ELLE FITNESS AND SOCIAL
STUDIO FACILITIES: 3.5/5
LEVEL: ALL LEVELS (BASED ON CLASS)
Elle Fitness and Social is a women’s only based fitness studio in the heart of King West. They offer a variety of group classes from boxing and pilates to many different variations of strength and conditioning classes (as well as PT). They also offer their space for private events and corporate parties. It is super cute inside, all pink themed and very very girly which is obviously fitting for what the space is consumed by.
Now to the workout. I have been to Elle a few times in the past but this was my first time doing Bodies by Elle which has a similar layout to Barry’s Bootcamp and it was my favorite. I tried abs, legs and booty once and I did not find the routine challenging enough for me.
Bodies by Elle is a rotation back and forth from the floor to the treadmill two times each (approx. 12 mins a round)l. On the treadmill they have you doing sprint intervals, a combo of incline and regular. On the floor, the first rotation was 5-6 exercises upper body and the second was lower body focused. You go at your own pace on the floor which makes the class awesome for anyone at any level, but if you really push yourself (WHICH I definitely did) you will be severely sweating by the end!!!
If you have been to Elle before the chances of you knowing their master trainer Gill is likely as her energy alone leaves a lasting impression. She taught the class I took and was super motivating and came up with a kick-ass routine which pushed me to my full potential. I definitely recommend checking out any of her classes at Elle! An awesome instructor always makes for an awesome experience.
In terms of the studio space, Elle has three different fitness rooms all very spacious and stocked with equipment. It is amazing to see so many women pack a place, they obviously are doing something right! In terms of the change room, it is a bit on the smaller size and can get very rammed during busy hours. Plan ahead. They do have lockers and there is a small area with mirrors to get ready. You can find Elle Fitness and Social on ClassPass!