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…

Lorna Jane Warehouse Sale

Lorna Jane is having a 3-day warehouse sale in Santa Monica starting today! Street parking is available today, Friday, and the lot will be free and open on Saturday and Sunday. Pricing is as follows: Sports bras: $45 Bra tanks: $40/$45 Singlet tanks: $20 Tights/Carpis/Leggings: $55 Jackets: $100 A select few windbreakers (by the door):…

Strength @ Uplift Studios

Class: Strength Location: Weho Work-out: Strength Training, HIIT Difficulty: 4 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…

Adult Jazz @ On the Edge Dance Studio

Class: Adult Jazz Location: Culver City/Palms Work-out: Dance technique Difficulty: 3.5 for dancers, 4.5 for non-dancers Next day soreness: 3 Duration: 75 min Sweat Level:  Moderately Sweaty Parking: Small lot (parking can be tight so you might need to circle around a few times, apparently there’s a lot behind the plaza as well, but ask the lot attendant) Amenities: Bathroom/changing room, bring your…

Normatec @ Great Earth Sports Performance

Class: Normatec Location: Brentwood Work-out: Leg recovery – compression massage therapy Difficulty: 1 Next day soreness: 0 Duration: 20 min Sweat Level: No sweat Parking: Validated lot Amenities: N/A Requirements for class: socks and comfortable clothing (no dresses/skirts) This place looks like the inside of a spaceship and when I come here, I definitely feel like I am stepping into “the future.” This place focuses…