Body Xchange Sports Club in Moorpark

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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.

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.

Body Exchange Fitness Club in Simi Valley

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Body Xchange Fitness Club Simi Valley is located at 1281 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley (Mountain Gate Plaza on First St. and E. Los Angeles Ave, behind Big 5) has over 70 pieces of state-of-the-art cardio equipment (Treadmills, Stepmills, Elliptical Trainers, Lifecycles etc.), cardio theater with plasma TVs everywhere, free weights, weight machines, heavy bags, personal training, suspension training, sport specific training, weight loss programs, luxurious locker rooms with flat screen TVs, tanning and more. Visit bxfitness.com/location/simi-valley-fitness-club or call 805.520.2639 for more information.

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.

Jason Flame's Tang Soo Do University in Moorpark

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Since 1994, Jason Flame's Tang Soo Do University has been providing instruction in Tang Soo Do and the martial arts in the Ventura County area. At Tang Soo Do University, we are not only interested in fighting and self defense skills, but in the development of each person as a whole. The real value of Tang Soo Do is not simply the belt you earn, but the changes that occur within you along your journey. Also camps, birthday parties, etc.

TSDU Moorpark is located at 111 Poindexter Avenue, Suite E and F. More information at www.tsdukarate.com or by calling 805.530.0000.

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)

CLUBWAKA Kickball in the Conejo Valley and Simi Valley and More

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CLUBWAKA® is the new name for the World Adult Kickball Association® - the preeminent adult kickball organization and the world authority and governing body of kickball. CLUBWAKA kickball is real fun for real people. The average CLUBWAKA Kickball player is a young professional (21+). Leagues are co-ed and play is like the elementary school game you remember – the one with the big red playground ball. It's an easy game that is open to all skill levels.

Locally there are CLUBWAKA leagues in Simi Valley, Ventura and the Conejo Valley

League play dates vary. Visit www.kickball.com for links to all the various leagues and schedules. Or more specifically to Ventura County, www.kickball.com/ventura.

805 Boot Camp in Simi Valley

805 Boot Camp is a boutique all-outdoor fitness program located in Simi Valley.  Since 2006 the family-style group has helped men, women and kids make lifelong changes in their health.  Three levels of programming offered in a class give a beginner, intermediate or advanced athlete a tough and thorough hour-long workout.  You work at your own level. Visit www.805BootCamp.com or call Randy Shoemaker 805-823-3409 for more information.