The Newport Beach Athletic Club is in Newport Beach. With a plethora of gyms to choose from in OC, Newport Beach Athletic Club (NBAC) stands out because of its high-class amenities, reasonable prices, laid-back atmosphere and unique traditions developed since its 1971 opening. Unlike many other gyms, NBAC won't lock you into long-term memberships—they only do month-to-month. Everything is clean, simple, no-nonsense, utilitarian yet classy. The gym features separate training facilities designed specifically for men and women, as well as a sauna, basketball and racquetball courts, an outdoor track, a boxing area, personal training, Ping-Pong tables, and wireless-Internet access. All the amenities don't take away from the fact that getting in shape and staying that way are still the club's biggest focus: This is a gym, people, not a day spa. It’s a pretty expensive place to get into, though, so make sure to know someone with the big money to get you in.