A Cure for the Common Cold

  This cold and flu season seems to have hit extra hard this year. The number of man-down phone calls we receive at the front desk is stifling. We want healthy Gritties both in and out of the Saddle Room. We asked our staff for their most trusted way at handling the onslaught of sick. Here’s what…

Katie Pond’s Grit Story

Today’s Grit Story is none other than our girl Katie Pond. A Saddle Room cheerleader for all, Katie’s sparkle and spirit can ignite energy even from the most-exhausted, sprinted-out, tapped-backed Gritties needing a pick-me-up.  And not one to pigeon-hole herself to just one favorite instructor, you can find Katie across the board, at all hours…

who’s your dream podium babe?

Happy Valentine’s Day Gritties! Today’s the day for declaring your love, revealing that crush, and professing your infatuation for that special someone. We at Grit thought we’d take our amorous affections public as the staff confesses their dream podium babe? Cupid’s arrow has some serious bandwidth with this group. From rockstars and cowboys to video…

A Grit Story: Lala Santiago

We are so excited to bring you another inspiring GRIT STORY! Today we introduce Lala Santiago! A Huntington Beach native, and top contender for biggest animal lover in Orange County; Lala is mommy to 14-year old Damatian “Rawko” and  3-year-old ferret “Magneto” {yes, she knows ferrets are illegal,} she works at a veternarian office where…

kristi archeluta–grit story!

For the month of February we are bringing you Grit Stories of individuals who take their Grit time very seriously. They are strict and disciplined when it comes to taking care of their health; that includes their time at Grit. They never miss a booking opportunity, therefore they rarely skip a workout and they’ve seen…

Costa Mesa Instructor of the Month for February: Alex

She may be tiny, but she brings BIG heat to the saddle room! Who are we talking about? None other than our gorgeous February instructor of the month for Costa Mesa, Alex Vallejo! Coming fresh off her teacher training in the Fall, Alex is already selling out those bikes with her killer playlists and super…

February Karma: The Down Syndrome Association of Orange County

Gritties! We love your response to this year’s revamped, all-star, sell-out Karma rides. Thank you for making these such a success. Looking forward, our February charity of the month, The Down Syndrome Association of Orange County has us just as pumped to sell out the saddle room. We are excited to offer two Karma rides that will raise…

What’s in Your Bag: Steph Castro-Woods

In our latest edition of: “WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG” we reached out to our superstar, instructor of the month at our Monarch Beach studio, Steph Castro Woods. Not one to skip on details, Steph offered us a glimpse, down to every last penny, that is in her gym bag. This is what she had to say: 2 pairs…

Sneaker Pimps

  It’s a marriage of fashion and function when it comes to our staff’s taste in footwear. Whether coming or going to the saddle room our instructors and Gritty Babes always look fly and fit. We asked them to share their favorite sneakers that get them from both the street to the gym and sometimes…

Detox without the D-word!

The language in the some of the music we play, can at times, be: obscene, and sometimes even our instructors can get a bit colorful with their own vernacular; but if there’s one word we abhor and try to avoid using at Grit Cycle it’s the word: diet. Diets do not work. 95% of the people who…