Ventura County Outlaws Rugby Club

The Ventura County Rugby Club was formed in late summer 2009 out of a need for a new Rugby Club for Ventura County. There are mens, womens and youth (boys and girls ages 12 to 18) teams. The teams practice at the Thousand Oaks Recreation Center Fields (Behind TOHS). No experience is necessary to join the team.  If you have soccer cleats to wear, it will help. Otherwise, just come as you are. Home matches will take place on Saturdays at the Cal Lutheran Football Field. For more information, visit www.venturacountyrugbyclub.com.

Surf LA Today

Run and owned by professional athletes, Surf LA Today offers surf lessons and camps in Malibu. Instructors are Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certified and have Junior Lifeguard experience. If you want to learn how to surf, learn from the people who know how to surf the best, us. We will teach you how to surf like we do share our knowledge first hand which you only get from experience. SurfLAtoday's mission is to make sure you have the time of your life learning how to surf in Los Angeles. Our Surf School is dedicated to changing people's lives. We do this by helping you learn to surf, explaining surfing etiquette, and teaching you ocean awareness. More information at www.surflatoday.com or call 808.218.1262. Or visit their Facebook page.

Malibu Riders - Horseback Trail Riding

Malibu Riders offers horseback riding lessons for children and adults, from beginner to advanced levels. Lessons take place among the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains. Students of Malibu Riders learn how to ride and understand a horse. Additionally, they learn about tacking up for a ride and the basics of horse care. Children must be at least 7 years old to take lessons. Pony rides are offered up to those under age 7. Also offered are picnic rides and summer camps. Three mile rides are offered at Zuma Canyon in Malibu, Paramount Ranch in Agoura and Malibu Creek in Agoura. Visit www.maliburiders.com or call 818.510.2245 for more information or to submit reservations.

Ventura Surf School

The goal of Ventura Surf School (607 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Port Hueneme) is to teach eveyone to surf in a safe, secure environment, and help them gain confidence in their abilities while having a great time in the outdoors. Group and private surfing lessons can be arranged anytime to fit your schedule, and yes, we do rent out surf boards if you want to surf on your own. Lesson, camps and more! For more information, call 805.218 1484 or visit www.venturasurfschool.com.

Surfing L.A. Surf School - Various Locations

Surfing L.A. Surf School teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced students (7-year-old and up). Students need to know how to swim and be comfortable in the ocean and waves (i.e. you cannot be afraid of putting your head under water). Most of our students are beginners and are able to surf after just a few lessons.

We teach 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Please note that lessons are always tide-dependent, i.e. the tide has to be right, so does the wave size. If the waves are too big or too small, we have to reschedule the lesson. Surf is best in the early morning. Later in the day, the wind usually comes up and kills the surf. Let us know what day(s) you want to take a lesson and we will tell you what time is best.

We offer group lessons (4 to 6 students), semi-private (2 to 3 students) and private lessons.  Children under 14 are asked to enroll in private lessons to ensure constant supervision in the water.

Semi-private lessons consist of 2 or 3 students. We see a lot of couples, mom & daughter, and dad & son choosing this option. A semi-private lesson is $85 per person. Private lessons are also best for intermediate and advanced students.

Surfing lessons take place at various beaches in the area, including locations in Ventura and Malibu.  More information at www.surfingla.com or call 310.663.0661.

My Health Studio in Westlake Village

Located at 31139 Via Colinas, #303, Westlake Village, My Health Studio is a full-service personal training and aerobics studio, offering an intimate atmosphere.  Some of their fitness offerings include:

  • Closed-door personal one-on-one and group fitness training (facilitated by accredited Personal Trainers)
  • Proactive approaches to wellness
  • Fat/Weight reduction and increased muscle mass
  • Increasing cardiovascular and muscular endurance
  • Core stabilization and strength
  • Corrective stretching
  • Resistance training
  • Zumba, Bellydancing, Just Move 4 Life (Rock’n’Roll exercise), Karate Boxing, Hop-Hop Classes, Yoga and more.
  • American Heart Association CPR and First Aid certification classes
  • Hypnosis and movement stress and weight release workshops

Visit www.myhealthstudio.com or call 818.889.3737 for additional information.

Fieldstone Riding Club in Moorpark

Fieldstone Riding Club is located at Rancho de las Palmas (3566 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark), next to Underwood Family Farms. The club offers horse riding lessons and training for beginners to advanced riders, children to adults. More information at www.fieldstoneridingclub.com or call 805.529.9474.

Ventura Dive & Sport

Ventura Dive & Sport is the only dive center in the entire state that is totally self-sufficient in terms of offering all levels of diver-training (from beginner to instructor), an on-site heated pool and the added bonus of a state-of-the-art dive boat docked within a stone's throw! And with great diving at the Channel Islands just 40 minutes away, why go anywhere else? On-Site is a 10' Deep Heated Pool, State of the Art Repair Center and Full Rental Department. Featuring dive classes for individuals as well as the entire family, Ventura Dive & Sport features very flexible class schedules and can have you fully trained and certified in just 2 weekends!

Ventura Dive & Sport is located at Ventura Harbor, 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 108, Ventura. More info at www.venturadive.com or 805.650.6500. Open 7 days a week!

Elite MMA Gym in Thousand Oaks

Bas Rutten's Elite MMA is the most comprehensive Mixed Martial Arts school in Southern California featuring classes in all major aspects of Mixed Martial Arts as well as the world famous Bas Rutten Mixed Martial Arts System. We've brought together some of the best trainers in the world, specializing in Boxing, Kick Boxing, Brazilian Jujitsu and the Bas Rutten MMA System. Recently introduced Krav Maga, taught by Israeli certified instructor.

Whether you are looking to get into the best shape of your life, learn self defense or are interested in competing, our elite team of professional trainers will help you achieve your personal goals. We have beginning and advanced classes for men, women and teenagers.

Bas Rutten is a legend in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. As the three time undefeated King Of Pancrase, and the undefeated UFC Heavyweight champion, Bas brings a wealth of talent and knowledge to Elite MMA. Bas has advised and instructed many of the top fighters in the world as well as many famous actors and celebrities. He has also produced several very effective self defense, training and fitness videos which are used by thousands of people to stay in shape and learn simple, but effective self defense techniques.

Elite MMA is located at 2955 E Hillcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks, Suite 108. Visit www.elitemmagym.com or call 805.496.4476 for more information.