Bye Bye Breakouts

  It’s not a pretty subject, but it doesn’t have to be an ugly subject: breakouts. Breakouts happen. Even to the best of us. Heat, sweat, sunscreen, makeup, dry shampoo, sparkly bands, etc. it all makes for the perfect environment for skin to break out. But just because you ride in the Saddle Room doesn’t…

Colllagen 101: The What, The How, and The Why?

Collagen seems to be the new celebrity in wellness these days. Everywhere you look, health and fitness experts are touting collagen as the new wellness-whammy for its digestive, nutritive, and beauty benefits. For years collagen has been a mainstay in the beauty and skincare aisles. Collagen keeps skin’s elasticity, suppleness, and luster. Same with hair…

A Grit Story: Shannon Barker + OC Fashion Week

  Happy Smokin’ Hot Friday Gritties! Have you seen? GritCycle is a proud sponsor of OC Fashion Week,  and we’re thrilled to be hosting ALL of the model auditions at our Monarch Beach location! Want to walk the runway this year? Fill out your Model Registration form HERE, and join us on any of the following…

A Grit Story: Danielle Dorr

In today’s edition of our Grit Story we are featuring none other than our own, Danielle Dorr! Initially, Danielle was our first Gritty Babe on scene; she is now our Director of Fashion; aka she’s the one to thank for all the fantastic finds in the both studio’s shops. Beloved by both staff and clients,…

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…

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…

Avocado Appreciation Day!

Happy Cinco De Mayo Gritties! In honor of all the guacamole consumed on this festive day we thought we’d do our own ode to the hallowed avocado itself: The “guac” may be extra, but all the nutrients are free of charge. Everywhere you look, especially here in Southern California, people are documenting their love affair…

Costa Mesa Instructor of the Month for May: Marisa Wayne

We can’t believe it’s taken so long, but sometimes we have to wait for the best. We are so excited to announce as our May instructor of the month: Marisa Wayne, the head cowgirl at Grit Cycle. Wife, mother, daughter, sister, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and friend, Marisa does it all, EVERYDAY, with class, composure and kindness. Always ready…

Tap backs and Tattoos!

Not only do we have the best staff in town; but our employees are boss when it comes to the tattoo game. These aren’t your “I was on Spring Break and got stupid” tattoos ladies and gentlemen. Our Gritty Babes and Instructors’ tattoos have stories and deep meaning. We asked a few of them to…

I Want Zum!!

You see us spritzing this magic juice before and after class; practically every instructor and Gritty Babe totes it in their workout bag, and with just one whiff you’re instantly aromatherapy-fied! But what exactly IS Zum Mist? Zum Mist {first introduced to the studio by our always-in-the-know Lisa Mikelson} is a room and body mist made…

ACV—yeah you know me!

Everywhere you read, people are touting their love for apple cider vinegar {aka ACV.} High in enzymes, protein, and friendly bacteria, ACV is also anti-oxidant + amino acid rich. Traditionally used for cleaning or disinfecting, ACV is essentially a vinegar {acetic acid} and can kill bacteria. ACV has been “proven to lower insulin sensitivity during…