Walking in Bakersfield

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Equipment: Weights, medicine balls, kettle bells, suspension and resistance equipment
Students should bring: A positive attitude, water bottle, towel, and (optional) boxing gloves
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Established: 2011
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Before your first class, arrive 10 minutes early for orientation and sign-in. Always arrive 5 minutes early to class.

4031 Alken Street
Bakersfield,
CA
US

You've probably seen the backs of the heads belonging to Aaron Toney, Jake Huang, and Travis Wong. They're professional stuntmen who have worked on blockbuster films such as Spiderman 3, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, and The Hangover 3. But their flair for mesmerizing movements and impossible stunts isn't just confined to Hollywood sets or Jack Nicholson's living room. The trio co-owns Joining All Movement Center, where they and their staff of coaches teach extreme classes such as parkour and tricking, a flashy combination of martial arts, breakdancing, and gymnastics, drawing on their experience from appearing on America's Got Talent and MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge.

Although many of the trickers' movements seem unreal, you can be assured that CGI isn't used. In its place is the facility's gravity-defying amenities such as ample floor space, including spring-loaded, rubber, and wooden surfaces; a trampoline that borders a 22-foot-long foam pit; and a 20'x35' inflatable AirTrick mat.

18242 Sherman Way
Reseda,
CA
US

Full of Life Fitness offers metabolic, functional and total body fitness! Now you can improve your cardiovascular health and strengthen your body at the same time. We use metabolic and functional movement techniques so you can lose weight, reduce body fat, increase energy, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

360 North Hollywood Way
Burbank,
CA
US

Trail And Mountain's owner inherited a love for the outdoors from his father, an avid hunter. Though the son never cared for hunting, he has followed that passion for nature for the rest of his life, honing wilderness navigation skills by hiking landscapes from the Catskill Mountains to the hills of North Carolina. Today, he marries this experience with certifications in first aid in a quest to introduce others to California's wilderness. During single- or multiple-day excursions in Santa Barbara County and beyond, he helms tours and helps coordinate activities for tourists ranging from day hikes to whale watching to paragliding.

210 South O Street
Lompoc,
CA
US

By trading in gas pedals for bike pedals, Bikes and Hikes LA riders adopt a green method for sightseeing the shores and slopes surrounding Los Angeles on top-notch, fully suspended hybrid road bikes from specialized brands such as Trek and Fuji. Carefully researched routes—such as that of the Movie Star Homes Tour that takes guests down Rodeo Drive and the Sunset Strip, and includes a walking tour of a famous Beverly Hills mansion—lay the groundwork for what is ranked as TripAdvisor's best tour in West Hollywood. For the LA in a Day tour, sightseers pedal by celebrity homes in Beverly Hills and Bel-Air before exploring picturesque Venice, Santa Monica, and Marina Del Rey. Tour guides can accommodate groups of 2–100 people, providing translators in any language and building custom experiences, such as scavenger-hunt bike rides or group levitations, upon request.

8743 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood,
CA
US

A third generation Southern Californian, Brynna is deeply proud of her hometown Los Angeles. Frustrated by the stereotypes and general misconceptions of Tinsel Town, she set out to show visitors and locals alike the authentic L.A., and CityWander Walks was born. Her guided walking-tour company skirts the tourist traps, packing itineraries instead with lesser-known attractions and hidden gems that might take years of researching or following around people in party hats to discover. A knowledgeable guide leads each of the company’s tours, illuminating the city’s unique history and culture through anecdotes and trivia. The tours range from a behind-the-scenes look at Beverly Hills to a round up of the city’s ethnic cuisine. Stops along the way might include a farmers market, a sunset drum-circle, or a local haunt for a snack and a GPS charge.

100 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US