Beginner Class at Physique 57

At a Glance:

Website: http://physique57.com
Address: 320 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Length: 60 minutes
Price: one class/$31, 10 classes/$270, month unlimited/$275
Sweat scale: low
Energy level: low

This studio played hard to get for a while. The longer they stayed off of ClassPass, the more eager I became to try it. I thought about shelling out the money for a single class, but when push came to shove, I waited it out. Finally, my prayers were answered! As much as I wanted to check it out, it wasn’t until this weekend that I finally made the drive to Beverly Hills for a class.

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Pure Barre Platform Preview!

If you like Pure Barre…or just fun in general…you’re going to LOVE the new Pure Barre Platform class.

I had the opportunity to test it out at the Hollywood studio with Pure Barre Senior Master Trainer Shalisa (@shalisa_p) last week and not only had an epic workout but also had such a blast.

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The new platform is about one square foot around and six inches or so off the ground but it completely transforms the exercises, allowing you to have a much greater range of movement. The workout is still low impact but tiny pulses are replaced by quick bursts of high intensity movement. This leads to an increased heart rate and a lot more cardio than your average barre class.

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Xtend Barre at Xtend Barre

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.xtendbarre.com
Address: 8254 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90046
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$220, month unlimited/$210
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

Barre is one of my favorite workouts because it is what got me into this fitness studio craze in the first place. I have studios that I attend on the reg (check my Instagram to figure them out…) but it took me a while to give Xtend Barre a chance. Continue reading

Barre Lab

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.barrelab.com
Address: 1947 North Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90068
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$180, month unlimited/$160
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

This studio is brand new to the LA barre scene, replacing Pop Physique Hollywood. When they opened on January 1st, the held free classes for a week but I couldn’t make it. Since Instagram is their only form of communication until the website is complete, I saw that they were having two more free classes and signed up immediately.

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Pure Barre

At a Glance

Website: http://www.purebarre.com
Address: 7519 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Locations also in Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, and Brentwood.
Class length: 55 min
Price: 1 class/$21, 10 classes/$160, month unlimited (new client)/$100
Sweat Scale: low
Energy level: low

Pure Barre was my first boutique fitness class in Los Angeles and I was completely addicted right away so I’m a bit embarrassed by how long it took me to actually post about it. I’m pretty sure it’s because I wanted it to be my little workout secret but the secret is out!

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As seen on the ClassPass Blog: It Can Be Done! How I Became a Morning Class Taker

Tonight I will take my 40th class through ClassPass, and I am just as excited as I was for the first! With the help of ClassPass, I challenged myself to a week of morning workouts. Read about my experiences on the ClassPass blog, also seen below:

It Can Be Done! How I Became a Morning Class Taker

“If there is anything that I dread the most, it’s my alarm! I’m so not a morning person – I typically get up at 8:30 a.m., and I’m out the door just 20 minutes later. I shower at night and eat my breakfast on the go just so I don’t have to sacrifice any sleep.  

But I always envied those fitness enthusiasts who were finished with their daily workout before they made it to the office. I thought, how awesome would it be to have the rest of the day to yourself?! So, with the help of ClassPass, I challenged myself to a week of morning workouts.

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FlyBarre at FlyWheel

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.flywheelsports.com
Address: 8599 Santa Monica Blvd,
 West Hollywood, CA 
90069
Class length: 60 min (They also offer 45 min power sessions)
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$225, month unlimited/$300 (3 month commitment)
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy level: medium

FlyWheel has such amazing studios with my absolute favorite bath products (Bliss) that I just HAD to add FlyBarre to my morning workout week—for the shower alone.  And, of course, I love trying new barre classes.

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Best U at Best U Studio

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.bestustudio.com
Address: 931 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Class length: 60 min
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$175, month unlimited/$185
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy level: medium

I am currently spending a week trying to be a morning exerciser. I also happened to get ENGAGED the night before this exhausting week was set to begin. The result: a champagne-hangover 7:00 AM Monday barre class. After the initial sleep deprivation wore off, I took out a calendar and planned my class schedule for the rest of my week. Looking for places in the Hollywood/West Hollywood area, I stumbled across a morning class at Best U Studio. I’ve wanted to take this class for a while, so I decided there’s no better time then now!

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Advanced at Cardio Barre Hollywood

At a Glance

Website: https://cardiobarre.com
Address: 6464 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Class length: 60 min
Price: 1 class/$17, 10 classes/$160, month unlimited/$169
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy level: medium

I started working out here because I found a Groupon for a price that you cannot beat—10 classes for $49, but I got hooked pretty quickly. This studio is also a mile from my apartment and that doesn’t hurt, especially during rush hour (aka all the time).

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