Premiere Fitness Studio M6 Fitness Expands to New Location and Introduces First State-of-the-Art RealRyder Cycling Studio in Ventura County

M6 Fitness is moving to a new 5,000 sq. ft. location and will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) at 258 Lombard St., Thousand Oaks, CA. Be sure to stop by to try out the RealRyder bike & free classes!

M6 Fitness, the premiere fitness studio of Ventura and L.A. Counties since 2008, is expanding and moving to a new 5,000 square foot location that exudes a hip and luxurious feel as much as it creates a family-friendly and close-knit environment. M6 Fitness will host its grand opening celebration at its new location (258 Lombard St., Thousand Oaks, CA) on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Known for its signature high-energy classes and club atmosphere, M6 Fitness blends cutting-edge fitness with urban dance movements. There's no other studio around that offers the newest, freshest, and most revolutionary styles of fitness at its affordable rates.

M6 Fitness founder and owner, Michelle Vrakelos, a professional dancer and well-known Ventura County instructor and trainer, trained with such famous dance choreographers as Ryan Heffington and Shane Sparks and Tae Bo legend Billy Blanks for years before opening M6 Fitness.

"When I first opened M6 Fitness, I wanted to create a place with all of the components I would look for in a fitness studio - style, innovation, a group environment where everyone encourages one another to do their best, expert trainers and instructors, a variety of specialized classes, and extensive equipment. With my team, we've created just that," says Vrakelos. "With our new location, we take it to the next level. I've sought out the top, industry-leading trainers and together we've put together a schedule of classes that will challenge you to your limits, get you fit while having fun, and teach you how to put your mind over matter."

Vrakelos' high-energy, dedication and impressive background has created a buzz since M6 Fitness opened in 2008 and continues to attract a large following of people from Ojai to L.A. Her trademark class, Barre Control, which combines sculpting exercises with basic ballet techniques and movements, is packed every week.

The fitness techniques and concepts created by Vrakelos and her team of trainers and instructors have been coveted by celebrities and fitness devotees alike. Her clientele includes well-known athletes, such as professional volleyball player and model Gabrielle Reece, former NFL player Chris Hayes, and former NBA player Gary Grant.

M6 Fitness' line-up of instructors includes football coaches, former professional football players and boxers, NBA and NFL trainers, as well as trainers for celebrities, like 50 Cent.

With the opening of its new location, M6 Fitness is introducing the M6 Revolution, a state-of-the-art cycling studio that is the only one of its kind in Ventura County, equipped with RealRyder bikes that take indoor cycling to a new level. Imagine riding along the California Coast or through Wine Country vineyards without having to step foot outside. With a 10 foot movie screen and RealRyder bikes that turn, tilt, and lean to simulate an outdoor bike ride, you get a full-body workout while strengthening core muscles and burning 20% more calories per minute than the traditional indoor cycling workout. As featured on major networks and publications, the buzz around the RealRyder has attracted a strong following throughout 22 countries, from beginners to competitive athletes to cyclists and celebrities, like Rihanna and Tobey Maguire.

A native of Thousand Oaks, Vrakelos has known and worked with most of her clients for years and has far exceeded their fitness goals and expectations.

Lacey Philbrick was 40 pounds overweight, until she joined M6 Fitness a year ago.

"Before I started my journey with M6 Fitness, I had been searching for that one place that had motivating instructors as well as diverse members with the same fitness and lifestyle goals as mine. M6 is that place. And although my primary inspiration to join M6 was to lead a healthier lifestyle and not just lose weight, I have lost 50 pounds since joining. M6 did what other gyms in this area couldn't do. It kept me wanting more. Every workout is a new challenge, every class is invigorating, every instructor is invested, and every member is inspiring."

M6 Fitness is designed for the busy mom, fitness enthusiast, athlete, and novice - anyone and everyone who craves a fresh new outlook on their fitness regimen and a step-up from their current level of fitness.

Philbrick goes on to say, "When you come to M6 you will see people of all different shapes, sizes and backgrounds. You will see husbands and wives in Party Box, fathers and daughters in Knock Out, sisters in Barre Control. We are a family at M6, and I know I speak for everybody when I say we welcome everyone and anyone to join and be a part of the M6 community. Trust me, you'll be happy you did."

Gary Grant, long-time M6 Fitness member and former L.A Clippers and New York Knicks basketball player, trained at M6 during his time as a guard and continues to go to M6 Fitness for his daily workouts.

"If you want to get in shape or stay in shape, M6 Fitness is your place," says Grant.

Katie Porush, a Westlake High School student, doesn't miss a day of getting her M6 fix.

"M6 has helped me develop a passion for fitness. The classes, instructors, family environment, and energy all come together to create the perfect way to end my day."

Be sure to stop by the grand opening celebration to try out complimentary classes, see demonstrations, and check out the latest styles from Lululemon Athletica and local boutiques Sugar and J Girl Lingerie and Cosmetics.

M6 Fitness offers a variety of classes daily, such as Barre Control, Virtual Training (indoor cycling), Party Box (cardio kickboxing), Knock Out (boxing), X Camp (boot camp), FIT (small group training), and Zumba. Membership specials will be offered (unlimited class packages as well as single classes will be available). For more information, please call 805.449.1505 or visit You can also find M6 Fitness on Facebook at

Come... Discover the crave.

For all press inquiries, please contact Katherine Chang at 818.434.6822.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Michelle Vrakelos (owner of M6 Fitness), Tracy Martins (creator of M6 Revolution), Gary Grant (former NBA player and member), Lacey Philbrick (member), Katie Porush (member).


B-ROLL AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Class demonstrations of Barre Control, indoor cycling with RealRyder bikes, kickboxing, boxing, boot camp, Zumba; well-known trainers and instructors in local area and fitness industry; members taking classes; RealRyder bikes; tour of the facility.


Categories: Exercise and Physical Fitness

Tags: affordable rates, Barre Control, celebrity clientele, cutting-edge fitness, high-energy classes, industry-leading trainers and in, M6 Fitness, RealRyder bikes, revolutionary styles of fitness

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Katherine Chang
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M6 Fitness
258 Lombard St.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
United States