Barefoot Bootcamp at Set and Flow Yoga

At a Glance:

Website: setandflowyoga.com
Address: 1619 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90028
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class free or five days for $5, day pass/$25, month unlimited/$79.99
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: medium

There’s a brand new studio in the heart of Hollywood that happens to be literally across the street from my apartment. It doesn’t get any better than that! Oh wait, it does… Not only do they offer classes like barre, TRX, and hot yoga, they also have amazing amenities that encourage studio go-ers to stay forever.

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Y7 Pop Up at Rebecca Minkoff

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.y7-studio.com
Address: 8335 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Length: 60 minutes
Price: one class/$15
Sweat: high
Energy: medium

“Started from the bottom now you’re here”—I’ve seen the stairs donning that quote grace my Instagram feed hundreds of times. Turns out, that ever-so-popular NYC yoga tribe decided to head west for a special Thursday through Sunday pop up at the end of August. Y7 teamed up with Rebecca Minkoff’s new Melrose store opening and hosted classes in the back multipurpose space—complete with a heater to really give add the “hot” to the yoga.

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Basics Level 1 at Wanderlust

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.wanderlusthollywood.com
Address: 1357 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Length: 75 minutes
Price: one class/$23, 10 classes/$199, month unlimited/$129
Sweat: low
Energy: low

When Wanderlust opened a brick and mortar yoga mecca right down the street, I signed up on the listserv immediately. Little did I know, they would send everyone on the list a coupon for five free classes. SCORE! From yoga to meditation, breath work to “chillax”, Wanderlust has the most well rounded schedule I’ve seen at a yoga studio. Not to mention the space also offers a restaurant with seasonal food and fresh juices. You could easily spend the day there, and I hope to spend many days there.

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Sculpt at Evoke Yoga

At a Glance: 

Website: http://www.evokeyoga.com/
Address: 212 W 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$18, 10 classes/$150, month unlimited/$99 with year commitment, $135 with no commitment
Sweat scale: high
Energy level: medium

Us Angelenos—and I can say that now that I’ve been here exactly a year ;)—love to stay in the vicinity of our own neighborhoods. Venturing outside means dealing with traffic and parking, two things that induce way more anxiety than necessary. When I was going to be downtown for work, I decided to take advantage of this momentous occasion and book a class in the heart of Los Angeles. Continue reading

C9 Champion Yoga Event at Shutters on the Beach

Oh my gosh, what a great weekend to be an LA resident—and a fitness blogger! This morning I had the opportunity to attend a yoga event with celeb instructor Kristin McGee sponsored by Target’s athletic wear line, C9 Champion. The event was held at the gorgeous Santa Monica hotel, Shutters on the Beach (which was also a top contender for my wedding venue, until the east coast won out), and we were all sent C9 gear beforehand to wear!

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Once I arrived and grabbed some coffee in the lobby, I headed down to the Promenade room to find bright yoga mats and equally bright workout gear. The morning started with a 45-minute class where Kristen led us through a series of sun salutations, warrior poses, and some mat Pilate’s moves. Afterwards, we were free to help ourselves to smoothies, granola, and exercise clothes (every girl’s DREAM). There were also masseuses available for 15 minute massages—perfect after a workout but before heading to actual work. Of course, my friend and I had to sneak away for pictures with some of my new gear by the beach!

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Tomorrow I will be attending the Nike Women Los Angeles Tour in downtown LA to sweat with 2,000 STRONG ladies. Can’t wait to see some of you there!!!!

Restorative Yoga at The Springs

At a Glance:

Website: http://thespringsla.com
Address: 608 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Length: 90 minutes
Price: 1 class/$15, 10 classes/$135, month unlimited/$150
Sweat scale: low
Energy level: low

Restorative yoga has been my go-to Sunday (and Thursday, recently) relaxation activity. A class made for light stretching and time to rest can do no wrong in my book. I’d also been dying to visit the newly opened “urban oasis” in the DTLA Art’s District.

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CHILL and RESTORE at One Down Dog

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.onedowndog.com
Address: 4343 Sunset Blvd, # 208, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Length: 75 minutes CHILL / 60 minutes RESTORE
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$150, first month unlimited/$40, month unlimited (6 month commitment)/$95
Sweat scale: low
Energy level: medium

Before having a chance to write about my Chill class, I had already taken another at One Down Dog…so I decided to make this review a two-in-one.

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Yoga Booty Ballet at Swerve

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.swervestudio.com
Address: 8250 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Length: 55 minutes
Price: 1 class/$18, 10 classes/$155, month unlimited/$155 ($100 for new clients!)
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: high

When Danielle Cuccio reached out via Instagram about taking one of her classes, I did some research and found that not only is she a private yoga instructor with her own wellness company, but also she writes a blog, The Beauty Blender. Danielle invited me to either Yoga Booty Ballet or Power Flow Yoga. We all know that I am not yoga’s bigger fan, so I opted for the one that included the words booty and ballet thinking it would basically be a barre class…I was completely wrong!

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