Signature Lit @ LIT Method

Lit Method

Class: Signature Lit

Location: Weho (same plaza as AIR)

Work-out: Rowing/strength training

Difficulty: 4

Next day soreness: 4

Duration: 50 min

Sweat Level💦💦 Sweaty

Parking: Free lot, metered street parking

Amenities: Mats and towels provided, water for purchase (didn’t see a fountain)

Requirements for class: Sneakers

I came here for my friend Rachel’s (Sweat and Repeat) event yesterday, though the studio is also now on ClassPass. This is one of LA’s newest studios and LA’s only all rowing studio. After I had checked out CityRow in NYC, I was sad that LA didn’t offer a similar workout. And then LIT opened! LIT stands for Low Impact Training, but don’t let that fool you into thinking you won’t get a tough, heart-pounding workout. I hate running, so I love classes that offer me cardio in every other form, and LIT does exactly that.

The class is a mix of cardio intervals on the rower and strength training. Every rowing circuit is followed by conditioning for abs, legs and arms using the equipment at each station, including TRX bands, ankle straps with weights and a yoga mat. The 50 minutes is nonstop and we squatted, planked, crunched, lifted, rowed and rolled through the class, hitting every major muscle group. I LOVED that we ended class with a bit of foam rolling followed by stretching to really help muscle recovery.

The studio also has a nice patio area where you can relax for a bit after class, and it’s great for events! The owners Taylor and Justin are very friendly and will push but encourage you in a non-threatening way. Justin also regularly teaches classes and adjusts his classes to the energy of the room. I definitely recommend everyone go check out this unique studio!

Kayak Rental @ Marina Paddle Fit

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Class: Single Person Kayak Rental

Location: Marina Del Rey

Work-out: Kayaking

Difficulty: Level 2.5

Next day soreness: 2.5

Duration: 60 min

Sweat Level💦 Moderately Sweaty but you’ll get pretty wet from the water so bring a towel/change of clothes!

Parking: Free lot

Amenities: They will hold your keys so you can put everything else in your car

Requirements for class: Bathing suit recommended since your lower half will be wet! Sunscreen is a good idea.

This was my first time kayaking and after being a little nervous at first, I caught on to it in no time and had a lot of fun. Your arms will get really sore and your seat will get wet from the kayak being previously wet and/or from the water that will drip from the paddle as you switch sides. Depending on how fast you go, this can be a great cardio workout as well!

This was a great hot, summer day activity and I will go back to try out the hydrobike and possibly stand-up paddle boarding. They don’t provide instruction so I recommend being somewhat comfortable on a paddle board first if you decide to go that route. The only rule they give you is that boats have the right of way. Also, the wait list gets long for a rental so be sure to sign up early!