The Insider’s Guide to ElliptiFit

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.

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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.

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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.

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There’s cubby shelves in the back so that you can store your gym bag, two changing rooms & a spacious bathroom.

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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.

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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.

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5 thoughts on “The Insider’s Guide to ElliptiFit

    1. It is SO fun & a great workout. People say that it’s like all the benefits of a spin class since your work out the lower quads, hamstrings and glutes, but without the sore bum!

  1. OMG OMG OMG OMG! I have wanted to try this SO BADLY because I am on the elliptical EVERY SINGLE DAY for 101 minutes!!!! I need to try it, Oh yes I DO! 🙂 Thank you for this review, it’s the first one I have seen! LETS GOD!

      1. You HAVE to try this workout & let me know what you think!! I had wanted to take a class with Annette who is the owner of the studio, but the times didn’t work out. I hear she is AMAZING!! Alison is great though. Honestly I’ve heard that all of the instructors are fab, since they were trained by Annette, who designed the program.

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