The Duke’s Souffle

We couldn’t resist. Upon reading her recent interview with The Outpost, we all were dying to have Marisa’s family recipe for Duke’s Souffle’; Marisa graciously obliged, and our stomachs are mighty grateful. We made this delicious casserole and we know it will become a favorite for your family too. There are few ingredients and not…

Grit Goes GREEN

We only have one magnificent Earth. When you think about it, we are merely guests on this vibrant, complex, and glorious planet; and now more than ever it’s vital we each do our part to be appreciative, well-mannered, and respectful to our accommodating host. All of us at Grit feel the incumbency to do our…

It’s in the Bag

If the instructors at Grit had to pick one item in their gym bag they consider THE most precious and cared for, you’d get a unanimous “My MICROPHONE!” response.  Very protective with their beloved mic’s; the instructors wipe them carefully down, dry them out after each class,  handling them like fine, easily breakable china, often giving…

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…

A Grit Story: Heather Bonnani

All of you who come ride with us are family to us, our “gritties” as we affectionately call you; we know that each of you have a glorious story that deserves to be told and sometimes we’re fortunate enough to share it. Today we are thrilled to offer our first Monarch Beach studio “Grit Story”…

coffee talk

For more than a decade coffee has been the number one source for Americans to get their antioxidants. It seems that translates to our Grit Staff as well. The list grows on why we’re so beholden to this liquid brew; we also asked our staff how they liked best to consume their favorite anti-oxidant:  Gritty…

Say What?

Words pack a punch. They can transform your mood both in a positive and negative way; our brains are just THAT subjective. In the Saddle Room it’s imperative that our instructors use their words wisely, carefully, and opportunely. Our instructors accept nothing but the best from our Gritties, and in return they mirror this excellence. Your…

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…

Hold the Hootch!

Summer is just around the corner and our days + nights are becoming more and more scantily clad; and as much as we love our cocktails, they aren’t exactly calorie-free. Boozing and cutting calories just do not go hand in hand; and after vanquishing our sins in the Saddle Room, negating all those tap-backs with a…

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…