As seen on the ClassPass Blog: It Can Be Done! How I Became a Morning Class Taker

Tonight I will take my 40th class through ClassPass, and I am just as excited as I was for the first! With the help of ClassPass, I challenged myself to a week of morning workouts. Read about my experiences on the ClassPass blog, also seen below:

It Can Be Done! How I Became a Morning Class Taker

“If there is anything that I dread the most, it’s my alarm! I’m so not a morning person – I typically get up at 8:30 a.m., and I’m out the door just 20 minutes later. I shower at night and eat my breakfast on the go just so I don’t have to sacrifice any sleep.  

But I always envied those fitness enthusiasts who were finished with their daily workout before they made it to the office. I thought, how awesome would it be to have the rest of the day to yourself?! So, with the help of ClassPass, I challenged myself to a week of morning workouts.

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Yoga Basics/Level 1 at InYoga

At a Glance:

Website: http://inyogacenter.com
Address: 5142 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91607
Length: 85 minutes
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$160, month unlimited/$120 w 3 month commitment
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

After buying a mat I feel more indebted to the practice of yoga. I am on the hunt for my favorite place to strike a mountain pose, which brought me to the beginner class at InYoga.
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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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Basic Flow at Jade Apple Yoga

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.jadeappleyoga.com
Address: 10502 Magnolia Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601
Length: 75 minutes
Price: 1 class/$18, 5 classes/$70, month unlimited/$110 w 3 month minimum
Sweat scale: low
Energy level: low

This was my second yoga class ever and, to avoid a $2 borrowing fee, I decided to go all out and buy a yoga mat beforehand. I headed to TJ Maxx and left with a beautiful turquoise one for a mere $12.99, carrying strap included! I felt pretty legit when I walked into the beginners class that night.

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How to Sweat like a Pro

I’ve gotten some amazing feedback in the last couple of days that Sweat and Repeat is inspiring people to go outside of their comfort zone and try something new with their workout (check back for my aerial fitness review on Monday, THAT was something new).

If you haven’t worked out or been to a group class in a while, it can be a little intimidating. Here are the DOs and DON’Ts that will make you look like a regular!

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