George Erb Fitness Center in Camarillo

The George Erb Fitness Center is located at 231 Camarillo Ranch Road. This fully equipped fitness facility offers cardio, pilates and strength equipment, personal training, on-site child care, classes of various types including yoga, spinning and others, aquatic aerobics, Zumba, free towel service and more. No contracts; just a monthly fee. More information at www.erbfitness.com or call 805.484.3307.

Edge Fitness Club at Channel Islands Harbor

Located at 2860 Harbor Boulevard, Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, Edge Fitness Club is a 10,000 sq ft facility with free weights, strength training, cardio theater, spinning studio, group fitness classes, personal training, and more. Added bonus is great views of Channel Islands Harbor! More information at edgefitnessclub.com or call 805.815.4222.

Outdoor Exercise Equipment at Community Center Park in Camarillo

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!

Community Center Park is located at 1605 E. Burnley Street in Camarillo. For more information, visit www.pvrpd.org/parks/active/community.asp or call 805.482.1996.

Channel Islands YMCA - 2 Ventura County Locations

The Channel Islands YMCA (www.ciymca.org) is an association of 7 YMCA branches serving Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

The Camarillo Family YMCA at 3111 Village at the Park Drive (805.484.0423) provides access to health and wellness information and activities for all ages. The Camarillo Family YMCA- Hiji Center has a wide variety of adult and senior programs, including aquatics, aerobics and cardiovascular exercise, weight and strength training, yoga, basketball and volleyball leagues, triathlon training and more!

Expanded family and youth programs include: Family Fun Nights, Parents' Night Out, World of Wonder events, The Zone (for kids ages 9-12), summer camps, sports leagues, Youth Wellness classes (such as tumbling, hip-hop dancing, judo, and more), and child care programs. There are also all type of birthday party options offered by the Y, including splash parties, gym parties, dance parties an design parties (visit www.ciymca.org/birthday-parties.html).

The Aquatics Center at the Camarillo Family YMCA provides instructional swim programs for all ages, ability levels and interests. Youth and adult lessons are offered year round as well as special classes for those with physical limitations. More information at www.ciymca.org/camarillo.

Located along one of the most scenic stretches of the California coast line, the Ventura Family YMCA at 3760 Telegraph Road (805.642.2131) has been serving the city of Ventura for 120 years. The YMCA got its start on September 30, 1887 with a house that was purchased on the corner of Santa Clara and Oak Street. Today, the Ventura Family YMCA has grown with an expansive 6,000 facility members and provides childcare to over 200 children in its after-school programs. A 3,000 square foot natatorium was added with two heated indoor pools allowing an aquatics program to flourish and serve 5,000 children annually. More information at www.ciymca.org/ventura.

Way of the Orient Martial Arts Academy in Camarillo

Way of the Orient Martial Arts Academy has been serving Ventura County for 30 years, specializing in teaching Taekwondo & Hapkido. All instructors are certified by the United States Hapkido Federation and the World Taekwondo Federation.  Classes for kids, teens and kids.  Also teach self defense classes.  Located at 67 S. Glenn Drive, Camarillo.  More information at www.wayoftheorient.com or call 805.388.1047. Also a location in Carpinteria.

Sterling Hills Golf Course - Camarillo

Sterling Hills Golf Club in CamarilloSterling Hills Golf Club, located at 901 Sterling Hills Drive in Camarillo, is a public golf course with a private club feel. The 18-hole championship course was designed by Robert Muir Graves and Damian Pascuzzo and features an excellent practice range and putting green. The 12,000 square-foot clubhouse has a well-stocked golf shop, full bar and restaurant, and is available for wedding receptions, banquets, and golf outings. 

Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center at Sterling Hills Golf Club is your choice for a stunning Camarillo wedding site that comes at a fraction of the price you would anticipate. Our professional staff will assure your event is unforgettable.

Some of the spectacular, unique features of our Camarillo wedding location:

  • Picturesque wedding site with the Topa Topa Mountains in the background
  • Gazebo overlooking the golf course
  • Up to 225 seated guests
  • Panoramic banquet room views of the first and ninth fairways
  • Spanish style clubhouse with dramatic landscaping

For more info visit www.sterlinghillsgolf.com or call 805.987.3446.

Camarillo MMA and Fitness

Camarillo MMA and Fitness in Camarillo teaches a Mixed Martial Art called The Wind Combat System which is a collaboration of conditioning, kickboxing, American Kenpo, Judo and survival skills. The Wind Combat System was created by Camarillo MMA's owners, Peter Dewindtand Cherry Dewindt. The Wind Combat System is offered to ages 2 1/2 and up. Camarillo MMA also offers a cardio kickboxing class for pre-teens and up. For more information, visit www.camarillomma.com or call 805-914-4129.

SailTime Channel Islands

SailTime Channel Islands offers an unmatched sailing lifestyle experience. For an affordable monthly fee, Members sail as little or as much as they want. Go for a day sail whenever you want. Or head out to the Channel Islands for a multi-day cruise. With SailTime technology you can reserve your sailing time up to a year in advance. SailTime offers new 33 and 36 foot yachts that are fully loaded with everything you could imagine and are impeccably maintained, waiting for you to hop aboard with your family and friends to enjoy a day at sea.

The Channel Islands SailTime location, (there are four other locations in California and 60 across the country and around the world) is an award winning sailing school as well, having been awarded "Outstanding Facility" by the American Sailing Association for the past three years. Each year we teach a variety of sailors from never-evers to refreshers for folks who used to sail before. Before SailTime, you had to either put up with the shortcomings of a traditional sailing club or buy your own boat. SailTime is the answer, found in the middle of those two extremes. Sail a new yacht like you own it without the hassle and expense of ownership. Come on down to the docks and find out more today!

Web Site: http://sailtime.com/channelislands
Blog: http://sailtimechannelislands.com/california-sailing
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oxnard-CA/SailTime-Channel-Islands/99016548168
email: ctucker@sailtime.com
phone: 805/320-8687

Pilates Influence at Channel Islands Harbor

Pilates Influence, located at 3150 South Harbor Blvd., Oxnard (Channel Islands Harbor), offers Pilates one-on-one, in pairs, groups and boot camps.  They offer training on both the Pilates equipment and in mat Pilates.  Available by appointment only early mornings, late evenings and weekends.  For more information, visit www.pilatesinfluence.com or call any of the instructors listed in THIS LINK.

The History of Pilates from a recent Pilates Influence newsletter:

Born in Germany in 1880, Joseph Pilates created the exercise known today as Pilates to achieve a workout that engaged the mind and body connection.  He wanted to create exercises for all, regardless of age or fitness level.  He started building the foundation for his new phenomenon during World War I while working as a nurse rehabilitating disabled soldiers.  He redesigned the hospital bed using the springs from the bed and pulleys to provide resistance. Joseph brought this new form of exercise with him to the U.S., working not only in rehab but with famous dancers - George Ballentine, Martha Graham, just to name a few. Today the exercises and equipment designed by Joseph are now an integral part of training for all athletes!