LA Fitness in Oxnard

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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.

24 Hour Fitness Locations in Ventura County

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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.

Camarillo - Sport, 453 Carmen Drive, Camarillo (805.482.2444) has Basketball Court, Cardio Equipment, Free Weights, Group Cycling, Kids' Club, Pool, Pro Shop, Sauna and Steam Room.

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.

Simi Valley-Tapo - Active, 2350 Tapo Street, Simi Valley (805.520.3269) has Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Coin Collect Lockers, Free Weights and Kids' Club.

Channel Islands - Active, 1651 Victoria Avenue Suite 160, Oxnard (805.988.6000) has Functional Training Room, Kids' Club and Pro Shop.

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.

If you're looking for a discounted 24 Hour Fitness membership, Costco currently (as of December 2014) offers them online at this link.

Learn more about 24 Hour Fitness at www.24hourfitness.com.

Harley's Bowling Centers - Simi and Camarillo

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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.

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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)

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Field Hockey Federation

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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.

Running/Walking Track at Arneill Ranch Park in Camarillo

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.

This particular photo of the park does not highlight the running track, but trust me, there is one. :>

This particular photo of the park does not highlight the running track, but trust me, there is one. :>

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.

CrossFit Locations In and Around Ventura County

CrossFit workouts incorporate elements from high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, kettleballs, calisthenics and other exercises. It is practiced by members of over 10,000 affiliated gyms throughout the world by individuals who complete daily workouts (aks "WODs" or "workouts of the day"). CrossFit has become quite popular, so popular that I was wondering how many CrossFit gyms there are here in the vicinity of Ventura County and adjacent areas.

If you visit map.crossfit.com you'll find a useful map of CrossFit affiliate gyms around the world. Here's a compilation of local locations (obviously subject to change):

CrossFit Ojai, 510 Park Road 805.798.1821

CrossFit Kerosene, 1111 Rancho Conejo Blvd, Newbury Park 805.404.7701

CrossFit Thousand Oaks, 763 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. 805.496.2077

CrossFit FAST, 31166 Via Colinas, Ste 1, Westlake Village 805.551.6444

Precision CrossFit, 28710 Canwood St, Unit 105, Agoura Hills 805.660.4101

Chalkline CrossFit, 5311 Derry Ave, Suite I/J, Agoura Hills 818,.707.2523

CrossFit Code 4: 930 Flynn Rd, Unit K, Camarillo 805.236.4655 (Kids program too)

CrossFit Camarillo, 409 Calle San Pablo #111, 805.302.3691

CrossFit Gravis, 1661 Pacific Ave, Unit 113, Oxnard 805.824.1322

CrossFit Oxnard, 2021 Eastman Ave, Unit % 805.988.9922 (Kids program too)

Strong and Steady CrossFit, 3130 Paseo Mercado, Suite 104, Oxnard 805.229.1787

CrossFit Anacapa, 6255 Inez St, Unit 6 and 7, Ventura 808.561.5070

CrossFit Ventura, 5777 Olivas Park Dr, Suite S, Ventura 805.644.9272

Beach Side CrossFit, 2646 Palma Drive, Unit 310 and 315, Ventura 805.258.3069

C Street CrossFit, 1371 Fleet St, Ventura 805.794.3038

CrossFit Tavros, 3669 Arundell Circle, Ventura 805.910.8422

Crosstown CrossFit, 5260 Bonsai St, Unit F, Moorpark 805.910.5025

Autumo CrossFit, 690 Walnut St, Moorpark 818.692.3337

CrossFit Iron Dust, 4486 Runway St, Simi Valley 805.285.8208

CrossFit Simi Valley, 1816 Angus Ave 805.432.5224 (Kids program too)

CrossFit Carpinteria, 4188 Carpinteria Ave, Suites 9 & 10 805.881.3372 (Kids program too)

Tae Ryong Taekwondo School - Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Camarillo

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The Tae Ryong School of Taekwondo was founded in 1982 by Grand Master Yong Shin and has proudly served the communities of Thousand Oaks at 1746 N. Moorpark Road (805.371.8795) and Camarillo 2249 Pickwick Drive (805.388.5425).  Korean art of self defense taught to adults and children.  Visit www.trtkd.com for more information.

New location opened in early 2012 at 501 S. Reino Road, Newbury Park (805.498.5425).

Newbury Park location

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