Fitness expos educate about nutritional supplements, motivate visitors to work out, and help them escape desolate shrieks emanating from couch cushions that weep crusty Cheez Whiz when neglected. Flee forced inactivity with today's Groupon: for $12, you get one admission to the OC Health & Fitness Expo (up to a $29 value) on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.
The OC Health & Fitness Expo introduces fledgling fitness fanatics and agile athletes to a bevy of heart-pumping classes, inspiring lectures, myriad vendors, and a kids' club for a full-day fitness extravaganza. Take to the main stage for high-impact classes that spark caloric arson, such as boogie box fitness, which combines endurance drills, martial arts, and bunny-derived hip-hop movements to administer a total-body overhaul. The second stage showcases lower-impact sessions, from the sensual moves of the cabaret chair class to the pure barre tutorial, a joint-friendly class that tones and elongates muscles between swigs of crisp mental clarity.
Snag healthy food samples, vitamins, or the latest gear from more than 100 vendor booths, then head to eye-opening lectures on nutrition, inner peace, and self-empowerment from local celebrity speakers, including a pair of entrepreneurial kettlebells. Health-obsessive offspring ages 4 to 12 can be dropped off at the kids' club for high-energy activities, arts and crafts, and face-painting sessions to decorate cheeks with treadmills and sweaty socks.
Boogie Box Fitness
As she struggled to surmount issues with her own weight, Boogie Box Fitness creator Dede Barbanti drew from her professional dance background, martial-arts training, and enthusiasm for exercise to pioneer the gym's rigorous yet fun workout routine. The calorie-flaming moves, which have been featured by Dr. Oz and publications such as Dance magazine, have since spawned BBX Live at Universal City Walk and the more vigorous BBX Hardcore. Behind the regimens' popularity lie easy-to-follow steps culled from kickboxing, strength training, plyometrics, and Latin and hip-hop dance. In addition to motivating patrons to shimmy into fitter physiques, Dede channels her expertise as a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist into the BBX Body membership site. Here, visitors can peruse custom menu plans, exercise tutorials, and life-coaching advice given by the world's smartest biceps.
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