LazRfit Downtown LA
This isn’t your typical laser tag session. This is a fast-paced, competitive, adult-oriented version of a childhood favorite.
LazRfit is a first-of-its-kind laser tag cardio class. Intense exercise though the fun of friendly competition makes it perfect for those looking to work out, without feeling like they’re working out.
Games last 8 or 10 minutes, depending on the level of the class, which might not seem like much at first. But the stop-and-go style of cardio that the game demands can be extremely difficult. Before you know it, you’ll be breathing hard, and drenched in sweat.
Owners Lucie Robert, and husband Phillip “Tarzan” DuLac first began playing laser tag in France. When they moved to Los Angeles in July 2016, the idea that became LazRfit began to take shape. Nearly a year later, the idea came to fruition, the doors opened up to the public in June 2017.
LazRfit aims to be a no-nonsense mix of laser tag, parkour and overall athletic ability. Although athleticism can definitely benefit you while competing, by no means does the nature of the game disallow anyone from participating. Invited to join are people of all athletic levels.
LazRpark is the name of the wooden maze playing field. It offers plenty of opportunities to run, jump and hide from the competition. There’s a quick learning curve to the game as well, tactical strategies can be picked up within the first game or two you play.
Groups of up to 10 people play at a time. Each person is equipped with a hand-held laser and chest harness. The harness lights up depending on if you’re actively playing or if you’ve been hit. Whoever’s harness lights up blue, that’s the leader of the game so far, and the person other competitors are gunning for.
In traditional laser tag, when you’re hit, you’re out. LazRfit’s version however, allows you to rejoin the game. If the harness flashes red, it means you’ve been hit. You need to run around or jump until the harness isn’t red anymore, then you can start shooting again.
On the laser gun there is a screen where you can track your progress in real time. From the amount of hits you’ve made, distance you’ve covered, and calories burned. There’s an overall leader board as well, ranking each participant with detailed stats so that they can track their overall progress at the end of a session, and gain bragging rights over their friends.
LazRfit is located at 400 W Pico Blvd in Downtown. Sessions can be booked by reservation. There is an introductory class offer and prices for 5, 10 and 20 classes. Prices and reservation availability can be seen here.