FLEXcity Fitness is the new kid in town as far as boutique studios go, and it offers instructor-led, small group classes that focus on high-intensity interval training that incorporate both cardio and strength training into every single workout. Classes utilize a variety of equipment such as TRX, indoor cycling, treadmills, BOSU, barre, free weights and more. The result is a total body workout in 56 minutes.
South Bay Fit sat down with Betsy Clevenstine, manager of the Hermosa Beach FLEXcity Fitness to learn more about this workout.
South Bay Fit (SBF): How did the idea for the studio come about?
Betsy Clevenstine (BC): The founders of FLEX have more than 20 years of combined experience in the fitness industry. After years of personal training and teaching group classes, they knew that the time was right to develop a group class concept that would provide an effective workout like the ones they’d been leading their clients through, but at a fraction of the cost of private or semi-private training. The classes are small and designed to help clients achieve their goals in a fun, supportive environment.
SBF: What makes your studio unique to others in the South Bay?
BC: We are different because we offer strength, cardio, and flexibility in every workout. The variety of the ever-changing workouts prevents workouts from getting boring and constantly challenges muscles. For example, one day a class might incorporate treadmill/bosu/barre and the next day it could be cycling and TRX.
SBF: FLEXcity Fitness began in Michigan, what was so appealing about Hermosa Beach that this is the location of only the second studio?
BC: It seems far away. I am originally from the Midwest and met the founders through a mutual friend. When I heard about their studio, I tried to find something similar in the South Bay because it fulfilled all my fitness desires. By being a FLEX client (or “FLEXcitizen,” as we call them) I am able to get what I want from one location. It has been an amazing experience hearing all of the positive feedback from people who started coming to class!
SBF: What sort of discount do you offer new students?
BC: The first class is free for everyone. We believe in our classes and you will love it!
600 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach
Parking: available in front of building