Fitness and Sports
Hard Charger Training Center is a cutting edge, state of the art personal training center owned & operated by U.S. Marine/Celebrity Trainer. Results Guaranteed. Home of Marine Miguel's Boot Camp - voted Ventura County's favorite boot camp in the VC Star reader's choice awards. FREE to try - Certified Personal Training & Boot Camp in Thousand Oaks. Located at 378 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks. Visit www.hardchargertrainingcenter.com or call 818.538.6447 for more information.
Since 1990, American Hapkido Mixed Martial Arts Training Center has provided instruction in Hapkido and Mixed Martial Arts in the Moorpark area to all ages. Located in a 5,000 sq ft facility at 5260 Kazuko Ct, Suite A. Birthday party packages also offered. More information at www.americanhapkido.com or by calling 805.523.7066.
Fitness 19 was founded in 2003 by fitness industry veterans with a simple fitness club concept – an extremely affordable, family-friendly facility that offers state-of-the-art cardio, strength, and free weight equipment. Fitness 19 of Oxnard is located at 2721 S. Rose Avenue and has cardio equipment, circuit training, free weights and a kids room. The gym is open 7 days a week. Personal training also available. More information at www.fitness19.com/centers/oxnard or by calling 805.486.2219.
The Rincon Triathlon Club is dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle and comraderie among athletes in triathlon, running, cycling, swimming, and other multi-sport events. We welcome people of all fitness levels and abilities. Through competition and training, Rincón Racers support and encourage their fellow athletes. Rincón's most current, spur-of-the-moment updates and information on training plans, workouts, parties, and everything else is communicated via a members-only email group. More information at www.rincontriclub.com.
With locations in Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, KO Studio is a private fitness and boxing studio that offers private training and customized semi-privates (3-4 clients) that offer all the challenges and innovations of private one on one sessions. Locations at 766 Lakefield Road, Unit F, Westlake Village and 5126 Clareton Drive, Suite 160, Agoura Hills. More information at thekostudios.com or by calling 805.551.9042.
Total Body Fitness is a neighborhood gym located at 618 B Lindero Canyon Road in Oak Park, at the corner of Lindero and Kanan. The facility features top of the line Precor cardio and strength equipment, state of the art cardio entertainment system, and group classes ranging from yoga to zumba, spinning, stroller classes and more. Visit www.tbfgym.com or call 818.991.5410 to learn more.
Ojai Valley Trail Riding Company offers horseback riding for beginners to advanced, offering lessons, pony rides and custom rides year round in the Ojai area. Trail rides include the Ventura River Valley, with views of the Topa Topa Mountains and Forest Trail Rides throgh Rice Canyon. Visit www.ojaitrailrides.com or call 805.890.9340 for more information.
24 Hour Fitness is the world's largest privately owned and operated fitness center chain in terms of memberships. 24 Hour Fitness currently has five locations in Ventura County. Here's the rundown:
Thousand Oaks - Sport, 2595 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks (805.777.7300) has Basketball Court, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Coin Collect Lockers, Free Weights, Group Cycling, Kids' Club, Pool, Pro Shop, Sauna, Steam Room and Whirlpool.
Simi Valley Agassi - Sport, 1352 Madera Road, Simi Valley (805.520.3440) has Basketball Court, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Coin Collect Lockers, Free Weights, Group Cycling, Kids' Club, Pool, Pro Shop, Sauna, Steam Room, Sun Deck, Tennis, Volleyball and Whirlpool.
Learn more about 24 Hour Fitness at www.24hourfitness.com.
Headed by Dennis Ichikawa (9th dan/grandmaster) and a staff of expert instructors and managers, T.O./WESTLAKE Karate Studio has been offering instruction and training in Tang Soo Do since 1974.
Located at 5740 Corsa Ave. Unit 104, Westlake Village. The studio offers Tang Soo Do, Grappling, After-School Enrichment Programs, "Mighty Mites" Program for 3 to 5 year olds and Mommy/Daddy and Me classes. For more information, visit www.towestlakekarate.com or call 818.889.3333.
The Academy of Dance and School of Performing Arts is a full service dance studio that offers a complete program of professional training in classical ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and musical theater.
Classes and training for both kids and adults available! Ages 3 to adult, beginner to professional.
Iron Circle Martial Arts at 135 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park provides authentic Jeet Kune Do, Aiki-Ju-Jutsu, Kickboxing for Kids, Esrima Weapons Training and proactive assault and abduction prevention training for all ages. Private and class training available. More information at www.ironcirclema.com or 805.376.8292.
Lacombe Karate has offered martial arts instruction in the Conejo Valley since 1973. The 3,000 sq ft facility at 31848-50 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. Various forms and styles of martial arts are taught, including Tang Soo Do, Mixed Martial Arts, Self-Defense, Defense Weapons and Pressure Point Techniques. Private and group instruction for adults and children. Kids' birthday parties too! More information at www.lacombekarate.com or call 818.889.7898.
Lacombe Karate has offered martial arts instruction in the Conejo Valley since 1973. The 3,000 sq ft facility at 31848-50 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. Various forms and styles of martial arts are taught, including Tang Soo Do, Mixed Martial Arts, Self-Defense, Defense Weapons and Pressure Point Techniques. Private and group instruction for adults and children. Kids' birthday parties too!
More information at www.lacombekarate.com or call 818.889.7898.
SPN Pilates is a modern, upscale studio offering a fast-paced Pilates-based workout that combines strength training with calorie-blasting cardio. SPN offers the Spinning® indoor cycling program, as well as a Pilates/Spinning® combination class nicknamed CPR (Cycling, Pilates, Resuscitation). SPN Pilates also offers nutritional counseling/planning.
The Claddagh Dance Company is the premier Irish Dancing School in Southern California. Claddagh Dance has added a touch of authentic Irish Culture to the lives of Southern California communities since 1985. Students range from four to adult, learning a mix of solo and group dances in the traditional soft and hard shoes.
The Claddagh school is proud to include over 50 North American Championship Irish dancers in solo and team events as well as overseas Champions. The dance school is under the direction of Máire O’Connell who moved to Ventura from Galway, Ireland in 1978 and a staff of teachers. Ms. O’Connell has been dancing most of her life and is a fully accredited to teach and adjudicate by the Irish Dancing Commission of Ireland. She has previously been active in the Irish American community as a speaker and a judge at a variety of events as well as a past President of the Irish American Club of Ventura. Máire is a 1995 honoree of the city of Los Angeles for her participation in the Irish Community of Southern California. In Irish Dancing she has previously been president of the Western Region of Teachers and Adjudicators. In 1999 she was invited to judge the All Scotland’s, All Ireland’s (The nation's Irish Dance Championships) and the World Championships in Ennis, Ireland.
Channel Islands Kayak Center has provided kayak rentals, lessons and tours at Channel Islands Harbor and Ventura Harbor since 1997. Visit www.cikayak.com for more information.
Channel Islands Kayak Center is located at the Channel Islands Harbor at 3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 213, Oxnard (805.984.5995) and at the Ventura Harbor (by appointment only) at 1691 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura (805.644.9699).
Community Center Park in Camairllo has some really nice, new exercise equipment adjacent to the playground area on the west side of the park! I've tried (in late March 2013) the equipment and it is some of the nicest "free" outdoor equpment I've been on! Let's just hope they are able to keep the equipment in such nice shape!
The City of Ventura’s Aquatic Facility is located at Ventura Community Park, at the corner of Kimball and Telephone Roads (901 S. Kimball). This is a beautiful state of the art aquatics facility, which consists of a 50 meter competition pool with two 1-meter and two 3-meter diving stands, a water playground pool (with a zero-depth entry), 2 water slides and a recreation pool. Pools are heated to about 80 degrees!They have dressing room areas, picnic areas, lessons, classes, group rates and birthday parties there.
So check it out at www.cityofventura.net/cs/recreation/aquatics or call 805.654.7511 for more information. Single entry fees as of April 2013 are $5 for ages 6 to 61, $3 ages 2 to 5, 62+ and free for 2 and under. Special "splash passes" available for families and multiple visits.