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

Pilates Sculpt at Hot Pilates

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.myhotpilates.com
Address: 8604 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, 90069
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$230, month unlimited/$150
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: high

After a long run of nonstop fitness classes, I decided it was time for a rest day…in the form of a Sunday morning hot yoga-Pilates combo class (that’s what happens when you’re addicted to fitness). Before heading out to this studio for the first time, I did some research and saw that they don’t offer the yoga-lates class at the time I had signed up for. Instead, the 10:45 was an advanced Pilates Sculpt class, NOT something I wanted on my rest day.

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Pilates & Cycling at Circuit Pilates

At a Glance:

Website: http://circuithollywood.com
Address: 6223 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Length: 50 minutes
Price: first class $10, 10 classes/$225, 12 classes a month for $199
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

I’m always a little skeptical about the intensity of Pilates reformer classes so when I saw a Pilates/Spin combo, I thought it would be the perfect mix of a workout, and I was right!

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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