E-Fit Burn at Elevation Fitness

At a Glance:

Website: https://www.efitla.com
Address: 8920 Sunset Blvd, Suite 200B, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class free, 10 classes/$225, month unlimited/$199 w 3 month minimum
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

Although I had a very inspirational first time at yoga, I left really craving a sweat. When I came home, I immediately searched for a class with high intensity and signed up for E-Fit Burn at the same studio where I did my aerial fitness class.

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Basic Level One at Liberation Yoga

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.liberationyoga.com
Address: 124 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90036
Class length: 90 min
Price: 1 class/$15, 10 classes/$130, month unlimited/$120
Sweat Scale: low
Energy level: low

The extent of my yoga practice is taking a class or two at my old gym in Memphis where the crowd was definitely a bit older. It was always too slow for me and the positions made my head hurt (it also could’ve also been the six hours with 25 screaming children that was responsible for this pain). I decided to suck it up and give yoga another shot, signing up for a level one class at Liberation Yoga. Continue reading

Core Burn at Love for Pilates

At a Glance:

Website: http://loveforpilates.com
Address: 1253 N Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Class length: 60 min
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$139, month unlimited/$199
Sweat Scale: low
Energy level: low

This was my third time on a Pilates reformer and I’m finally starting to get the hang of the crazy looking machine. It was also the first time where I truly felt the burn, especially the next day. Continue reading

Lean & Mean at Pink Iron

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.pinkiron.com
Address: 1106 N La Cienega Blvd,
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Class length: 60 min
Price: first class free, 10 classes/$180, month unlimited/$189 (no contract)
Sweat Scale: high
Energy level: high

I’m not one to seek out a CrossFit style workout because the die-hards intimidate me, but in a low pressure, all women environment I decided to give it a try. And I’m so glad I did!

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FlyBarre at FlyWheel

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.flywheelsports.com
Address: 8599 Santa Monica Blvd,
 West Hollywood, CA 
90069
Class length: 60 min (They also offer 45 min power sessions)
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$225, month unlimited/$300 (3 month commitment)
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy level: medium

FlyWheel has such amazing studios with my absolute favorite bath products (Bliss) that I just HAD to add FlyBarre to my morning workout week—for the shower alone.  And, of course, I love trying new barre classes.

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The Ride at Made in LA

At a Glance:

Website: http://madeinlafitness.com
Address: 1710 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Class length: 45 min
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$180, month unlimited/$149 (3 month commitment)
Sweat Scale: high
Energy level: medium

For Day 3 of my morning workouts, I decided to look for somewhere that was within walking distance. This was a great idea because I assumed it would take less time than driving (I was in for a rude awakening…and an accidental jogging sesh). I also wanted something that would get my heart rate higher than barre so spin was the perfect fit.

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Best U at Best U Studio

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.bestustudio.com
Address: 931 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Class length: 60 min
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$175, month unlimited/$185
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy level: medium

I am currently spending a week trying to be a morning exerciser. I also happened to get ENGAGED the night before this exhausting week was set to begin. The result: a champagne-hangover 7:00 AM Monday barre class. After the initial sleep deprivation wore off, I took out a calendar and planned my class schedule for the rest of my week. Looking for places in the Hollywood/West Hollywood area, I stumbled across a morning class at Best U Studio. I’ve wanted to take this class for a while, so I decided there’s no better time then now!

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Pilates Reformer at Reforming Bodies Pilates

At a Glance:

Website: http://reformingbodiespilates.com
Address: 15122 Ventura Blvd, Ste 101, Los Angeles, CA 91403
Class length: 55 min
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$200
Sweat Scale: low
Energy level: low

Doing a Pilates reformer class has always been on my bucket list but I’ve never had the guts to try it. Anything requiring use of a special machine makes me nervous because I hate looking like I have no idea what I’m doing (who am I kidding, I still look like that after 10 cardio barre classes). I decided to suck it up and give it a try, for the love of the blog!

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Spirit Bounce

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.spiritbounce.com
Address: 650 N La Peer Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Class length: 60 min
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$150
Sweat Scale: high
Energy level: high

Working out should be fun. That’s what initially got me off of the elliptical and on to the barre. I was tired of the same old movements for 60 minutes and found that group classes were what really got me motivated. I love to try new things so I signed up for a trampoline class, knowing that this would transport me back to childhood while getting in some good cardio.

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Drive at The Changing Room

At a Glance:

Website: http://changingroomla.com
Address: 6015 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Class length: As long as it takes (45-60 min)
Price: first class free, 1 class/$15, 10 classes/$120
Sweat Scale: high
Energy level: medium

I’m always looking to try something new and get out of my comfort zone with my workouts. In LA, where there is no shortage of fitness studios, this is a pretty easy task. The Changing Room is a unique gym that offers DIY circuit training daily.

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