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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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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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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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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Basic Level One at Liberation Yoga

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.liberationyoga.com
Address: 124 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90036
Class length: 90 min
Price: 1 class/$15, 10 classes/$130, month unlimited/$120
Sweat Scale: low
Energy level: low

The extent of my yoga practice is taking a class or two at my old gym in Memphis where the crowd was definitely a bit older. It was always too slow for me and the positions made my head hurt (it also could’ve also been the six hours with 25 screaming children that was responsible for this pain). I decided to suck it up and give yoga another shot, signing up for a level one class at Liberation Yoga. Continue reading

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

Full Body at Barry’s Bootcamp

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.barrysbootcamp.com
Address: 14622 Ventura Blvd,
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
1106 N. La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Class length: 60 min
Price: 1 class/$24, 10 classes/$210, month unlimited/$325
Sweat Scale: high
Energy level: high

Barry’s Bootcamp is becoming a household name for butt-kicking…one that makes my legs shake just thinking about. I’ve peeked into a Barry’s studio before only to see the lights turned low, the music high, and sweat everywhere. It took me a while to get the guts up to register, knowing that this high intensity interval training class involves a treadmill (blech), but I knew it would be an amazing sweat.

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