I have been wanting to try the Burn 60 Studios for awhile after I had heard it was similar to some of my other favorite HIIT (high intensity interval) workouts at Circuit Works, SpeedX and Sweat Garage. I just had to be sure to plan for enough time to get over to the area this class is located in. A 930am class off of Barrington Place and Sunset is not so great for traffic depending on where you live. I assume you would NOT want to try to attend a class here in the evening either unless you live in the area…or you don’t mind sitting in traffic. The plus is that they have a HUGE parking lot across the street with 2 hour free parking (with validation!) so you don’t have to scour the surrounding area for parking.
The studio itself has a red and black color scheme and is very clean and sleek inside. When I arrived there was a sign up sheet to start on the floor or the treadmills. I had seen a few women scamper in quickly ahead of me…and I assume the reason was to start on a treadmill and get the running segment of the class out of the way. No worries, I didn’t mind starting on the floor with strength training.
As you can probably guess, the class is divided into two segments, cardio intervals and strength resistance training. This is one of the nicer HIIT facilities I have seen, as they not only have the Woodway treadmills, but they also have TRX systems hanging from the ceiling to use for some of the resistance training, brand new kettle bells, weights, bands, etc.
Today’s workout was two 15 minute treadmill sessions and two 15 minute strength training sessions. The trainer was enthusiastic but also challenging. I definitely worked up a sweat performing sprints on an incline and lunges with a heavy kettle bell in hand.
I am not sure how this class is on a regular basis, but a 930am class on a Wednesday was completely full, which can make the floor work challenging depending on how tall the person next to you is. The music is also vibrant and uplifting, but the instructor was talking the whole time so I was paying more attention to his directions than the music.
There is one bathroom, complimentary towels and even face wash, sunscreen and disposable toothbrushes available to clients at this location. The staff seems friendly, but to be honest, the clientele keeps to themselves, unless you go often…then you will probably get to know people.
BURN 60 STUDIOS BRENTWOOD
159 S. Barrington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90049