#RackedFitClub at Equinox WeHo

10 Jan

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:

Source: Racked LA

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.

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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.

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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.

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I tried one that was made with

Kale
Cucumber
Celery
Spinach
Pear
Cilantro
Mint
Lime

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? 

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7 Responses to “#RackedFitClub at Equinox WeHo”

  1. mburton0214 January 13, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    Equinoxes are always gorgeous and I like the fact that they’re innovative in their fitness programming.

    The class seemed like fun. I wish I would have been able to go with you. LMK the next time you see something like this and I’ll try to go!

    • gillian January 13, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

      The class was great! I’ll definitely let you know if/when I do something like this again — I found this one super last minute. I like Equinoxes, too, but sometimes I want to shake the members and tell them it’s okay to get sweaty and really work out!

      Looking forward to yoga on Saturday!

  2. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. January 17, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    I love Equinox but I def can’t afford it right now. This class look awesome though. When are we going to get to see your sexy walk?? 🙂

    • gillian January 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

      Totally with you re: the price. I love checking them out when I get the chance, though. And the sexy walk…haha never.

  3. Jason Wimberly January 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    Wonderful post. So glad I got to have you in class, and hope to have you again!

  4. wimberlean January 17, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    Thanks so much for coming Gillian, and so happy you had a good time! Hope to sweat with you again soon. PS – You totally hit the nail on the head, barre class but without the barre, and better 😉 xoxo Jason http://www.wimberlean.com

    • Gillian @ That's G January 20, 2014 at 8:39 am #

      Thanks Jason! Loved your class and I hope to sweat with you again soon too!!

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