Beginner & Mixed @ Physique 57

Physique 57

Class: Beginner, Mixed

Location: Beverly Hills

Work-out: Barre

Difficulty: Level 4

Next day soreness: 3.5

Duration: 60 min

Sweat Level:💦 Moderately Sweaty

Parking: Free validated lot at Rite Aid for 2 hours (off of Canon)

Amenities: Towels provided, water and merchandise for purchase, showers and lockers

Requirements for class: Socks – preferably grippy

I was so excited when Physique 57 finally joined ClassPass! I signed up for a Beginner class and then a Mixed class the next day, and I must say that the Beginner class was not that much easier compared to Mixed! Both teachers I had were good, though Lyndsey was extra attentive to new clients and very sweet. The facility was nicely kept, and they have a beautiful locker room and shower area. The actual studios and equipment however, seemed a bit dated compared to more modern barre studios like Pop Physique. I think in terms of being fresh, modern and energetic, I prefer Pop Physique a little more.

The workout, however, was tough! A lot of the moves were different from other barre classes, which I appreciated and I found the classes especially challenging. Barre thighs were tougher than normal, and overall, it was a great workout. Though for me, it’s probably a once in a while studio since I have a ton of barre studios close to home (Pop Physique and Pure Barre are all within 2 miles of me). But if you’re looking for a barre studio with a shower (which is rare), Physique 57 will be a game changer!

Chest, Back & Abs @ Barry’s Bootcamp Weho

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Class: Chest, Back and Abs

Location: West Hollywood

Work-out: Bootcamp

Difficulty: Level 4.5

Next day soreness: 4

Duration: 60 min

Sweat Level:💦💦 Sweaty

Parking: Free lot

Amenities: Towels provided, water fountain, lockers

Requirements for class: Change beforehand because there is only one small bathroom, definitely bring water!

I’ve been wanting to try Barry’s Bootcamp for so long, and to be honest, I’ve put it off until now because I have been too scared. I finally did a class when I had the day off from work – and it was everything I had expected.

I took Astrid Swan’s class – and she is known to be pretty difficult. I was definitely feeling it in my chest, back and abs the next two days! One half of the class consisted of running on the treadmill for 25-30 min. As a non-cardio person, this was especially hard for me to push through. Luckily, you can run at your own pace if needed and I was definitely below the speed limit. But, it was a great cardio workout for me nonetheless (babysteps right?). The next portion was floor work with weights and your muscles will definitely be worked til exhaustion! The smallest weights start at 5 (more than I’m used to in my barre and pilates classes) and go up to a number I definitely can’t pick up with one arm. There’s no doubt that this is a great workout and I will definitely be back. They just opened a swanky Hollywood studio (though currently not on ClassPass) so I can’t wait to check out the new location!