This week, we’ve picked some top spots around town to get active in fun ways. Whether it’s shooting hoops on your local park’s basketball court or learning tae kwon do at the nearest studio, there are plenty of options for getting out and keeping fit close by.
Children can conquer their fears of the water and get started on a healthy track at this San Mateo Avenue swim school. Instructors specialize in meeting each swimmer’s individual needs, and they can work even with babies. Private lessons and adult classes are also available.
Students of all ages and skill levels can train at this studio, which specializes in Shaolin Kenpo Karate. Get in shape while learning important self-defense techniques, and possibly advance to competitions. Children as young as 3 years old can take classes here.
Whether you are in serious training for a match or you simply want to burn calories while working on self-defense skills and form, LA Boxing has various classes to suit different needs. Strength and cardio machines are available in addition to a full schedule of mixed martial arts classes. Be sure to try a free trial run at one of their twice-weekly
Learn traditional Polynesian dances, like hula, Tahitian and more at this spacious San Mateo Avenue studio. All levels and ages are welcome for their various classes, and students will learn more than just dance when they come in for a lesson; this halau aims to teach various aspects of the cultures surrounding each dance, from art to drumming techniques.
For those who want to work out at their own pace, this small but stocked gym offers a weight training area, cardio equipment and trainers on hand. Locker rooms have showers and aerobics classes are available for adults and children.