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November 7th, 2017 by Cherry

If your bust is larger than a 40D I am sure you have a hard time finding a sports bra that is comfortable and functional at your favorite retailer. Over the years manufacturers have started to sale to accommodate customers who want workout style at a variety of prices.

 

Enell Sport $64

This sports bra fits a variety of sizes and stylish colors. The design keeps your bosom from bouncing, offers great support and is comfortable because of the wide straps and front closure (easy on/off). It’s form and function that allows you to feel comfortable in a variety of aerobic classes with no concerns of bosom spillage.

 

JcPenny Glamorise No-Bounce Cami Wireless Unlined Sports Bra $39

This cami style feels more modern and pretty with the colorful trim and no print design but does the job in the selection of sizes available. It’s a great bra if you want a design that has no cleavage and instead is a style that you can wear with workout shorts/pants. It has a three prong back closure and more traditional bra straps.

 

Lane Bryant High-Impact Sport Bra by Amoena $70

There is a reason Lane Bryant has been the go to shop for plus sized women. Example one is the sleek workout bra by Amoena. It’s functional and sexy with wide straps necessary for those looking for high impact workout but stylish with contrasting colors and low plunging back. It is available in black/gray, contrast threading and necessary support with a wide band and back closure with four prongs.

 

What’s your favorite high-impact workout bra? Leave a comment with the manufacturer, store and link for those who are also searching.

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December 20th, 2015 by Cherry

IMG_3773IMG_3767I’m back to using my Class Pass and was excited to see that the Sweat Garage on Fairfax was on the app. I LOVE that it’s just a short walk from my place so that I can impulsively sign up for a class!

When I signed up they were very clear you need a towel and water bottle but I didn’t realize HOW serious until I got my sweat on. I came about twenty minutes early so that I could sign up and check out the gym.

When I arrived the young woman at the front desk was warm and friendly. She asked if I needed help and when I told her it was my first class she promptly checked me in, explained where the locks were located, asked if I needed a towel or water, asked if I’d done interval training before and that the trainer would show me the basics.

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Smiling BEFORE the class

IMG_3769I walked in and it looked like a crossfit gym with stations set up for interval training. Sweat Garage has a variety of equipment/stations including a wall of treadmills, a variety of weights, jump ropes, tubes and steps that IMG_3762can be used in the open space. Every class is different with the list of stations and workout times for each on a white board near the front door.

 

This is one crazy tough workout that doesn’t use major amounts of weights but instead is using your body and lots of cardio. It’s an individual workout where you are allowed to work at your own pace

Able to smile after the class

Able to smile after the class

 

(and the instructor asks if you have any issues that need to be accommodated) and I tried to push myself to not coast. So I put the sweat in the sweat garage. Even after a thorough warm up going from treadmill to floor (light weights) it really got my heart rate up and made me feel like I’d won tIMG_3761he war against my own sloth body.IMG_3764

 

This is a fun workout in a no frills gym that is all about the sweat and mixing up the routine so that you don’t coast. If you are interested in an interval gym open to men and women that’s in West Hollywood check out Sweat Garage.

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Sweat Garage

801 N Fairfax Ave.

Suite 104

Los Angeles, CA. 90046

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Sweat Garage is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in a fun, positive, motivating class. We have one workout of the day or WOD. We use Woodway® treadmills, free weights, resistance bands, kettle bells, med balls, jump ropes and functional movements in every WOD. All of our workouts are based on The AMRAP System. AMRAP stands for As Many Reps/Rounds As Possible.

For instance…

AMRAP – 3 minutes

10 Squats

10 Push Ups

10 Crunches

The goal is to push as hard as you can to complete As Many Reps As Possible. Each workout is approximately one hour. The WOD changes every day and targets different muscle groups so you can sustain a five-times-a-week schedule without overworking your body. Consistency with your workouts is the key to achieving your fitness goals.

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June 27th, 2015 by Cherry

I’m having a major Gym Crush on the Phoenix Effect Gym in West Hollywood, CA! I joined Classpass earlier this month as I get back to fitness and saw Phoenix Effect on my list of local available gyms. At first I thought it was a CrossFit but after speaking with Beth Bishop (Partner/Coach) about the gym philosophy it was eye opening. 

I LOVED the class. It was such fun and very challenging! I have to admit when I first walked in I was intimidated by all of the great bodies of the men and women working out in the early morning class. But from the first smile it was a welcoming space for me. Check out my brief interview with Beth who showed the circuit and how she modified it for my gym level! (youtube)

Beth started out with a warm up that had me sweating like gangbusters and from their we (I mean everyone but me) ran around the block (Beth had me run to the end of the street). She than assigned everyone to a team (I was number 7 with two super nice guys) and had everyone start at different stations. As you can see from my video with Beth (who ran through all the stations) some of the workouts she modified for me (to work on form or because I’m physically unable to do some things) at my workout level of ability as well as making them more challenging for those who needed a bump.

I really can’t recommend enough the Phoenix Effect Gym in West Hollywood! The staff and members are friendly and welcoming (so many people said ‘hi’ introduced themselves and asked if I was a first timer AND words of encouragement!). Don’t worry that your not ‘fit enough’ or that your imperfect body should keep you from they gym and working out. The Phoenix Effect Gym is great for anyone at any level who wants a gym where they are able to modify the workouts for whatever fitness level you are at and have fun! It’s such a team gym that after every workout they take a class photo AND they organize monthly social events for members!

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