While Dana Point is surrounded by breathtaking ocean views and picturesque landscapes, it’s our tight-knit community that truly makes Dana Point so special. Whether you’re visiting for the day or booking a stay with us, our community welcomes and embraces everyone. Our Dana Point Local Business Spotlight showcases local business owners, artists, and makers, and the positive imprint they leave on our beloved city.
We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know the individuals that make Dana Point the community it is today! Thanks for following along and stay tuned for interviews each month!
Today we are excited to share one of Dana Point’s newer local businesses, The Blend! Founder and owner, Jennifer Zee, creatively blended a series of Pilates, HIIT, and Yoga classes into a unique fitness experience.
Jennifer’s flow has been perfected to a tee, clients can fully immerse their minds and body during their workout, leaving them strengthened and refreshed. We can personally attest that you’ll leave The Blend only wanting more, not to mention you can fully enter tranquility in their chic and modern studio, with gorgeous ocean views!
Enjoy our interview with Owner Jennifer below:
Visit Dana Point: For those who don’t know about your business, would you please describe who you are and what you offer?
The Blend : The Blend Yoga, Pilates & HIIT is a stunning boutique fitness studio that curates an unparalleled and comprehensive fitness experience for its students.
The Studio offers Yoga and Mat Pilates, as well as its signature class, The Blend, a critically acclaimed and internationally renowned combination of Yoga, Mat Pilates, and High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) that is sure to enrapture guests of all fitness levels.
The Blend was developed by our Studio’s Founder, Jennifer Zee, where she now teaches exclusively.
Visit Dana Point: Can you talk about when you decided to start your own business and what inspired you?
The Blend : There are many yoga fusion classes but none offer the unique structure of uniting the best parts of a yoga flow, muscle activation, and a fully adaptable, High-Intensity Interval Training Mat Pilates Series.
It began as a 60-min class that I used to do between teaching private clients & group classes. I spent a year perfecting the flow so I could incorporate all of my favorite parts of that lengthening, strengthening, heart-pumping, and sweaty class. It became the most popular class at every studio that added this class to their schedule.
After relocating to Dana Point, I decided to bring The Blend & so much more to OC. My vision was to create an inclusive and welcoming community, practicing in spectacular, purpose-built studio spaces. Inside and out of The Studio, the mission of The Blend is to help transform participants’ physical & mental well-being by surrounding them in luxurious spaces & offering the very best yoga & mat pilates taught by the best local instructors available.
Visit Dana Point: What are the biggest rewards for a business owner? Or one of your proudest moments?
The Blend : The biggest reward as a business owner is watching everything that I have worked tirelessly towards come to fruition. Being surrounded by a community that loves and appreciates The Blend is next to none and watching our team grow and thrive brings me a sense of purpose.
One of my proudest moments had to have been during our ribbon cutting. It took a lot of inertia, collaboration, sweat, and tears to open our doors, and having all of the incredible people who helped to bring it all together present that day made it very special.
Visit Dana Point: Where do you see your business in the future?
The Blend : I see us growing and expanding to other parts of the OC and beyond with a continued mission of bringing each and every community the very best!
Visit Dana Point: When you’re not working, what is your favorite thing to do in Dana Point?
The Blend : Since I’m originally from the East Coast in Canada, I am eternally grateful for beautiful weather year-round. One of my most favorite things to do in Dana Point when I’m not working is to take friends and family visiting from out-of-town to the harbor, especially around the Christmas holidays.
Visit Dana Point: Is there anything else you would like to include or share?
The Blend : We are not your average yoga studio. We have created a studio for you to be able to get everything you need even when your needs change. From high-energy to restorative and meditation classes, you’ll find it all here under one roof.
We are confident you will love your time at The Blend from the first class. Your first class is on us so come and check us out. Visit our website to take advantage of the complimentary class.
The Blend Information:
Address: Monarch Bay Plaza,
PCH Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 416 4867
Email: [email protected]
Website: Changing The Way You Move | The Blend – Yoga, Pilates & HIIT (theblendoc.com)
Make sure to check out our previous Local Business Spotlight, Golden Galleon Boutique, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @mydanapoint. Check out our podcast as well, The Dana Point Wave, where we learn more about our Dana Point locals and community!