Elliptifit

At a Glance:

Website: www.elliptifit.com
Address: 11870 Santa Monica Blvd #207, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Class Length: 45 min
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$170, Unlimited/ $190 or $99 using Auto Pay
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy Level: low

You asked, I listened! Of all the workouts I’ve tried so far (many more reviews to come) this is the one that piqued people’s curiosity. I was even going to save this for later, but it just couldn’t wait!

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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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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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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

Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak at Circle X Ranch

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/circlexranch.htm
Address: 12896 Yerba Buena Road, Malibu, CA, 90265
Hike length: 6 miles, about 2.5 hours-3 hours

If you’re in need of an escape from the city, look no further than beautiful Malibu. While Runyon Canyon is great for people watching and a quick “hike”, Sandstone Peak is the real deal. With breathtaking views of the Santa Monica Mountains and amazing rock formations, these 6 miles are sure to give you a taste of nature that you’ve been missing. Continue reading

Runyon Canyon

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/facility/runyoncanyonpk.htm
Address: 2000 N. Fuller Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Hike length: about 60 min
Price: free
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy level: medium

In Los Angeles we are blessed with pretty much perfect weather 365 days of the year. Having lived here for 8 months (and just getting back from snowy DC 24 hours ago), I can attest that there is nothing better than the LA climate. Never do I have an excuse to curl up inside under a blanket and binge watch Netflix because it’s always going to be around 74 and sunny (pros and cons, people). With that being said, outdoor workouts are extremely popular and Runyon Canyon is my hike of choice. Continue reading