There, we said it. The four syllables that generally result in an onslaught of juice cleansing, extreme calorie counting measures and kissing carbs goodbye (at least through Labor Day) but, fear not, we’ve mapped out Los Angeles’ hottest workout classes to get you beach ready before you know it.
SPIN IT TO WIN IT
First up, the class everyone loves to hate and hates to love. Once you get past the basics (yes, you are in a dark room for almost an hour. Yes, you do clip your shoes in. No, your healthy heart won’t explode, etc.) the benefits from this cardio-intensive class can’t be denied.
- SoulCycle: The OG when it comes to spin studios. Calorie-blasting rides mixed with meditation and motivation elements guaranteed to leave you feeling energized and ready to take on the world. With studios from Malibu to NYC you can literally take your workout on the road, if you’re willing to shell $30+ per session, that is.
- AURA CYCLE: Party-inspired spin sessions complete with sound-activated light shows, this place is basically Club Cardio. Book a 45 or 55 minute ride and lose yourself in LED lights, we promise your workout will fly right by. Oh yeah, and did we mention one of the contenders for L.A.’s Hottest Trainer teaches there on the regular?
- CYCLE HOUSE: Or, what we like to call Spin bootcamp. This is by far the hardest Spin Class in Los Angeles but the results, celebrity clientele (there’s an 80% chance that blonde on the bike next to you IS Madonna and impending reality show speak for themselves. If you have 55 minutes and incredible stamina, Cycle House is your spin class of choice. Added bonus? They donate 2 meals to someone in need for every bike booked.
Stay tuned for our next sbe Summer Slimdown installment: Barre So Hard.