The Real Deal: Cardio Barre is a low impact high intensity workout.  The class consists of tight and precise movements of the legs, abs and arms, both with and without light weights.  All classes are 60 minutes in length and incorporate exercises utilizing the ballet bar, as well as floor work.  The studio is very large, and can hold about 75 people.  They offer both beginner and…

The Real Deal: In one word…AMAZING!!  Slimmons Studio, one of LA’s best kept secrets, has actually been around since 1974 and has been going strong ever since!!!  Tipping the scale at 268 pounds, Simmons decided it was time for him to get in shape and couldn’t find a gym that was right for him, so he decided to open his own!  He has since written nine books,…

The Real Deal: StrollerFit is not just a workout for moms anymore, but for anyone that wants to stay healthy and get in shape.  The majority of the class does consist of women, but Melissa Thomas welcomes all caregivers of stroller-age children.  The best part about StrollerFit is that you don’t need a babysitter!  It is geared towards all fitness levels,…

The Real Deal: What once was a hidden gem nestled within a quiet Santa Monica neighborhood, has now become a workout hot-spot for outdoor fitness fans.  The biggest draw of doing the Santa Monica Steps or “The Stairs” (either name works), is that they are free to the public and open 24-7, 365 days a year.  There are two sets of steps, wooden ones that are wider across and offer…

The Real Deal: What can I say, Peeler is GREAT!  His bootcamp is very tough, but he uses very basic moves…it’s almost like being at recess all over again!  Brian Peeler might be most well known for his role on the Bravo TV Reality hit, The Workout!  He is easy going, but tough at the same time.  The bootcamp meets in Woodland Hills at Warner Center Park on Tuesdays and…