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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Yoga Booty Ballet at Swerve

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.swervestudio.com
Address: 8250 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Length: 55 minutes
Price: 1 class/$18, 10 classes/$155, month unlimited/$155 ($100 for new clients!)
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: high

When Danielle Cuccio reached out via Instagram about taking one of her classes, I did some research and found that not only is she a private yoga instructor with her own wellness company, but also she writes a blog, The Beauty Blender. Danielle invited me to either Yoga Booty Ballet or Power Flow Yoga. We all know that I am not yoga’s bigger fan, so I opted for the one that included the words booty and ballet thinking it would basically be a barre class…I was completely wrong!

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AIR Foundation at AIR Aerial Fitness

At a Glance:

Website: airfitnow.com
Address: 8474 W 3rd St, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Length: 50 minutes
Price: 1 class/$30, 10 classes/$280, month unlimited/$175
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

The best thing about living in Los Angeles is the abundance of fitness classes beyond the usual exercises. I’ve had the chance to learn how to pole dance, get my heart racing while bouncing on a trampoline, and plank on a wobbly surfboard. I’m always looking for new workouts that challenge different muscles so I decided to give aerial fitness another shot.

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Cross Train at Cross Train LA

At a Glance:
Website: http://www.crosstrainla.com
Address: 7300 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Length: 50 minutes
Price: month unlimited/$199 w 1 yr contract, $249 w 6 month contract, $299 w no contract, limited membership (3 classes per week)/$149 w 1 yr contract
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

There are days when I crave a workout that is simple and familiar and then there are times when I know I need to do something that I’ll feel for days later. At Cross Train LA, I found the latter. Continue reading

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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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