Feeling the BURN

The popular and effective Eagle Rock workout, completeBURN, is finally moving west and setting up shop at the swanky Mondrian hotel on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood.

I had a chance to attend the media preview on Tuesday and have had trouble walking ever since. CompleteBURN, created by Leah Purcell, is a high intensity interval-training program that uses bodyweight, kettlebells, and a stability step with resistance band to torch calories and skyrocket your heart rate.

Photo by Josh Reiss ( http://JoshReiss.com )

Photos by Josh Reiss ( http://JoshReiss.com )

Although we were going through a shortened class, I was dripping sweat about two minutes in and it never slowed down. Our class sampled each of the three classes that will be offered: power bodyweight, power weighted, and core.

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Orangetheory Santa Monica

At a Glance:  

Website: http://www.orangetheoryfitness.com/santa-monica
Address: 1431 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class free, 1 class/$30, 10 classes/$199
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: high

There’s nothing better on a Saturday than working up a great sweat and then vegging out on a yummy brunch. Luckily, I’ve had that perfect afternoon two weekends in a row, and am still feelin the pain as I write this.

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