Belmont Newsletter

January Group Exercise News

 Change in Instructors

Ab Lab - Teri Murashige - Mondays 1-1:30 PM. Improve your core strength, balance and posture. A focused workout with cutting edge abdominal and lower back exercises.

Zumba! - Teri Murashige - Mon/Wed @ 12 PM. We like the way you work it!  It's salsa, mambo, cha-cha, cumbia, hip hop, and freestyle moves all rolled in to one.  Using an add-on choreography format, you'll sweat, laugh, and get a fantastic workout while you shake it!

Outdoor Tabata @ Granada Beach - Michelle Mellinger - T/Th @ 5:30 PM

TRX Circuit - Lindsay - Wed @ 7 AM

Athletic Circuit - Michelle - Fri @ 8 AM

Did you catch the Christmas Eve Spin-a-Thon? 5 hours*100 miles*20 mph avg 

Look for more Spin-a-Thon's in the future!

Group Exercise Classes are a great way to get your New Year's Resolutions going!

Check out our Schedule Online, at the Front Desk, or on our App.

 Butternut Squash Soup with Chicken Sausage

Ingredients: 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 12 ounces cooked chicken-apple sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, 4 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (1 small to medium squash), 3 medium carrots, chopped, 1 stalk celery, chopped, 1/2 medium onion, chopped, 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, 1/2 cup fresh sage or parsley leaves

 Click here for directions 


 A BIG "THANK YOU" to those who donated to our Annual Toy Drive for Miller's Children's Hospital & our Food Drive feeding Long Beach Families.

 Wine Tasting

Join us at Murphy's Pub for another great night of wine tasting this month. Details available soon

Group Training Sessions

Need a little motivation & accountability this New Year?  Group Training Sessions can help! All levels welcome!

Monday's @ 7 PM * Jan. 4, Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 25 * 60 minutes * $30/session * $100 for 4 sessions (prepay)

Preregister with Stephanie 

Looking for another day/time? Rally 4 or more friends & contact Stephanie

 5 Smart Food & Fitness New Year's Resolutions

If they're part of your yearly tradition, you may already have some ideas in mind. If not, you probably want to make sure that you set some realistic resolutions, especially with regard to your diet and fitness goals since they're sometimes the hardest to keep. Make a small change every day - Creating a long list of New Year's resolutions might seem like a good idea, but taking on too much at once can overwhelm you and discourage you if you can't focus your motivation. Do efficient workouts - Who has time to work out for two hours a day? Working out for hours and hours each day is not only time-consuming, but also boring, which can zap your motivation and ultimately prevent you from achieving your goals. Instead of a long sweat session, do shorter, high-intensity, interval workouts. Eat nutritiously 80% of the time - It is recommended to make 80% of the calories you consume healthy and nutritious and saving the remaining 20% for not-so-healthy-foods. This strategy makes changing your eating habits a lot more manageable because if you cut out all of your favorite foods, you'll feel deprived and end up binging on them later. Schedule your workouts each week – Think you don't have time to exercise? Try this tactic: Look at your weekly calendar and find blocks of free time (even as little as 15 minutes) to schedule some workouts for the upcoming week. If you spend a little time scheduling your workouts for the week, just like you would do with your other obligations, they'll become appointments that you can't miss. Don't get caught up in what the scale says - The scale is a good measure of overall weight loss, but it doesn't tell you the whole story, especially when it comes to daily weigh-in. Obsessing over the scale every morning is not a healthy habit or an accurate gauge of your progress. Water retention and hormones can add a few pounds to the reading, and if your weight-loss plan includes strength training, you may even gain weight from increased muscle mass while still losing fat.

Our Personal Trainers can help you start your New Year off on the right track & our Group Exercise program offers over 100 classes per week.


Start the New Year off right with THREE free ORTHO-KINETICS® appointments with our certified Personal Trainers.  Your appointments will assess your:

1) Postural Pattern - Improve Postural Deviations

2) Joint Bias Analysis - Increase Joint Motion

3) Functional Movement - Enhance Muscular Balance and Strength.

Upon completion of your appointments, your trainer will provide you with a customized corrective exercise and fitness program that can empower you to function, feel and perform your very best.  Book your free assessments with Membership Services today!

Gym Etiquette & Weight Room Safety

Follow these guidelines to prevent injuries in the club.

1. Keep cell phone use to the lobby only - AVOID using in weight room & locker room.

2.  AVOID "sitting" on equipment for an extended period time while using your cell phone.

3. RETURN equipment to proper place when finished.

4. Wear CLOSED toed shoes.

5. Choose a weight you can lift for 8-10 reps.

6. Maintain good posture.

7. Ask for a spot if you are lifting heavy.

8. Avoid slamming or dropping the weights. Some may bounce off the floor resulting in bodily injury.

9. Avoid slamming or bouncing the weight stacks between reps. The cables may snap resulting in bodily injury.

10. Place water bottles & personal belongings off to side, out of open areas.

11.Use designated areas for stretching, not the weight room floor.

12.BE AWARE of those around you. DO NOT STAND in front of the weight racks to perform exercises

13. Keep it clean - Wipe down equipment after use

14. Limit perfumes & lotions while working out.

 Please welcome our newest staff

Front desk - Troy, Anna, & Lauren

Childcare - Ashley & Emily

 Look for our new beanies & sweatshirts to keep you warm this winter in our pro shop!

Take A Hike!!

January 9th & 23th @ 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 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Shoppers Guide

1) Are you a Belmont Member who owns or manages a business? Could your company benefit from advertising to nearly 3,000 members of The Belmont Athletic Club? more info 

2) Members - click here for Discounts 

Account updates

 Any changes to membership payments must be submitted by last business day of the month

 Enjoy a Therapeutic Massage or Acupuncture Treatment.

Book your appointment today with Bobbie or Julia.

 Watch your favorite NFL game with us at 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.

Click for Menu 


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

Refer A Friend

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

 Need a babysitter?

Stop by Childcare to pick up a list of qualified babysitters.

 Salud Juice


Cold-pressed is a form of juicing that gently grinds produce into a fine pulp and passes it through a hydraulic press to extract the vitamins and nutrients from the fiber of the produce.

Childcare Reservations

 January is one of our busiest months of the year and we would like to remind you to make your childcare reservations in advance. We can not guarantee space will be available for walk-ins.


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