Crunch Gym is located adjacent to the east end of Simi Valley Town Center, at 2655 Erringer Road. The facility offers an array of fitness equipment, pool, tennis courts, racquetball courts, studio cycling, yoga/pilates, over 100 weekly group fitness classes, childcare and more.
Visit www.crunch.com/locations/simi-valley or call 805.522.5454 for more information.
The Pierpont Racquet Club at 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura offers 12 tennis courts, 2 indoor racketball courts, squash court, indoor/outdoor swimming, gym/fitness facilities, personal training, aerobics classes, child care and a whole assortment of other services.
For more information, visit www.pierpontrc.com or call 805.648.5161.
The City of Ventura’s Aquatic Center is located at Ventura Community Park, 901 S. Kimball, at Telephone Road. This is a beautiful state of the art facility, containing a 50 meter competition pool with two 1-meter and two 3-meter diving stands, a water playground pool, 2 water slides and a recreational pool. Pools are heated to about 80 degrees! They have dressing room areas, picnic areas, lessons, classes, group rates and birthday parties there.
More information at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/612/Aquatics or call 805.654.7511 for more information. Single entry fees as of May 2019 are $8 for ages 3 to 61, $5 for 62+ and free for 2 and under. Special "splash passes" available for families and multiple visits.
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.
Located at 543 W. Los Angeles Avenue in Moorpark, Body Xchange Sports Club is a state of the art facility featuring over 60 cardio machines (Treadmills, Stepmills, Elliptical Trainers, Lifecycles etc.), cardio theater with Plasma TVs, free weights, weight machines, Olympic size pool, lap pool and whirlpool, swimming lessons, group exercise classes, yoga/pilates/group cycling, heavy bags, personal training, suspension training, sport specific training, weight loss programs, kid care, luxurious locker rooms with flat screen TVs, tanning and much more. Open 7 days a week, hours vary. More information at bxfitness.com/location/moorpark-sports-club or call 805.529.9800.
Equinox Westlake Village is a 36,000 square foot fitness facility that opened in February 2014 at 112 S. Lakeview Canyon Road (at Thousand Oaks Blvd.) The facility has a three-lane indoor pool and studios dedicated to conditioning, yoga, Pilates, barre, strength and cardio equipment, cycling and more. There's also group fitness classes, personal trainers in a luxury environment with a juice bar, kids club, spa, WiFi, and other features. Learn more at www.equinox.com/westlakevillage or call 805.367.3108.
Discovery Ventura opened its doors at 1888 E. Thompson Boulevard, Ventura at the former home of the Ventura Bowling Center that closed its doors in December 2012. The facility has been beautifully renovated as a restaurant and lounge, accompanied by a nine-lane bowling alley, several pool tables and shuffleboards.
Bowling lanes are first come, first serve and cost $15 per hour (plus shoe rentals). The boys were able to find lighter bowling balls (6 to 8 lbs) and the hostess can program, on request, "bumpers" to pop up during the kids' turns.
This is a smaller, boutique, non-league bowling alley that uses efficient "StringPin" technology. Traditionalists will definitely notice some difference in the pin "action" but for most folks bowling for fun, I don't see it being a big issue. See video below for a close-up of the StringPin action.
The lanes are full sized, though a bit cramped lengthwise. From what I've read and experience, there are usually sets of dots 12 feet and 15 feet from the foul line used in the approach. The 15 foot dots are very close to the serving tables and seating area. Probably not a big issue for most folks, but definitely a different feeling than most full sized bowling alleys. It didn't take any of the fun away for us!
Learn more at www.discoveryventura.com or call 805.856.BOWL (2695).