Channel Islands Boating Center

The Channel Islands Boating Center is a facility that provides educational and recreational opportunities for students of California State University, Channel Islands and Ventura County residents.  Programs include teaching boating skills and providing educational opportunities about the marine environment.

The Waterfront Program at the Center offers various instructional and safety classes in kayaking, sailing and windsurfing.  These programs may be instructional, recreational or competitive in nature to promote and encourage recreation to all campus and community members.  The program is dedicated to promoting boating safety and education, and is partially supported through funding from the California Department of Boating and Waterways.

The Center is located at 3880 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. Learn more at or call 805.985.6100.

Club TKD Martial Arts in Newbury Park

Club TKD Newbury Park provides Tae Kwon Do, Karate and Martial Arts programs. Under the direction of Master Jeong Yup Yoo, TKD's Martial Arts Program blends traditional Asian philosophy with a contemporary teaching style. The result is a dynamic and exciting experience designed not only to teach Korean Karate, but also to inspire and excite you.

Club TKD is located in a 9,000 sq ft facility at 3675 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. Visit or call 805.499.0919 for more information.

George Erb Fitness Center in Camarillo

The George Erb Fitness Center is located at 231 Camarillo Ranch Road. This fully equipped fitness facility offers cardio, pilates and strength equipment, personal training, on-site child care, classes of various types including yoga, spinning and others, aquatic aerobics, Zumba, free towel service and more. No contracts; just a monthly fee. More information at or call 805.484.3307.

Discovery Ventura Bowling Lanes

Discovery Ventura opened its doors at 1888 E. Thompson Boulevard, Ventura at the former home of the Ventura Bowling Center that closed its doors in December 2012.  The facility has been beautifully renovated as a restaurant and lounge, accompanied by a nine-lane bowling alley, several pool tables and shuffleboards.

Bowling lanes are first come, first serve and cost $15 per hour (plus shoe rentals). The boys were able to find lighter bowling balls (6 to 8 lbs) and the hostess can program, on request, "bumpers" to pop up during the kids' turns.

This is a smaller, boutique, non-league bowling alley that uses efficient "StringPin" technology. Traditionalists will definitely notice some difference in the pin "action" but for most folks bowling for fun, I don't see it being a big issue. See video below for a close-up of the StringPin action.

The lanes are full sized, though a bit cramped lengthwise. From what I've read and experience, there are usually sets of dots 12 feet and 15 feet from the foul line used in the approach. The 15 foot dots are very close to the serving tables and seating area. Probably not a big issue for most folks, but definitely a different feeling than most full sized bowling alleys. It didn't take any of the fun away for us!

Learn more at or call 805.856.BOWL (2695).

House of Dance Studio in Ventura

Located at 3007 Bunsen Avenue, Suite E in Ventura, House of Dance is a 3,200 sq ft studio for beginning to advanced salsa, cha cha, ballroom, quick step, waltz, advanced ballroom, east coast swing, west coast swing, foxtrot, Zumba fitness, hip hop, line dancing, fencing, yoga, kick boxing, belly dancing, yoga, country two-step and more   Visit or call 805.650.2719 for more information.

Total Woman Gym and Spa - Westlake Village

Total Woman Gym + Spa relocated to its new, 13,000 sq ft facility at The Shoppes at Westlake Village, 30770 Russell Ranch Road, Bldg D, Ste H, in the summer of 2014. Total Woman offers state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, group exercise classes, certified personal trainers, pilates, steam room, sauna and whirlpool, full service day spa and more.

For more information, visit or call 805.496.9978.