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Written By: Francy Lopez Places to Get Fit in OC
Photographed By: Dhrumil Desai Places to Get Fit in OC
Style By: Rebecca Araoz Places to Get Fit in OC
Model: Kelsey Paul of Brand Model and Talent Agency, Places to Get Fit in OC

Whether you want to fully remodel your lifestyle, tone your bod, or just pick up a new hobby, exercise is a healthy way to do so. A wide array of yoga studios and gyms are opening up all across Southern California, so you are sure to find a place convenient for you. From a low-impact class at Pure Barre to an intense martial arts-infused yoga session at Ra Yoga, you will definitely find a class to suit your style of exercise. Places to Get Fit in OC

Places to Get Fit in OC

No Excuse Fitness

Sick and tired of your clothes not fitting right? Break the mold and make your way to No Excuse Fitness! This true boutique-style training facility has redefined the private gym environment with their one-on-one personal training for the past 20 years, and has been ranked as the top personal training studio in Orange County since 1996. Their trainers work one on one with you to help you meet your #FitnessGoals, rather than a large chain that can feel pretty impersonal. Having completed over 250,000 training sessions, your trainer will be more than equipped and will likely become your new workout buddy. They also are dedicated to helping with meal planning and helping clients create healthy habits.

So what are you waiting for? Book your personal training session, $30-$35, semi private training session, $12-$15, or even an in-home training session so you can get fit from the comfort of your own home. Be sure to mention LOCALE Magazine, and you’ll receive two free sessions.

Native Knowledge: Fitness tracking and assessment uses an app as well as a weigh-in and body fat calipers to determine a healthy dietary intake for each member.

474 E 17th St, Ste 104
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Pure Barre


Pure Barre is designed for all difficulty levels. The manageable 60-minute class could easily be snuck in into any schedule. Monica Pommier Grubin, the owner of all four Orange County locations (Newport Beach, Irvine, Mission Viejo and Huntington Beach) works to create an environment that is welcoming yet pushes you to work hard for that desired bod. “It’s not a looking around the room-type of workout, ” says Grubin. “To do it right, you have to focus on yourself quite a bit.” Due to the commitment Pure Barre aims to consistently uphold of a lively and active environment, instructors never teach the same class twice, either by changing up music or exercises. In doing so, each client has a unique and satisfying session with each visit.


Native Knowledge:  If you’re still unsure of whether or not to commit to a full membership, you can sign up for the free 7-day trial in addition to all other memberships at any of our four locations across the coastal OC!

Newport Beach
234 E 17th St, Ste 116
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

6791 Quail Hill Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92603

Huntington Beach
7101 Yorktown Ave,  Ste 101
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Mission Viejo
28321 Marguerite Pkwy, Ste 201
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Ra Yoga


Ra Yoga is the perfect place for you to find your yoga and call your home away from home. With 14 styles and over 300 classes per week, you are bound to find a class, you have always been looking for but did not even know it. When it comes to a workout, their heated classes will really make you sweat. One of their most popular styles is Yogalates. Although it may sound like yoga and $5 coffee, it’s actually a well-balanced mix of yoga and mat Pilates. Find a deep connection to your breath while you give your core the ultimate workout. No matter which class you choose, Ra Yoga’s warm and polished-yet-hippie vibe will have you calling it home in no time.


Native knowledge: Ra Yoga offers a free week to Orange County residents! All of their instructors are given the creative freedom to inspire you so find the style and teacher that work for you. Being “bored” will no longer be an adjective you use to describe your yoga.

Ra Yoga Costa Mesa
3077 Bristol St 
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 
Ra Yoga Newport Beach
1617 Westcliff Dr, Ste 5
Newport Beach, CA 92660 


While there are no distinct cycling classes to be taken at GritCycle, their classes are worthy of a whirl (or a spin!). All classes are of the same intensity levels; the workout you get out of it is entirely dependent on you! What makes each class unique, however, is the array of instructors that teach. Each instructor has their own approach to the 45-minute classes, making each visit more refreshing than the last. If 45 minutes are a bit lengthy for your schedule, GritCycle offers 30-minute spin classes at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays, so you will always have time to spin!

Native Knowledge: More so than being a stimulating environment within the studio, GritCycle returns the good vibes from cycling back to the community. A program known as Grit Gives gives the team and their clients an opportunity to spin for causes much bigger than themselves.

1731 Santa Ana Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Renaissance ClubSport


Two types of hip hop classes exist within the walls of Renaissance ClubSport: Hip Hop Dance and Cardio Hip Hop. A new choreography is taught each week, broadening your dance horizons! No prior experience is required, so anyone can join in on the high-energy environment. The cardio class combines elements from both dance and cardio to give you a workout like no other! Classes place special emphasis on core and lower body, so if those are areas you’d like to focus on, then these classes are for you!


Native Knowledge: Free guest passes are available to local residents and can be redeemed with a photo ID showing you are 21 years and older after registering on their website!

50 Enterprise

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656


F45 Training

If you ever needed some motivation to push yourself past your limits, there’s no better way that having an Aussie accent booming through a space cheering you on. F45 is the world’s largest growing functional training network, and when you attend a class, it is easy to see why. The instructors are informative and the playlists are always on point. Navigate your way through circuits, cardio blasts, and strength moves to build muscle, and all the while you can’t help but smile.

Native Knowledge: Newbies can sign up for two free weeks of classes on their website. Plus, keep an eye out for new locations opening up in Newport Beach.

2935 E Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625


Bounce Society

Squats, crunches, stairmasters—these workouts can get old quick. Bounce Society takes exercise to the next level with a fun, upbeat workout that will kick your butt into high gear. With top of the line JumpSport trampolines that make it easy on your muscles and joints, unlike your mom’s trampoline workout from the ‘80s, you’ll burn up to 1,000 calories. “You’re bouncing on the fountain of youth,” said Co-Founder Chelsea Rush. With a variety of classes offered including barre and sculpt classes, you’re sure to find a workout that works for you! “Don’t feel intimidated to try something new,” said Rush. So head to Bounce Society and bounce your way to a toned bod!

Native Knowledge: Bad knees? Bouncing offers up to 80 percent less stress on your muscle-bearing joints!

1725 Monrovia Ave, Ste A3

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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