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,…

Roots Ride at Monarch Beach

Nestled in the heart of Laguna Village lies an aerie of green beauty. A skincare junkies opium den, Roots Beauty caters to every pore, blemish, wrinkle and dehydrated patch of misbehaving skin. Hair health is just as attended to; Roots has its own organic salon where all-natural dyes, shampoos, and hair products are used in your…

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July Gritties! We hope you are enjoying America’s favorite holiday with those you love most. We are thrilled to spend our morning with you {we have a special, truncated schedule at both studios today,} and then will be off with our family and friends. Our staff was kind enough to share their…

A Day in the Life of Lisa Mikelson

  When she’s not pushing us beyond our thresholds of physicality, and building us up emotionally {and this is just in the warm-up,} crowd-favorite, Lisa Mikelson is a busy girl. Wife to Zach and mom to fur baby, Kobe, Lisa is on the go from the Saddle Room to the office, back to her home…

July Karma: The Gary Sinise Foundation

Actor and Activist, Gary Sinise believes, “Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted. We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice each day to provide that freedom and security. While we can never do enough to show gratitude…

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…