Happy New Year!

January Events/Workshops

 1st - New Year's Day: 9 AM - 6 PM                                                                                                                          

1st - 10th: 28 Day Transformation Program Enrollment                                                                                          

 11th - 31st: "Holistic" Workshops with Amanda 8th & 10th: 

  New Year, New Fitness Goals!

Every New Year we feel the need to "start" to eat better, exercise more, stick with our New Year's Resolution, etc. A great way to attain your 2015 Fitness goals is to be realistic! We suggest:

  1.  Attending a "goal setting" workshop (offered various days/times throughout the month of January).                      
  2.  Schedule a fitness appointment to review your current program.                                                            
  3.  Hire a personal trainer to help keep you accountable and on track.

Look for upcoming workshops, bootcamps, team training, & classes that can help you attain your 2015 fitness goals!!

   Your Holistic New Year with Amanda

Invite balance, well-being, vitality, and the body of your dreams into your life by listening to your body in 2015

-The Health Appraisal Form will point us exactly where your body needs to go to find success with your diet and lifestyle goals.                                             

-Learn how 'Working In" helps you create more energy  

-Get to know the "4 Doctors" of holistic living to develop the long-term mind-body changes you've been dreaming of year after year.

Sunday January 11th 12:30-1:30, Studio B

Tuesday Jan. 13th 5:00-6:00PM, Studio A                                                                                                    

Thursday Jan. 15th 6:30-7:30PM, Studio A                                                                                                  

Saturday Jan. 31st 12:30-1:30PM Studio B

Amanda Nassau is a Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Personal Trainer and has been helping clients at The Belmont for nearly a dozen years. Now is your time to shine with the new tools you'll be equipped with! Please choose one and RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or (562)714-8920

       Cupping Therapy                   

                                                              Offered by Bobbie at the Wellness Spa

Cupping is one of the oldest methods of traditional Chinese medicine. Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups or bamboo jars as suction devices that are placed on the skin. The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. Once suctioned, the cups are generally left in place for about ten minutes while the patient relaxes. Generally, cupping is combined with acupuncture in one treatment, but it can also be used alone. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. For weight loss and cellulite treatments, oil is first applied to the skin, and then the cups are moved up and down the surrounding area. click for more info

Schedule your appointment today at the front desk or visit Wellness Spa for complete list of services.

 Club Remodel Update

This month we will be installing new flooring throughout the entire club and awaiting delivery from the East Coast. 

Gym Etiquette & Weight Room Safety

Follow these guidelines to prevent injuries in the club.

1. Wear CLOSED toed shoes.     2. Choose a weight you can lift for 8-10 reps.     3. Maintain good posture.     4. Ask for a spot if you are lifting heavy.     5. Avoid slamming or dropping the weights. Some may bounce off the floor resulting in bodily injury.     6. Avoid slamming or bouncing the weight stacks between reps. The cables may snap resulting in bodily injury.     7. Place water bottles & personal belongings off to side, out of open areas.     8. Use designated areas for stretching, not the weight room.     9. BE AWARE of those around you. DO NOT STAND in front of the weight racks to perform exercises      10. Keep it clean - Wipe down equipment after use     11. Keep cell phone use to the lobby only - AVOID using in weight room & locker room.     12. Limit perfumes & lotions while working out.

Winter Detox Soup

 Perfect for those who indulged in too many "holiday" treats

INGREDIENTS 1 large onion, peeled and sliced * 1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed * 1 turnip, peeled and chopped  * 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped  * 2 cups vegetable stock 2 large zucchini, trimmed and cut into 1-cm pieces * 1 bunch of curly kale, rinsed and drained * Handful of spinach leaves

DIRECTIONS 1. Saute the onion and garlic in a sauce pan with a little water or stock for 4 minutes. Add the turnip and sweet potato, and saute for a further 3 minutes. 2.Add the rest of the stock, and simmer for 10 minutes. 3. Stir in the zucchini and kale, and simmer for 5 minutes. 4. Add the spinach in at the end, and simmer for another minute. 5. Pour the soup mixture into the blender or food processor, and blend till smooth. 6. Return to the saucepan with heat on low, and add some freshly chopped curly parsley to garnish.

90 kcals, 115mg sodium, carbs 19g, fiber 4.7g, protein 4.1g 

Shop Belmont Apparel

 Online ordering available soon

 Knowledge + Action = Results Workshop

Register at front desk or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fitness Goal Setting: 1/8 @ 9:30 AM, 1/10 @ 10:30 AM

28 Day Body Transformation - Register 1/1 - 1/10. Can start anytime within dates. 

Belmont Wellness Spa

Enjoy a Massage or Acupuncture Treatment in our newly remodeled Massage Room.

Book your appointment today with Bobbie or Julia.

Murphy's Pub

Catch your favorite bowl/NFL game & enjoy a bowl of chili & a cold beer!! 10% OFF on Tuesday's when you show your membership card.

Team Training Program

Our Team Training programs allow you to work out and share the costs with other members. It's a fun, effective and cost-efficient way to train with a trainer on a regular basis. NEW programs starting in January!

What a lack of sleep does to your body

In one study, middle-aged & older adults who reported 5 hours of sleep or less were 2.5 times more likely to have diabetes, compared with those who slept 7-8 hours per night. Insufficient sleep decrease the number of genes that peak and fall in expression during a 24-hour period from 1,855 to 1,481. Less than 6 hours of sleep a night affects more than 700 genes. If you consistently fall short of 7-9 hours of sleep a night, you may be increasing your risk for obesity, cognitive impairment, a compromised immune system and much more.

Trainer's Blog

Be sure to check out our NEW "weekly" blog. Our team of Trainers will be providing fitness tips, insights, articles to help you continue to attain your fitness goals and reach some you did not know you were capable of!!!! BelmontAC.blogspot.com

Take a hike! 

Saturday January 10th & 24th, February 7th & 21st, March 7th & 21st

7-9am for 4-5 miles of intermediate hiking
Meet Scott at Starbucks at 6:55am.
Starbucks: 7958 E. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach 949.376.5221
or 7am at El Moro Visitor Center, $15 parking: 8471 PCH, Laguna Beach.

Scott's cell: 562.668.1904This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

"Everything we do begins and ends with our members."