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.

Fitness 19 in Newbury Park

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 Newbury Park, which opened September 13, 2013, is located at 161 N. Reino Road and has cardio equipment, circuit training, free weights and personal training. The gym is open 7 days a week. Personal training also available. More information at www.fitness19.com/centers/newbury-park or by calling 805.499.8119.

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.

Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center in Ventura

The Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center, located in Marina Park at 2950 Pierpont Boulevard is a U.S. Sailing Association Community certified non-profit facility.


The Sailing Center provides youth and adult sailing courses, coastal and celestial navigation, passage making, kayaking, youth camps and safe boating courses year-round for beginning through advanced students. Classes are taught on a variety of boats from Sabots to a Catalina 30.

The City of Ventura Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships has managed and maintained this community sailing facility since 1972 with support from the Maritime Foundation.

Instructors are U.S. Sailing & American Sailing Assn. certified. For more information on lessons, hours of operation, or special group outings, visit www.cityofventura.net/sailkayak or call 805.643.3612.

Paragon Academy of Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing in Ventura

Paragon Academy of Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing is located at 83 S Palm St, Ventura. Its Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is offered to all levels and involves learning the better parts of Greco-Roman wrestling, Judo, and submission wrestling for a complete feet to floor game.

Paragon's kickboxing program involves heavy bags, kicking targets, focus gloves, and Thai pads. The Kickboxing class is instructed by professional kickboxing coaches.The combination of Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing are perfect for those interested in MMA training. Kids classes are also offered.

For more information, visit paragonbjj.net or call 805.850.8801.