Readers’ Choice: Which Fitness Studio is Best for Workouts?

Take our weekly poll—this time, put your mouse where your muscles are.

Quick question: Besides being actresses, what do Melissa Joan Hart, Dakota Fanning and Jenna Elfman have in common? If you found yourself stretching your mental muscles in vain, here’s the answer: They have all done a ballet-inspired workout that is offered as a class for beginners at the franchise on Colorado Boulevard.

Cardio Barre’s calorie-busting workouts, whether done one-on-one or in a group, are among the hottest in town. But how does cardio pumping and muscle tearing compare to the mixed martial arts that are a staple of the XTC Xtreme Training Center, about a mile or so east of Cardio Barre along the Colorado corridor?

Or, for that matter, how does all that frenetic activity stack up against the “Gyrotonics” and “Gyrokinesis” that gently stretches the body while strengthening it at Pilates Eagle Rock, just across the road from XTC? Or, perhaps you have something to say about the regimen over at CrossFit Eagle Rock, which specializes in cardio workouts coupled with gymastic movements—plus strength-enhancing Olympic-style power lifts? Or, further still, perhaps you have an opinion about the group cycling classes—beginners or advanced—offered at Revolutions Cycling Studio on Figueroa Street.

You get the drift—when it comes to fitness, which gym or studio in Eagle Rock do you think is the best? Whether you’re a triathlete or a troglodyte, which workout location in the neighborhood suits you best?

Take our poll below and select your favored fitness studio from the following choices:

Cardio Barre

Revolutions Cycling Studio

Please vote only once! And feel free to tell other readers more about your choice in the Comments section below as well as suggest fitness studios that you think have been left out of this poll (we shall add them). Note that we have not included the popular Curves studio on Eagle Rock Boulevard because it’s only for women’s health not a unisex workout place.

This poll will close on Friday, March 9, at 10 a.m., after which results will be announced.

Hamid March 07, 2012 at 06:22 AM
Hey guys, have checked out XTC 's MMA program? It is awesome the three trainers: Fernando, George, and Damon know their stuff and the training is amazing. This is from a guys point of view. My wife takes Kickboxing with Stephanie and she kicks ass. You got to stop by and see it for yourself. With seven day free trial, why not?!?!?! Go XTC!!!!
jhon March 09, 2012 at 06:15 PM
i think the cardio barre need to find a parking lot for there cutomers instead of filling up all the townsends parking people who live there is sooo fed up with this and wants you to move
Rick Caputo March 09, 2012 at 09:35 PM
There is a little personal training company that the editor missed in their research. We have only been in Eagle Rock since 2001. Located in the Colorado Square at 2161 Colorado BLVD under the FITNESS sign. We are The Dynamic Advantage: Your Professional Fitness Team, serving peoples fitness needs in the area since 1993. We provide leading edge personalized exercise instruction that is guaranteed to increase your strength and significantly improve your lifestyle. We help people in small group personal training with up to six participants, individuals at our studio or their home and office and large groups in the corporate setting. All totaled we serve 120 -150 unique people per week.
Michele May 23, 2012 at 05:28 PM
These are public streets. Park in your driveway.
Rick Caputo May 04, 2013 at 03:18 PM
The Dynamic Advantage has moved to a larger space at 2118 Colorado Blvd, Bloom School of Music, Old 55, and FOUR Cafe are our neighbors. Our small group personal training called Dynamic Strength Training serves up to 9 per session, Semi-private up to three people and of course one on one or solo training.


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