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GoRecess Studio Spotlight: btone Fitness; Boston, MA


- By Ruby Bagedonow

With the always­ changing routines, awesome tunes, and energetic atmosphere and instructors, you will get hooked in no time at btone Fitness. The 45 minutes classes provide maximum results in minimal time and you will always leave knowing that you got your money’s worth. 

The signature class, TONE, combines strength, endurance, cardio, balance, and flexibility training through the use of the Megaformer, part [...]

GoRecess Studio Spotlight: Pilates Platinum; Los Angeles, CA


- By Caila Ball

Locations: Four studios in Southern California - Brentwood, Venice Beach, Hollywood and Santa Monica

Classes Offered: Platinum Pilates, Platinum Cycle, Platinum 30/30, Platinum Cycle with Weights, and Platinum Barre

Why You Should Check It Out: If traditional reformer Pilates isn’t enough of a cardio challenge for you, Pilates Platinum might be just the studio you’re looking for. The fast-paced signature Platinum Pilates [...]

8 Tips for Staying Healthy Around Thanksgiving


- By Lindsay Hallam, The Studio (MDR)

Mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie...oh my! A great meal celebrating with family and friends is a big part of the Thanksgiving tradition.  But it doesn't mean it has to throw all of your good habits off track, leading to weight gain.  Lindsay Hallam, an instructor at The Studio (MDR) who lost almost 50 pounds and totally transformed her body and [...]

10 Reasons to Try the Megaformer


By now, you have probably heard of LAGREE FITNESS, one of the fastest growing and hottest workouts sweeping the nation.  Founded by fitness guru Sebastien Lagree, The Lagree Fitness Method uses the state-of-the-art Megaformer to create a workout that takes the strength-based foundation of pilates and mixes in intense muscle endurance and cardio training. The end result is a heart-pumping, muscle aching, total body workout. Here, Lisa Hirsch of The Studio (MDR)™ in [...]

GoRecess Spotlight: The Studio (MDR) and Lisa Hirsch; Venice, CA



About Lisa Hirsch

Lisa spent 15 years working as an executive in the music industry between New York and Los Angeles before relocating to Venice Beach in 2007 where she reconnected with her true passion…fitness.

Growing up in New York, Lisa would pull on her leg warmers and do the grapevine with Jane Fonda (on VHS of course), experiment with various fitness classes from [...]