Things To Do In Rancho Santa Margarita

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George and Eileen, the husband-and-wife team behind Uncorked Wine Bar and Boutique, personally visit many of the wineries from which they procure crisp sauvignon blancs, bold cabernets, vintage ports, and other varietals. Located within the El Paseo Town Center, their cozy shop is decorated with metallic designs illuminated by candlelight, which casts a warm glow across mustard-yellow walls. Patrons can sip wines by the glass or opt for flight trees that hold three pours, leaving hands free to untie other people’s shoelaces. Visitors can nibble artisanal cheeses, crab cakes, and other pairings or shop the boutique for wine-themed gifts such as bottle openers and decorative glasses.

22342 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margarita,
CA
US

Chris Brennan competed on mixed martial arts' highest stage in 1998, taking part in two bouts in the same evening at a UFC event. Not long after that, he founded Next Generation MMA, which has grown from a gym in Orange County, California, to six locations worldwide. At the Frisco location, Brennan and other experienced instructors such as Olympic gold-medalist wrestler Kendall Cross instill discipline, respect, and self-defense moves to children and adults at their 24-hour-access fitness center—one of the few 24-hour martial-arts centers around. Each of their martial-arts or martial-arts-inspired fitness classes offers an excellent workout, where members kick, jab, and punch bags and the air and learn to block attacks while building muscle and burning fat on Next Generation’s padded floor.

22566 Avenida Empresa
Rancho Santa Margarita,
CA
US

“We believe that every child is a champion.” This mission statement informs the approach that Cal Elite Kids takes with the participants of its programs. Youngsters may learn self-reliance in gymnastics lessons, which take place on an in-ground tumble-track trampoline, on an array of beams and bars, or in the air above an in-ground foam pit. They also develop discipline in dance class; at the Rancho Santa Margarita facility, the five dance studios inspire with views of the surrounding mountains.

Cal Elite Kids’ charges can even learn how to express themselves through athletic theatrical performances or simply improve their 2 a.m. Friday-night karaoke warblings during Glee Elite sessions.

22982 Avenida Empresa
Rancho Santa Margarita,
CA
US

The Studio

Lotus7 welcomes students of all ages and skill levels to practice alignment- and anatomy-based yoga classes. The small-group classes max out at 20 students, with anywhere from 6 to 12 students generally in a class. Yoga classes include all-levels flow, Restorative, guided meditation with breath work, whereas Pilates enthusiasts can practice classic mat work or Pilates-yoga fusion.


Seven Paths to Fulfillment

Bamboo and natural-fiber floor coverings, aromatherapy, and harmonious music all work together to create Lotus7's tranquil sanctuary.

Here, seven is more than just a number. The professional instructors share seven ways to guide students on the path to fulfillment, including:

  • Exercise
  • Breath
  • Nourishment
  • Meditation
  • Creating healthy relationships
  • Performing random acts of kindness
  • Living in the present

22521 Avenida Empresa, Ste 117
Rancho Santa Margarita,
CA
US

Twins John and James Tanner grew up sharing not only the same genes, but also the same love: skateboarding. Through TNT Skateboard Lessons, the brothers draw on their 13-plus years of skating experience to instruct students of all ability levels. During private and group lessons at Canada Vista Park's skate park, John helps his pupils with the fundamentals of street-style skating, such as grinding rails and ledges, while James, who's more partial to vert skating, focuses on the skills necessary for half-pipes and bowls, such as dropping in and performing grab tricks.

24328 Antonio Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita,
CA
US

Best dance training in Orange County for ages 2 through adult in ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, tap, pointe, lyrical, creative dance, leaps and turns. Be inspired!

23132 Arroyo Vis
Rancho Santa Margarita,
CA
US