Class: Reformer Core Burn
Location: Santa Monica
Work-out: Reformer Pilates
Next day soreness: 4
Sweat Level: A little dewy
Parking: Metered Street Parking
Amenities: Grip socks for purchase
Requirements for class: Must have grippy socks!
I’ve been meaning to try out Love for Pilates for a while now, and finally deviated from my normal pilates rotation to go check it out. The studio was small and well-kept, with no frills. The machines were all relatively new (since the Santa Monica location opened not too long ago), and each reformer was custom adjusted to each person’s height, which was nice.
The class was more challenging than I expected, for a non-megaformer pilates class. Though the class focused on core, we still worked arms and legs in addition to abs, which I appreciated. My abs were definitely sore the next day! In terms of overall difficulty rating, I would say it was a little harder than Speir Pilates and just slightly easier than Pilates Platinum. MDR and Carrie’s are definitely still a lot more difficult.
My only complaint about the studio is that neither the studio nor my instructor were particularly warm or welcoming. There were definitely the “regulars” that were greeted with more enthusiasm, but overall, I got the vibe that newbies and Classpass attendants were not part of the “in crowd” yet. With so many other great reformer pilates studios nearby, I’m not sure I would go back. I will note that I attended class the day after the election, so maybe that was affecting people’s moods.