34th Anniversary Party

      July 19th, 5-10 PM. Free to members, guests are $18. Sign-ups & details available at the front desk

July 4th club hours

5 AM - 12 PM

Kids Workout Classes

30 Minute activity based workout is designed to promote a healthy & active lifestyle. It will increase endurance, coordination, metabolism, & fun! Sat., 7/5 @ 10:30 & 11 AM and Sun., 7/6 @ 10 & 10:30 AM. Must be signed in at child care. More days & times to be announced. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 One Month FREE Dues

Congratulations to Gretchen Brown, this week's winner for completing the "account update" form (located by front desk). New winner every Monday!

 Fat Blasting Step Mill Interval Workout

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is ideal for FAT LOSS.  The basic goal of interval training is to achieve a high heart rate in the zone of 80 to 95 percent of your estimated max heart rate for a short duration of time (from 10 seconds to three minutes). For this workout, use a rate of perceived exertion (RPE) scale of 1 to 10 to designate exercise intensity, with 1 being zero effort/resting heart rate and 10 being all out max effort, equivalent to about 95 percent of your estimated max heart rate. As a reference point, moderate cardio is usually done at an RPE of 5 to 6. Complete workout available on printed newsletter.

Take A Hike!

The Belmont's Cardio Bootcamp instructor, Scott Sharkey is taking his workout outdoors! He will be leading intermediate/advanced hikes through El Moro Canyon on June: 14th & 28th, July: 12th & 26th, August: 9th & 23rd, Sept: 6th & 20th, Oct: 4th & 18th, Nov: 1st & 15th, Dec: 13th & 27th. 

The hike is approximately 4-8 miles long. Meet Scott at Starbucks at 6:55 AM to ride share (7958 E. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach 949.376.5221) or 7:00 AM at El Moro Visitor Center (8471 PCH, Laguna Beach), $15 Parking. For more details contact Scott (562)668-1904, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Have You Tried A TABATA Class?

Getting a full-body workout in this high-intensity class has made Tabata-style training appealing for fat loss. These workouts feature a format of eight cycles of 20 sec. of high-intensity work followed by 10 sec. of rest. This style of class can elevate your baseline metabolic rate (the amount of calories YOUR body needs daily to function) after exercise resulting in greater fat loss. At higher intensity, more of the energy for exercise comes from carbohydrate. At rest, the majority of the energy needs come from fat. Try the outdoor class with Austin. See schedule for class times.

Business of the Month

Located here in Belmont Shore, Skincare by Koleen offers a full line of skincare services, advanced peels, Dermalogica body treatments, waxing, makeup lessons, sunless tans, and more. Show your Belmont membership card & receive

$20 off first time service/$50 off peel or hydrofacial package

5349 E 2nd St, Ste B * 562)283-8812 

 styleseat.com/koleenbudney

Check Member Discounts on our website for more savings from our member owned businesses.

Belmont T-Shirt Contest

How many Belmont Anniversary t-shirts or tank tops do you have? Gather your shirts & bring them in the week of July 14th. If Stephanie is not available, have the front desk record your info. Winners based on:  1)The one with the most(34 max)  2)The one with the oldest They must be in one piece & wearable! Winners announced on July 19th

Belmont Wellness Spa 

Relax this summer with  a Therapeutic or Hypno- therapy Massage or Acupuncture Treatment from our licensed therapists. www.bacwellnessspa.com

Chickpea Burgers & Tahini Sauce

Rather than a heavy, fried falafel, here's an updated version of this pocket sandwich: a light chickpea patty served in a whole-wheat pita with a flavorful but light tahini sauce.

Ingredients: 1 19-ounce c chickpeas, rinsed, 4 scallions, trimmed and sliced, 1 egg, 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 2 6-1/2-inch whole-wheat pitas, halved and warmed, if desired, 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt, 2 tablespoon tahini, (see Ingredient note), 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Cooking Directions: Step 1: To prepare burgers: Place chickpeas, scallions, egg, flour, oregano, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor. Pulse, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides, until a coarse mixture forms that holds together when pressed. (The mixture will be moist.) Form into 4 patties. Step 2: Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook until golden and beginning to crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully flip and cook until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes more.

Belmont Racquetball Anniversary Tournament

Tournament starts in July. Details available soon.

 

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SAVE THE DATE - July 19, 2014

34th Anniversary Party

NEW CLASSES

Join Brittany for OUTDOOR YOGA on Monday & Friday's @ 9 AM at Livingston Park. All levels welcome.

GOLDEN STRENGTH with Jan begins June 6 @ 10:15 AM in Studio A (Spin Room)

RITUAL WELLNESS ORGANIC DRINKS 

 Cleanse, shred, or re-energize with Ritual Wellness. Choose between blends, greens, mylks, & lemonades. These drinks are rick in vitamins, antioxidants, & more.  Available at the front desk.  

 OPTIMIZE YOUR METABOLISM

Metabolism is the process of breaking down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to yield the energy your body needs to maintain itself. The rate of your metabolism depends on "calories in" & "calories out" while eating, exercising, and your individual genetic makeup. 

What determines your metabolism? Genes - They only account for 5% of your total daily calorie consumption. Increase your body's need for energy by increasing lean muscle mass (weight training). Each extra pound of muscle you carry can burn up to 50 additional calories just to maintain itself. Eating foods that require extra energy to digest or metabolize; for example, protein. Your body burns twice as many calories digesting high-protein as it does foods high in carbs and fat.  

The rate of calories your body burns at rest represents about 60% - 70% if your total daily calorie burning, which makes slowing it through lack of sleep a serious roadblock to weight loss.

Increase lean muscle mass will increase your body’s energy needs. Eating every 2 to 3 hours feeds muscle and starves fat. By eating frequently, you reassure your body that you aren't going to starve; that food will always be available. Skipping breakfast, eating only a sandwich for lunch, and pigging out at dinner, on the other hand, frightens your body into storing fat, just in case your next meal never comes. Research from Georgia State University shows that people who eat every 2 to 3 hours have less body fat and faster metabolism than those who eat only 2 or 3 meals per day.  

Frequent eating doesn't mean snacking, make each mini-meal complete 

                         - a serving of vegetables and a healthy source of protein like eggs, chicken, or nuts                                               - upping your intake of high-fiber foods like vegetables is one of the best ways to increase                                             - fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate, but the body tries hard to break it down anyway                          - vegetables are low in calories, yet high in nutrients -- a huge boon for your weight loss efforts.

Article provided by Stephanie Luis & presented in workshop "The Skinny on What & How Much to Eat" * Nov. '13

BENEFITS OF TRX CLASS

The TRX Suspension Trainer leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise - because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.  It delivers a fast, effective total-body workout, helps build a rock-solid core, increases muscular endurance, & benefits people of all fitness levels (pro athletes to seniors).

 See schedule for class times.

GET INSPIRED!

We are looking for inspiring members stories to share. Do you know a member who inspires you? Do you have a story to share of how you overcame your hurdles to reach your ultimate success?

 

Email contact info to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BELMONT RACQUETBALL ASSOCIATION

Want to burn up to 822 calories per hour? Racquetball provides an intense workout and is a fun way to meet new people. 

 

We're on Facebook: Belmont Athletic Club Racquetball Association

“Everything we do begins and ends with our members.”

 

 

“LOSE IT” WINNERS

Congratulations to the winning team of the Lose It Challenge, all 10 of you on Erin & Erika’s team, on your big win! You each win a free month of membership dues, lost a lot of weight, and hopefully gained more vibrant health along the way. All challengers worked hard- great job!

MINDFUL MORNINGS

Join Holistic Lifestyle Coach & Personal Trainer, Amanda Nassau, for a special series included in your membership! When you know how beautifully positive intentions support life, you’ll make it a habit.
Wednesday & Friday Mornings, 6:15-6:45AM in the loft about the Racquetball Courts.
Each session includes: breathing techniques, energizing exercises,
stress release, holistic principles, & setting intentions
for you to unwind & conquer your day!

WHOLE LIFE CHALLENGE- JOIN NOW!

Although the Whole Life Challenge officially begins May 3rd you might still be able to join. This is a new type of challenge not about restricting yourself, counting calories, or working out excessively. This challenge encompasses many aspects of health to have you looking and feeling your best well before the 8-week challenge concludes. Enjoy the support of Personal Trainers, a group of members, prizes, and personal challenges that will take you to the next level!
Visit www.wholelifechallenge.com for details and contact Tara at The Belmont to get started: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BENEFITS OF FOAM ROLLING

Self-Myofascial Release or "Foam Rolling" is a technique used to release muscle tightness and trigger points. It's self massage! When you release muscle tension and trigger points, the muscles are able to maintain full elasticity and provide pain free movement. The benefits of foam rolling include improved circulation & blood flow, release of muscle tightness, break down of knots in the muscles, and pain reduction. If you’re new to foam rolling check out our Rock 'N Roll! class Mondays at 3:45PM for a full body foam rolling experience!

BEST OF LONG BEACH

We would like to thank you, our loyal members, for voting us the Best Athletic Club in town! Everything we do begins and ends with our members and we are so glad that you feel the same. Results of other ‘Bests’ within the city of
Long Beach will be published in the April 4th issue of The Beachcomber. Thank you for your support!

EL MORO CANYON HIKES

Saturdays May 3rd, 17th, & 31st and June 14th & 28th from 7-9am
4-8 miles of intermediate hiking
Meet Scott at Starbucks at 6:55am to carpool: 7958 E. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach 949.376.5221
or 7am at El Moro Visitor Center, $15 parking: 8471 PCH, Laguna Beach. Scott: 562.668.1904

SHOPPERS GUIDE OFFERS MEMBER DISCOUNTS

Have you visited the Member Discounts section of our website lately? As a member of The Belmont Athletic Club you get discounts all over town! Just flash that membership card and enjoy savings at local chiropractors, restaurants, salons, vacation rentals and so much more. If you’re a business owner or manager and would like to be added to the Shoppers Guide you can download the application from the Member Discount section of our website. Your membership and a special offer to your fellow gym members is all it takes to join and get extra exposure for your business.

TAKE US HOME WITH YOU!

The Belmont Athletic Club phone app is free and shows upcoming classes, substitute instructors, and events. You can save classes directly into your personal calendar (hello accountability!) and can even check in with your phone at the Front Desk (goodbye membership card). Stay in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too!

BELMONT RACQUETBALL ASSOCIATION

Want to burn up to 822 calories per hour? Racquetball provides an intense workout and is a fun way to meet new people while you work. To participate in the Racquetball League email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
We’re on Facebook too- join the group Belmont Athletic Club Racquetball Association to stay connected.

“Everything we do begins and ends with our members.”

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ROSANNE

Join us for a special Yoga Tribute in honor of our beloved instructor Rosanne Nicassio.
Sunday, April 13th from 11:15AM-12:30PM. This class is dedicated to Rosanne and all are welcome to attend.

MINDFUL MORNINGS

Join Holistic Lifestyle Coach & Personal Trainer, Amanda Nassau, for a special 6 week series included in your membership! When you know how beautifully positive intentions support life, you’ll make it a habit.
Wednesday & Friday Mornings, 6:15-6:45AM
Begins April 16th and meets upstairs in the new Stretch & Relax area.              
Each session includes: breathing techniques, energizing exercises,
stress release, holistic principles, & setting intentions
for you to unwind & conquer your day!

ZUMBA FOR A CAUSE

Friday, April 11th at 7:00pm.
Zumba in da Club is back, being DJed by our very own intern Nicolo, to help stop human trafficking.
Members & non-members are welcome, $10 donation  with 100% of donations going to Kingdom Causes Long Beach

WERQ IT OUT!

Sunday, April 13th 8:00AM-8:55AM
You’ll love ‘WERQ’, a wildly addictive dance fitness experience based on pop, rock, and hip hop music.
Ruben will have you sweatin’ & smilin’ before you even realize you’re working out!

BEST OF LONG BEACH

We would like to thank you, our loyal members, for voting us the Best Athletic Club in town! Everything we do begins and ends with our members and we are so glad that you feel the same. Results of other ‘Bests’ within the city of
Long Beach will be published in the April 4th issue of The Beachcomber. Thank you for your support!

NEW ● NEW ● NEW

We love introducing new programs and offering top-notch classes to keep you on your toes!
This month we’ve added
Spinning with Josh Tuesday & Thursday 5:15-6:10AM in Studio A
Tread & Shred with Scott Friday 4:00-4:55PM in Cardio Theater
Mindful Mornings with Amanda Wednesday & Friday 6:15-6:45AM in new Stretch Area
Run Training with Jade- details coming soon

EL MORO CANYON HIKES

Saturdays April 5th & 19th and May 3rd, 17th, & 31st from 7-9am
4-8 miles of intermediate hiking
Meet Scott at Starbucks at 6:55am to carpool: 7958 E. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach 949.376.5221
or 7am at El Moro Visitor Center, $15 parking: 8471 PCH, Laguna Beach. Scott: 562.668.1904

HYDROSTATIC BODY COMPOSITION TESTING

April 24th from 7:00AM-7:00PM
The Dunk Tank returns to give you the data you need to set specific fitness goals.
Sign up at the Front Desk and visit www.bodyfattest.com for details

BELMONT RACQUETBALL ASSOCIATION

Want to burn up to 822 calories per hour? Racquetball provides an intense workout and is a fun way to meet new people while you work. To participate in the Racquetball League email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
We’re on Facebook too- join the group Belmont Athletic Club Racquetball Association to stay connected.

“Everything we do begins and ends with our members.”

 

MIND OVER PLATTER WEIGHT SERIES

Pants too tight? Can’t control cravings? Want to change your eating but don’t know how? Mind Over Platter can help! This unique series is back by popular demand to help you learn to control your food cravings,
quit yo-yo dieting, and become your perfect size.
March 14- April 18, Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm. This investment in your health is $197
Contact Teresa Figueroa for details and registration at 562.997.0243 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SO YOU THINK YOU’RE FIT?

Calling all Gladiators (already fit) & Spartans (getting fit) for a new Fitness Challenge!
$39 gets you in, accountable, and eligible to win up to 6 months dues.
Register ASAP with Lindsay: 909.919.0665 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YOGA & LIVE MUSIC

Saturday March 16 and April 20, 11:00am-12:30pm
Special yoga and music series with instructor Jennifer Wicks and musicians Blue Pearl.
Bring your friends- non-members are welcome to attend. Free class with donations given to the musicians.

BLOOD DRIVE MARCH 3rd

We are partnering with the American Red Cross to ‘Help Save A Life’
Sunday, March 3rd 9am-3pm in front of Chase Bank. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org, key word: BelmontAC, or call 714.716.6765. Blood donors receive 2 tickets to the LA Galaxy ($10 processing fee per ticket) & discounted tickets to the Sesame Street Show at Nokia Theatre, L.A. Live! Identification required

NUTRITION SOLUTIONS 4 WEEK INTENSIVE FOR WOMEN

In 4 sessions this class will teach you to make small changes in your eating and activity habits to healthfully and permanently lose weight or maintain a healthy weight for you and your family.
Members $125, Non-Members $150. Limited to 10 participants so register now with
Stephanie Luis at 562.843.6353 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

EL MORO CANYON HIKES

Saturdays March 9 & 23 and April 6 & 20, 7-9am for 4-8 miles of intermediate hiking
Meet Scott at Starbucks at 6:55am to carpool
Starbucks: 7958 E. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach 949.376.5221
or 7am at El Moro Visitor Center, $15 parking: 8471 PCH, Laguna Beach. Scott: 562.668.1904

CHECK IT OUT

● Unwind with Yin Yoga Friday afternoons, Sunday evenings, & Monday nights.
● Run Club is focusing on 10k training. All levels welcome Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6am
● Gyrokinesis- Create a balanced body, mind, & spirit with Karen Washburn Ness’ group training sessions every Thursday from 10-11am. Your 1st session is complimentary, then $25/session. Register at the Front Desk

EUCALYPTUS SHOWERSPA MIST

Pure eucalyptus oil transforms your shower into a steam sauna. Just a few sprays provide a relaxing aromatherapy experience that will clear the mind & create a refreshing spa environment.
For sale at the Front Desk- $25 for 8oz. of pure oil

BELMONT RACQUETBALL ASSOCIATION

Want to burn up to 822 calories per hour? Racquetball provides an intense workout and is fun way to meet new people. To participate in Racquetball League contact Amanda Case:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We’re on Facebook: Belmont Athletic Club Racquetball Association

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