Work-out: Strength Training, HIIT
Next day soreness: 4
Duration: 55 min
Sweat Level: Moderately Sweaty
Parking: Metered street parking (or free residential on side streets north of Melrose, but read signs!)
Amenities: Bathroom, water and swag for sale
Requirements for class: sneakers, bring your own towel if you need one
I came here last night to celebrate Uplift Studios’ grand opening in LA (not to be confused with Uplift Health and Wellness, which is also on ClassPass). The studio is located where Xtend Barre used to be. The studio manager, community manager and my trainer, Leslie, were all there and very warm and welcoming. ClassPass Founder and CEO Payal was also in town, so it was awesome to meet her in person!
Uplift is unique in that it is a women’s only studio, and it is wildly popular in NYC. My class was only 5 people, and there was a lot of personalized attention. The workout was tough! We worked every muscle in our bodies using weights (recommended 5-12lbs), and did tabata cardio bursts in between. I am definitely sore everywhere today. This is one of those workouts where you can fit your cardio and strength in at once. Although Uplift offers three types of classes, Strength, Sculpt and Endurance, each class will still give you a well-rounded workout. AND, they have a great motto: “Strong women uplift each other.” Love it!