Need a little inspiration for your next Sunday Funday? Here’s how The Studio (MDR) trainers spend an ideal day off:
Mary Miller My perfect summer day? It’s a Saturday, my day off! I would wake up and ride my bike to The Studio (MDR) West and take Lindsay’s class. Then, I’d meet my friends for a yummy brunch before posting up at the beach all day long. After some sun, swimming in the ocean, and hanging with my friends, I’d ride my bike home just in time for a beautiful sunset and then BBQ at home with everyone!
Melissa Kusack I’d wake up and work out of course! Then, I’d take a bike ride along the beach with my boyfriend, Drew. We’d meet up with friends, play catch in the sand and cool off in the ocean. Then, a stop at Whole Foods for some yummy and healthy picks to grill for dinner would end my idea of a perfect summer day. I am all about living each day to the fullest. I walk out everyday seeing the palm trees and the water and can’t believe this is my life! (Can you tell it’s my first summer in LA?!)
Olivia Chaniewski I’d start off by sleeping in. Then, I’d make a simple breakfast, either a smoothie or oatmeal, and then find my way to my favorite beach: Playa del Rey. My first order of business would be to go for a nice long sand run. I would spend a good portion of the day relaxing and enjoying the beach while listening to my “Drift” playlist on Spotify. I would end up at The Studio (MDR) to get an amazing workout and get my endorphins going on full blast! I'd snack on my favorite Quest Bar (mint chocolate chip) and some trail mix somewhere in between. Once I got home and cleaned up I would grab dinner with friends somewhere around my neck of the woods in Los Feliz. I like Home Cafe or The Alcove. I would end the night by attending either a live concert at a small venue like the Troubadour or The Fonda or by seeing an amazing live improv show at the Upright Citizen's Brigade.
Albina Katsman A perfect summer LA day for me is waking up at 7 a.m. and taking a sweaty and juicy class at The Studio (MDR) with any of the fantastic teachers that we have. Then, I’d come home and read a great script with influential characters that prompted me to learn something new. Some fresh strawberries, mangos, and apples make the perfect fruity summer salad breakfast. Heading to the beach with a fun crowd and some chill tunes to listen to is the best way to spend a day off. All of my friends are so interesting and have a lot going on in their lives, so I am sure some deep conversations will occur that will help me connect with the others that are around me—and who knows, maybe I'll even make a new friend? To end the day, I’d have a delicious steak salad prepared by my boyfriend and then we’d spend the night in watching Orange is the New Black!
Natalya B. I’d sleep in until 11 a.m. (haha, yes!). Then, I’d get a good workout either at The Studio (MDR) or the gym where I live. I’d follow that up with a good lunch at Hosteria del Piccolo in Santa Monica where I’d order the veggie soup (healthy!) and the spaghetti with lentils (it’s a cheat day of course!). At night I might catch a movie at ArcLight Cinemas Beach Cities!
Stephanie I’d teach and then take an early (MDR) class. Then, I’d swim and lay out for the rest of the day at the pool with the kids, followed by Dad’s BBQ in the evening.
Casey Palazzo I would start with a morning run on the bike path by the beach (hopefully it would be overcast!) and would squeeze in a (MDR) work out of course. I would then head to Griffith park with my dogs, Harley Dutch and Aurora Bass, for a quiet hike to my secret spot where I get no phone service. I’d spend a little time up there reflecting and might even read a book for a little while. For dinner I would go to Hugo’s on Santa Monica, which is literally the only place I like to eat out. If I could have any scenario, I would go to a concert at night somewhere outdoors (maybe the Hollywood Bowl). The lineup? Britney Spears, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Beyonce/ Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake (a girl can dream can't she!?)
Dana Goodman It's pretty such summer weather all year here in LA, however during the summer I love a great morning workout followed by a protein shake from Earth Bar, then brunch with my family or friends (I love trying the newest restaurants), and then either heading to the pool or to the beach for a little while. I love a great nighttime sunset at the beach especially during the summer because it still usually cools down at night.
Lindsay Hallam My perfect summer day would include waking up to the sunshine instead of an alarm, having brunch by the water with friends and an afternoon hike up to a clear, smog-free view of the city!
Yumi Sugai Summer days in LA are my absolute favorite! My perfect day would start before the sun—I love mornings! I’d take a sunrise hike or a run along the beach with my puppy Shaq and have a Black Gold drip from Groundwork Coffee on my way back. Next would be a stroll through the Santa Monica Farmer's Market tasting every piece of fruit in season! The view that comes with brunch at the Huntley is absolutely breathtaking, and I’d order a Bloody (extra spicy and extra celery—I like a salad in there!) and their black truffle omelet (it’s to die for!). If I can squeeze a workout in at The Studio (MDR) that would pretty much complete my perfect day, ending with a BBQ or a home cooked meal and maybe a walk along the beach. I can not get enough of those summer sunsets!