Romance and Dance Pole Aerobics welcomes women of every age, build, and fitness level to their studio, where 15 poles comprise a stage for empowering twirls. Each instructor strives to spark new self-confidence in the students through pole and chair dance as well as workout classes, which impart techniques from booty isolations to handstands. Private parties held onsite or at area homes teach small groups to channel seemingly weightless wiles. On alternating months, celebrity pole instructors captain specialized workshops, highlighting new tricks, such as how to make phone calls with your stiletto.
Dominguez Hills Golf Course guides visiting linkspeople through 18 challenging holes sprinkled across its meticulously manicured golfscape. Golfers can whack their way through a warm-up with a bucket of 60 balls (a $6 value) on Dominguez Hills' driving range. Practice swing mechanics from one of the range's 90 stalls, outfitted with an automated tee system to assist with ball placement and an automated club engraver to personalize new irons. After mastering motions and maneuvers, golfers can place their bag on the pull cart (a $5 value) and begin an 18-hole journey (up to a $16 value/round) along greens carpeted with more than 2,000 yards of kikuya and bermuda/poa grasses. Equipped with strategically placed lights, Dominguez Hills Golf Course can be played at night or during the day, granting golfers ample opportunities to lighten scorecards, pursue the 19th hole, or complete unfinished epic poems about sand traps.
People of all ages are drawn to the sensations of racing?the wind in their hair, the adrenaline coursing through their veins, the checkered flags fanning them while pit crews feed them grapes. So Go Kart World ensures everybody can find the racer's thrill in a safe environment. Its so accessible, in fact, that its raceways have been shared by families and celebrities including Jonah Hill, Jodie Foster, and Quentin Tarantino.
Six winding go-kart tracks give racers the ability to handpick their experience. One arena is designed just for bumper cars, whereas a polished-concrete slick track welcomes slide-intensive sprint-car racing. The park's biggest draw, however, is its two-story Super Track, which tests drivers' skills and stamina with a one-third-mile course set 15-feet above the ground and filled with hair-raising 26-degree turns. Each course even uses its own style of kart, from kid-sized machines to adults' champ and euro karts that can reach speeds more than 40 mph.
Color Me Rad stages 5K races that transform runners into mobile rainbows by launching cheerful barrages of colored cornstarch. Each color station along the racetrack flings a new, nontoxic pigment at passersby, who wear white shirts to enhance the chromatic onslaught's costuming effects. Brilliant neon-blue, green, purple, and yellow clouds dapple participants along the way, and the race concludes with a prismatic finish-line finale as sprinters chuck colors at each other in celebration. The race's noncompetitive credo shifts the emphasis from speed to silliness, and a portion of its proceeds go to local charities.
Upon registration, each runner collects a Color Me Rad T-shirt, sunglasses, sponsor gifts, and a race bib. Though they don't receive a gift packet, runners younger than 8 years old can sprint for free, provided they have a waiver signed by a guardian and won't give in to demands for gold from confused leprechauns.
West Coast Sports and Fitness Center gets bodies into shape under the guidance of owner Steven Sanchez. Sanchez is guided by 12 years of experience working with doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors, during which time he studied how the body functions and improves through activity.
Inside a spacious fitness center, Steven oversees a staff of instructors who specialize in weight loss and muscle toning as they lead students through cardio kickboxing, boot camps, and Zumba. Welcoming of all fitness and experience levels, West Coast Sports & Fitness Center staff can introduce novices to the basics or take clients to the next plateau and beyond. Sports conditioning is also a forte, and athletes can train on a tract of turf inside the center that simulates a real-life sports field or the furry back of an imaginary green monster.
No matter who walks onto the court, RAMP's staff of experienced teachers aims to help them perfect their groundstrokes, improve their footwork, and develop a tougher on-court attitude. Once a player at Boston College, Director of Tennis Marc Lucero has distinguished himself as a developer of premier talent as well; he coached 2012 NCAA Champion Nicole Gibbs and assisted in the development of ATP pros Sam Querrey and Ryan Harrison. RAMP Tennis's relationship with top-tier athletes extends to its advisory board, which includes professional baseball pitcher Mark Prior and Bob Isner, father of American tennis star John Isner.