Yesterday I attended the Fitness Magazine #FitBlogLA event and it was fabulous.  I wish I had the energy to share all the details and swag pictures today but traffic in LA is a bitch so I couldn’t get a proper write up done in time to post today.  I will give you all the tidbits on Friday but since it’s Workout Wednesday and I’ve been inspired by pursuing fitness in Los Angeles, I’ve come up with a list of the 5 LA fitness experiences I’d like to have before 2013 is over.

1.  Stadium Fitness – Pasadena, CA.

Stadium Fitness is a circuit-training workout held at the Rose Bowl Stadium.   This company is owned by David and Jodie Liston, an amazing couple who want to make fitness and health accessible to everyone.  I’m often one for bootcamp workouts but since David and Jodie also own Stadium Fitness Yoga (which has become my local kula – you might remember that they hosted the Love.Yoga.Give event at the Rose Bowl back in June), I think I’ll give them a try.


2.  FitMix Studio – LA

FitMix offers Endurance Pilates, The Mash-Up (Cardio Intervals on a treadmill and Reformer Pilates) and POUND.  Since I’ve already done POUND and do a sort of “endurance-like” group reformer Pilates at WundaBar, I think The Mash-Up sounds cool.

3.  Slimmons Studio – Beverly Hills

Richard Simmons, Slimmons, Beverly Hills, LA

And I want this t-shirt!
Image: Rusty Blazenhoff

Seriously, a class with Richard Simmons in his studio!?  Yes, please!  What else is there to say?


4.  YAS Fitness Centers – Venice, Silverlake, Costa Mesa, DTLA

YAS, yoga, spinning. LA

YAS – Venice location

YAS is a staple in the LA fitness scene.  YAS stands for Yoga and Spinning (two of my faves) but they offer separate classes for each.  I’m not sure if I want to take the Yoga For Athletes class or just an Indoor Cycling class.  Maybe I’ll do a double and check out both?


5. POP Pilates – Equinox, West LA

Fitness, Fitness Magazine, FitBlogLA, Cassey Ho, blogilates

Christie Griffin from Fitness Magazine and Cassey Ho, being crazy

Cassey Ho of was one of the presenters at FitBlogLA and she was just too cute (see picture above for proof).  I loved her passion and how she just seemed like the smart and fun friend you always wish you had.  When Cassey said she teaches live classes (in addition to her YouTube channel classes), at the gorgeous Equinox (where I took the Dancinerate class with Ilyse Baker), I definitely wanted in!

I definitely have a few other classes on my list (some of them are NYC based but in LA as well) but let’s see if I can get these done first.  Anyone with me?

Do you have an LA (or NY-based) fitness class recommendation for me?  LMK!