Yoga for Bad People + Q&A w/ Gunnar Peterson @ Propel Co:Labs

Last week I was invited to go check out a 4-day experience put on by Propel Water. The experience, called Propel Co:Labs, was housed at a beautiful residence in Venice where a number of different workout programs and brands came together to host classes and other fun wellness activities. I attended a session with Yoga for Bad People…

Platform @ Pure Barre

Class: Platform Location: Brentwood Work-out: Barre Difficulty: 3.5 (mainly because the moves were unfamiliar) Next day soreness: 3.5 Duration: 60 min Sweat Level:A little dewy Parking: Private lot, 90 minutes free with validation Amenities: Water fountain, swag and water for purchase Requirements for class: socks, a small towel I was so excited to try Platform now that it’s on ClassPass, but man was…

Get Fit @ Coachella

If you’re headed to the desert this weekend or next, it’s quite the strenuous activity, and generally a hiatus from healthy lifestyles. From past experiences, if you go to the festival for 10 hours each day, it comes out to around 10 miles of walking, which is a lot of activity in and of itself….

FUBAR @ Sirens and Titans

Class: FUBAR (stands for “F-ed up beyond all recognition”) Location: Westwood Work-out: Versa climber Difficulty: 4.5 Next day soreness: 4 Duration: 30 min Sweat Level:  Sweaty Parking: Street parking Amenities: Lockers, towels, filtered water Requirements for class: sneakers With a class titled FUBAR, you pretty much know you’re signing yourself up for a tough workout. But luckily, it’s only 30 minutes of pain and then…

Dancefit @ Platefit

Class: Dancefit Location: Weho Work-out: Dance cardio/toning on a powerplate Difficulty: 2.5 Next day soreness: 2 Duration: 30 min Sweat Level:A little dewy Parking: Street parking Amenities: Filtered water, towels Requirements for class:  grippy socks or barefoot This was my first power plate class ever and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this was a quick and easy class…

Iron Signature Boxing @ Iron Boxing Brentwood

Class: Iron Signature Boxing Bw Location: Brentwood Work-out: Circuit Training Boxing Difficulty: 4 Next day soreness: 4 Duration: 60 min Sweat Level:  Sweaty Parking: Street parking (they will have validation in the building lot for a few dollars, but that hasn’t happened yet as of 3/18/16) Amenities: Lockers, showers, filtered water, towels, gloves and wraps Requirements for class: sneakers This is…

Reformer/Barre Burn @ Speir Pilates

Class: Reformer/Barre Burn Location: Santa Monica Work-out: Reformer pilates and barre combo Difficulty: 3.5 Next day soreness: 2.5 Duration: 60 min Sweat Level:  Moderately Sweaty Parking: Free street parking on side of studio, metered parking on opposite side Amenities: Lockers, showers, swag for purchase, filtered water, free coffee and tea bar Requirements for class: grippy socks It’s tough competition for pilates studios in LA because…

Full Body @ Barry’s Bootcamp Hollywood

Class: Full Body w/ Astrid Swan Location: Hollywood Work-out: Bootcamp/circuit training Difficulty: 5 Next day soreness: 4 Duration: 60 min Sweat Level:   Sweaty Parking: 90 minutes validated lot Amenities: Lockers, showers, swag for purchase, Fuel Bar (smoothie bar) Requirements for class: sneakers I finally dragged myself over to the new Barry’s in Hollywood this morning and it did not disappoint. The new space is…

Personal Training Session @ Crunch Gym

I have to admit, every time I’ve joined a gym and been offered a private training session, I’ve made every excuse to back out of it. But when Tashe (pronounced Tash-E) reached out to me on Instagram after reading about my first experience at Crunch gym (where I wasn’t too sure of what I was doing…

Supraformer Class @ Lagree Fitness Studio

Class: Supraformer Location: Weho Work-out: Reformer Pilates Difficulty: 5 Next day soreness: 4 Duration: 25 min Sweat Level:  Moderately Sweaty Parking: Metered street parking Amenities: Bathroom, water fountain Requirements for class: pilates socks (though I’ve seen a few people do barefoot) I had heard about Lagree Fitness prior to taking the class, so I was mentally prepared for the Supraformer. I was…