Hey there folks,
My apologies for going MIA, I have been pretty busy the past few weeks doing nutrition clinics and just didn’t make the time to write about some of my very cool new workout experiences. I apologize and will try not to keep you waiting so long in the future!
There are so many amazing workout studios in and around Los Angeles and I have been fortunate to attend many amazing classes that if I had any other type of schedule would not be possible.
Recently I attended a class at 1045am on a Friday. Most people are in the throes of work during this time, but fortunately for me, I had worked a few events earlier in the week and had Friday completely opened, so when I saw a studio I had never been to with a class that I had never taken that sounded intriguing to me in Marina Del Rey, one of my favorite areas in Los Angeles, I jumped on the opportunity to take it.
The class I took was a TRX and boxing combination class at a cute boutique studio called Studio U. This studio is small, but has Pilates reformers set up in the front room and in the back room, which is a bigger room, classes are conducted that range from TRX to boxing to yoga, plus dance classes like hip hop and salsa.
I was excited for a hardcore workout, because TRX can be very difficult. TRX is a portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete hundreds of exercises mainly involving core stability. So this class was set to combine 30 minutes of TRX based exercises with 30 minutes of a boxing circuit. I own boxing gloves and brought them with me, so I was prepared.
The class was fun and there were only 5 women other than myself it in. The trainer was a sweet woman and there was a lot of intermittent chit-chat, which to be honest, I prefer to workout during my workout and chat later, but the slower pace wasn’t a bad thing necessarily. TRX is not something I normal do, so it was nice to go over some of the basic movements, rows and planks with the TRX bands around your ankles are some of the movements we did.
The boxing portion consisted of three bags places in the middle of the room and we rotated in a circuit, One bag we would punch fast, the next we would do a punch and jab movement, the third station was freestyle with the teacher of the class commanding a variety of punches directed at her mitts, and the fourth bag was another series of punches and jabs. I have taken classes that were more technical and more difficult, but it was fun and I did work up a little sweat.
This gym is definitely more specialized, so if you like classes where you will have less people in your space and more attention is centered around YOU (hence Studio U!!!) this is the place to be. I also apologize for the pictures of the room where the boxing and TRX took place, they came out darker than expected, but another class was entering right after mine so I didn’t get a chance to take more!
Parking is on the street (Washington) and there are definitely one and two hour parking spaces open for the morning classes.
760 Washington Blvd.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292