For those that follow my blog, you know that I completed a 5k race in mid-January. However when I was sidelined earlier this month with plantar fasciitis, my podiatrist told me that the best cardio workout for someone with my condition would be cycling or the elliptical.
So when I heard about ElliptiFit, I was super excited to take the class! I love taking group fitness classes. The boost that you get from an instructor with a great attitude, combined with the energy of the crowd, really helps motivate me to workout longer & harder.
ElliptiFit is a 45 minute group fitness class that engages your upper & lower body, as well as core. My first thought was, will I get a good workout in only 45 minutes? Let me tell you, this class made me sweat & kicked my butt! Throughout the class, the instructor jacks up the intensity by having you adjust the resistance & ramp levels on the elliptical machine. Not once is your resistance set at zero! You are also moving your arms with a push & pull motion, frequently changing hand positions on the handles, thereby giving you an arm workout.
Since I was driving in from the Valley, I signed up for the Friday noon time class with Alison. She is very energetic & motivating. Ali will walk up & down the aisles of the studio, checking your form & arm positions. She often shouts out encouragement to the students. I also really liked her playlist! This is coming from someone who will change spin instructors if I hate their music, lol! A killer playlist really makes the class for me & will pump me up to work harder.
The studio set-up is really nice. It’s got fun “mood” lighting & mirrors everywhere so that you can check your form while you work out.
There’s cubby shelves in the back so that you can store your gym bag, two changing rooms & a spacious bathroom.
Overall I really liked ElliptiFit. It’s a high intensity workout that is easy on the joints because of the low impact.
Since the studio is located in West LA, I will probably not be able to take the class on a regular basis. However I would definitely attend again if I am in the area! The space is located on Santa Monica Blvd. on the second floor of a mini-mall. There is free parking in front as well as in the underground parking garage.
If you live on the Westside or happen to be a fitness enthusiast who doesn’t mind the drive (like me), then you should definitely check it out! Visit the ElliptiFit website for information on studio hours, class schedule & pricing.
Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. I received a complimentary ElliptiFit session to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.