Though sweat indicates a great workout, inward sweating denotes an athlete with true humility. Work off extra slices of humble pie with today's Groupon: for $39, you get five spinning classes or five Pilates classes at Equilibrium (up to a $135 value), with locations in Glendale and Miracle Mile.
The instructors at Equilibrium are certified body sculptors, engaging entire muscular sculptures with high-tech chisels including ProFormer Pilates machines and RealRyder spinning bikes. Pilates classes employ the SPX approach, an aggressive full-body conditioning program that utilizes spring-loaded ProFormer machines to challenge multiple muscle groups while reducing pressure on the joints and spine. SPX seeks to jump-start metabolism, build strength, and improve flexibility and postural alignment.
Perform the balancing act of outdoor cycling indoors with spinning classes that feature dynamic RealRyder cycles, stationary bikes that tilt and lean. RealRyder machines engage the upper body and core muscles by challenging balance and coordination as riders pedal and lean from side to side, replicating the experience of riding an actual road bike without the accidental ingestion of bugs or absentminded birds.
A full schedule of classes at Equilibrium includes morning and evening sessions offered seven days a week and populated by 10–12 students.
At the helm of Equilibrium Fitness' studio is Annabelle Rosemurgy, an equestrian and former Olympic athlete whose performances required enough core strength to pull off a handstand atop her horse during competitions. In her studio, she helms a team of certified instructors that leads a host of amped up Pilates routines and RealRyder indoor cycling classes.
Fifty five-minute SPX Pilates classes initiate novices into the intense practice, designed to keep on incinerating calories hours after the sessions end. The studio’s bread and butter, however, are the SPX and Systeme Dynamique classes—variations on the Pilates method—that use circuit training to target extra weight in the hips and thighs and isolate muscle groups all over the body to sculpt, tone, burn fat, and increase flexibility. Even the studio's indoor cycling sessions target core muscles, strengthen the upper body, and torch calories, getting legs pumping on RealRyder bikes that allow riders to steer and lean, simulating the real cycling experience of avoiding potholes and the maneating Sarlaccs that live inside them.