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Readers Tucked, Planked, and Twisted at The Studio (MDR) in Playa Vista

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The last time we toned with The Studio (MDR), the Pilates spot was readying its Megaformer machines for its Culver City opening. Last night, we continued our #CoachellaBodyChallenge at the fitness studio's new Playa Vista outpost, where Racked Fit Club once again helped heat up its soon-to-open digs.

Before kicking off the 50-minute sweat sesh, we browsed stylish workout wear at Sweaty Betty's exclusive pop-up shop. When it came time to get truly fest-ready, instructors Mary Miller and Albina Katsman challenged us with a series of ab-sculpting, glute-working mega kicks, oblique-toning French twists, and more strengthening moves. (Phew.)

See more inside our incredible workout in the gallery above, then toast The Studio (MDR)'s swanky space at its grand opening bash this Saturday. From 9am to 1pm, enjoy heathy snacks and juice from Whole Foods, mini massages by Zeel, a beauty bar by Beauty Beach Lounge, a Cuyana giveaway, and much more.