Class + Studio: The Climb: LEVEL 2 @ Rise Nation
Location: WeHo (LA)
Other Cities: Denver (CO), Cleveland (OH), Dallas (TX), Miami (FL), Melbourne (Australia)
Length: 30 mins.
Description: A tempo and choreography based cardio class on the VersaClimber. Each person is assigned their own machine and tempo is guided by the instructor and done to the beat of the music. Climbing engages all major muscle groups, yet is still a zero impact workout. In Level 2, you’ll climb approx. 1500 to 3500 feet.
Sweat Level: 10/10 – Plan to leave drenched & be prepared to leave time to shower after.
Tone Level: 8/10 – Incredibly intense, even though the class is only 30 minutes. The Versaclimber doesn’t retain momentum, meaning it’s a lot more challenging than most cardio classes.
Cult Level: 9/10 – Very culty. People take themselves and the workout quite seriously here.
Sneakers/Props: Must wear sneakers.
Shower/Locker Situation: There are no lockers or showers. Most poeple stash their belongings in the classroom. There’s a great outdoor patio area to hang post-class.
Vibe: A very Soul meets Barry’s vibe. High energy with a full light show & a work hard/play hard vibe. Great beats.
Similar to: The SoulCycle of Versaclimbers.
Extras: On ClassPass. Parking available. Level 2 is their signature class & they also offer introductory classes a few times a week, as well as specialized & advanced classes. Cost a la carte is $26.
Go Back? Although we’ve been a handful of times, this is not our go-to type of workout. That said, we do recommend it for those craving an intense challenge.