A Summer Solstice Cocktail: The Cucumber Lime Gritini

  Happy Friday Gritties. Check your calendar, it is undeniably summer; with that we are sending you off into the weekend with a refreshing pick-me-up to celebrate our favorite season. This tasty, cool concoction pleads for fun-in-the-sun, and also encourages us to consume some of summer’s most delicious produce. Our in-house mixologist, Debbie Springer, concocted…

Summer Fashion in the Grit Boutique

We see you summer and we LOVE what we see. Summer’s official calender commences tomorrow and we couldn’t be more excited; the kids are home, the days are warmer, and the attitudes are just a bit more carefree. The Grit Boutique is stocked with summer ready threads to accommodate this sultry season. Our equally smokin-hot,…

Grit Cycle’s Summer Anthems

Believe it or not, when we leave the Saddle Room, we’re not all jammin’ out to bend ova or drop that kitty. When we’re bbq’ing with the family or relaxing at the beach, it’s not all Chainsmokers + Skrillex. Our musical taste does have some genre variance once the eucalyptus towels are passed around. Nothing beats…

Getting TURNT on Turmeric

  Everywhere you look turmeric is stealing the spotlight on the spice rack stage. Nutritionists adore this tuber for its numerous health benefits; turmeric detoxifies, it is an anti-inflammatory, and treats everything from depression, to skin issues and gut problems. This golden-yellow spice contains the chemical Curcumin, which is also touted to improve the digestion of…

Summer Beach Safety

  In recognition of our two June charities, the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Foundation + the San Clemente Lifeguard and Junior Guard Foundation we wanted to spotlight some of our own Grit Family Jr. Guard Rockstars.  We think it’s also a good time to review some beach/summer safety tips to keep all us healthy and…

Foam Rolling with Cassie

In addition to her crazy-fun classes at Grit, our instructor of the month for June, Cassie Piasecki, is also Orange County’s premier pilates guru. She knows the body better than anyBODY and is always giving great tips on how to restore, rebalance and preserve our muscles, tendons + bones. One of the best ways to…

June Monarch Beach Charity: The San Clemente Lifeguard and Junior Guard Foundation

San Clemente Lifeguard and Junior Guard Foundation is dedicated to the enhancing and well-being of visitors to their beach through education, developing and building community partnerships, and obtaining resources to directly support the San /Clemente Marine Safety Division’s Lifeguard and Junior Lifeguard programs. Grit Cycle Monarch Beach loves its new coastal neighborhood, and we believe…

June Charity Costa Mesa: Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards

Started in 2012 by a group of former Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards,  the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards Foundation is a privately funded, non-profit corporation created with the support from the City of Newport Beach to “preserve, complement, and enhance the City of Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Program.“ We, at Grit Cycle, are proud to sponsor…

A Day in the Life of Chelsea: June Instructor of the Month

When she isn’t busy tapping it back, our yummy-mummy, Chelsea is momming HARD to her three adorable kids, all under the age of 7, the youngest only six months old. We caught up with our Costa Mesa instructor of the month for June as she navigates us through a day in her joyful, laughter-filled, diaper-changing,…

Cassie Piasecki: Monarch Beach June Instructor of the Month!

Happy Summer Gritties! What better way to ring in the most smokin-hot time of year than with having our most smokin-hot Cassie Piasecki as our Monarch Beach instructor of the month? Cassie is the original #hotspinchick, and so inspirational we even named a “move” after her: THE SASSY CASSIE! She leaves only good vibes in her wake, changes…

Gritty Up Cocktail: The Watermelon Paloma

Since we are less than a week away from our annual Gritty Up festivities we thought we’d get the party started early {and maybe even get those donations flowing} with an honorary Gritty Up Cocktail.  To get you in the mood for our fundraiser and ride, and since it’s also Memorial Day Weekend, our resident…

Getting Summer Ready

Summertime in Southern California is iconic; rock stars write anthems about it, poets pen sonnets in respect, and filmmakers venerate our backyard in their yearly blockbusters.  And it’s not just the sunny weather that draws people, worldwide, to our beaches and board walks; it’s the Hang Loose lifestyle so unique to So-Cal and acutely out on display from…