SOURCE: Les Mills

Les Mills

August 28, 2013 16:08 ET

CUT Fitness to Offer LES MILLS GRIT™ Series, Culminating in LES MILLS GRIT™ Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2013) - Southern California's largest and most elite group exercise studio, CUT Fitness is cementing its reputation for offering the hottest and most innovative fitness programming as it launches the LES MILLS GRIT™ Series, the latest small team training solution from Les Mills International.

The LES MILLS GRIT™ Series features three unique team training workouts -- cardio, strength and plyometrics -- that use high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to transform participants' fitness levels with intense 30-minute sessions. Research done at Penn State University that found LES MILLS GRIT™ sessions resulted in marked increases in oxygen consumption and strength and decreased triglycerides and body fat, compared to regular exercise. To find out more about the research, click here.

CUT Fitness is owned and operated by Eddie and Tamra Judge, fitness professionals and reality TV stars appearing on the Real Housewives of Orange County, which airs on the Bravo Network. The LES MILLS GRIT™ Series will premiere at CUT on September 3 and consist of thrice-weekly sessions spanning six weeks. Participants will receive nutrition counseling, body composition testing, weekly check-ins with a coach and unlimited access to CUT Fitness during the six weeks. The series will culminate in a LES MILLS GRIT™ Challenge, designed by the exercise science team at Les Mills to test the athleticism of the program participants as they battle it out in front of a live, televised audience.

"What really appealed to us about LES MILLS GRIT™ from the beginning was the fact that it is this high intensity workout for just 30 minutes," said Eddie. "I've worked out all of my life, and I've never done anything quite like this. I've definitely seen results, and we're so excited to offer this to our members because we know there's nothing like this out there. And the fact that we get to host the LES MILLS GRITChallenge is really exciting for us, and we know it will be an unforgettable experience for the participants as well."

"We knew from the start that Tamra and Eddie were doing something special at CUT, and by taking on LES MILLS GRIT™, they've proven that they're only after the best programming around," said Steven Renata, CEO of Les Mills West Coast. "There are a lot of plans underway for the LES MILLS GRITChallenge. We're excited to watch the action and to share it with the global Les Mills family."

About Les Mills
Les Mills International is the creator of 13 global group training programs, including BODYPUMP™ (weights), BODYCOMBAT™ (martial arts), RPM™ (indoor cycling), and its recent LES MILLS GRIT™ Series. Millions of participants every week build their fitness in a LES MILLS™ class, held across 80 countries in 15,192 licensed gyms around the world. Independent research shows that those attending LES MILLS™ classes come to their club at least two times more each week than others and 94% are likely to refer a friend.

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About CUT Fitness
CUT Fitness, LLC is a health and lifestyle fitness studio located in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Owned and operated since March 2013 by Eddie and Tamra Judge, CUT offers group fitness training including studio cycling, Les Mills RPM®, BODYFLOW®, BODYPUMP®, BODYCOMBAT®, CXWORX®, GRIT®, Whine-Barre and more. Personal training is provided for those who like to improve their ability to participate in more challenging programs. CUT Fitness aims to bring families together in a safe, fun and active environment where moms, dads and kids can learn to maintain and improve the lifestyles of physical fitness. For more information about CUT Fitness, visit

Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Lori Eggers
    US Communications Manager
    Les Mills International
    Phone: 415-296-6070