Power 60 min Endurance Class at Bespoke Cycling

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.bespokecyclingstudio.com
Address: 735 S Figueroa St #105, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class/$14.50, one class/$29, 10 classes/$280, month unlimited/$299
Sweat: high
Energy: high

To be honest, after living in Los Angeles for a little over a year I have probably ventured downtown only a handful of times. While I adore the high-rise buildings that make me truly feel like I’m in a city, it’s the parking and traffic that really get to me. I’ve wanted to try a class at Bespoke for a while but the location was just a little daunting until I woke up on Sunday and realized that downtown is only 14 minutes away on a weekend morning. Seriously, I didn’t think downtown was ever that close! I immediately signed up on ClassPass and took advantage of the first class rate to sign my husband up too and we were on our way! Continue reading

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Daybreaker with Fitness4Purpose

Flash tats, body paint, crop tops, glow in the dark bracelets, music blasting, people jumping. The drug of choice is caffeine and partiers are chugging drinks thickened with chia seeds. It’s dark outside, but not for obvious reasons. Nope, it’s not midnight. This rave is happening before the crack of dawn and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

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With Saara, the founder of Fitness4Purpose

Daybreaker is an early morning dance party that originated in NYC and is making it’s way across the world—including cities such as Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, and Hong Kong. I’ve been dying to go since it came to LA, but couldn’t convince anyone to join me in setting an alarm for 5:30 AM so when Saara, the founder of Fitness4Purporse, reached out, I couldn’t say no.

Fitness4Purpose is a fitness challenge fundraiser that brings people together to explore a variety of workouts throughout LA while supporting a good cause. With their first challenge starting July 19, 2015, a group of 15 people set out to workout for 22 days straight and raise $35,000 to build a school in Nepal with the nonprofit organization buildOn. From Orangetheory to Aura Cycle, Hot8Yoga to Barry’s Bootcamp, these motivated individuals will sweat with a purpose.

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The Fitness4Purpose Group!

Daybreaker started at 5:30 AM with a one-hour yoga sesh that I opted out of. The real party was from 6:30-8:30, ending right in time to make it to work. This one took place at The Springs in DTLA and I was so excited to join despite not knowing anyone there. I checked in and met up with Saara outside who immediately took me under her wing and introduced me to the Fitness4Purpose team. They were all so welcoming and treated me like one of their own as we broke it down on the dance floor together. We raved to beats by DJ Dan and sipped on beverages by Groundwork coffee, Icelandic, Just Chill, Hint, and Mamma Chia. It was sweaty, exhilarating, exhausting, and energizing all at once.

IMG_9545Fitness4Purpose will be sweating around town until August 9th and I hope to be able to meet up with them at another inspiring workout!

Interested in attending Daybreaker? Sign up for the mailing list to see where the next rave is located. Usually there are two a month in LA, one downtown and one on the west side.

Interested in sweating for a cause with Fitness4Purpose? Check out the website, watch Saara’s moving video, and contact her to join! You can also find them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @FITNESS4PURPOSE.

Sculpt at Evoke Yoga

At a Glance: 

Website: http://www.evokeyoga.com/
Address: 212 W 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$18, 10 classes/$150, month unlimited/$99 with year commitment, $135 with no commitment
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: medium

Us Angelenos—and I can say that now that I’ve been here exactly a year ;)—love to stay in the vicinity of our own neighborhoods. Venturing outside means dealing with traffic and parking, two things that induce way more anxiety than necessary. When I was going to be downtown for work, I decided to take advantage of this momentous occasion and book a class in the heart of Los Angeles. Continue reading

Restorative Yoga at The Springs

At a Glance:

Website: http://thespringsla.com
Address: 608 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Length: 90 minutes
Price: 1 class/$15, 10 classes/$135, month unlimited/$150
Sweat scale: low
Energy level: low

Restorative yoga has been my go-to Sunday (and Thursday, recently) relaxation activity. A class made for light stretching and time to rest can do no wrong in my book. I’d also been dying to visit the newly opened “urban oasis” in the DTLA Art’s District.

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