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)

Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo

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Spanish Hills is a world class private county club. The classic Spanish style clubhouse is perched high on the most dramatic point of Camarillo (999 Crestview Avenue). Designed by renowned architect Robert E. Cupp, Spanish Hills Country Club's private 18-hole championship golf course features dramatic views of the surrounding mountains, ocean and countryside.  At 6,702 yards from the championship tees, the par 71 layout is as challenging as it is beautiful.  With five sets of tees for players of all skill levels, this spectacular course can also be very forgiving.

Visit www.spanishhillscc.com or call 805.388.5000 for more information.

Channel Islands Kayak Center

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Channel Islands Kayak Center has provided kayak rentals, lessons and tours at Channel Islands Harbor and Ventura Harbor since 1997. Visit www.cikayak.com for more information.

Channel Islands Kayak Center is located at the Channel Islands Harbor at 3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 213, Oxnard (805.984.5995) and at the Ventura Harbor (by appointment only) at 1691 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura (805.644.9699). 

Fitness 19 in Oxnard

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Fitness 19 was founded in 2003 by fitness industry veterans with a simple fitness club concept – an extremely affordable, family-friendly facility that offers state-of-the-art cardio, strength, and free weight equipment. Fitness 19 of Oxnard is located at 2721 S. Rose Avenue and has cardio equipment, circuit training, free weights and a kids room. The gym is open 7 days a week. Personal training also available. More information at www.fitness19.com/centers/oxnard or by calling 805.486.2219.

Camarillo Yoga Center

Camarillo Yoga Center is located at 5800 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 127, Camarillo.  The Center offers a full range of yoga services, including adult classes, pre-natal yoga, baby yoga and infant massage, active childbirth classes, kids yoga, yoga for cancer, ballroom dancing classes and much more.  Visit www.camarilloyoga.com or call 805.484.8810 for more information.