 min
Price (for mat classes): 1 class/$19, 10 classes/$150, month unlimited/$175
Sweat Scale: low
Energy level: low

Sweating on Christmas Day…I didn’t know that was a thing but I hoped it was possible! On Xmas Eve I checked out my ClassPass DC options and found two I was interested in: cycling and Pilates. Since the Pilates class was one metro stop closer, I decided to go with that.

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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