Class: Pilates Booty and Abs
Location: Beverly Hills
Work-out: Reformer Pilates
Difficulty: Level 3.5
Next day soreness: 3.5
Duration: 50 min
Sweat Level: 💦 Moderately Sweaty
Parking: Metered street
Amenities: Socks, swag and water for purchase. Kitchen/sink to fill up your bottle
Requirements for class: Bring water and socks!
This was a nice little change from my normal megaformer Pilates classes. Alexi was a wonderful teacher who was attentive and knowledgable about appropriate form. The class was tough but not unbearably challenging like some of the other Pilates classes I’ve reviewed. It would push you just until you felt like quitting and then the exercise would switch so you really could stick it out through everything. The Pilates Booty and Abs class worked exactly those two areas, which was perfect for me since I feel like I’ve gotten bulkier in some places I don’t want to be bulky from taking other full body Pilates classes.
The studio (owned by famous salon guru Vidal’s daughter Eden) is very well-maintained, beautiful and clean. It is located right above Scratch Bar on La Cienega’s restaurant row, so parking may be a bit tough during dinner hours. However, for people who enjoy Pilates, it’s definitely worth checking out!