Crunch caters to exercisers of all interests and fitness levels, cramming each state-of-the-art fitness facility with name-brand equipment and a welcoming, nonjudgmental attitude. Members have the opportunity to pay for access to each club's diverse syllabi of classes, organized into categories such as action sports, chill outs, and dance rhythms. DIESEL classes incorporate interval training with cardio interval bursts for a total-body workout. Fat Burning Pilates combines cardio- and Pilates-based toning to help cut out cellulite. Aerobics with an Attitude sends students in a free-spirited dance workout without any rules or judgment. Crunch also offers personal-training sessions that begin with a physical assessment and include a comprehensive body-composition analysis. One-on-one drills foster the seeds of self-improvement, as this level of personal attention allows the experts to forge an engaging workout as well as a custom nutrition plan for each exerciser.
Even if clients can't make it to the gym, Crunch Live turns any living room or office into a workout space with an online video library of over 35 workouts. Students sweat and move along at home to easy-to-follow exercise routines led by energetic trainers as they tone targeted muscle groups and burn fat with courses in yoga, core strength, workouts for athletes, or Pilates.
Cut Fitness is a heart-pumping, sweat-inducing dream come true for its founders Eddie and Tamra Judge. Eddie, a fitness expert and entrepreneur, and Tamra, one of the definitely-not-homebound stars of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County, work alongside a team of instructors every day to make their 6,000-square-foot location a shrine to energetic positivity.
The space houses two large studios, each of which is dedicated to different exercise challenges. One side is full of TRX suspension trainers and cycling bikes, while the other hosts group workouts such as CUTFIT, a combination of strength, high intense interval training and functional movements to build a strong foundation. Padded floors keep joints comfortable, while heart-pumping music pushes everyone toward their fitness goals and dreams of becoming international dance stars.
Founded with the goal of bringing the community together through social events that promote physical fitness, Spearman Clubs keeps its members active via a host of well-maintained athletic amenities and all-ages activities. Each of the three clubs features outdoor pools brimming with salt-filtered water free of chlorine or river rafts, as well as sauna and steam rooms for post-swim sessions. The sleek, palm-tree-laden clubs also boast tennis courts?all equipped with hitting walls and ball machines?upon which players of all experience levels can practice their backhand during lessons and programs helmed by seasoned pros.
The Laguna Niguel Racquet Club bustles with activity as members shape up in Pilates classes or stave off hunger pangs at the Top Spin Bar & Grill. Personal trainers help visitors at the Tennis Club at Monarch Beach cloak their muscles in iron, and an onsite spa sends weary bodies into fits of unfettered relaxation. Skilled muscle manipulators erase aches from tense backs at the Racquet Club of Irvine, where therapeutic massage services serve as a soothing conclusion to a day spent splashing about the pool and hitting the courts.
The instructors at Rado's Fitness, including the titular Rado himself, lead students through challenging Pilates and spin classes within their fully stocked studio. They use the core-tightening exercises of Pilates and the high-cardio, low-impact nature of spinning to help students of all levels build strength, flexibility, and confidence.
Before Art Stone was head of Total Woman Gym & Spa, he ran a chain of salons. His female clientele loved their custom cuts, but California had no shortage of stylists—what they really struggled to find was day-spa pampering and weight-loss assistance, all in one spot. Stone listened, and in 1965, created precisely the sanctuary they were looking for.
Though it can be hard to remember in the midst of a difficult workout, the pain of exercise is only temporary?but the results can be long-lasting. Linda Bell always tries to remind her students of that idea as she and her staff of instructors lead a handful of low-impact fitness classes designed to deliver maximum results. Pilates classes, which use specially designed Reformer machines for a finely tuned resistance workout, keep instructors and students engaged by limiting classes to only five pupils. Likewise, pole-fitness classes are also small in size, so that small groups of ladies can feel confident and unafraid as they get fit while performing creative moves. A larger number of students can attend spinning or barre-fitness classes, during which they follow a coach's instructions for a challenging workout rooted in intense cardio or dance-inspired flexibility and strength training. Linda Bell Studios offers childcare seven days a week to help clients clear their schedule and focus on their workout.