This Saturday in Santa Monica, you may have spied a hundred or so yoga-pant-clad women also adorned in race bibs walking from workout venue to workout venue. They were all celebrating the West Coast half of Well+Good’s Bicoastal Biathlon, presented by Athleta. (New York City’s Biathlon was the weekend prior.)
At this mega Well+Good Los Angeles fitness event, more than 100 super fit “biathletes” participated in back-to-back boutique fitness mashups. Team Sculpt and Flow hit Pure Barre followed by sweat sesh at Hot 8 Yoga and Team Burn and Balance was a 90-minute Maha Burn class followed by Unplug Meditation.
After the workouts, everyone headed to the healthy after-party at the Athleta Santa Monica store for much-needed rejuvenation, which included delish Moon Juice green juice and replenishing sesame mylk, vegan bites and “sushi” from M Cafe, beauty touch-ups from W3LL PEOPLE, super-pretty braids from Glamsquad, an epic raffle, and ridiculously amazing goody bags loaded with SpaRitual nail polish, Purely Elizabeth granola, Philosophie Superfood Powders, and more.
The best part? The events collectively raised more than $5,000 for Girls on the Run, a non-profit mentoring organization that uses a 5K-training program as a basis to inspire young girls to be healthy and self-confident.
Click through to get a glimpse inside the event—and the who’s who in attendance. (Warning: Serious FOMO awaits.)
(Photo: Well+Good founders Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue with inversion-loving Lolathlete; All photos by Jesse Deyoung for Well+Good)
Amanda Goodfried of Our Body Book, Sophie Jaffe, founder of Philosophie, and Joyologist Tricia Huffman.
The Krew’s day off for some fitness R&R with Well+Good and Athleta.
Hot 8’s instructor Layna Dakin greets yogi-meditation luminary Ashley Turner.
Vevian Gerke of Fitalicious Me and her special someone.
Team Sculpt and Flow kicks off at Pure Barre Santa Monica with Kayla Allen.
Going with the flow at Maha Burn.
The Maha Burn session was the largest with almost 75 biathletes getting their “flowage” on, to quote Burn’s founder Ryan Orrico, who taught this class.
Jordan Younger and Alexi Brzezniak.
Vevian Gerke taking a deep forward fold.
A glowy walk to the workouts.
Turning up the heat at Hot 8.
At Hot 8, Well+Good readers love their chaturangas. (Well, the first 10 or so.)
Sculpting in the heat at Hot 8.
Suze Yalof Schwartz, founder of Unplug Meditation, teaches Well+Good readers on Team Burn and Balance how to meditate in 60 seconds.
The post-workout after-party kicks off at Athleta Santa Monica.
After-party primping. Glowy readers got braids from Glamsquad and natural makeup touch-ups from W3LL PEOPLE.
Cycle House’s gorgeous founder Nichelle Hines represented on Team Burn and Balance—after teaching two cycling classes that morning!—and still was the life of the after-party.
The adorable M Cafe team who plied us with vegan Cornation chicken wraps and vegan sushi after the two-hour workouts.
Well+Good founders Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue flank Moon Juice’s Amanda Chantal Bacon.
Well+Good’s Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue with Hot 8’s Lanya Dakin and Maha Burn’s Ryan Orrico.
The gift bags were full of healthy treats, from natural makeup from W3LL PEOPLE, and vegan nail polish from SpaRitual, Purely Elizabeth granola, Philosophie Superfood Powders, and more.
Readers getting post-workout braids from Glamsquad.
Moon Juice snacks.
W3LL PEOPLE mattified and prettified the biathletes at the after-party.
Sipping Moon Juice.
From top left, clockwise: Shay Kostabi of Resist 360 and Flybarre picking up a La Fresh Face Wipe after the workout; Well+Good’s Melisse Gelula poses with Flywheel’s Lacey Stone and Unplug Meditation founder Suze Yalof Schwartz; SoulCycle’s Laura Crago rocked it out on team Burn + Balance; yogi trio Byron de Marsé of Power Yoga, Kim Barbato, and host Ryan Orrico of Maha Burn.