High Intensity Training at Reebok CrossFit Lab

At a Glance:

Website: reebokcrossfitlab.com
Address: 8466 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA, 90069
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$25, month unlimited/$250 with 3 month commitment
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: medium

After I heard about Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez photographed leaving this box, I knew I had to check it out. I mean who wouldn’t want to be brushing sweaty shoulders with some of the most recognized celebs in LA? Continue reading

Absolution at Crunch Gym

At a Glance:

Website: https://www.crunch.com
Address: 8000 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Length: 30 minutes
Price: gym membership, free one day and one week passes can be found online
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

After a long day of work and a traffic filled commute, sometimes you don’t have an hour to commit to a workout. This class is the perfect fit for days like those. Continue reading

Cryotherapy at CryoHealthcare Inc.

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.cryohealthcare.com
Address: 351 N. La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
Length: 1.5-3 minutes
Price: 1 session/$65, 10 sessions/$450, month unlimited/$299
Sweat scale: LOW
Temperature: -235°F

Since moving to LA one year ago I have tried things that I didn’t even know existed. I’ve splurged on $12 smoothies at Beaming, climbed a stationary Versa climber as lights pulsed overhead at Rise Nation, and vibrated on a Power Plate at Xcceleration Station. However, nothing could prepare me for this adventure. Let’s just say there was absolutely no sweat involved. Continue reading

Soma Sculpt at Studio Soma

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.studiosoma.com
Address: 624-630 North La Cienega Boulevard, 
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Length: 50 minutes
Price: first class free
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

This studio is literally in the Cycle House parking lot so I see it pretty often. I’ve heard music blaring out of the open doors and spotted the ballet bars from below but never been inside. Finally, that all changed. Continue reading

B|X at Brick CrossFit

At a Glance: 

Website: http://www.brickwesthollywood.com
Address: 7811 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, 90046
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$220, month unlimited/$239 w no commitment
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: medium

To someone who frequents barre and pilates classes, CrossFit is definitely one of the more daunting workouts. Graceful pliés are replaced by grunts as CrossFitters try to break personal lifting records. I decided to suck it up and try it out. Continue reading

Bodyvibe at Firm Body Evolution

At a Glance:

Website: www.fbespa.com
Address: 8704 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$200
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

After rotating through the typical workouts for so long, it’s always fun to throw a sweatventure into the mix. I was so excited to find that another studio using vibration technology was recently added to the schedule, Firm Body Evolution. Continue reading

Xtend Barre at Xtend Barre

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.xtendbarre.com
Address: 8254 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90046
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$220, month unlimited/$210
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

Barre is one of my favorite workouts because it is what got me into this fitness studio craze in the first place. I have studios that I attend on the reg (check my Instagram to figure them out…) but it took me a while to give Xtend Barre a chance. Continue reading