Come Learn Why the Training Ground OC Gym Has Costa Mesa’s Highest-Rated Personal Fitness Trainers
What’s up guys, I’m Coach B, owner of the Training Ground OC Strength and Conditioning gym. I want to welcome you to our website and take a moment to address the questions you probably have about who we are, what kinds of programs we offer and whether or not our facility is exactly what you’re looking for.
Let me start off by saying that Training Ground OC is not your typical gym—we don’t have a huge facility filled with endless hordes of weight lifting and cardio machines, we don’t offer floofy “feel good” fitness classes that leave you feeling like you could have been more challenged, and most importantly, we don’t try to cater our services to anyone and everyone.
Our facility is the home to several of the most effective specialty fitness programs in Costa Mesa as well as a very exclusive, tightly-knit community of athletes that we think of as family. Now, when I say “athletes” I’m not necessarily referring to professional or collegiate-level athletes (although we do have these types of athletes in many our programs)—to us, an “athlete” is a state of mind rather than strictly a profession. An athlete is someone who takes their training and nutrition seriously—they come to us to train, not to just “work out.” Likewise, they focus on optimizing their eating habits to maximize their results and see the most bang for their buck, rather than spinning their wheels fruitlessly with half-hearted efforts.
Our athletes include teenagers looking to gain strength and size, to stay-at-home mothers looking to regain their youthful bodies, to busy business executives who need an efficient, time-saving program, to serious fitness athletes looking to dominate in bikini, figure or physique competitions. While their goals may be different, the one thing that is shared by each of our athletes is the will to succeed. If you share this mentality, we welcome you with open arms and look forward to helping you achieve your goals as well!
Here are some success stories from a few of our Costa Mesa clients:
“Training Ground OC has helped me lose my post-college tummy!”
Monika lost 15 pounds in 4 weeks!
I used to be depressed that I hated the way that my body felt and how it looked in the mirror. I’ve tried many personal trainers, fitness programs and bootcamps in Orange County and have been disappointed by the lack of results they have given me. Back in college I was very fit as I was on the water polo team and it was frustrating not being able to get that body back.
In only a month of training with CORE Condition, I have already lost 15 pounds, dropped 4% body fat and 5 total inches off of my waist and hips. You get so much with this program for the money—it is well worth the investment and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to get into killer shape!
- Monika I, Costa Mesa
“Training Ground OC literally saved my life!”
Alex lost 75 pounds of fat and gained strength, power and endurance!
My name is Alex, and this is the story of my journey to fitness. It all started about 7 months ago, when a co-worker introduced me to CORE Condition at Training Ground OC. At the time, I weighed 270 pounds, was at a high risk for diabetes and was extremely unhealthy. I had trouble sticking to any workout plans I had tried in the past… I am a busy person and not only have a job but I also DJ on the side and I find it hard to find time to workout every day.
With Coach Ballinger’s programs, it has been totally different. I’ve not only learned how to work out, but I really enjoy the training so it’s very easy to stick with! Almost immediately, the weight started dropping off… 5 lbs here, 5 lbs there. After a couple months, I was down more than 30 lbs. People began to ask me what I was doing on a daily basis.
After 6 months on the program, I lost nearly 75 lbs and people can’t even recognize me anymore. My life has completely changed. I used to barely be able to run 10 feet without getting winded… this last spring I ran a 5k mud run! I love working out now, and by learning to properly fuel my body for performance, my athletic ability has increased exponentially. My doctor is stoked because I am off all of my medication as well! I can honestly say that not only has this program made my life better—it probably saved it as well.
- Alex M, Costa Mesa
“CORE Condition gave me confidence and changed my habits!”
Samantha lost 20 pounds in 2 months!
Before CORE Condition Fitness Camp at Training Ground OC, I hardly ever made it to the gym. I never knew what to do when I was there, so I would just do cardio. I was able to get to my weight loss goals through dieting but my body was lacking definition and I looked weak and “skinny fat.” Since I joined, I’ve lost a total of 20 lbs of fat, gained muscle and I’m in the best shape that I’ve ever been. I finally have definition in my legs, arms and stomach. I’ve gained more confidence and I feel better than I ever have before!
I recommend Training Ground OC because it’s an awesome gym with great programs that help you get in shape, be healthy and meet new friends. Coach B and Coach Wood hold you accountable to your weight loss goals. If you start slipping you WILL hear from them!
- Samantha K, Costa Mesa
“I lost weight and built strength so I could keep up with my newborn!”
Jason lost 25 pounds in 6 weeks!
Before joining Training Ground OC and RIPT Performance, I had found myself in the worst shape of my life. Being overworked, under active and not paying attention to what I ate really took its toll on me after a while. It wasn’t long till I found myself overweight, weak as hell and just feeling old.
All that changed when I began training with Coach B and started implementing the nutrition habits I learned. I couldn’t believe how quickly my body fat melted off me—I lost 25 pounds of fat in just over a month and a half, but even more amazing to me is the way I feel now. I have a newborn son and now I have the energy to keep up with him, even after a long day of work. I highly recommend Training Ground OC and RIPT Performance to anyone in Orange County who wants awesome results from a high-quality, intelligently-designed and competitive program!
- Jason P, Costa Mesa
You probably still have some questions, so let’s address them now:
What kinds of programs and services are offered at Training Ground OC?
CORE Condition™ Fitness Camp
At CORE Condition Fitness Camp, we believe that everyone has an athlete within them, waiting to be unleashed. Our Costa Mesa-based large group fitness program has been designed to bring your inner athlete to the surface—by maximizing improvements to your physique via hyper-charged fat loss, and to your fitness ability via an intense mix of metabolic conditioning, interval training, resistance circuit workouts and athletic performance drills.
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RIPT Performance™ Small Group Training
RIPT Performance is a specialized program designed solely for the “hardgainer” or “ectomorphic” male who wants to pack on powerful, aesthetic muscle mass that demands respect from his peers and serves as a testament to his work ethic. Guys who are tired of wasting their time in the gym, shoveling away endless piles of food and reading every muscle magazine under the sun without seeing any results for their efforts are precisely who this program was designed for.
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TGX™ Small Group Training
TGX is a strength and conditioning cross-training program designed specifically for women who are looking to attain low levels of body fat and increased muscle definition year-round. TGX is the official training program for Team TGX bikini and figure competitors, but works perfectly for any women who desire an elite-level physique and are willing to put in the time and effort to obtain it.
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If you’re interested in a completely customized fitness and nutrition program geared towards optimal results, semi-private training is the way to go. We’ve found that the social and competitive atmosphere of semi-private training provides superior results for our athletes than conventional private training programs.
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Private and In-Home Training
We offer fully private and in-home training services to a very small number of clients who meet a series of prerequisites. Just a warning: these training program options are NOT cheap. If you’re interested in applying for either our private or in-home training services, please give us a call at 949-645-2600 to schedule your interview.
What do your programs and services cost?
Rather than give you an overwhelming run-down of the pricing options available for each program we have, please visit the link in the last answer to the program that most interests you. There, you will find more information on the program, specifics on pricing and instructions for how to get started with a low-cost trial. You can also give us a call at 949-645-2600 to set up a consultation and go over the options in person.
Where is Training Ground OC located, and can I get some driving directions?
Training Ground OC is conveniently located in Costa Mesa off of 17th St between Pomona Ave and Placentia Ave. Our address is 755 W 17th St, Unit D, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.
Driving directions from North and East (Santa Ana, Irvine):
Take the 55-S till it ends at Newport Blvd. Continue South on Newport Blvd until you reach 17th St. Take a right on 17th St and continue till you pass Pomona Ave. Our gym is halfway between Pomona Ave and Placentia Ave on the left side in the 17 West industrial park.
Driving directions from South and West (Newport Beach, Huntington Beach):
Take PCH to Superior and turn North-bound. Continue to 17th St and take a left. Continue till you pass Pomona Ave. Our gym is halfway between Pomona Ave and Placentia Ave on the left side in the 17 West industrial park.
What areas of Costa Mesa do you serve?
We serve all of Costa Mesa, CA including the Back Bay Village, Brentwood-Fairway-Norse Street, Cape Series Condominiums, Cedar Glen, Coral Bay Terrace, Costa Mesa Heights, East Side, Estates At Monarch Beach, Marina Highlands, Ocean View, Orleans Condominium, Westbluff Village, Westside Costa Mesa, Cambridge Commons, Capistrano Garden, College Park, Costa Mesa Community Summit, Fairview Village, French Quarter Condominiums, Halecrest & Hall of Fame Community, Huntington Creek, Mesa Del Mar, Mesa Verde Community, Mesa Verde Country Club Villas, Millstream and Yorktown Villas, as well as the zip codes 92626 and 92627.
How do I get started?
You can begin your membership application by clicking here and filling out the form.