Kevin came into my life at a crucial point, I was entering High School and he saw something in me that no one else saw. Most saw my athletic talent, which he saw too, but Kevin saw more than that. He cared about me as a person and wanted me to succeed off the field as much as I hoped I would on the field. A big part of where I am today has to do with the time, attention and effort Kevin gave to me at such a young age. He taught me that accomplishing my athletic goals had as much to do with my character, self discipline and attitude as much as it did my talent. Kevin was like a father to me and gave me so many chances when everyone else wanted to give up on me. I owe him so much and am very thankful that he chose to stick with me through the good times as well as the bad. I am so happy and excited to see he is still giving back to the youth of today through Athletes Choice, anyone who is mentored and trained by Kevin will be blessed. -DeMarco Murray, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys
This place is awesome! Not sure how anyone could give it a bad review, but I would think twice about believing anything bad about this place. -Bill L., Cypress
What a great place to work out! Athletes Choice is not only family friendly, they offer a wide variety of classes to reach a broad audience tailoring the work outs to the needs of it’s members. My kids and I both work out here and always leave feeling energized! The gym is clean, the staff is helpful and professional. With some guidance of Athletes Choice coaches & dedication, you WILL achieve a healthier & stronger body!! I have personally been a member since the gym opened and I have never experienced such positive fitness results. I’ve not only lost weight and inches, I’ve gained muscle, strength and energy! Evaluate a class or two yourself and you too will be hooked!
-Lisa Z., Rancho Santa Margarita
Both myself & my son are members of Athletes Choice. What a GREAT place for everybody to work out. My son took classes to prepare him for his upcoming Pop Warner football season but he also took classes for fun. He just loves the kickboxing class! Now that football is over, we are looking forward to him having a great place to go & stay active. Athletes Choice has something for everybody but I would say the best thing about Athletes Choice is they care about the local community and they give back. We are very lucky to have them in RSM! -Lisa W., Trabuco Canyon
Athletes Choice is the place to go for the whole family. The instructors are very knowledgable, creative, and friendly. They offer a variety of classes for all ages. – Colleen H., Rancho Santa Margarita
I recently started training at Athletes Choice in Rancho Santa Margarita. It’s a beautiful gym with fantastic facilities and great equipment. I have used several gym’s the the RSM area and this is definitely the best one. My trainer, Jenny Cregg, recently started training at Athletes Choice. I have trained with her for over five years and she is definitely the best trainer around. Highly sensitive to your requirements and your schedule and a first class trainer. Highly recommended. -Clive B., Trabuco Canyon
I have been a trainer for over 20 years – 9 of those in Rancho Santa Margarita. During that time I have worked with many gym owners and personal trainers. I chose to train adult clients at Athletes choice because I wanted to work locally alongside like-minded, professional personal trainers in an environment that was safe, fun, clean, well equipped and professional! Athletes choice has exceeded both mine and clientele expectations, and its a real pleasure being part of a family owned business that enjoys, contributes and reaches out to the local community of Rancho Santa Margarita – the Hickman’s have brought fun into family fitness and they ‘really’ care about people! -Jenny C., Rancho Santa Margarita
I’ve watched the coaches at Athletes Choice train these kids, and they know what they are doing. If your kid is ready to go to the next level of sports performance, this is the gym for you! I like that they have classes for adults at the same times as the kids’ classes, so it’s really one stop shopping! Beautiful facility with a wide variety of excellent equipment! The personal training staff is the best around. I’m extremely happy with the professional training, support and encouragement I’ve received to reach my personal fitness goals. -Leslie R., Foothill Ranch
Athletes Choice is a great place for personalized training! And even better for sports training for your kids! -Alysia J.
ATHLETE’S CHOICE is the BEST! Not only do they offer fitness classes for children, they offer a great variety for the adults as well. Everything from Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, etc camps and trainings to Kid’s yoga and Zumbatomic! They have the best trainers in OC and have even dedicated the workout room to Jessica Joy Reevs…The NEGU fitness room! They are such a great place and just what our community needs!! Family fitness at its best!!!! The Hickman’s have done a wonderful job! -Julianne L
Athletes Choice is the best place for a workout…and the bonus is the kids can work out at the same time I do. Win, win -Kim
Athlete’s Choice! Love their group fit classes! Great sweat, great accountability, great heart! -Rossy
My kids love Athletes choice…and my daughter loves working out with the boys…and beating them! -Jenafer
Athlete Choice, is not only for the whole family to get healthy, the owners are the all around, most caring people. It’s the best COMPANY around. -Julie
Athletes Choice, they have it all. Personalized, clean, caring, and diversified, there is everything from specialized programs to a myriad of fitness classes! Choose from Kickboxing to Piyo , Zumba to Holy Yoga, and much, much more! Kids camps and programs for age specific and specialized sports make it unique….all in an environment of dedicated professionals. Top quality in a family owned environment…an incredible asset to RSM! Thank you to Maria and Kevin Hickman! -Bettina
Athlete’s Choice is great for the whole family. While the kids are taking a class – the parents can get their workout in at the same time – BRILLIANT! – Kinzie
LOVE Athletes Choice in RSM. Great workouts for the entire family! I workout while my kids are doing their sports performance training. Fabulous. -Ann F.
Athletes Choice in RSM is by far the best workout facility I’ve ever been to (and I’ve been to a lot). Personalized training, fun fitness classes, amazing nutritional workshops and great group training for organized sports. The trainers and staff really encompass the needs of the whole individual, not just one aspect. Athletes Choice is truly an innovative training facility for the whole family. -Elizabeth S.
Athletes Choice gets my vote!! The best work outs I’ve ever had happen here! It’s comfortable, clean and welcoming. The variety of classes, trainers and kids classes are amazing. -Lisa Z.
Our children love the classes, the equipments, and the trainers. -Irene B.
Athletes Choice is the only choice!!!!! - Dawn G.
Athlete’s Choice! The people are what make it awesome! -Pam H.
Athlete’s Choice. Great variety of classes for adults and kids. The best people. -Erin R.
Athletes Choice is THE way to go for the best workout place in OC. The staff are the best AND the parents can also workout instead of just sitting around. I love the workout challenges they throw my way! They are like my second family! -Elle H.
Athlete’s Choice is a great place for the whole family! You can get healthy together! The kids come out of a class soaked and ask to do another!! Great job Maria & Kevin! -Lezlie G.
Athlete’s choice! FAMILY owned and operated, highly recommended! -Chris C.
Athlete’s Choice is THE BEST! The trainers take a personal interest in individual’s success and are great motivators. The programs in place that are geared to kids are dynamic and the kids look forward to participating regularly. Kevin and Maria are a blessing!!! Thanks for making our work out experiences AMAZING! -Tracy H.
My son loves the classes & the coaches. It’s helped him get ready for the upcoming pop warner football season!! What a great place for our children & community! -Lisa W.
Athlete’s Choice is the best! Not only is there a great variety of classes for adults, they have an offering for kids too – not to mention specialized athletic training for kids to help them perform at the top of their sport. It’s a clean, personal & caring environment to make everyone feel welcome. -Tracy J.
Athletes Choice is a great place for kids training and love the quality lacrosse programs. -Tod S.
Athlete’s Choice! I love the get in and get out! Also the trainer’s are awesome, they help you modify moves if you have physical issues. Love working out with others! -Maria F.
We love Athletes choice! Its great for the whole family! -Becky
Athlete’s Choice! Convenient and just what we need to support healthy lifestyles for the whole family. -Matt M
Athlete’s Choice has me on the right track ! Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and He knows what it needs ! Thank you for being such a tool for Him to use in my life! -Deedee R.
I cannot say enough good things about Coach Hickman. It was my son’s first year playing tackle football and not only is Coach Hickman incredibly patient with the young kids, but he actually knows football and how to play the game! He easily and quickly identified each child’s strength and then worked with them individually to develop the skills they already have within themselves. He is a smart coach who game plans and prepares in advance and the results of his hard work and preparation show in the success and enjoyment that each and every kid shows on that field. My son had a fabulous time playing football and we owe a lot of that to Coach Hickman! -Kevin Bussell, Ladera Ranch
Kevin Hickman is a man with a true gift to help people reach their full potential. My son has played many sports, but has never learned as much as he did with Kevin. He has so much knowledge, enthusiasm, passion for football it is no wonder his teams have been undefeated. Not only is Hickman a talented athlete and coach, but he and his wife are people of true moral character. I am so thankful for this family and what they do for others through their gifts and talents. Now, with Athletes Choice my whole family can be well trained year round. -Colleen Hennesay, Rancho Santa Margarita
I love to workout at Athletes Choice; it is a beautiful facility and offers excellent classes. Today I took the turbo kick class, it was a great workout. Last week I took Pilates for the first time; it was an awesome way to be introduced to all of the different movements. The TRX class I took last Thursday was an amazing core workout that took place in the large room that feels like an indoor football field. I am sure when my son is a little older he will love to work with the coaches in one of the kid’s programs that I observed. -Erica C., Lake Forest
What a great place to workout. I have training sessions there. The equipment is all top notch and brand new and the training staff is incredible. It beats going to a chain gym, I really like this change of pace and every time I’m finished I can’t wait to go back again. -Steve G., Foothill Ranch
Awesome place for kids to workout. Not only is my son getting ready for football season but he is burning energy in a fun and productive way. He can’t wait for the next session. -Kimberly S., Rancho Santa Margarita
Great facility! My son had a good workout and was happy to begin a football readiness workout. I am looking forward to more deep muscle therapy! -Gail Ann, Coto de Caza
Athletes Choice is awesome! The staff are professional, friendly and very competent considering that many of their sports staff have either played professionaly or worked on a professional sports team! I am impressed to say the least! But that’s not what made me decide to join. After talking with the co-owners Maria and Kevin, their attitude and knowledge of sports, football in particular, convinced and encourged me to sign up my 10 year old son who has been wanting to play, but has not due to my reluctance. Santa Margarita Football league seems to be filled with sincere, smart, honest, and good-hearted people. Many of whom I have met at the Athletes Choice Gym. We took our free day with a few reservations, but after the first class there were no more reservations. Coupled with the great membership sale that is going on right now, we saw the awesome opportunity for my son to develop his muscle strength and to learn how to play any sport better from the specialized sports training. And as for me as a parent, I realized that this place affords us the opportunity of community networking in meeting other families of the same ages and interests of our children which is a big plus for us since we are new to the area! We have not missed a day since our first free trial! If you are wanting your child or yourself (there are great exercise classes and personal trainers available for adults too) to have the coaching and training from professionals who understand and care about you as an individual, then this is the place to come and check out! My son, is pumped! He’s focused and inspired after every class. This is a definite blessing for me and my family and I look forward to all that Athletes Choice has to offer in the future! Athletes Choice has a great vision for the family and this is a Godsend! One very happy customer! -JoAnn S., Trabuco Canyon
Great facility and gym classes! Welcoming and fun staff. They have gym classes that kids can take at the same time as mom. I would definitely recommend Athlete’s Choice in RSM. - Julie R., -Trabuco Canyon
Beautiful facility with a wide variety of excellent equipment! The personal training staff is the best around. I’m extremely happy with the professional training, support and encouragement I’ve received to reach my personal fitness goals. -Leslie R. – Foothill Ranch