Things To Do In Costa Mesa

Studio Fees and Ceramics for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Costa Mesa

$30 $15

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Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

$199 for a Two-Hour Trampolining Birthday Party for Up to 10 with Pizza at Sky High Sports ($290 Value)

Sky High Sports

Orange County

$290 $199

At birthday parties, up to 10 guests bounce on trampolines and refuel with pizza; table reservation, setup, and cleanup included

Six or 12 Personal Training Sessions at Precision Fitness (Up to 50% Off)

Precision Fitness

Costa Mesa

$150 $79

A dozen private fitness sessions led by professional trainers who customize workouts to suit individual goals

Two Weeks of Onboarding and 10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Onslaught (Up to 63% Off)

CrossFit Onslaught

Costa Mesa

$240 $89

Classes scheduled all day, seven days a week; workouts rely on functional movement including pull-ups, pushups, squats, and sprints

Five- or Ten-Pass card to Zumba, PiYo, and TRX Hustle Classes at OC Fitness Mama (Up to 53% Off)

OC Fitness Mama

OC Fitness Mama

$67 $35

Professional trainer Stacy Rae and other certified instructors help women burn fat and tone muscle with Zumba, PiYo, and TRX Hustle classes

One Month of Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at South Coast Martial Arts (Up to 56% Off)

South Coast Martial Arts

Costa Mesa

$100 $49

Students master an array of martial arts, including Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Brazilian Jiujitsu, and Muay Thai at massive training center

One or Two Private Golf Lessons with Video Swing Analysis from Mark Boselo, PGA (Up to 50% Off)

Mark Boselo, PGA

Costa Mesa

$130 $65

PGA-certified professional Mark Boselo imparts golf tips with the help of video swing analysis

Admission for One or Two to a Three-Hour Social Painting Event from Paints Uncorked (Up to 44% Off)

Paints Uncorked

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

Grab a seat and an easel near the bar and learn the strokes for recreating the session's chosen art piece while enjoying a glass of wine

$50 for $99 Groupon — Dancers In Motion

Dancers In Motion

Costa Mesa

$99 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Forte Training (70% Off)

Forte Training

Costa Mesa

$100 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$42 for $120 Worth of Personal Training — Guns and Buns Fitness

Guns And Buns Fitness

Costa Mesa

$120 $42

Work out with a highly trained and dedicated fitness coach! Each client gets individual, one-on-one training.

One or Three Drawing Classes for One or Two People at Frame My Art (Up to 70% Off)

Frame My Art

Costa Mesa

$50 $19

Trained artists lead introductory classes in drawing

$69 for $125 Groupon — AML Boxing

Aml Boxing

Costa Mesa

$125 $69

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

5 Pilates Classes or 10 Fitness Classes at The Pilates Body of Orange County (57% Off)

The Pilates Body of Orange County

Multiple Locations

$126 $54

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Fitness classes include Pilates barre, Zumba, and more; reformer Pilates classes use pulley-and-cable machines to build muscles

10 or 20 CrossFit Classes at South Coast CrossFit (Up to 90% Off)

South Coast CrossFit

Costa Mesa

$200 $29

Trainers lead high-intensity routines of functional exercises to foster endurance, stamina, and strength

Up to 30% Off Dance Lesson — Dance Lessons in Orange County; Valid Thursday 4:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Dance Lessons in Orange County

Danscene Dance Studio

$10 $7

DVIDA-certified instructor Esteban Conde and his team teach the ins and outs of swiveling rhythms and turns during beginner salsa lessons

5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes with Optional Babysitting at Dantian Studio (Up to 74% Off)

Dantian Studio

Costa Mesa

$175 $49

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Using the Pilates Reformer machine, students build and tone muscles and increase joint stability; studio offers babysitting during classes

10 or 20 Fitness Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Meraki Barre (Up to 89% Off)

Meraki Barre

Costa Mesa

$180 $19

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Fast-paced, total-body fitness classes incorporate drumming, ballet, dancing, and other techniques in an eco-friendly studio

One or Three Months of Unlimited Kids' Jiu Jitsu Classes at 10th Planet Costa Mesa (Up to 56% Off)

10th Planet Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa

$60 $29

Experienced martial artists teach kids the finer points of Jiu Jitsu

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Few professionals can credit Flashdance with rerouting the course of their career. In fact, Richard Giorla could be the only one. The unconventional dance moves he saw in the film motivated the former Pennsylvania Ballet Company member to hit the streets of his new home, Manhattan, and learn breakdancing from dancers at the heart of the movement, trading his own dance expertise as payment. Richard’s career was in full swing when, struck with an injury, he started teaching a ballet-barre class. Though he appreciated its stretching and toning components, Richard craved a more aerobic workout. So he created his own solution—Cardio Barre. The unique workout consists of high-energy, zero-impact movements that sculpt the long, slender body of a dancer without a student ever having to step foot in a traditional dance studio. As they balance on the ballet barre, or whichever classmate is closest, pupils direct all their focus to one muscle group at a time, while the entire body stays in motion for maximum fat burning. His approach’s pudge-busting abilities have made the fitness method a favorite of many health magazines and celebrities Allyson and Rob Carrier have always dreamed of owning their own business— so when Allyson started taking Cardio Barre classes, Rob took note as he saw her body change and heard her talk about how great she felt because of the class. When they moved to Costa Mesa in 2010, they decided to bring Cardio Barre to Orange County with their own studio.

369 E 17th St
Costa Mesa,
CA
US

Blaine Eastcott's love of the outdoors is rooted in fond childhood memories of family camping trips. On one such trip, Blaine's teenage self impulsively climbed a 100-foot rock only to soon find himself struck by panic high up on the rock face. He was paralyzed by fear, until a surge of adrenaline gave him the courage needed to scramble the final 10 feet up. This ordeal spurred him to take rock-climbing classes?and eventually led to his current position as the president of Rockreation. His three adrenaline-inducing arenas challenge climbers of all skill levels with more than 28,500 total square feet of climbing terrain, composed of jagged cliffs, bouldering nooks, and craggy archways. The faux-mountain range mimics the conditions of real rocks with indentions, overhangs, and eagle's nests.

The gyms devote one-third of their space to a bouldering area, which blends into a top-rope course fraught with varying angles, and a large lead area with an overhanging arch. Across these angles, passionate instructors with extensive outdoors experience?and a background in conversational mountain goat?guide students through the Fight Gravity program. The three-class series focuses on belaying basics, and progresses through technique instruction and bouldering. They also lead seasonal kids' camps where tiny humans can explore the routes, or plunge on a big swing and zipline. The gyms also have a separate area with machines, traditional weights, and cardio equipment for members who want to not only climb rocks, but also lift heavy ones above their heads.

1300 Logan Ave.
Costa Mesa,
CA
US

Although it takes place at the Orange County Fair and Event Center, the Anatolian Cultures & Food Festival actually exists at the nexus of thousands of years of Anatolian history. That's the way it feels, at least. Upon arrival, guests begin this trek through time at the Gates of Civilizations, whose waypoints honor 14 historic and present-day nations ranging from the mighty Hittite Empire to the modern Turkish Republic. Towering, ornate arches and a staff of highly knowledgeable costumed actors guide them through this journey, sharing the traditional dress and customs of bygone regional residents including the Ottomans, Romans, Phrygians, and Byzantines.

Once inside, guests can extend their explorations within stunning recreations of nine different Anatolian cities, grabbing lifelike views of everything from the Topkapi Palace—once occupied by Ottoman sultans—or the Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross, the ancient seat of the Armenian Orthodox patriarch. Along the way, they can stop for souvenirs at the bustling Grand Bazaar, where more than 100 vendor hawk traditional Near Eastern good. A traditional Turkish coffeehouse also occupies part of the festival grounds, tempting guests with cups of rich Turkish coffee that par well with the kebabs, stews, and baked goods prepared by the festival’s food vendors.

88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa,
CA
US

The trainers behind Meraki Barre don't just want to help their clients get in shape. They want to make the world an all-around healthier place by leading dynamic fitness classes in a 900-square-foot studio space built with eco-conscious, exercise-encouraging decor from the ground up. Padded and sustainable bamboo floors cushion exercisers during workouts, and energy-efficient LED lights keep the studios bright. Along the walls, 80 feet of ballet barres provide stability, and a 14-foot, multimount TRX installation allows for group classes using the suspension-training equipment.

Seven days a week, the staffers lead total-body training sessions that enhance classic fitness methods such as yoga and barre training with the incorporation of free weights and other strength-developing circuits. Their specialty Pound classes draw on musical inspirations that transform the motions of playing the drums into a series of core, leg, and upper-body conditioning moves. Students wield weighted drumsticks called Ripstix to echo the rhythms of the Poundtrack, a playlist of everything from rock to dubstep broadcast over the professional-grade audio system. As the music plays, the color-controllable LED lights cast club-like hues around the studio to help students get lost in the music or pretend to be a rainbow.

729 W 16th St
Costa Mesa,
CA
US

Studio founder Patrice Simon established the Bikram Yoga College of India "to nourish the soul as well as the body," a mission reflected in the studio's noncompetitive environment, highly trained instructors, and deliberately designed practice space. Each of the studio's certified instructors studied Bikram at the feet of the style's eponymous guru Bikram Choudhury, where they learned to master the athletic Bikram style, and to shepherd students of all skill levels through Bikram's 90-minute, unchanging 26-pose regimen. During each of the seated, lying, and standing poses, instructors assist students by supplying modifications to accommodate inexperience, injury, and pregnancy. Every posture methodically pushes oxygen-rich blood throughout the entire body, encouraging healthy organ function and building muscle tone. A pair of mindful breathing exercises helps students maintain focus amid the practice space's sultry temperatures of up to 105 degrees, a sweat-inducing environment that allows attendees to safely push each stretch further while perspiring away any toxins that fail the body's citizenship test.

2937 Bristol St
Costa Mesa,
CA
US

Guided by a mission of embracing every student's quest for personal growth, the team at YogaWorks offers programs for all ages and walks of life. Harnessing a minimum of 500 hours of Yoga Alliance training, expert instructors build lean muscles with traditional Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa flow classes enhanced by inspiring music, ambient candlelight, meditation, and props. Their fitness classes further the body-shaping results of yoga, strengthening core muscles with Pilates, increasing endurance and lean muscles with TRX classes, and building stamina with resistance-based SculptWorks.

Instructors also host exotic yoga retreats, which marry the excitement of travel to far-away locales with the benefits of yoga to bestow students with the confident grace required to approach a foreign yoga mat without startling it. Those in search of further training can access online videos by subscribing to myyogaworks.com, which offers a free, 14-day trial for new users. Students can search for videos by workout duration, skill level, and the targeted area of the body.

1835 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa,
CA
US