Louis Welch, President and co-CEO of Fitness International, which operates LA Fitness, has helped launch Club Studio Fitness
A new state-of-the-art gym concept incorporating boutique fitness studio classes has launched in Irvine, California, and is making its way to Long Beach, California, Orlando, Florida, and Tysons Corner, Virginia.
The new studio concept, which opened its doors in the Oak Creek Shopping Center, offers an opportunity to sweat and also partake in cryotherapy and a recovery lab within its 40,000-square-foot space.
Louis Welch, President and co-CEO of Fitness International, operates the new Club Studio Fitness, along with LA Fitness.
The multi-fitness concept, with its amenities and comforts, makes it a formidable competitor to Equinox.
Aside from free weights, strength, cardio areas, a swimming pool, a functional training area, and a basketball court, the upscale fitness concept features innovative classes in an aesthetically pleasing environment meant to promote physical and mental well-being.
With the installation of boutique-style fitness rooms in Club Studio, guests can select from five different exercise experiences:
- Strength: A HIIT-style training class called CS4 that incorporates treadmills, rowers, bikes, and functional strength training equipment.
- Box: 9 rounds of signature boxing combinations and athletic drills for a full-body workout.
- Ride: Club Studio says the lights go down as the beat drops, as members experience an indoor cycle rhythm ride that incorporates a weight sequence.
- Hot Yoga: Members can sweat, flow, and restore in a heated “Sweat +” studio. The yoga room includes traditional yoga asanas, opening yin poses, and burpees.
- Pilates: A reformer-based Pilates class that is centered on resistance training, time under tension, and muscle grouping to lengthen and strengthen
For those seeking rest and recovery, a dedicated space features electric Cryotherapy chambers to promote muscle repair, along with massage rollers, steam rooms, infrared saunas, whirlpool spas, and chilled eucalyptus towels.
To deepen the luxurious experience, Club Studio members can enjoy personal training, visit the organic superfood juice bar, and peruse the retail store. The fitness facility also offers childcare services for members. Membership is $189/month per person and potential new members can hop on a VIP list.
Courtney Rehfeldt has worked in the broadcasting media industry since 2007 and has freelanced since 2012. Her work has been featured in Age of Awareness, Times Beacon Record, The New York Times, and she has an upcoming piece in Slate. She studied yoga & meditation under Beryl Bender Birch at The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute. She enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and is an avid reader. Courtney has a BA in Media & Communications studies.