Holding certifications from organizations such as the American Mountain Guide Association, the guides behind OnRope Consulting formed the rock-climbing school to offer training for all levels of climbers. Held at one of the many mountainous locations surrounding Los Angeles, onsite classes range from introductory-level climbs to personal training. Beyond helping outdoorsman scale summits, the guides organize wilderness adventure trips, including sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, or backpacking across California's rugged, awe-inspiring terrains. For groups, they also lead team-building programs that bring people together through activities such as rope courses, camping, and hair-braiding circles.:m]]
Professional tennis player Sam Querrey has been ranked in the ATP’s top 20 players in the world—but that may never have happened if it wasn’t for Tim Schnaible. Schnaible served as Querrey’s personal coach in the tennis star’s formative years of 10–16, helping mold his big serve and net-charging game into one of the world’s most formidable talents. Today, as the owner and director of tennis at Match Tough Tennis Academy, Schnaible continues to train players with the help of a staff of former high school, college, and USTA standouts. The Academy offers group lessons for adults and juniors of all abilities, as well as pro-shop services including racket stringing with a 24-hour turnaround.
Agoura Boxing's team consists entirely of former or current fighters. It's a crew of boxers, kickboxers, MMA pros, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts that you wouldn't want to tussle with, but you'll be glad to have them on your side. Team spirit permeates each of their workout classes, where they instill students with confidence, self-respect, camaraderie, and the skills to become a professional fighter. The gym has the equipment for body-toning, calorie-flushing workouts that are suitable for all, and not just those questing for a black belt or cool MMA nickname.
Whether she's a diva, rock star, princess, or spa junkie, the birthday girl will find a party that fits her at Glamour Party Girls. Each of their party themes caters to different personalities and age groups. Girls can don fancy gowns and undergo mini makeovers at the Diva Glamour Party, put on garb befitting a rock star and sing to their hearts' content at the Rock Star Karaoke Party, or twirl in a princess dress at the Princess Party. For girls who like to be pampered, the Spa Party promises age-appropriate mani-pedis, facials, and crafts.
California's hills paint a jagged horizon in the distance. Catalina Island sits regally in the sparkling water. Famed Malibu beaches teem with surfers. These are a few of the sights you'll see on a Hana Paddle Boards tour around Malibu Pier. Workout enthusiasts can also opt for a 5-mile, three-hour trip to aptly named Paradise Cove, and beginners can learn the basics of paddleboarding at a lesson.
James Deirmendjian had a decorated career as a brazilian jujitsu practitioner, winning martial-arts competitions and teaching submission grappling. He's parlayed that success into opening Fight Fit Training, where he helps clients get fit through boxing and kickboxing training, kettlebell workouts, and traditional lifting.