Establishing a regular exercise routine is a great way to show your body you care and is much less painful than swallowing a greeting card. Get fit sans paper cuts with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get three group fitness classes at Body Design in Newport Beach (a $75 value).
Founded by Susan Tobiessen, a certified Pilates instructor and physical-rehab specialist whose fitness expertise has been featured in the Orange County Register, Body Design cultivates women’s wellness with Reformer Pilates and weight-training classes. Panoramic ocean views afford the 6,400-square-foot studio a tranquil ambiance, helping students focus as they isolate core muscles and stretch limbs into the fourth dimension. One-hour Reformer Pilates classes corral beds, trap tables, jump boards, and exercise balls to fortify abs and lower backs. Pilates workouts may also incorporate the Gyrotonic Method, which enhances range of motion with customizable movements that pair stretches and aerobic exercise with therapeutic breathing patterns. Filled with cardio intervals, weightlifting moves, and personalized attention from a certified trainer, 60-minute Cardio Sculpt sessions transform the physique by revving up metabolism, and 90-minute Core Board classes send heart rates soaring with a unique combination of Zumba, core work, TRX, and free weights, performed near a life-size cardboard cutout of Burt Reynolds.
Susan Tobiessen founded Body Design in 1986 as a haven for exercisers of all ages. Since then, Tobiessen has welcomed a slate of students into its sun-drenched confines, where they can maintain their health through workouts led by trained instructors. In addition to targeted exercises, many of these workouts also employ Body Design’s high-quality equipment to increase caloric burn and boost muscle tone.