A massive, luxury gym has landed in a former 24 Hour Fitness in Irvine.
The facility got a major overhaul after Life Time leased the facility in 2021 at 18007 Von Karman Ave. in 2021 and completely renovated it.
Now, it’s time to show off all the fancy new workout gear. Life Time is opening its third “athletic country club” on Friday, March 10. Other locations are in Laguna Niguel and Rancho San Clemente.
The gym, located within Lakeshore Towers business center, is loaded with workout amenities including:
— studios and spaces for barre, cardio cycling, Pilates and yoga.
— a workout floor loaded with equipment
— a five-lane lap pool
— whirlpool, steam rooms and sauna
“We are beyond excited to approach our opening date and are eager to become a part of the Irvine community and demonstrate how our amenities promote a healthy way of life,” said Sonja Mains, general manager for Life Time Lakeshore-Irvine.
Members also will have access to a cafe and LifeSpa, which offers massage, hair, skin and nail services.
There’s also a Kids Academy with fitness classes, seasonal camps, activities, homework support and up to 2.5 hours of daily childcare.
Monthly membership starts at $279 for one, but there is pricing available for couples and families. Kids Academy membership for kids 3 months to age 11 is $60 per child.
For more information, call 949-739-6300.
A resale boutique is opening at Trabuco Marketplace, the second of its kind operated by South County Outreach. The Upscale Resale store debuts Thursday, March 23. (Courtesy of South County Outreach)
Resale boutique opening in RSM, Trabuco Canyon
A new resale boutique is opening at Trabuco Marketplace, the second of its kind operated by South County Outreach.
The Upscale Resale store, which debuts Thursday, March 23, will include a host of fashion items with proceeds supporting the nonprofit’s mission to end hunger and homelessness in the county.
Address: 21612 Plano Trabuco, Suite K, Trabuco Canyon. The nonprofit’s other Upscale Resale shop is at 23461 Ridge Route, Suite D in Laguna Hills.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The boutique is also looking for volunteers to help with the store. Send an email to email@example.com for more information.
Fabric thrift shop coming to Orange
A new twist on fabric and sewing supplies is coming to Orange, offering a thrift experience for sewing and fiber crafters looking for sustainable and affordable options.
Lucky DeLuxe Fabrics, founded by costume makers Bronwen Burton and Catherine Esera, opens at 932 E. Lincoln Ave. on Saturday, May 4.
“We’re thrilled to offer a new shopping experience for fabric and yarn lovers who are looking for affordable, sustainable options,” say Bronwen and Catherine, “Our goal is to make it easy for people to choose more sustainable options when it comes to sewing. By buying secondhand fabrics, customers can reduce their environmental impact and create something truly unique.”
The store will offer a variety of secondhand fabrics, sewing supplies and yarn.
The store is dedicated to promoting sustainable sewing and reducing textile waste.
The store owners also plan to host workshops and events focused on sustainable sewing, knitting and other fiber art subjects.
Hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information, go to LuckyDeLuxeFabrics.com.
Alchemy 43 debuts in Orange County
An aesthetics company offering cosmetic injectables has opened in Corona Del Mar, the brand’s first location in Orange County.
Alchemy 43 joins the tenant mashup of Bristol Farms, Sur La Table, Sprinkles and Tommy Bahama at Corona del Mar Plaza.
Services at the boutique clinic include Botox, Juvederm and other fillers, mini neck peels, micro-penning and LED treatments.
Customers can choose a membership program to get discounts and members-only events.
Alchemy 43 currently has seven locations: three in Los Angeles (Santa Monica, West Hollywood, West L.A.), two in New York City, and one each in Dallas and Houston.
Address: 906 Avocado Avenue in Newport Beach. Appointments can be booked through the website: alchemy43.com or by calling 949-818-8943.
Recycle your tech items on March 11
An electronics-recycling event is coming to Irvine Valley College on from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11.
The event will be held at Parking Lot 5 at 5500 Irvine Center Drive.
Customers can donate used tech devices at this drop-off event with proceeds from recycled items supporting Orange County United Way.
For more information on what items are accepted and how to prepare them, go to unitedwayoc.org/events/ewaste
UCI doctor, professor tapped to lead IMAHelps
Dr. Cristobal Barrios Jr., a surgeon, professor, and assistant dean of UC Irvine School of Medicine, has been appointed president and CEO of Rancho Mirage-based IMAHelps, which organizes humanitarian medical missions in Central and South America.
Barrios has volunteered his surgical skills on every IMAHelps mission since 2011 and served on the nonprofit group’s board of directors. He will lead the group’s July 28-Aug. 6 million to Quito, Ecuador, which will include about 100 volunteers and provide free medical, dental, surgical and prosthetic care to 2,000 patients. He also will lead a team of surgeons on a medical mission to Chimatenango, Guatemala in October.
The position of IMAHelps president and CEO is unpaid. IMAHelps is solely staffed by volunteers and has no paid or salaried positions. Donations can be made through www.imahelps.org.
Kenneth R. Thompson, founder of Thompson Building Materials, died at home on Feb. 10. He was 85. (Courtesy of the Thompson family)
Kenneth R. Thompson, founder of Thompson Building Materials, died at home on Feb. 10. He was 85.
The company founded in 1962 in Tustin would grow to eight locations in California and neighboring states, spawning six companies including Omega Products International, Western Equipment Manufacturing, Valori Precast Products, Thompson Door & Frame, Thompson Construction Supply and Bengal Trucking.
The Thompson group today employs more than 800 people.
His family noted that Kenny, as he was known, also loved boxing and was the CEO of Thompson Boxing Promotions, which he managed for 23 years.
On the move
Irvine-based Fuscoe Engineering has announced three new vice president promotions: Eric Armstrong is now vice president of regional offices; Oriana Slasor is vice president of Orange County engineering; and Ian Adam, is vice president of specialty practices. Armstrong will now serve as vice president of Fuscoe’s three regional offices in San Diego, Ontario and Los Angeles. Slasor will have oversight of Fuscoe’s four practice studios in the Irvine office: urban infill, master plan, commercial and residential. Adam will be responsible for the promotion and expansion of Fuscoe’s specialty practice services, which include stormwater management, survey, mapping and geospatial technology.
Jessica Hubbard is the new chief executive officer at Los Alamitos-based Casa Youth Shelter, a nonprofit providing emergency housing, counseling and support services to teens in crisis. (Courtesy of Casa Youth Shelter)
Jessica Hubbard is the new chief executive officer at Los Alamitos-based Casa Youth Shelter, a nonprofit providing emergency housing, counseling and support services to teens in crisis. Most recently, she served as chief program officer at Girls Inc. of Orange County. Founded in 1978 in Los Alamitos, Casa Youth Shelter began as a three-bedroom house for runaway and abandoned teens who faced danger on the streets. Today, it has several non-residential services including individual, group, family and aftercare counseling, teen drop-in groups and case management.
Derek Serrano, a financial adviser and branch manager at Bankers Life, is the new board chair at Alzheimer’s Association Orange County. (Courtesy of Alzheimer’s Assocation Orange County)
Derek Serrano, a financial adviser and branch manager at Bankers Life, is the new board chair at Alzheimer’s Association Orange County. He first became involved with the association in 2006 and has worked for 17 years specializing in the retiree market on Medicare, long-term care planning, and financial and legacy planning. Serrano succeeds outgoing chair Paul Wexler.
Fountain Valley resident Angelina Galiteva, 56, has been reappointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to the California Independent Systems Operator, where she has served since 2011. She has been president of New Energy Options Inc. since 2003 and was executive director of strategic planning for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power from 1997 to 2003. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $40,000.
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