Are you being naughty or nice to your body during the calorie-heaped holiday season? If you’re taking seconds, eating too many sweets and pigging out watching football, you are really being unkind to your hips, thighs and tummy. But you don’t have to pout, just head over to Crunch WeHo (or Burbank) LA’s most popular places to pound the fat off.
First go on line to www.crunch.com and grab yourself a free visit. Once you get into the wild and crazy fitness-forward scene you’ll want to buy yourself a membership as an incentive to shape-up and keep those New Year’s fitness resolutions. Believe me working on at Crunch is fun and effective. In addition to the entire gamut of machines and free weights (steams and saunas) they offer some of the most enjoyable exercise classes in the world. Two good examples include:
- Broga®: Broga®– created to make yoga more accessible, appealing, and rewarding for men, the workout combines the discipline with functional fitness exercises and high intensity interval training that will pump you up and increase flexibility and reduce stress. And while it’s designed to attract guys, gals are more than welcome and will enjoy the eye candy, too.
- TRAPFIT: join the fitness circus with this fun interval training class that uses custom made professional level trapezes to create a low-flying combo of intense strength work, cardio movement and deep stretching. This truly is an amazing class that helps strengthen the upper body and bring out the clown in you.
- Hard Knocks: I’ve watched this “in your face” cardio workout a few times and am a bit trepid about joining. However the members who take the class have the bodies to prove it. The sessions fuse the hard hitting power of boxing with the booty dropping swagger of hip hop for one knockout dance party.
- Laugh Your Ass Off: This ho, ho, ho holiday fun class is done barefoot and combines comedy routines and fitness routines to make you laugh your ass off – literally! It’s perhaps one of the most entertaining exercise sessions you’ll ever do, led by a seasoned comedian who uses current events and fitness humor to amuse you while you chuckle and pant through a series of exercises designed to burn calories and tone your booty.
So okay go ahead and eat that second piece of pumpkin pie tomorrow, but then get to the gym and do your penance. It’s fun at Crunch WeHo, 8000 Sunset Blvd., 323-654-4550. FYI: the no frills WeHo facility has been all spiffed up with new locker rooms, Bliss toiletries and lots of updated equipment. For other SoCal locations click here.