Ryde4 Cycling

At a Glance:

Website: http://ryde4.com
Address: 1233 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class free, one class/$18, 10 classes/$150, month unlimited/$120
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: high

I didn’t like spinning before I moved to LA but ever since I tried Flywheel I became instantly obsessed with the intense cardio rush. I push myself harder in spin than I do in a lot of classes and walk out with an amazing wave of endorphins. When I heard about this outdoor class I knew I had to get myself over to Santa Monica asap.

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Cycle House

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.cyclehousela.com
Address: 8511 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Length: 45 minutes
Price: first class free, 1 class/$29, 10 classes/$260, month unlimited/$300
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: high

Cycle House is definitely trending in LA. I’ve heard from many readers that it is their favorite spin studio so of course I had to check it out. Reservations book up fast on ClassPass and popular times tend to sell out through their website.

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Aura Cycle

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.aurapulse.com
Address: 8231 W 3rd Street Suite E, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Length: 45 minutes
Price: first class/$15, 10 classes/$220, month unlimited/$265 w no contract
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: high

There is nothing like the feeling of a great sweat on Thanksgiving morning! I knew I was going to reach for two+ slices of pie and an extra heaping of sweet potato casserole, so why not make it guilt free? I’ve also been dying to try a class at Aura but 3rd street is always traffic central.

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Pilates & Cycling at Circuit Pilates

At a Glance:

Website: http://circuithollywood.com
Address: 6223 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Length: 50 minutes
Price: first class $10, 10 classes/$225, 12 classes a month for $199
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

I’m always a little skeptical about the intensity of Pilates reformer classes so when I saw a Pilates/Spin combo, I thought it would be the perfect mix of a workout, and I was right!

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The Ride at Made in LA

At a Glance:

Website: http://madeinlafitness.com
Address: 1710 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Class length: 45 min
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$180, month unlimited/$149 (3 month commitment)
Sweat Scale: high
Energy level: medium

For Day 3 of my morning workouts, I decided to look for somewhere that was within walking distance. This was a great idea because I assumed it would take less time than driving (I was in for a rude awakening…and an accidental jogging sesh). I also wanted something that would get my heart rate higher than barre so spin was the perfect fit.

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Flywheel

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.flywheelsports.com
Address: 8599 Santa Monica Blvd. 
West Hollywood, CA 
90069
Class length: 45 minutes
Price: first class free, 10 classes/$225, month unlimited/$300
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: high

I’ve been so barre obsessed recently that when I stumbled upon the words “first class free” at Flywheel I immediately starting planning my schedule around FlyBarre. Then I realized that I’ve been living a relatively cardio free life recently, and that’s not good for anyone, so I put my big girl panties on and signed up for the 6:30 Flywheel. This was a big step because spin has always been one of my biggest fears. It’s full of die-hards with their own clip on shoes and butt-padded shorts. These things intimidate me.

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