Long Term Success of Clients Fuels Owner Susan Tobiessen

Newport Beach, CA -- Body Design, Newport Beach's premiere athletic, wellness, Pilates and Gyrotonic center for women, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Specializing in individually designed fitness programs that bring professional attention to each client’s physical fitness needs, Body Design started in 1986 and has built an extensive and devoted clientele, while offering the best equipment and trainers the fitness industry has to offer.

Over the years, Body Design has grown in size and in the programs and amenities it offers, but the original goal of partnering with clients to help them obtain personal success has remained the same and is the core reason the fitness facility is so successful. Body Design got its start in 1986 on Pacific Coast Highway across from the Balboa Bay Club, moving to Newport Center Drive, next to the Newport Sports Museum, in 2000 to expand its growing business. Ready to expand their amenities and services yet again, Body Design moved in 2005 to its current location in the penthouse suite above Edwards Cinemas’ Big Newport Theaters with more than 6,400 square feet and panoramic ocean views.

“Since 1986, it has been our goal to provide a safe, healthy and positive environment, while empowering clients by giving them the knowledge and support to achieve their personal health and fitness goals,” says owner Susan Tobiessen. “We value our long term relationships with clients and feel blessed to have been in the fitness and health business for so long can see the difference we have made in our client’s lives over the last 25 years.”

With a loyal following throughout Orange County, Body Design boasts several clients that have been working out at the gym for the full 25 years. For those who have been frequenting the gym for decades, it has become almost like a private club full of support and camaraderie, and for many is their favorite part of the day.

Under the direction of Susan Tobiessen, the full-service athletic and wellness center boasts a stress-free atmosphere that allows clients to work out in a friendly, spa-like environment, and individually designed programs. The athletic and wellness center offers the following services and more:

• Pilates


• Weight Training

• Physical Therapy

• Fitness Classes

• Massage Therapy

• Spa Services, including Therapeutic Body Treatments, Skin Care and Endermologie

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Personal training. Personal attention.

210 Newport Center Drive, Ste 3, Newport Beach, CA 92660
phone: 949.719.2600
fax: 949.719.2626

A Gift To Fit Every Size and Every Age - Body Design Gift Certificates

Can you believe it?  Christmas is coming.

Some years I get my mom something she can wear. Other years I get her something practical and in between I pick up some sort of new technology that I think she should be updated on.  Most years she doesn't like it, it doesn't fit, it's not her style and she doesn't want to learn one more thing that has to do with technology.

So what have I learned? My "go-to" gift every year is a Body Design gift certificate.
A gift certificate from Body Design is always appreciated because it is the versatile gift that has something for everybody. Recipients can choose from personal training sessions, fitness classes, massage, facials, body treatments and more.

Call Kathleen or Amanda at 949.719.2600 or e-mail

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