Road Runner Sports in Newbury Park - Group Runs/Walks

Road Runner Sports, located at 1714 Newbury Road in Newbury Park, hosts Saturday morning training runs/walks in the Newbury Park area. The runs usually start at 7 a.m. and RRS volunteers usually provide a water stop along with refreshments before and after the run. To learn more, visit the RRS Thousand Oaks Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RoadRunnerSportsThousandOaks or call the store at 805.375.1415.

I've seen these folks run/walk on Saturday mornings and it is a decent sized group of people, sometimes as many as 50 or more runners from what I can tell!

Island Health & Fitness in Simi Valley

Island Health & Fitness is a newly renovated resort style family oriented gym located at 5750 E. Los Angeles Ave. in East Simi Valley in the Stone Gate Plaza on the corner of Yosemite Ave. & E. Los Angeles Ave.

The fitness center includes all brand new top-of-the-line strength training equipment and every single piece of cardio equipment has embedded TV screens. Additional amenities include a private personal training studio for clients that feel more comfortable in a more secluded environment, small group training, group fitness classes, kids club, spin classes, dance classes, dry saunas, and luxurious locker rooms.

For more information, visit islandhf.com.

KO Studio in Westlake Village and Agoura Hills

With locations in Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, KO Studio is a private fitness and boxing studio that offers private training and customized semi-privates (3-4 clients) that offer all the challenges and innovations of private one on one sessions. Locations at 766 Lakefield Road, Unit F, Westlake Village and 5126 Clareton Drive, Suite 160, Agoura Hills. More information at thekostudios.com or by calling 805.551.9042.

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.

Teague Pilates Studio - Agoura

Teague Pilates was established in 1996 and is located at 29020 Agoura Road.  Teague Pilates is owned and operated by Gerald and Cathie Teague and offers a variety of services and facilities including a fully equiped pilates studio, pilates teacher training, classes, nutrition education, etc.  Visit www.pilates-fitness.com or call 818.991.9405 for more information.

Hard Charger Training Center in Thousand Oaks

Hard Charger Training Center is a cutting edge, state of the art personal training center owned & operated by U.S. Marine/Celebrity Trainer. Results Guaranteed. Home of Marine Miguel's Boot Camp - voted Ventura County's favorite boot camp in the VC Star reader's choice awards. FREE to try - Certified Personal Training & Boot Camp in Thousand Oaks. Located at 378 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks. Visit  www.hardchargertrainingcenter.com or call 818.538.6447 for more information.

Academy of Dance - Westlake Village

The Academy of Dance and School of Performing Arts is a full service dance studio that offers a complete program of professional training in classical ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and musical theater.

Classes and training for both kids and adults available! Ages 3 to adult, beginner to professional.

The Academy is located at 5700 Corsa Avenue, #106, Westlake Village. For more information visit www.academyofdancewestlake.com or call 818.889.1515.

Iron Circle Martial Arts - Newbury Park

Iron Circle Martial Arts at 135 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park provides authentic Jeet Kune Do, Aiki-Ju-Jutsu, Kickboxing for Kids, Esrima Weapons Training and proactive assault and abduction prevention training for all ages.  Private and class training available. More information at www.ironcirclema.com or 805.376.8292.

Claddagh Dance Company - Ventura, Simi Valley

The Claddagh Dance Company is the premier Irish Dancing School in Southern California. Claddagh Dance has added a touch of authentic Irish Culture to the lives of Southern California communities since 1985. Students range from four to adult, learning a mix of solo and group dances in the traditional soft and hard shoes.

The Claddagh school is proud to include over 50 North American Championship Irish dancers in solo and team events as well as overseas Champions. The dance school is under the direction of Máire O’Connell who moved to Ventura from Galway, Ireland in 1978 and a staff of teachers. Ms. O’Connell has been dancing most of her life and is a fully accredited to teach and adjudicate by the Irish Dancing Commission of Ireland. She has previously been active in the Irish American community as a speaker and a judge at a variety of events as well as a past President of the Irish American Club of Ventura. Máire is a 1995 honoree of the city of Los Angeles for her participation in the Irish Community of Southern California. In Irish Dancing she has previously been president of the Western Region of Teachers and Adjudicators. In 1999 she was invited to judge the All Scotland’s, All Ireland’s (The nation's Irish Dance Championships) and the World Championships in Ennis, Ireland.

Ventura County classes are taught at 1729 E. Main Street, Ventura and 1542 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Suite E, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.claddaghdance.com or call 805.672.0167.