On Tuesday I had the opportunity to participated in Racked LA‘s #RackedFitClub. I enjoy reading Racked’s updated on the LA fitness community’s happenings — new studio openings, special events, etc. Their Fit Club events always seemed super cool, but I never signed up in time. I was stoked when I snagged a spot at the event on Tuesday at the Equinox on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood.
The event consisted of a 50 minute “Long and Lean” class with trainer Jason Wimberly. I got there a little early to change and scope out the gym. Equinoxes are gorgeous facilities, but the price tag is hefty. Jason came over to use before the class to introduce himself — he was really friendly and sweet, and not at all as intimidating as his fitness credentials might suggest.
Seriously, this is what he looks like:
Jason explained that the Long and Lean class was a fusion of yoga, pilates, ballet, and core strength moves. I was excited about the yoga and pilates aspect, but I’m nooooo dancer.
We used a “body bar” and a light medicine ball throughout the class.
The class reminded me a little bit of a bar/barre class, but I liked it better. I’m not a huge bar/barre fan because I don’t love the small movements. And what the heck does it mean to “tuck?” Jason was instructive, motivating, upbeat, and POSITIVE which I really appreciated.
For the last 10 or so minutes of class, we did a few ballet-type moves. I sort of faked my way through them, but it was a nice challenge to get out of my comfort zone (remember, that’s one of my goals for 2014?). At the end we were supposed to do our best “sexy walk.” Again, um, what?
Overall, I liked the class and had a fun time at #RackedFitClub! The workout was challenging but not TOO challenging (I was able to do my normal Tuesday night run a few hours later.)
At the end of the class, we were treated to samples of Clover Juice.
I tried one that was made with
Mmmm! And it made me smile to see that Clover used my photo on their Instagram feed.
Read Racked LA’s post about the event here.
Ever been to Equinox?
Have you ever tried a Long and Lean class or a bar/barre class?