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Planet Fitness has local area locations in Oxnard and Camarillo. The gym has classes, cardio, machines and more. Open and staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week.
9Round 30 Min Kickbox Fitness offers 30 minute, total body kickboxing circuit workouts. Format does not require class times; you just show up and start your workout. Fitness trainers on hand to instruct and motivate you. More information at www.9round.com.
Local area locations in Ventura County and nearby areas:
Westlake Village - 30845 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd 818.852.7030
Simi Valley - 2764 Cochran Street 805.428.9411
Camarillo - 2360 D Las Posas Road 805.244.5510
Port Hueneme - 547 West Channel Islands Blvd 805.946.2999
LA Fitness (Formerly Bally Total Fitness prior to December 2011), located at 451 W. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard, offers cardio equipment, strength training equipment kids club, group classes, personal training, pilates, pool, whirlpool, yoga and more.
Visit www.lafitness.com/Pages/clubhome.aspx?clubid=769 or call 805.983.8375 for more information.
Click the baseball for a list of batting cages in and around Ventura County.
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.
The new Oxnard Collection Super Sport location at The Collection at RiverPark at 400 Town Center Drive opened on December 20, 2014. Features basketball court, lap pool, free weights, cardio, etc.
Learn more about 24 Hour Fitness at www.24hourfitness.com.
Harley's Bowling Centers are located in Simi Valley and Camarillo. Harley's Simi has 24 lanes and Harley's Camarillo has 20 lanes. These are two "go to" bowling center for residents of the Conejo Valley, which has been without a bowling alley since 1995.
There is another Harley's now called Harley's Valley Bowl on the east end of Simi Valley that was formerly Brunswick Zone.
Very popular spots for kids' birthday parties. 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.
More information at www.harleysbowl.com.
Harley's Simi Valley is located at 480 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley (exit Madera off the 118 freeway) (805.526.4212).
Harley's Camarillo is located at 305 Arneill Road, Camarillo (Ponderosa Shopping Center, behind the 99 Cents Store) (805.482.0747)
Field Hockey Federation (FHF) is a Southern California organization that has sponsored and organized field hockey clubs and leagues, public and private school field hockey programs, and adult programs to pursue the sport of field hockey. It has long supported US Field Hockey, the USA national organization, with a steady supply of men and women field hockey players for the US Jr. and Senior National Teams. This organization also supports and provides fields and facilities for the California Cup Tournament, one of the largest in the USA which draws international, ranked club teams. It cooperates with other US field hockey organizations to further the sport of field hockey in the USA.
Local clubs include the Bulldogs (Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Newbury Park), Coyotes (Moorpark), Roadrunners (Ventura, Camarillo, Somis), and Eagles (Simi Valley, SF Valley and West Los Angeles).
Depending on demand, adult and junior divisions for fall and spring may include:
- Mixed U8, U10 and U12
- Girls U14 and U19
- Boys U14 and U19
- Women, Men and Mixed
Visit www.fieldhockeyfederation.com for more information.
Tucked into a residential neighborhood in Camarillo is a relatively small, very low key park called Arneill Ranch Park. This is an older park surrounding by homes at 1301 Sweetwater Avenue, just west of Arneill, between Dunnigan and Rocklyn.
While I would not go out of my way to visit this park with my kids (there's a small playground and swings for the local neighborhood kids), what is particularly unique about this park is that there is a full 1/4 mile hard-packed dirt track that circles the park. Nothing overly fancy, but a great opportunity to do some track/interval training or just jogging/walking in a controlled, measurable fashion. It is quite rare to find a park with a running track like this.
The park also has some decent, fairly newish looking fitness stations around the track, as well as restrooms.
More info at www.pvrpd.org/parks/active/arneil.asp.