I love to work out, but I’m not a fan of the gym. That’s not true; I’m not a fan of big LA gyms where the people are Hollywood skinny, the outfits are perfect, and everyone is trying to hook up over their spin bikes.
I thought my gym days were over until I was contacted by Dynamic You Fitness. It’s a small studio that to me felt instantly welcoming. I’ve taken a couple of classes there, Beach Ready Toning and Nike Training Club, and loved them.
Beach Ready Toning was taught by Robin Legat, who was very nice and patient with me considering that moving my arms and legs simultaneously is not one of my strong suits. It was a tough class, but doable and I felt strong days after. The second time I went it was a little different and still great. Not only was Robin a lovely teacher, but she’s my new hero because in addition to teaching fitness she’s in the L.A. Derby Dolls, LA’s roller derby league.
The Nike Training Club was challenging, but fun, too. I did it yesterday with instructor Donna and I’m feeling it today. I’m proud to say I did a minute of burpees, doing full push ups, not on my knees (unfortunately, I did not look the woman in the video linked to here).
Dynamic You has classes in the morning and evening including Zumba, a bootcamp, and Dynamic Core: Kettlebells + TRX, which is a core focused workout that uses resistance bands and kettlebells. It sounds really hard, but it’s the next class I’m going to try.
If you want to try it too, you can enter my giveaway for a free week of classes at Dynamic You plus a $30 credit toward a future class or package. You must live in Los Angeles to win and the prize cannot be redeemed for cash.
All you must do to enter is leave a comment below before the end of the day on July 4. I’ll choose one winner using Random.org and announce it on July 5.
Dynamic You also has personal training that you can do solo or with a friend. For more information, see below.
3500 Overland Avenue, Suite 110
Los Angeles, CA 90034
I was not compensated for this post, but I was given a pass to attend the classes mentioned above.
Update 7/5/2012 – Congratulations, Melissa! Random.org picked you as the winner. I’ll be emailing you shortly.