Dove’s BodiesSan Fernando Valley by Kacie 0
The Real Deal:
Dove Rose means business, and will definitely whip you into shape! Dove’s Bodies is located next to Studio Cafe on Ventura Blvd, but can only be accessed through the back. Classes are held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-10:30, and Saturdays from 9:30-11:00. Dove offers a variety of services ranging from personal training to private bootcamps and fitness counseling. Prices vary per service so be sure to inquire with Dove if you are interested. She also has her own line of workout DVD’s, and you receive a free class with purchase. If you take Dove’s class be prepared to sweat, and I promise you will feel it the next day…plus, you might have a few star spottings if you are lucky!!
Know Before You Go:
- Bring lots of water and a towel
- Classes are $25 and they only accept cash or check
- Free parking is available in the lot behind the studio
- No reservations are needed
-Thanks for reading!
About six years ago I was introduced to Dove Rose during a Nike Fitness Workshop and had a kick-butt workout. I recently discovered that her studio is located blocks from my house and stopped by last week to check it out. There were only a few newbies and Dove remembered all of our names…very impressive since the class consisted of about 30 people. We started out with stretching and some strength work, and then got right into it. The class has multiple activities going on at once, very similar to circuit training. Dove will direct specific groups of people at a time to an area and then everyone will switch once they are done. We would rotate between 200 jump ropes, 20 sit ups, 25 squats at the barre, five minutes on the treadmill, 15 push-ups, etc…and do it all over again 2-3 times. We also kicked and lunged across the room, worked on the bosu ball and used steps and weights! It is an amazing workout and a little confusing for newbies like me, but that’s no reason not to try it. I’m not so sure I completed every task, but I was sweaty and so sore the next day!