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

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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Yoga Basics/Level 1 at InYoga

At a Glance:

Website: http://inyogacenter.com
Address: 5142 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91607
Length: 85 minutes
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$160, month unlimited/$120 w 3 month commitment
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

After buying a mat I feel more indebted to the practice of yoga. I am on the hunt for my favorite place to strike a mountain pose, which brought me to the beginner class at InYoga.
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