Class: Signature Lit
Location: Weho (same plaza as AIR)
Work-out: Rowing/strength training
Next day soreness: 4
Duration: 50 min
Sweat Level: Sweaty
Parking: Free lot, metered street parking
Amenities: Mats and towels provided, water for purchase (didn’t see a fountain)
Requirements for class: Sneakers
I came here for my friend Rachel’s (Sweat and Repeat) event yesterday, though the studio is also now on ClassPass. This is one of LA’s newest studios and LA’s only all rowing studio. After I had checked out CityRow in NYC, I was sad that LA didn’t offer a similar workout. And then LIT opened! LIT stands for Low Impact Training, but don’t let that fool you into thinking you won’t get a tough, heart-pounding workout. I hate running, so I love classes that offer me cardio in every other form, and LIT does exactly that.
The class is a mix of cardio intervals on the rower and strength training. Every rowing circuit is followed by conditioning for abs, legs and arms using the equipment at each station, including TRX bands, ankle straps with weights and a yoga mat. The 50 minutes is nonstop and we squatted, planked, crunched, lifted, rowed and rolled through the class, hitting every major muscle group. I LOVED that we ended class with a bit of foam rolling followed by stretching to really help muscle recovery.
The studio also has a nice patio area where you can relax for a bit after class, and it’s great for events! The owners Taylor and Justin are very friendly and will push but encourage you in a non-threatening way. Justin also regularly teaches classes and adjusts his classes to the energy of the room. I definitely recommend everyone go check out this unique studio!