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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.
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.
Located at the Simi Valley Town Center, Andrew Steinfeld's Results Fitness offers personalized private and semi-private fitness training sessions to individuals given by nationally certified trainers. The studio is fully-equipped with strength/weight training equipment and Life Fitness cardio/circulation equipment. Go there for body conditioning, strength and endurance, cardio, weight loss, sports-specific training, TRX, body toning, stretching, boxing and much more. Visit www.bodydesignresults.com or call 805.582.1832 for more information.
American Martial Arts Academy offers a comprehensive self-defense program by offering Taekwondo (striking), Judo (take downs) and Hapkido (grappling) as well as ground fighting techniques of Jiu-Jitsu. Our team of professional instructors and staff are here to help you achieve your goals; regardless of your age, skill level and ambitions in s safe and fun environment. The 26,000 sq ft facility located at 1313 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley has a 10,000 sq ft training floor. Programs for all ages. Birthday parties too! Visit amaa-usa.com/simivalley or call 805.527.5508 for more information.
YMCA of Southeast Ventura County serves the areas of Agoura, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. General information at www.triunfoymca.org or call 805.497.3081 x104.
Conejo Valley YMCA is located at 4031 North Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks (805.523.7613). Open 7 days per week. Facility has a 25-yard indoor heated pool) activity room, fitness center, gym, outdoor multi-sport court, frisbee golf/horseshoes, hiking and biking trail, babysitting, swim lessons, etc. www.triunfoymca.org/conejo
Triunfo YMCA is located at 31225 La Baya Drive, Suite 106, Westlake Village (818.707.9622). Closed on weekends. Facility has aquatics, fitness center, classes, camps, child care and various sports. www.triunfoymca.org/Triunfo
Simi Valley YMCA is at 3200 Cochran Street (805.583.5338). Open 7 days per week. 25 yard swimming pool, fitness center, indoor cycling, child care, camps, classes, sports, etc. www.triunfoymca.org/SimiValley
Miller Family YMCA is the newest location, located at 320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park (in Dos Vientos, adjacent to the Paraiso plaza). Open 7 days per week. 25 yard indoor swimming pool, fitness center, indoor cycling, sports, child care, etc. www.triunfoymca.org/miller
Harley's Bowling Centers (www.harleysbowl.com) operates bowling centers in Simi Valley and Camarillo. Simi has 24 lanes and Camarillo has 20 lanes. Harley's Simi and can say it is a very nice facility, clean, good amenities (food, bar, arcade) and well maintained. We have also been to Harley's Camarillo for birthday parties and famly fun and all ages had a blast. READ MORE HERE
There are leagues for kids ages 6 and up and for adults. There is the popular "Atomic Bowling" with loud music and black lights. These alleys also make great birthday venues too...try the bumper lane bowling for the little ones. You can rent a lane for open bowling by the hour or by the game
Harley's Simi Valley is at 480 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley (exit Madera off the 118 freeway) (805.526.4212).
Harley's Camarillo is at 305 Arneill Road, Camarillo (Ponderosa Shopping Center, behind 99 Cents Store) (805.482.0747)
Body Xchange Fitness Club Simi Valley is located at 1281 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley (Mountain Gate Plaza on First St. and E. Los Angeles Ave, behind Big 5) has over 70 pieces of state-of-the-art cardio equipment (Treadmills, Stepmills, Elliptical Trainers, Lifecycles etc.), cardio theater with plasma TVs everywhere, free weights, weight machines, heavy bags, personal training, suspension training, sport specific training, weight loss programs, luxurious locker rooms with flat screen TVs, tanning and more. Visit www.bxfitness.com/index.php/clubs/locations/simi-valley-fitness-club or call 805.520.2639 for more information.
Lost Canyons Golf Club at 3301 Lost Canyons Drive, Simi Valley is Ventura County’s only 36-hole public golf facility. Designed by renowned golf course architect Pete Dye with consulting help from Masters Champion Fred Couples, Lost Canyons is truly a unique golf experience. 36 championship holes that flow through the Santa Susana Mountains provide the golfer with panoramic views that you won’t find anywhere else. Lost Canyons is located in Simi Valley off the 118 Freeway just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, yet another world away.
Measuring over 20,000 square feet, the ranch style clubhouse features a pro shop, grille room, men’s and ladies' locker rooms, private banquet room, and a bar area. Tastefully decorated in a Rustic motif, the clubhouse offers a peaceful setting and spacious patio.
The terrace can easily accommodate over 400 guests for a pre or post event meal. If you need a space for a corporate or charity outing, you may care to consider using the Grille or Oak Tree Room.
More information at www.lostcanyons.com or 805.522.GOLF (4653) or toll-free 866.384.LOST (5678).
Owned and operated by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, the Simi Hills Golf Course is just one mile north of the 118 freeway at 5031 Alamo Street in Simi Valley. The course is a challenging par-71, 6400-yard championship layout designed by world renowned golf course architect Ted Robinson. You will enjoy playing on plush, undulating greens, immaculately maintained fairways, outlined with five shimmering lakes and more than fifty bunkers that test your skills. Simi Hills sports a lighted driving range and practice green, a full service snack bar and barbecue along with special event facilities.
The course has been voted the number one golf course in Ventura County by the "Ventura County Star" readers in their annual "Best of Ventura County" poll, and has received 3 1/2 stars out of five from "Golf Digest" as a place to play in the United States. For more info, visit www.rsrpd.org/park/simihillsgolf/shgchomenossi.html or call 805.522.0803.
Sinaloa Golf Course is located 980 Madera Road in Simi Valley. Managed by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, the course is 9 holes, 3 par, 1088 Yards on 25 acres. Practice green, driving range, pro shop, individual instruciton by appointment. For more info visit www.rsrpd.org/sinaloagolfcourse or call 805.581.2662.
Iceoplex Ice Skating Rink is located at 131 West Easy Street, Simi Valley and offers year-round indoor skating. Iceoplex offers public skating at designated times 7 days a week, skating classes, hockey leagues, figure skating, curling league and more. Have a birthday party there!
Iceoplex also offers FREE SKATING on Monday nights from 6:45pm to 7:30pm for ages 5 and up as part of its "Little Kings" program. Learn the ropes of ice hockey! Visit www.iceoplexsimivalley.com/public-skating/209-hockey-for-free for more information.
For more information visit www.iceoplexsimivalley.com or call 805.520.7465.
Tiger-Rock TaeKwonDo locations in Camarillo, Ventura, Ojai and Simi Valley are dedicated to providing a high level Martial Arts experience, with a focus on creating well rounded martial artists using Traditional Ho-Am TaeKwonDo as the foundation, then adding HanMuDo, and Gracie style Jiu-Jitsu for a full learning experience. Students enjoy the many benefits especially when first starting:
- There are specialized classes, specific to each groups unique classroom needs, for Tiger Cubs (preschool), Juniors, and Teens & Adults.
- Students can start any time and blend into the academy with other beginners.
- New classes are forming daily.
- Annually qualified instructors are dedicated to excellence and continuing education.
- Students can move forward at their own rate and not as a class unit.
For more information, visit www.itaonline.com or contact the local Ventura County locations below:
Taekwondo Plus of Camarillo: 676 E. Ponderosa Drive (behind Ralph's) (805.987.3306)
Ojai Taekwondo Academy: 811 E. Ojai Avenue (805.646.1191)
Mike Cerminaro's TKD Plus: 5912 Telegraph Road, Ventura (805.644.4777)
Eric Oland's TKD Academy: 1794 Erringer Road, Simi Valley (805.583.4823)
805 Boot Camp is an Outdoor Fitness Program based in Simi Valley. It includes a 6-week fitness and nutrition BLAST that will change your life! Camp Tours run 6 weeks, 5 days per week (Monday-Friday) and 1 hour per day. You also have a Camp Survival Manual that helps you make the best food choices to get the most out of your camp experience and achieve your goals! This program is for adults only and meets outdoors at dozens of locations in Simi Valley! The boot camps meet rain or shine. Visit www.805bootcamp.com for a lot more information, or call 805.823.3409.
Stroller Strides - Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Camarillo, Ventura
Stroller Strides is a stroller exercise class that incorporates power walking (or running) with strength training stations all while baby is in stroller. The program also educates and entertains the children, making them part of the class while mommy sweats!
Stroller Strides Conejo Valley covers Agoura, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village and offers weekly playgroups and monthly moms' night outs as well as other mom/baby activities. For more information visit www.strollerstrides.net/conejo or call 818.903.3027. And for a complete list of free playgroups, moms nights out, etc., visit www.meetup.com/conejo.
Stroller Strides Newbury Park offers classes 5 five days a week and welcomes moms, dads, school age kids, grandparents, etc. Visit www.strollerstrides.net/newburypark or call 805.796.1772 for more information.
Stroller Strides Simi Valley can be reached at www.strollerstrides.net/simivalley or 888.453.5826.
Stroller Strides Camarillo can be reached at www.strollerstrides.net/camarillo or 888.638.3860.
Stroller Strides Ventura is at www.strollerstrides.net/ventura or 619.672.9699.
Cardio Barre is a high energy, no impact, fat burning, muscle sculpting sensation...done at a ballet barre! This is a no impact workout. There is no punching, no kicking, no jumping up and down. Exclusively high-energy exercises that lengthe and strengthen your muscles as you burn fat.. Free child care 7 nights a week offered.
Oakridge Country Club offers an array of fitness equipment, racquet sports, junior olympic swimming pool, 4 tennis courts, 4 racquetball courts, studio cycling, yoga/pilates, over 100 weekly group fitness classes, children's programming and much more. The club is located adjacent to the east end of Simi Valley Town Center, at 2655 Erringer Road. Visit www.oakridgefitness.com or call 805.522.5454 for more information.
WAKA® is the World Adult Kickball Association® - the preeminent adult kickball organization and the world authority and governing body of kickball. WAKA kickball is real fun for real people. The average WAKA Kickball player is a young professional (21+). Leagues are co-ed and play is like the elementary school game you remember – the one with the big red playground ball. It's an easy game that is open to all skill levels.
Locally there are WAKA leagues in the Conejo Valley (CA Canyon League), Simi Valley (CA Mercury League) and Santa Barbara (CA West Beach).
League play dates vary. Currently the CA Canyon leagues plays March to May, CA Mercury plays May to June and CA West Beach plays June to August.
Brunswick Zone Simi Valley is located at 5255 Cochran Street, Simi Valley. You will quickly forget web surfing once you see this 40-lane facility. Try the Cosmic Bowling at night for some fun or perhaps a birthday party celebration. Open until midnight or later every night for you night owls. Call 805.584.BOWL (2695) or visit www.bowlbrunswick.com/about-us/116/1 for more information.
On a related note, why do they call 3 strikes in a row a "turkey" in bowling? According to www.bowl.com, the term "turkey" dates back to before the turn of the 20th century, when it was much more challenging bowling strikes. During Thanksgiving or Christmas week, bowling alley owners would often award a live turkey to the first person on a team to score 3 strikes in a row. Wow! I'd settle for a turkey sandwich at Roxy's Deli!
The ancient Chinese martial art of Hung Gar Kung Fu strengthens the mind, body, and spirit. Originating in the Shaolin Temple of China, Hung Gar is a style of Kung Fu that uses movements of animals such as the Tiger and the Crane for self defense. You will learn the skills of self-defense and evolve beyond the discipline of movement, into a deeper understanding of the wisdom behind the stances.
Hung Gar is a beneficial and enlightening practice for students of all ages and backgrounds. Our goal is to give you the tools and skills to reach farther and become more than you thought possible mentally, spiritually and physically. Learn a practice that has enhanced people's lives for centuries and applies directly to your modern time.