Accord Hybrid Named to KBB.com 10 Best Green Cars List

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

TORRANCE, Calif., Apr. 16, 2015 – The award-winning Accord Hybrid was named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com annual list of the 10 Best Green Cars for 2015, its second straight appearance on the KBB.com green car list. The KBB industry experts praised the Accord Hybrid’s stellar fuel economy ratings and excellent value proposition………

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Where to Get Fit near Orange County, CA

24 hour fitnessIt’s no secret that a large percentage of Americans are woefully out of shape. If you’ve tried to get fit on your own but just haven’t managed to get the results you’re looking for, then maybe you should think about hitting a gym. We’ve found some highly rated spots in Orange County for you to try—some with fitness classes, weight-loss programs, and even personal trainers.

No Excuse Fitness

For folks looking for a smaller gym with more personal attention, try No Excuse Fitness with locations in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. There are also personal trainers affiliated with this gym in Corona del Mar, Irvine, Huntingdon Beach, and Fountain Valley.

This isn’t a casual gym; workouts are with a personal trainer and by appointment only. Clients highly value the personal attention, and for those with issues getting in shape, this place seems to be a good solution. No Excuses Fitness has a free consultation with a complimentary workout so you can judge for yourself if this gym is for you.

Crunch

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Crunch is a rather new franchise of gyms, and their Orange County location is in Tustin. This gym offers classes and personal training as well as your choice of the most popular fitness equipment. Crunch has monthly and yearly memberships at reasonable prices and does offer free passes. Members like the convenience and the extras, including massages and tanning. Check out their site for more information.

24 Hour Fitness

If you’re a night owl, then put 24 Hour Fitness on your list. There are multiple locations for this national franchise in Orange County, including Irvine, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, and Anaheim.

This chain of gyms offers top-of-the-line equipment. Plus customers enjoy the fact that there are so many convenient locations, and the 24-hour operation hours give them the ability to get their cardio on whenever they feel the need. 24 Hour Fitness is a national chain club and does require membership, but their website allows you to print off a free 24-hour pass so you can scope out the place and see if it’s a good fit for you.

Jungle Fitness

orange county fitness centersJungle Fitness in Irvine specializes in transforming fat into muscle. They offer in-depth programs for fat loss and strength training as well as pre- and post-natal fitness and even training for body-building competitions.

One thing that customers really love about Jungle Fitness is the staff’s dedication to getting their clients in shape. They simply won’t take no for an answer. With several personal trainers on site, if you’re looking for personal help with your fitness issues, then Jungle Fitness might just be for you.

As always, be aware that working out alone isn’t going to give you 100% of the results you‘re looking for. Make sure to talk to your doctor and/or a nutrition expert to find out what changes you can make in your diet to achieve optimum results.

Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos is a proud supporter of physical fitness and health. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, visit us today and test drive our 2015 Honda models!

 

Top Wineries near Cerritos, CA

While many people embrace Cerritos for its established family-owned businesses, wide selection of local cafés and fine dining, and wonderful boutiques and shopping areas, just as many enjoy making this part of Los Angeles for its wide-open spaces, dairy farms, and wineries.

Whether you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner each night, like to collect bottles of fine wine throughout your travels, or simply find pleasure in spending an afternoon tasting different wines under California’s blue skies, you’ll want to be sure to visit these five wineries in and around Cerritos.

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The Wine Country

Celebrating its 20th year in business, The Wine Country has much more than just wine. With a variety of spirits, beer, gift baskets, and gourmet foods, along with almost any wine you could hope for, this one-stop shop has everything a wine lover could need. From Wednesday to Saturday, you can attend one of their many tastings and events at 2301 Redondo Avenue in Signal Hill, just a little over 10 minutes from Cerritos.

The Wine Crush

With 10 years under their belts, the owners of The Wine Crush have made their business one of the most prestigious wineries in Long Beach. While anyone can buy their vast selection of wines, they especially cater to their Club Crush members. When you join Club Crush, you receive two hand-selected, small-production wines every other month or four times a year, depending on your selected membership. In addition, they host a fabulous wine tasting and pick-up party for people who have a scheduled shipment that month. An added benefit of Club Crush is the no corkage fees commitment at several Long Beach restaurants.

Seal Beach Winery

Less than 15 minutes from Cerritos, Los Alamitos is home to Seal Beach Winery, one of the best boutique wineries in the area. Seal Beach offers more than 10 different varieties of wine including pinot noir and Grenache. All of the wines at Seal Beach Winery are made by winemaker Michael Dawson. The tasting room, located at 3387 Cerritos Avenue, is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays.

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Marabella Vineyard Company

This family-owned business has been making wine since 1932. Known for their famous Marabella DAGO RED Wine & Wine Vinegar, this winery located in San Pedro also sells wine supplies, books, and recipes to try your hand at making wine in the comfort of your own home. During the harvest season of August through December, you can make wine or juice with oak hand presses like they used when the business first started. This family-friendly winery lets you enjoy wonderful wine while the kids can drink fresh grape juice. If you would like to see what Marabella Vineyard Company has to get your own wine-making endeavors on its feet, you can visit them at 338 West 8th Street in San Pedro.

Winery at Main Street

Open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, the Winery at Main Street in Yorba Linda is a great place to relax and have a great time. This winery offers a decent-sized appetizer menu and some non-alcoholic beverages if you want to take a break from sipping their unique wines. Every Friday and Saturday night, live music adds to the ambiance of this cool lounge-like winery. Wine enthusiasts can even join their wine club that has six different tiers depending on the type of wine you enjoy the most. You can order either a full or half batch to match your taste preference and you can even have a customized label.

Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos wishes you a fun-filled spring for 2015! If looking for a new vehicle is on your list of things to do, visit us at that dealership and check out our latest 2015 Honda models. Schedule a test drive online today!

Spring Marathons in Los Angeles, CA

While the rest of the country has been digging out from months of winter snow, SoCal residents have been able enjoy a much milder introduction to spring. If you’re one of the thousands of Los Angeles residents who spends the winter training for your spring marathon, you’ll get your chance each month with runs in scenic locales such as Griffith Park and Newport Beach.

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Los Angeles Marathon

The Los Angeles Marathon, held on March 15, arrives just ahead of the official start of spring. Los Angeles residents are used to spring temperatures by the time tens of thousands of runners take to the streets to run from the starting line at Dodger Stadium to the finish point at the Santa Monica Pier.

Griffith Park Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Running on pavement for 26.2 miles is a feat, but running along the rugged trails of Griffith Park is quite another. Held on March 28, the Griffith Park Trail Marathon has a limit of just 400 runners, and race organizers suggest entering early to score a spot. The aid stations for this challenging marathon actually come stocked with PB&J sandwiches!

OC Marathon

los angeles marathonsHeld in the beautiful ocean community of Newport Beach, the OC Marathon arrives May 3 and also features a half marathon and 5K race. The course begins near the Pacific Ocean and runs along Newport Bay, after which runners head inland toward the finish near the Santa Ana Country Club. One of the coolest features of this marathon is that they offer pace leaders who will help you maintain your desired speed throughout the race.

Mountains2Beach Marathon

Just north of Los Angeles in Ventura, the Mountains2Beach Marathon is held each year in May. The marathon is May 24 this year, and the full marathon sells out each year. If you miss out on the full marathon, race organizers also offer a half marathon option. The course begins in the picturesque mountain town of Ojai with a challenging hill thrown in at mile 3 and several miles of running along the Pacific Ocean.

Magnificent Marathon

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The Magnificent Marathon arrives May 30 and will be held in Huntington Beach. Race organizers will even let you enter the race for free if you can find a friend who will donate two hours of their time while you compete. Also, if you feel unable to complete the entire marathon, you can choose to finish a shorter distance and receive a finisher medal for the 10K or half marathon distance.

Father’s Day Run

The spring marathon season in Southern California closes out with the Father’s Day Marathon in Van Nuys. Held on June 21, race organizers describe this event as a fun run that features an easy path of four loops around a 6.55 mile path. The race has a time limit of 5.5 hours and begins at 6:15 am. However, if you anticipate needing more time to finish the race, organizers will let you begin early.

Not ready to conquer the marathon distance this spring? Don’t worry! Most of these events also feature other distances for 5K, 10K, and half-marathon races.

This information has been brought to you by Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos. Visit us today to see our latest 2015 Honda models on the lot! 

Honda Named Best Value Brand and Best Overall Brand by Thousands of New-Car Shoppers in KBB.com’s 2015 Brand Image Awards

Honda is the ‘Best Overall Brand’ for third consecutive year

TORRANCE, Calif., April 1, 2015 – New-car shoppers have once again recognized the Honda brand (automobiles.honda.com) as the ‘Best Value Brand’ and ‘Best Overall Brand’ in Kelley Blue Book’s 2015 Brand Image Awards, based on the company’s Brand Watch™ study. This is the fourth time Honda has been named ‘Best Value Brand’ and marks the third consecutive year it has been recognized as ‘Best Overall Brand’ by non-luxury car shoppers on KBB.com.

“These awards from KBB.com demonstrate that customers continue to recognize the tremendous quality and value of our products, which are at the heart of the incredible competitive strength of the Honda brand,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We take this recognition from our customers as a mandate to continue building the highest quality, longest lasting vehicles on the road.”

The 2015 Brand Image Awards are based on consumer automotive perception data from the Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence Brand Watch study. Brand Watch is an online brand and model perception tracking study tapping into 12,000+ in-market new-vehicle shoppers annually on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. The highly comprehensive study offers insight into how shoppers perceive important factors driving their purchase decisions, and captures brand/model familiarity and loyalty among new-car shoppers. Honda was named ‘Best Overall Brand’ by securing the highest average score across ratings of all non-luxury models, and the weight of importance of each of the factors in the study.

“Honda garnered not just one but two extremely important awards in our Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards program for 2015,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. “Winning vehicle shoppers’ endorsement as the Best Value Brand is a tangible expression of consumers’ perception that Honda vehicles offer industry-leading value, and winning the Best Overall Brand award makes it clear that value isn’t the only attribute for which Honda tops the industry. In fact, it is an industry leader in a variety of important attributes.”

For more information about Kelley Blue Book’s 2015 Brand Image Awards, please visit http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/brand-image-awards/.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive automobiles for American car buyers through approximately 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Accord, Crosstour, Civic, Fit, and CR-Z along with the Pilot, and CR-V sport-utility vehicles and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 30 years and currently operates 16 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2014, 98 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Honda Accord LX purchased from Norm Reeves Honda Cerritos hits 300,000 miles!

Mr. Marquez:

In June 1994, I purchased a Cashmere Silver Honda Accord LX from Norm Reeves in Cerritos. I still own this car and have driven ever single mile that it has on it…I am currently at 296K…This is nothing short of amazing!

I wasn’t sure if you wanted a picture of it when it hits 300K or not…after all it was your car dealership that sold me the car…it is pretty special. And its in amazing condition for almost being 21 years old.

Thanks for your time!

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Honda Accord unseats Toyota Prius as California’s top-selling vehicle

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The Honda Accord Family sedan narrowly toppled Toyota’s Prius hybridf rom its perch as the best selling vehicle in California last year. Honda sold 71,578 Accords in the state last year, compared with sales of 71,210 for the Prius, according to IHS Automotive, an industry research firm that tallies vehicle registrations.

The Prius was the king of California car sales in 2012 and 2013. Honda officials are crowing over the achievement…….

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Best Shopping Near Cerritos

Shopping in Cerritos can be described in one word: variety. All over the area, those from Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Downey travel to the area for a great selection of local and commercial shops. The shopping centers in the town are complete with restaurants, local boutiques, and well known stores for what you’re looking for. Here are a few centers and locations to keep in mind the next time you’re looking for a day of retail therapy.

Los Cerritos Center

The Los Cerritos Center is home to well-known stores galore. From clothing goods like Banana Republic to tech shops like the Apple store, the Los Cerritos Center is the one stop shop for whatever it is you may need and want. This center is also home to a number of restaurants like Yogurtland and Subway you can stop by for a quick bite and refuel before more shopping.

Shopping in Cerritos

Besos Boutique

Besos Boutique is a mobile fashion store that exclusively sells their selection of stylish clothes online and at in-home trunk shows. With this, customers can shop local fashions within the comfort of their own home. This business offers chic dresses, accessories, tops, and bottoms for a woman looking to show off a new sense of trendy style.

Trincor Center

The Trincor Center in Cerritos is home to the Cerritos Hills Florist and the Guppy Teahouse. With the local flair of the shops and restaurants, visitors and residents are able to satiate their food cravings while take a looking into stores like the Italy Shoes and Boutique. At this location, you can indulge on some high quality and stylish shoes for any occasion.

Cerritos Certified Farmers’ Market

Although the Cerritos Certified Farmers’ Market doesn’t have clothes, shoes, and other items you’d usually see in your retail therapy sessions, it does offer a wide range of fresh produce for the local foodies and chefs at heart. Shopping in Cerritos They offer fruit, vegetables, eggs, fish, bread, and more. It takes grocery shopping to a fresh new level to help you create delicious meals for your friends and family. The Cerritos Certified Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 8 am to noon in the northwest parking lot of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos

Take your retail therapy to the next level and head to Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos to check out the huge selection of new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles in the lot and showroom. Coupled with helpful associates, a service department, and a finance department, getting the brand new 2015 Honda model will be simple, fun, and hassle-free. All throughout the Cerritos area is a wide array of shopping centers and local stores for residents and visitors from Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Downey to indulge in. So whether you’re on the hunt for a certain item, like a brand new car or local ingredients, or you just feel the need to shop, stop by one of the locations listed above for your next retail therapy session. If you find yourself in the showroom of Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos, be sure to schedule a test drive.

Affordable Spring Break Trips Near Cerritos, CA

Today, it may seem going anywhere for spring break means spending too much money, especially when you’re planning on spending this time in California. But visiting or residing the Cerritos , Los Angeles, Downey, and Long Beach area for spring break doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. This area features tons of attractions and beautiful getaways that make for a memorable and budget-friendly spring break experience. Here are a few affordable spring break trips near Cerritos, CA you can consider this year.

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If you’re looking to incorporate a bit of booze without overdoing it on your vacation this year, head over to the California vineyards in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley for the iconic California Wine Tours. It’s an affordable day trip that puts you together with other wine enthusiasts as you visit a number of wineries. Plus, you can even sample some delicious wines and grab some of your favorite bottles of red or white.

California Hiking

California is filled with scenic hiking spots to enjoy. This cost effective spring break idea gives you a chance to see the beauty in the area up close and personal.  From easy hiking trails at the El Dorado Nature Center to a relaxing bike trail at Liberty Park, you’ll be able to experience the warm weather, abundant sunshine, and breathtaking views.

California Road Trip

Taking a road trip with your family or close friends is not only affordable but will make your spring break extremely exciting. Driving through the area in your new Honda from Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos allows you to have the freedom to explore what you want to see. From beautiful camping areas and hiking spots to the famous landmarks seen all over the Los Angeles area, you’ll be able to experience it all in a fuel efficient Honda.

California Beach Trip

It’s not a proper spring break on the west coast without visiting one of California’s gorgeous beaches. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the sands and sea just once, or you’re looking into staying for an extended vacation, hitting the beach is a fun and very much affordable activity for this year’s spring breaks festivities. Stop by Laguna Beach for the white sands or head to Coronado for sweet waves. Plus, beaches like Venice Beach and Santa Monica feature great shopping, outdoor entertainment, and delicious foods when it’s time to get out of the waters.

Spring Break Trips

Spring break doesn’t have to mean putting yourself in financial hardship. With the many affordable trips ideas near Los Angeles, Downey, Long Beach, and Cerritos, CA, you’ll get to experience the beauty and entertainment that come can only from the west coast.

If you’re searching great budget friendly spring break ideas, be sure to consider the attractions and ideas listed above. And if you’re looking for a great fuel efficient car for your spring break road trips stop by Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos to check out our inventory of this year’s new and popular 2015 Honda models today.