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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AIR Foundation at AIR Aerial Fitness

At a Glance:

Website: airfitnow.com
Address: 8474 W 3rd St, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Length: 50 minutes
Price: 1 class/$30, 10 classes/$280, month unlimited/$175
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

The best thing about living in Los Angeles is the abundance of fitness classes beyond the usual exercises. I’ve had the chance to learn how to pole dance, get my heart racing while bouncing on a trampoline, and plank on a wobbly surfboard. I’m always looking for new workouts that challenge different muscles so I decided to give aerial fitness another shot.

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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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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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E-Fit Burn at Elevation Fitness

At a Glance:

Website: https://www.efitla.com
Address: 8920 Sunset Blvd, Suite 200B, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class free, 10 classes/$225, month unlimited/$199 w 3 month minimum
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

Although I had a very inspirational first time at yoga, I left really craving a sweat. When I came home, I immediately searched for a class with high intensity and signed up for E-Fit Burn at the same studio where I did my aerial fitness class.

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Lean & Mean at Pink Iron

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.pinkiron.com
Address: 1106 N La Cienega Blvd,
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Class length: 60 min
Price: first class free, 10 classes/$180, month unlimited/$189 (no contract)
Sweat Scale: high
Energy level: high

I’m not one to seek out a CrossFit style workout because the die-hards intimidate me, but in a low pressure, all women environment I decided to give it a try. And I’m so glad I did!

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FlyBarre at FlyWheel

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.flywheelsports.com
Address: 8599 Santa Monica Blvd,
 West Hollywood, CA 
90069
Class length: 60 min (They also offer 45 min power sessions)
Price: 1 class/$25, 10 classes/$225, month unlimited/$300 (3 month commitment)
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy level: medium

FlyWheel has such amazing studios with my absolute favorite bath products (Bliss) that I just HAD to add FlyBarre to my morning workout week—for the shower alone.  And, of course, I love trying new barre classes.

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Best U at Best U Studio

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.bestustudio.com
Address: 931 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Class length: 60 min
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$175, month unlimited/$185
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy level: medium

I am currently spending a week trying to be a morning exerciser. I also happened to get ENGAGED the night before this exhausting week was set to begin. The result: a champagne-hangover 7:00 AM Monday barre class. After the initial sleep deprivation wore off, I took out a calendar and planned my class schedule for the rest of my week. Looking for places in the Hollywood/West Hollywood area, I stumbled across a morning class at Best U Studio. I’ve wanted to take this class for a while, so I decided there’s no better time then now!

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