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April 28th, 2018 by Cherry

Revry Presents 3rd Annual Out Web Fest (OWF) May 18-20 celebrating independent LGBTQ digital storytelling. Buffer Festival LA, YouTube Space LA and the London Hotel are partnering to celebrate the queer web festival. 

The three day festivities will include industry speaker panel, parties, screenings, digital pitchfests and the Revry Visibility Awards! OWF is the must attend event for creators and fans who want to support diversity in entertainment with established and new storytellers. YouTube Space LA on May 18th will host the opening night event and all other festivities will be at the London Hotel. The closing night awards will include prizes like free sound stage rentals courtesy of Shamrock Studios, Revry Development and Distribution deals, as well as an Audience Award with automatic entry into Rio Web Fest including travel and accommodations to beautiful Rio de Janeiro.

This year OWF is partnering with the New Zealand Web Fest, International Online Web Fest and Buffer Festival for their first Buffer Festival LA on May 17th (including Dodie Clark, Louis Cole, Matthew Santoro, Mikey Murphy & Sabrina Cruz).  “We’re incredibly excited to join forces with Revry’s OWF in the very first Buffer Festival LA.  Revry’s OWF has been a leader in promoting diversity through elevated content and stories about real people and real circumstances, something Buffer Festival is passionate about as we make our expansion across North America,” shares Scott Benzie, CEO of Buffer Festival.

A discounted ticket for both festivals can be purchased at: https://www.showpass.com/buffer-festival-la-combo-pack/  (Note: The OWF ticket will be a discounted optional add-on once the Buffer Festival LA customer gets to check-out.)

 

“OWF has made a mark in the world of content creation in highlighting unique, groundbreaking, and sometimes subversive content that is too often overlooked by the mainstream festivals,” says Revry CEO, Damian Pelliccione“In the 21st Century, short-form content leads as the hottest and fastest growing category in digital entertainment and OWF creates the perfect forum to share multiple perspectives of queer culture that makes our stories some of the most innovative, ground-breaking and unique in the world.”  

2018 LINE UP (Full Program & Tickets at: http://www.OutWebFest.com)

DRAMATIC Competition

WOKE – Dir. Maxime Potherat and Jules Thénier
The Y Theory
 – Dir. Caroline Taillet and Martin Landmeters

Jade of Death – Dir. Erin Good
Two Weeks
 – Dir. Isabel Stanfield
Stage Fright
 – Dir. Anna F. Kohlschütter
Sui Generis
 – Dir. Roberto Nascimento 
She
 – Dir. Anthonia Onyejekwe
Pinky Gurung
 – Dir. Gopal Shivakoti
Expiration Date
 – Dir. Shwenn Shunya Chang

COMEDY Competition

The Feels – Dir. Tim Manley
Femme – Dir. Aiden Peters 
Inconceivable
 – Dir. Joel Ashton McCarthy
Potluck S2 
– Dir. Ness Simons
John Loos 
– Dir. CJ Arellano
Build A Boo
 – Dir. Jean-Pierre Chapoteau
Happy Playland
 – Dir. Elsie Bollinger and Sally Bollinger
Sexy Herpes
 – Dir. Madeleine Dyer
Little Sista
 – Dir. Charmaine Bingwa and Reece Jones
Pussy Willow S2
 – Dir. Kate Jessop

MUSIC Competition

 

Abbott Kiney – Musician – Junius Frey
Nova – Musician – Alsace Carcione
IRL (If You Really See Me)– Musician – Ysa Yaneza
Harlem Cleopatra – Musician – Cazwell (featuring Peppermint)
Lookin – Musician – Big Dipper

Overthinking – Musician – INA
Crush – Musician – Dark Pink Stars
Dance With Me – Musician – Davis Mallory

Comfortable – Musician – Matt Palmer
Nobody Freakin’ – Musician – Megan Vice

Over the past two years awardees, participants, and sponsors have included Tyler Oakley, Gigi Gorgeous, Hannah Hart, Ari Fitz, Amber’s Closet, Viacom, EOne, Grindr, and Maker Studios.

About OWF  (Out Web Fest)

OWF is the world’s only digital festival dedicated to celebrating web series, short films and music videos by and for the global queer community. OWF’s mission is to provide the opportunity for all queer content creators to connect with the global community and celebrate the progressive evolution of LGBTQ+ entertainment. OWF breaks the mold of other festivals by giving prominence and a voice to the honest and unfiltered digital short-form storytelling that does not rely on access to resources, lofty budgets, or elite “movers and shakers” in the industry.

In the 21st Century short-form content leads as the hottest and fastest growing category in digital entertainment and we believe it is the perfect forum to share multiple perspectives of queer culture that make our stories some of the most innovative, ground-breaking, and unique in the world. OWF introduces international and local digital content creators, producers, and fans to inclusive programming that acknowledges the cultural significance of this revolutionary intersection of medium and storytelling.

This festival will feature screenings, panels with industry experts, and a pitchfest which will allow creators a chance to speak one on one with working industry professionals. The festival will conclude with an awards ceremony and closing night party.  For more information, please visit http://www.outwebfest.com/

About Buffer Festival LA

Buffer Festival is an annual showcase of YouTube world premieres, bringing the most acclaimed digital creators and their audiences together. The festival includes a variety of programming, including a red carpet gala and premiere screenings, with YouTube’s highest quality content on full display. Now entering its sixth edition, the festival will host its annual four day event in September. For Ticket and Show information please visit https://bufferfestival.com

 

About Revry

Revry is the premiere queer digital media network for the inclusive 21st century LGBTQ+ community.  As the first-ever global queer streaming service, Revry offers a uniquely curated selection of domestic and international entertainment that includes iconic, award-winning narrative and documentary films, cutting-edge series and originals along with the world’s largest queer libraries of groundbreaking podcasts, music albums and videos.  Revry is available worldwide on seven OTT, mobile, and online platforms, and hosts an exclusive linear channel on Pluto TV with a reach of over 10 million people in over 100 countries.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, Revry is led by an inclusive team of queer, multi-ethnic and allied partners who bring decades of experience in the fields of tech, digital media, and queer advocacy.  Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @REVRYTV. Go Online to: www.Revry.com.

The London West Hollywood

Welcome to The London West Hollywood, a tranquil oasis that combines cosmopolitan elegance and laid-back California cool to create an unparalleled destination for a discerning new breed of luxury traveler.

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International Online Web Fest

IOWF – The International Online Web Fest is a seasonal online event which specifically helps independent filmmakers to raise their visibility through the web. We do so by creating and taking care of your communication on line and especially on social media channels.

Rio Webfest

Rio WebFest had its inaugural edition held in 2015 in Ação da Cidadania and Casa Porto, two cultural centers located in the Harbour Zone of Rio de Janeiro, where

185 submissions, 65 national and 120 international, competed for more than 30 awards. Headquartered in Cidade das Artes, the 2016 edition grew exponentially, lending to the event real notoriety. The 2017 edition made Rio WebFest one of the most important events of the category in the world, with more than 500 series submitted, of which 206 competed for 54 trophies, cash prizes, co-production contracts and three international trips.

NZ Web Fest

The NZ Web Fest is New Zealand’s festival that curates and celebrates online content, web series and shows — fiction, factual, and anything in between. New for 2018 are submission categories accepting 3D, AR, MR, and VR projects.  #NZWF18 runs each November in Auckland, presenting a conference day of panel discussions and presentations, an awards ceremony, and two days of screenings.

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November 27th, 2016 by Cherry

 

Bar Method is making it easy to help the hungry with the LA Food Bank this Holiday Season. The LA Food Bank works to fight hunger in our community and been named by the LA Business Journal as the “Nonprofit Organization of the Year” among large local organizations in 2013 and it is rated a”4-star” organization by Charity Navigator. 

Visit the Bar Method studios in Pasadena, Silver Lake, Downtown LA, Hermosa Beach and Long Beach where they are collecting food. When you bring in five cans of food, dried good or toiletry items (toothpaste, hygiene, shampoo, soap, etc) the Bar Method will give you a free class. Call to make a reservation and let the studio know you are bringing a donation or stop in and see if they have room in the class.

Bar Method West Los Angeles
1950 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 110
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Bar Method West Hollywood
8416 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048


Bar Method Brentwood
13050 San Vicente Blvd (at 26th Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90049


Bar Method Marina del Rey
13400 W. Washington Blvd.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

 

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November 19th, 2016 by Cherry

Two of my favorite brands got together and had super cute shoes with handbags.

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“For JustFab, partnering with Betches just makes sense – we are at the forefront of using technology to better understand our customers’ needs and serve them with the right products, styling, trend information, and fashion & lifestyle content. Betches provides its customers with just that, along with a healthy dose of humor. It’s a platform where you can have fun with fashion & lifestyle content, and laugh with your friends over how relatable it really is. That’s exactly the type of partnership we want to offer our customers,” commented Traci Inglis, Chief Marketing Officer of TechStyle, JustFab’s parent company.

 

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Samantha Fishbein, Aleen Kuperman and Jordana Abraham wearing head-to-toe JustFab

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Erin Zierling, Jessica Hall and Sarah Stage

JustFab the fashion subscription, e-commerce site and lifestyle fashion brand worked with Betches to create a collection that embodies a look that fans will be wearing all season. The party was a mix of style writers, JustFab & Betches fans as well as celebrities including Johnny Wujek, Brittany Furlan, Miguel’s Fiancé Nazanin Mandi, Jaqueline MacInnes Wood, Sabina Gadecki, Renee Olstead, Logan Browning, Kara Royster, Diamond White, Lilimar Hernandez, Greer Grammer, Hazel-E and more.

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BETCHESxJUSTFAB is getting all of my holiday shoes and accessory money this year! Make it rain ladies make it rain!!!

 

 

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Who can say ‘no’ to a candy bar … especially a Pink Candy Bar BETCHESxJUSTFAB you get me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Miles B. and Hazel-E: Sabina Gadecki wearing JustFab shoes and bag

They had a few select items at the event that made me want to have a date for NYE and Valentines and all the parties in between! BETCHESxJUSTFAB had signature drinks courtesy of the sexy bartenders at the Doheney Room on the 2nd Floor where I made friends with other stylish women and men who ponied up to the bar looking JustFab I went with my drink of choices .. something with Tequila as I snacked on munchies (YUMMY food) and indulged in shoe AND handbag porn.

 

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I didn’t realize I NEEDED a metallic envelope bag but now that BETCHESxJUSTFAB made it .. I WANT it

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I have a weakness for black sparkly high heels!

 

 

 

 

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I would walk on sexy clouds in these shoes!

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These pink bow heels are a party on the side and work at the front. This pair can go from work to a night out with friends or a date!

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Lilimar Hernandez wearing head-to-toe JustFab

 

 

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I love this fall wine boots with sexy lace up details that would be great with jeans or a wool skirt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Skyler Shaye and Logan Browning

 

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Special thanks to Naked Princess & The Glam App

 

ABOUT JUSTFAB:
Founded in 2010, JustFab is the leading fashion-subscription ecommerce site and lifestyle fashion brand that offers members an engaging and personalized shopping experience. Millions of members worldwide are given the celebrity treatment every month as they receive a customized selection of shoes, apparel, handbags and jewelry. Members have exclusive access to fashion tips and content, clickable style boards to shop complete outfits and the team of JustFab fashion consultants for expert advice.JustFab offers high-fashion looks at affordable prices and shipping is free for all items over $39.95. JustFab is available in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands.
For more information, please visit: www.justfab.com
ABOUT BETCHES
Betches was started in 2011 as a blog by college roommates and childhood friends Jordana Abraham, Samantha Fishbein, and Aleen Kuperman. Their blog immediately went viral, and from there they knew they had a unique chance to build their business from the ground up. Five years later, they have a created a huge millennial brand with an audience of over 5 million, two New York Times bestselling books, and a successful retail operation, Shop Betches. The Betches are excited to be launching this collaboration with JustFab and for many new exciting projects to com

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August 30th, 2016 by Cherry

I’m very excited to attend the preview of  Gaetano Pesce Molds (Gelati Misti) presented by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center. 

The exhibition will be from September 3 – November 27, 2016 at MOCA Pacific Design Center

“I hope my work is acknowledged for its multidisciplinary nature and its curious diversity,” remarks artist Gaetano Pesce.

MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson and John R. Geresh, Pesce collector & scholar organized the exhibition that focuses on the Italian artist’s use of two dimensional cast-resin reliefs that he calls ‘industrial skins’ and will have his body like vases, a selection of chairs and lamps that use his casting techniques with resin and molds.

Pesce has more than four decades of work that span architecture, exhibition and industrial design that are playful, eccentric and utilizes the medium’s variation of pigmentation, transparency and plasticity.

“Gaetano Pesce is a true icon of contemporary design,” says Simpson. “His cast resin works evoke bodies, fungi, lava flows, and ocean life—seductive and repellent in their strange beauty. It is an honor to bring his work to MOCA.”

Though many of his vases (Amazonias, Twins, Rock, Spaghetti, Pompitou, Medusa, and Tre Piedi) have structural foundations that begin with the same bullet-shaped underpinnings, their final forms are anything but identical. Each bares the process of its own making, capturing gravity and the velocity of Pesce’s hand, which renders some things humorously anthropomorphic or blithe and painterly, and others unsettlingly corporeal.

Gaetano Pesce was born in 1939, La Spezia, Italy. He has led a forty-plus-year career of exuberant and groundbreaking work in architecture, urban planning, interior, exhibition, and industrial design. His engagement with the avant-garde began with his studies in architecture from 1958 to 1963 at the University of Venice, where he became one of the founding members of Gruppo N, a collective focused on expanding the idea of programmed art that emerged out of the Bauhaus movement. During his college years, Pesce worked at three notable Murano glass factories: Moretti, Vistosi, and Venini; this occupational education in Venetian glasswork has informed much of the way he wields and approaches resin as a part of his current practice.

Geresi has written, “Pesce’s work in resin is an extension of the 20th century’s greatest Italian glass artist and is as continuous with that tradition as can be believed.”

His career has also led him to teaching at prestigious institutions such as Cooper Union, New York; Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies, Strasbourg, France; Domus Academy, Milan; and the Architectural School of São Paulo. He has mounted over two dozen solo exhibitions and featured in a number of group exhibitions, most notably the seminal 1972 exhibition The New Domestic Landscape: Achievements and Problems of Italian Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. Pesce’s work is featured in more than 30 permanent collections across the world, including MoMA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris.

Gaetano Pesce: Molds (Gelati Misti) is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson with John Geresi, and with curatorial support by Executive Assistant to the Chief Curator Hana Cohn.

Lead support for MOCA Pacific Design Center is provided by Charles S. Cohen.

Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with lead annual support provided by Delta Air Lines, Shari Glazer, Hästens, and Sydney Holland, founder of the Sydney D. Holland Foundation. Generous funding is also provided by Jerri and Dr. Steven Nagelberg, and Thao Nguyen and Andreas Krainer.

RELATED PROGRAMS

BENNETT SIMPSON AND JOHN GERESI IN CONVERSATION
Sunday, September 25, 3pm
MOCA Pacific Design Center
INFO 213/621-1741 or visitorservices@moca.org
FREE

Please check moca.org for updates on related programs.

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA)
About MOCA: Founded in 1979, MOCA’s vision is to be the defining museum of contemporary art. In a relatively short period of time, MOCA has achieved astonishing growth with three Los Angeles locations of architectural renown; a world-class permanent collection of more than 6,800 objects, international in scope and among the finest in the world; hallmark education programs that are widely emulated; award-winning publications that present original scholarship; groundbreaking monographic, touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time; and cutting-edge engagement with modes of new media production. MOCA is a not-for-profit institution that relies on a variety of funding sources for its activities.

Hours: MOCA Grand Avenue (located at 250 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles) is open MondayWednesday, and Friday from 11am to 6pmThursday from 11am to 8pmSaturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm; and closed on Tuesday. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (located at 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012) has the same hours as MOCA Grand Avenue during exhibitions. Please call ahead or go to moca.org for the exhibition schedule for The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. MOCA Pacific Design Center (located at 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069) is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 5pmSaturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm; and closed on Monday. The MOCA Store at MOCA Grand Avenue (located at 250 South Grand Avenue) is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am to 5:30pmThursdayfrom 10:30am to 8:30pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 6:30pm.

Museum Admission: General admission is free for all MOCA members. General admission is also free for everyone at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm, courtesy of Wells Fargo. General admission is always free at MOCA Pacific Design Center. General admission at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is $12 for adults; $7 for students with I.D. and seniors (65+); and free for children under 12.
More Information: For 24-hour information on current exhibitions, education programs, and special events, call 213/626-6222 or access MOCA online at moca.org.

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January 14th, 2016 by Cherry

Binge on at Cinefamily for a marathon of the beloved sci fi series X-Files on the big screen! Join Mulder and Scully (aka David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) the stars of the dark mystery that ruled the 90s with other fans who grew up being scared by our favorite duo. As we count down the days for the series to return to FOX on January 24th with a six episode special series event (X-Files) you can enjoy the best episodes of the original series at Cinefamily in West Hollywood. The host for the evening is Kumail Nanjiani, podcaster and guest star of the upcoming series that will take us on a memory tour and a special live episode of his podcast ‘The X-Files Files’. You can expect a few surprise X-Files cast & crew appearances, plus the sneak peek of the first new episode and be surrounded by other fans to talk about your personal favorite episodes! I have to say MY personal favorite is “War of the Coprophages” the twelfth episode of the third season. I can’t be the only one who tried to brush the bug off their tv screen !

So who’s joining Kumail for “This is going to be the greatest day of my life.” this Saturday? Want to split a popcorn with me???? YOLO!!!

FREE ADMISSION Saturday, January 16th, 12pm – 10pm

Watch the Cinefamily original X-files trailer: https://vimeo.com/150544251

The Cinefamily presents The X-Files: Live Podcast and Marathon  with sneak preview of new X-Files episode

THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event on FOX beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25(8:009:00 PM ET/PT). The all-new episodes will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. Featuring appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN. Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.

The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
ADMISSION / TICKET INFO
*Free Admission by Pre-Registration. Cinefamily Members receive priority admission.
 
*Seating is first-come, first-serves, pre-registration does not guarantee admission, seating subject to availability
Cinefamily Members receive priority admission: Member info

ABOUT THE CINEFAMILY

The Cinefamily is one of Los Angeles’ premiere nonprofit cinematheques, with a mission to revitalize the filmgoing experience by fostering a sense of discovery, and building a community around its exceptional, weird and wonderful cinematic events.  With a daily line-up that is “breathtaking in its scope and ambition” (Peter Martin, Cinematical), The Cinefamily is transforming the landscape of first-run art house and repertory cinema through distinct programming, unusual events, and vital cultural collaborations. The L.A. Weekly described its opening in 2007, as “a climate-altering event for Los Angeles moviegoers.” In 2013, Executive Director Hadrian Belove was named as one of Indiewire’s top 40 Influencers in the world of independent film. Memorable events include Truth and Soul, Inc., The Films of Robert Downey Sr., the L.A. premiere of Cave of Forgotten Dreams, done as a pop-up 3-D screening inside the Natural History Museum with speaker Werner Herzog and a 5000 person after-party, the LA cast and crew sneak preview of Boyhood, reunion events (Space Ghost, Party Down, The Adventures of Pete and Pete), and musical performances by artists including Stephin Merritt, No Age, and Tenacious D.
More info: www.cinefamily.org

 

 

 

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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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