Tamra Barney opens local fitness studio, C.U.T. Fitness
“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Barney and fiancé Eddie Judge have opened C.U.T. Fitness, a studio located in Rancho Santa Margarita for parents and children alike.
“I’ve always been in fitness; it’s always been my passion. There were two things I’ve always wanted to own, and that was a fitness place or a bar. And I kind of have the best of both worlds because I have a wine club, wines by wives and now I have a fitness studio,” said Tamra Barney.
C.U.T. is not a gym. Instead, it is a fitness studio where multiple classes are taught, which is why there is very little equipment throughout the space. “We really felt that there was a need for this. If you go to 24 Hour or other big gyms, there’s always a line for classes, you have to either pick a number or be in a lottery, or sign up beforehand. “(Classes are) all we offer. We have three studios here, and every hour and 15 minutes, we have a new class going,” said Barney.
A place where parents can work out without the guilt of leaving their children at home to be inactive, C.U.T. fitness promotes child activity. Instead of a regular childcare room with a play pen and coloring options, the workout facility offers the opportunity for kids to stay active with workouts specifically for them. Children are also able to watch parents work out through glass windows that circle the studio. There are special classes just for teens and tweens that include Hip Hop, Zumba and more. “Kids emulate what their parents do. They’re a product of their environment so we have a spin bike, a 55-inch screen TV that’s going to play kid’s workout DVDs, and an instructor in there working with them to get them moving.”
Both Barney and Judge will be instructors at C.U.T. Barney was recently certified in body pump, and will teach Les Mills Body Pump classes. Judge, who has been in the fitness industry for nearly two decades, with teach some spin classes. The rest of the instructors are also fitness industry professionals, some of which were friends of Judge.
For more information, visit cutfitoc.com