WundaBar

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.wundabar.com
Address: 12416 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
Length: 45 minutes
Price: first class free, one class/$30, 10 classes/$280, month unlimited/$450
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

I’ve driven by WundaBar many times on Ventura and noticed the bright blue walls inside. After looking it up, I discovered that the WundaBar is a pilates studio that patented its own WundaFormer in order to combine the signature workouts of the Pilates reformer, chair, and jump board, and a ballet bar all in one. The fact that each sweat is only 45 minutes was also a major perk so I signed up for my first free class. Continue reading

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Platinum Pilates Hollywood

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.pilatesplatinum.com
Address: 1330 N. Highland Ave, Suite B, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class/$10, one class/$30, 10 classes/$220, month unlimited/$225
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: medium

I’ve been searching high and low for tough yet friendly megaformer classes in Los Angeles. The “tough” part is NEVER a problem as megaformers are literally the most challenging machines I’ve ever worked on. So far, there are two studios that I swear by, but both happen to be 30 minutes away from my Hollywood apartment, which is why I was very excited to try Pilates Platinum, less than a mile from where I live. Continue reading

Motivate Glendale

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.motivateglendale.com
Address: 410 E Broadway, Glendale, California 91205
Length: 45 minutes
Price: first class free, 1 class/$35, 10 classes/$265, month unlimited/$239
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

If you’ve been following along, I am always on the lookout for friendly megaformer classes. Megaformers are a beast of a workout and classgoers are usually ripped and they know it. I’ve literally been in classes with Victoria’s Secret models. Motivating? Nope. Just makes you feel completely inadequate when you must take a break from your shaky plank. Well I’ve officially found another must-try megaformer studio in the neighborhood! Continue reading

Apparatus Class Mixed Level at Strong Body Pilates

At a Glance:

Website: http://strongbodypilates.com
Address: 13033 Ventura Blvd, Suite F, Los Angeles, CA, 91604
Length: 55 minutes
Price: 1 class/$35, 12 classes/$378, month unlimited/$230
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

I’ll be honest; I stalk the ClassPass site for new studios. Unbeknownst to me, I stalked so hard that I ended up at this studio on their first day with CP. Continue reading

Wunda-ful Chair (Level 1-3) at Whole Body Method

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.wholebodymethod.com/
Address: 2205 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Length: 55 minutes
Price: 1 class/$33, 12 classes/$325, month unlimited/$260
Sweat scale: low
Energy level: low

Life is all about trying new things and Sundays are all about exploring new neighborhoods in Los Angeles. I decided to do both and signed up for a Wunda Chair class in Echo Park—an area I had yet to venture to although it’s only a 6-mile straight shot down Sunset from my apartment. Continue reading

Bare Essentials at The Studio MDR East

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.thestudiomdr.com
Address: 13357 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066
Class Length: 60 min
Price: first class/$18, first week/$39, 1 class/$35, 10 classes/$265, month unlimited/$229
Sweat Scale: high
Energy Level: medium

If you’ve read my Pilates reviews or chatted with me in person (or even virtually), you know that I have been searching east to west for an approachable mega reformer (specifically, Lagree Method) studio. Well, we’re in luck…because I found one!

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Sheppard Mat at Sheppard Method Pilates

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.sheppardmethodpilates.com/
Address: 2180 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Class Length: 60 min
Price: 1 mat class/$20, 10 mat classes/$150, 1 reformer class/$35, 10 reformer classes/$300, Studio also offers Zumba and mixed packages
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy Level: low

First off, I’d like to thank my Mom for all of those strict pilates DVDs she bought me as a teenager. Woman- you have saved me from embarrassment in this newfound world that we call ClassPass. I’d taken a different mat class here before (with Lisa, who was a joy), and was stunned to find out that I really did know all the moves. I knew immediately I had to try what is considered the namesake class.

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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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Group Reformer at Pilate-ology

At a Glance:

Website: http://pilate-ology.com
Address: 13630 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA
Class length: 60 min
Price: first class $10, 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$200, first month unlimited/$140
Sweat Scale: low
Energy level: low

I walk by this place daily and always notice the “first class $10” sign but haven’t really had an intention to try it. However, when I accidentally signed up for Pilates Plus at 5:45 AM instead of PM, not realizing until I was asked to rate the class and swearing that ClassPass messed it up, I needed to find a plan B. Thankfully, there were still 2 spots left and I booked at Pilate-ology immediately. Continue reading