Club Holiday Hours

 Nov 26 - Thanksgiving Day 5:30 AM - 12 PM

Nov 29 -  Belmont Employee Holiday Party - close at 6 PM

 Murphy's Pub - close at 4 PM


Saturday, November 7th, 5-7 PM 

$10 Donation at the Door

Raffles * Gift Baskets

Live DJ * Complimentary Wine Bar

100% of all proceeds to benefit City of Hope Women's Cancers

Open to members and non-members

For more info contact Teri (714)606-9701 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Help Feed Those In Need

We are hosting a canned food drive to help make some Long Beach families holiday a little better.  The organization is requesting canned veggies, fruit, peanut butter, jelly, etc.  We will be accepting donations now through December 22nd.

How eating too little will eat up your FAT loss goals!

You've decided to lose weight, so it's time to start moving more and eating less, right? Well, sort of. That may sound like the right move, but sometimes it can end up doing more harm than good. The human body is much more complex than we realize, and there are many variables that come into play when trying to shed body fat. Here are some things to consider when your primary goal is weight loss: 

Understand BMR: Resting or basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the baseline calorie amount you need to support body functions like breathing and heart rate. In other words, it describes the number of calories you need to survive at rest.  Your BMR is determined by factors such as your gender, age, height and weight. According to, your basal metabolic rate accounts for about 70 percent of the calories you burn every day."

Remember that Restriction Results in Fat STORAGE: "A starvation diet does not mean the absence of food; it means cutting the total caloric intake to less than 50% of what the body requires," according to If you end up depriving your body to the extreme, it will adapt to low calorie consumption by reducing the amount of energy it uses to function. And then it will stop burning fat and start metabolizing lean tissue and muscle mass instead.  Once that process begins, your rate of metabolism steadily decreases as a safety measure to account for any future food shortages. Bottom line, starving your body will not get you where you want to be.

Next Steps: Getting enough calories, maintaining lean body mass and building muscle can all help jump start a sluggish metabolism. If you want to get out of starvation mode, be sure to eat enough calories. To prevent a slowdown in metabolism, most experts recommend consuming no fewer than 1,200 calories per day. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, "women should eat at least 1,200 calories per day and men should eat at least 1,800." For apparently healthy adults, individual caloric needs should be adjusted according to activity level, which can be calculated by a nutritionist.

Muscle Up: Muscle tissue burns more calories than fat. Losing weight at a slow and steady pace helps to ensure you are actually burning fat as opposed to calorie-burning muscle. This is why I prefer the term "fat loss" over  "weight loss." In addition to preserving your muscle when trying to lose weight, you can also get yourself out of starvation mode by  building muscle mass. Body-weight exercises like squats, lunges, push-ups, and pull-ups as well as traditional weight training, can help build lean muscle and give your metabolism an extra boost. Eating nutrient-dense sources of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats will also help promote muscle growth.

Reflect: Have you taken a moment to really examine why you want to lose weight in the first place? What is that intrinsic motivation that initially inspired you to make this decision? This is the time to ground yourself and embrace this journey with a fresh perspective. Wanting to be a better version of yourself is a great start-just make sure you're doing it as healthfully as possible. 


Wouldn't it be nice NOT to "gain weight" this Holiday Season?

 Many of our members have been able to stay on track this year just by knowing their RMR. The 10-minute RMR test informed them How many calories they needed to consume and burn per day to "lose" weight. 

2 for 1 RMR test for only $100 when you schedule your appt. in Nov.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule your appointment & learn about test preparation. By appointment only. Tests must be used by same person

Childcare Activities in November

 2nd Annual Toy Drive

Join us for our 2nd Annual Toy Drive benefiting Miller's Children's Hospital.

We will be collecting Toy donations Nov. 15 - Dec. 15

Kids workout date/time details to follow

Click to view their Wish List

Wine Tasting Event @ Murphy's Pub

Join us for a great night of wine tasting on November 19

Details will be posted soon

 Do you have a hard time looking over your shoulder?

            Do you get neck aches that make it impossible to turn your head? If so, my FREE workshop may help                   increase your range of motion! 

Thursday, November 5th & 12th @ 10:30 AM

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details, space is limited.

Pomegranate - Glazed Acorn Squash

Halve and seed 1 acorn squash; slice into thin wedges.  Toss with olive oil and roast at 425 degrees F, 20 minutes. Cook 1 cup pomegranate juice with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt in a deep skillet until thickened, 5 minutes. Add the squash and 2 tablespoons each butter and pomegranate seeds; toss to coat. Sprinkle with torn mint.  Read more at: Foodnetwork 


Same 'ol routine?

Is your cardio workout becoming a routine? Are you losing interest & not seeing results?  If so, try doing your weight workout before your cardio. add 5-10 minutes of a new piece of cardio at the end of your workout, try the rowing or Krank machine, or simply add music.  You should mix up your cardio machines, duration, & intensity to continue to challenge your body.

New Belmont Apparel arriving soon!

T-shirts, Tank Tops, Sweatshirts & more.

Enjoy a Therapeutic Massage or Acupuncture Treatment.

Book your appointment today with Bobbie or Julia. Menu of services 

Watch your favorite NFL game with us @ Murphy's Pub!

Open @ 9:30 AM on Sunday's * Breakfast served until 11:30 AM * Bottomless mimosas until 12 PM                          10% Off Tuesdays for Belmont members.

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If you are interested in learning more about our Racquetball Leagues or pickup games, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tom Durham 

Salud Juice

We are happy to announce that Salud Juice will be opening their second location here at the Belmont, the first week of November. 

 Stretching & Floor Exercise Areas

Searching for floor space? There are several areas on the second and third level of the club that can be used.  Most of the spaces offer mats, stretch straps, foam rollers, etc. On the second level - in front of or inside racquetball courts.  The third level - Group Ex room (Studio A) & Spin room (Studio B) when there is not a class in session, Studio C (between spin room & Murphy's), & open area loft. For your safety, please do not use the weight room for floor exercises or stretching. Need help? Contact one of our trainers to help locate a space that works for you!!


 November 14th & 28th, 7-9 AM for 4-5 miles of intermediate hiking. Meet Scott at Starbucks at 6:55 AM. Starbucks: 7958 E. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach 949.376.5221 or 7 AM at El Moro Visitor Center $15 parking: 8471 PCH, Laguna Beach. Scott's cell: 562.668.1904  

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 Don't forget to refer a friend & receive up to $50. Ask Membership for details.


Stop by childcare to pick a list of qualified sitters

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