Fitness, Food and Fun: Escape to This OC Destination for a Daycation!
Located in Aliso Viejo, Renaissance ClubSport has been a prime fitness resort and hotel destination since opening in 2008. Its strong focus on hospitality and service is reflected through incredible amenities that are suitable for families, locals and travelers alike. Whether you’re in the mood for some R&R or a good sweat sesh, Renaissance ClubSport provides multiple wellness, fitness, relaxation and entertainment options suitable for any lifestyle. Operations and Services Director Chris Collett and Vice President-General Manager Heather Stanek give us five reasons to plan a daycation at this unique location. Self Care Renaissance ClubSport
1 | You’re Going to Have Fun Self Care Renaissance ClubSport
Described by Collett as a place where you can “work out, play and relax,” Renaissance ClubSport allows members to customize their own experience. The facility includes a huge fitness center, three outdoor swimming pools, a pool bar, indoor sports courts, a water park, Citrus Fresh Grill & Market and R Spa. With an emphasis on fitness, food and fun, there’s always something new to try and explore at Renaissance ClubSport. “We are fun for individuals and the family,” says Collett. “You can swim and relax in the sun while sipping a cocktail, and the kids can enjoy the slides and the water guns.”
2 | It’s Your Destination for Self-Care and Rest
Make time for total rejuvenation at Renaissance ClubSport’s full-service R Spa. Pamper yourself with refreshing treatments like massages, facials, hydrotherapy, waxes, tanning, or vitamin therapy from the Rejuvenation Room located inside the R Spa. Whether you’re jet-lagged, hung over or need a boost of B12, the Rejuvenation Room has the answer. “We know that throughout this property, you’ll take care of yourself and rest,” says Collett. In terms of massages, choose the full-body R Classic Massage, the restorative hot stone massage or the aromatherapy massage with comforting essential oils. Don’t leave without trying the 90-minute sound bath (one of the many events offered periodically), which Collett describes as a “guided meditation with music [that] reconnects your heart center while realigning the body, mind and soul.”
3 | You’ll Feel Better After a Workout
Renaissance ClubSport holds a wide variety of fitness classes that will help you strengthen your muscles, improve your flexibility and move to the beat. From HIIT to yoga, there’s a group workout class that suits your speed, mood and fitness goals. “What’s great about our instructors is that they are very welcoming and will make modifications based upon the group…so people stay safe and still get a really great workout in,” remarks Collett. Renaissance ClubSport also provides Rev32, personal training and Formula3 Fitness sessions for those interested in tailored exercises and weight-management programs. “[Formula3] includes three styles of boutique fitness classes that focus either on strength, endurance or active recovery,” says Stanek. These specialty classes can typically cost upwards of $35 each at a small boutique studio, but as a Renaissance ClubSport member, they are included with your membership.
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4 | There’s Fun for the Whole Family
With the little ones in mind, Renaissance ClubSport features unique family-friendly activities and kid-exclusive fun. Families can enjoy time together playing racquetball, squash and basketball, swimming in the pool or participating in a poolside birthday party. “If the parents decide [to have their] own time, with the family membership they can drop their kids off at Kids World and the adults can go out and enjoy dinner for two out on the patio with live music,” says Collett. While the parents have their fun, the children enjoy time at the Kids World playspace with arts and crafts, games and story time.
Local Insight: Renaissance ClubSport offers camps for after-school care and school breaks. Enroll your children in a variety of camp options—from sports and distance-learning support to themed camps like Superhero or Princesses & Tiara camps—to enrich minds and create memories.
5 | All About Good Vibes Self Care Renaissance ClubSport
Above all, Renaissance ClubSport showcases its commitment to hospitality and service by providing memorable experiences for all. Whether it’s offering dining that accommodates all types of diets to providing entertainment through Live Music Fridays on the poolside patio, you’ll experience upbeat vibes and have an incredible time. To augment the experience further, the Renaissance ClubSport calendar is full of special events like wine tastings, wellness seminars and poolside barbeques. “We want our members and guests…to feel like they’re on vacation when they visit us. We want to be the best part of their day,” says Collett. “We really try to individualize the experience for members and guests by knowing their names and their preferences.”
Local Insight: Citrus Fresh Grill & Market is open daily and serves New World cuisine by Executive Chef Juan Navarrette. Collett and Stanek’s favorites are the 485 Fit Bowl, French fries and the Laguna Canyon Fire cocktail. The restaurant also offers special meals and libations for themed events like Taco Tuesdays, the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day.
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