Dr. Renee Cobos is such a trusted board-certified dermatologist that she’s the go-to source for various news organizations, often offering opinions to the Orange County Register about which celebrities she believes have had work done. She’s given What’s Up Orange County host Scott Stewart a nonsurgical face-lift on the show, and she’s the official team dermatologist for the Orange Country Flyers. At Premiere Dermatology & Laser Center, Dr. Cobos fights skin blights with high-tech therapies such as laser skin resurfacing and Thermage radio-frequency skin-tightening treatments. She also smoothes skin with less invasive chemical peels and olive-oil facials. Her Botox and dermal fillers treat everything from wrinkles to excessive sweating brought on by using the dessert fork to eat salad off your neighbor’s plate. Dr. Cobos demonstrates her devotion to healthy skin by volunteering her free time to educate local schools about the dangers of staying in the sun. She has performed thousands of free cancer screenings at hospitals, schools, and charities, and each year she picks three to five patients for free treatment through her Transform-a-Life program.
Started as a single Newport Beach clinic in 1971, Lindora was the brainchild of Dr. Marshall Stamper, who was motivated by the unfortunate loss of his mother due to weight-related complications. Now, more than 40 years later, Lindora's weight-loss programs continue to bestow humanoids with a plethora of personalized nutrition plans and private one-on-one health consultations. At more than 40 Southern California locations, medically trained teams of health-care professionals guide patients through lab work, health assessments, and exams to discern the most efficient trajectory into better health. Patients receive encouragement to adjust their lifestyle and behavior, and bellies stay buoyed by nutrition support and menu plans that spotlight fresh, balanced meals.
Long-term weight maintenance is the goal of the clinic's medically-based programs, which means patients needn't worry about extra pounds boomeranging back into their lives like a persistent pet chinchilla. Check the FAQs page here for more information about Lindora's approach to weight loss.
The staff at Meridian Sports Club motivates guests to stay in shape with fitness methods that not only shrink waistlines, but also combat the boredom of stale exercise routines. Within the 10,000-square-foot luxury gym, exercisers build muscles and camaraderie in daily yoga, Pilates, spin, and Zumba group classes, or strive toward their fitness goals alone in the club's private Pilates Reformer studio. The facility also houses a stretching room with stability balls and resistance bands, and a weight room furnished with Hammer Strength, Precor, and Free Motion strength-training machines available in multiples to cut down on waiting time. Meridian's certified personal trainers are also always on hand to help anyone looking for one-one-one fitness coaching.
When it's time to cool down, members can take a dip in the spacious indoor pool, which hosts swim lessons for kids and adults, master swim classes, and aqua aerobics. The fitness center takes care of towel service in its posh executive locker rooms, and its Kids Club area provides children a place to play and bench-press Lincoln Logs while their parents sweat it out.
At OC Fitness Boot Camp, exercise isn’t just about summoning an instant endorphin rush or fitting into a smaller pair of jeans a few weeks down the line. It’s about helping people live longer, healthier lives. Held at scenic parks and beaches, workouts help participants cultivate a love of fitness that endures when life throws them a curveball or a water balloon filled with chocolate pudding. Here, participants of all fitness levels cheer one another toward goals during strength-building exercises such as burpees, squats, push-ups, and sit-up variations. In addition to torching calories, running and jumping drills fill the group with energy, like a pep rally led by anthropomorphic lightning bolts. A seasoned instructor oversees each camper, doling out exercise demos, technique tips, and a hearty dose of motivation.
Fitness expert Christina Lucy founded Code Pink Boot Camp and has since expanded her fitness program into numerous locations throughout the western United States. Each of the trainers working for Code Pink claims extensive training and accredited certifications in the industry, and must undergo a strict audition to demonstrate their fitness prowess and knowledge of how many annual budgets each U.S. president could bench-press. With a schedule that includes several sessions throughout the weekday, the classes accommodate clients with varying schedules. During each session, instructors guide participants through high-intensity exercises that aim to incinerate fat, tone torsos, and improve overall well-being. The program caters to women of all ages and fitness levels and stresses safety, fun, and perseverance.
Buena Park Bicycles Co. operates two locations—Fullerton Bicycles and Buena Park Bicycles—and that still isn't enough floor space to showcase all of their bikes. Their ample stock canvasses almost every inch of the show-room floor, expanding to the walls and hanging from the ceiling amid bike gear, accessories, and apparel from renowned brand names including Specialized, Giant, Fuji, Bell, and Nike. The knowledgeable staff helps customers choose from road cycles, dirt bikes, or BMX rides, throwing out recommendations about which bike has the best shocks and which won't turn back into a unicycle at midnight. Also accommodating patrons who have already been paired with a two-wheeled steed, the certified maintenance professionals keep bikes rolling with expert tune-ups and free estimates for repairs.