Our fave moments from the Bicoastal Biathlon in Los Angeles

Bicoastal Biathlon LA 22 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)


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Bicoastal Biathlon after party raffleJoyologist Tricia Huffman being true to nature.


Bicoastal Biathlon LA 1 Alexi Brzezniak (left) and Jordan Younger, The Balanced Blonde, represented for team Burn and Balance.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 2 Amanda Goodfried of Our Body Book, Sophie Jaffe, founder of Philosophie, and Joyologist Tricia Huffman.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 3 The Krew’s day off for some fitness R&R with Well+Good and Athleta.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 4Hot 8’s instructor Layna Dakin greets yogi-meditation luminary Ashley Turner.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 5 Vevian Gerke of Fitalicious Me and her special someone.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 6Team Sculpt and Flow kicks off at Pure Barre Santa Monica with Kayla Allen.


Bicoastal Biathlon LA 7The team concentrates on their pulses at the barre.


Bicoastal Biathlon LA 8Meanwhile Team Burn and Balance begins around the corner, with an extended remix of Maha Burn, and Kim Barbato presiding.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 9Going with the flow at Maha Burn.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 10The 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.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 11Jordan Younger and Alexi Brzezniak.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 12Vevian Gerke taking a deep forward fold.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 13A glowy walk to the workouts.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 14Turning up the heat at Hot 8.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 16At Hot 8, Well+Good readers love their chaturangas. (Well, the first 10 or so.)



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 17Sculpting in the heat at Hot 8.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 18Suze Yalof Schwartz, founder of Unplug Meditation, teaches Well+Good readers on Team Burn and Balance how to meditate in 60 seconds.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 19The post-workout after-party kicks off at Athleta Santa Monica.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 20After-party primping. Glowy readers got braids from Glamsquad and natural makeup touch-ups from W3LL PEOPLE.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 21Cycle 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.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 23The adorable M Cafe team who plied us with vegan Cornation chicken wraps and vegan sushi after the two-hour workouts.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 24Well+Good founders Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue flank Moon Juice’s Amanda Chantal Bacon.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 25Well+Good’s Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue with Hot 8’s Lanya Dakin and Maha Burn’s Ryan Orrico.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 26The 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.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 27Readers getting post-workout braids from Glamsquad.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 28Moon Juice snacks.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 29W3LL PEOPLE mattified and prettified the biathletes at the after-party.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 30Sipping Moon Juice.



Bicoastal Biathlon LA 32From 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.




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