Cycle Strength at Cry Baby House

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.crybabyhouse.com/
Address: 2112 Zeno Place,
Venice, CA 
90291
Price: one class/ $30, 10 classes/ $250, introductory month unlimited/ $125
Length: 75 minutes (55 minute and 90 minute options also available)
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: high

*Please have your own road bike to participate. Otherwise, contact the studio prior to experiencing this class*

Over the past several months, my life has been more and more focused on running with Nike Run Club. My times have progressively gotten better along with my health and overall happiness. While others have encouraged marathon training, my mom keeps reminding me, “You can swim, you can run, you just need to bike better. Why not try a triathlon?”

I’m always on the hunt for crazy fitness adventures. When I heard about Cry Baby House, a triathlon and endurance-training center, the wheels of my brain started turning! Nestled in the heart of Venice, CBH hosts road bike classes that can’t hold a candle to spinning. Don’t believe me? Keep reading.

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Another Year Down

This weekend I celebrated my birthday, not to be confused with my blog-anniversary that I celebrated in October. Birthdays are always a time of reflection and mine falls right before the new year, making it the most ideal time to look back at what I have accomplished (or still need to) and figure out what I want for myself in the upcoming year.

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Since being in Los Angeles for about 18 months, a lot has happened. I’ve started this blog as an outlet for my fitness obsession, gotten engaged and married, and made new friends (thankfully so many that share my love for working out).

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To ring in year 27, I decided to throw the sweatiest birthday party I could think of, so naturally, a spin class was my first choice. SoloCicla, the gorgeous new studio in Studio City was the ideal location. Not only is it easy to get to (right off of the 101), but also there’s a plethora of free parking, free shoes, and free alkaline water!

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SoloCicla with Lara

At a Glance:

Website: http://solocicla.com
Address: 3341 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Length: 45 minutes
Price: first class free, 1 class/$24, 10 classes/$210, month unlimited/$300
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: medium

This studio opened about a month and a half ago and I’ve wanted to check it out ever since I heard that parking is free and plentiful and they have free shoes to borrow. All of my favorite things J

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Cycle House

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.cyclehousela.com
Address: 8511 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Length: 45 minutes
Price: first class free, 1 class/$29, 10 classes/$260, month unlimited/$300
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: high

Cycle House is definitely trending in LA. I’ve heard from many readers that it is their favorite spin studio so of course I had to check it out. Reservations book up fast on ClassPass and popular times tend to sell out through their website.

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Aura Cycle

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.aurapulse.com
Address: 8231 W 3rd Street Suite E, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Length: 45 minutes
Price: first class/$15, 10 classes/$220, month unlimited/$265 w no contract
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: high

There is nothing like the feeling of a great sweat on Thanksgiving morning! I knew I was going to reach for two+ slices of pie and an extra heaping of sweet potato casserole, so why not make it guilt free? I’ve also been dying to try a class at Aura but 3rd street is always traffic central.

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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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Flywheel

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.flywheelsports.com
Address: 8599 Santa Monica Blvd. 
West Hollywood, CA 
90069
Class length: 45 minutes
Price: first class free, 10 classes/$225, month unlimited/$300
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: high

I’ve been so barre obsessed recently that when I stumbled upon the words “first class free” at Flywheel I immediately starting planning my schedule around FlyBarre. Then I realized that I’ve been living a relatively cardio free life recently, and that’s not good for anyone, so I put my big girl panties on and signed up for the 6:30 Flywheel. This was a big step because spin has always been one of my biggest fears. It’s full of die-hards with their own clip on shoes and butt-padded shorts. These things intimidate me.

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