What's New: Ivivva Athletica, The Studio OC Fitness, 118 Degrees
Written by Danilae Smith
Orange County moms and dads can’t get enough of Lululemon athletic wear — It’s soft, versatile and stylish. If only the creators offered something just as fitting (pun intended) for young girls. Enter Ivivva Athletica, the new “it” store for active and athletic girls ages six to 14.
Offering the same high-end quality that Lululemon is known for, Ivivva Athletica brings brightly colored workout clothing to the O.C. and is particularly aimed at budding dancers, gymnasts, ice skaters and yogis. Just like the apparel from its mother store, the gear from Ivivva Athletica uses materials that reduce odor and have pockets designed to hold keys and money, while still being cute and stylish.
The new Corona Del Mar showroom store is one of five nation-wide stores that were created to test the market for this new Lululemon concept. “The girls we met in the Orange County community are active and excited by movement-inspired activities,” according to a statement from Lululemon. “Knowing that, we determined that this particular community is a good fit for our stores and our brand.” In addition to Corona Del Mar, other stores include: New York City, Chicago, Boston and Bellvue.
The new store is a showroom, meaning it is not as big as a typical store but still carries a wide variety of products. The showroom also has unique business hours. The store is open Thursdays and Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.
3617 E. Coast Hwy. Corona Del Mar
949-723-0836 | www.ivivva.com
The Studio OC Fitness
Working out: It’s a term that many dread. New in town and hoping to change this is The Studio OC Fitness, a new fitness studio that combines dance and fitness for an exhilarating workout that all levels can enjoy.
Co-owned by, Jill Goodwin and Riva Knapp, The Studio OC offers a wide range of uniquely choreographed dance and exercise programs to choose from, all taught by OC fitness leaders as well as a team of internationally recognized presenters, choreographers and dancers. “The Studio OC Fitness promises to deliver on bringing its clientele fitness that fuels the soul,” said Goodwin, who has been featured on Fox Sports West, Fit TV’s Bodywaves and ESPN’s Crunch Workout. She added, “We’ve hand-picked the most sought after, dynamic dance and fitness professionals in Orange County to join our team.”
Classes cater to students of all fitness levels. Whether just getting back in shape, or an elite workout champ, these classes are designed to get the heart pumping and blood flowing with some of today’s hottest workouts and aim to transform lives and empower change through fitness and a healthy lifestyle. “Our main focus is to provide individualized fitness attention in a nurturing environment that fuels the mind, body and soul,” said Knapp. She added, “It’s one thing when you have to get your workout in, it’s another when you crave it and can’t wait to workout.”
431 N. Tustin Ave. Santa Ana.
714-547-7500 | www.TheStudioOC.com
118 Degrees - Laguna Niguel
South County herbivores rejoice; Chef Jenny Ross is at it again. Keeping Orange County healthy and introducing more and more families to the benefits of eating raw and eco-friendly food, the chef just opened the newest 118 Degrees restaurant.
The Ocean Ranch Village, in Laguna Niguel will be home to the third location, offering all the same plant-based, organic, eco-conscious cuisine that the Costa Mesa and Anaheim locations are known for. Nothing is cooked over 118 degrees — hence, the restaurant’s name — to preserve the nutrients in all fruits and vegetables, maximizing the amount of health benefits in every bite. The restaurant is also free of all dairy, soy and, of course meat, but offers tasty creations of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouted grains.
While many omnivores may raise an eyebrow of skepticism to the idea of eating raw, plant-based food in a restaurant, it’s a great trend to try out, as the unique tastes of the fresh ingredients have surprised many men, women and children.
“My goal has always been to empower the community by offering a fun and healthy alternative: fresh, organic living cuisine. We focus on a comfortable atmosphere that is inviting and educational, so that families are encouraged to enjoy our many salads, entrées and desserts,” commented Chef Jenny. She added, “I am confident that our new location in Laguna Niguel will provide an experience that is one to share with family and friends.”
32341 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel