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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

California Sport Adventures’s experts lead their clientele on a variety of adrenaline-inducing activities throughout the year, from exploring the depths of the ocean to the crests of clouds. Offering training courses and discovery outings in scuba diving, skydiving, kayaking, and surfing, the company equips adventurers with the skills and certifications necessary to blaze their own trails. California Sport Adventures's clients have paired off with experienced instructors to scale the crags of the most handsome local rock faces, skydive at 14,000 feet, and attend local fish schools while snorkeling.

23000 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu,
CA
US

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

Quench the Fire Run was started to raise money for the USC Pain Center, which strives to treat patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD/CRPS) and other chronic pain diseases with the best patient care possible?while also educating patients, medical professionals, and the community about these debilitating ailments and researching their causes. Now in its 8th year, the event lets racers run or walk a 5K or 10K course that finishes in Lake Balboa Park to raise awareness of RSD.

6350 Woodley Ave.
Los Angeles,
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