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Encino

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Encino

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Sherman Oaks

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Van Nuys

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Van Nuys

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Sherman Oaks

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Tarzana Boxing

$497 $99

Dan Magnus, who has provided protection to celebrities and politicians, teaches techniques that could potentially save your life

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Sherman Oaks

$205 $62

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Multiple Locations

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West San Fernando Valley

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Los Angeles

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Chatsworth

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Canoga Park

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Valley Village

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North Hollywood

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Multiple Locations

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West Hills

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Beverly Hills

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Studio City

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Burbank

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Santa Monica

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West Los Angeles

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Los Angeles

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Burbank

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Santa Monica

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West Hollywood

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Mar Vista

$149 $49

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Los Angeles

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Burbank

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Active Movement

Santa Monica

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Ocean Park

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Burbank

$225 $39

Black-belt grand master and a team of instructors instill discipline and self-defense skills in students

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Burbank

$225 $30

Instructors teach self-defense during karate, tae kwon do, kickboxing, and Brazilian jujitsu classes for ages 5 or older

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Burbank

$106 $49

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Play 18 holes on a picturesque manicured course backdropped by mountains

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Venice

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Venice Beach Surf School

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Sunland

$85 $19

Skilled instructors lead classes to improve hand-eye coordination, self-defense technique, strength, and confidence; includes uniform

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Marina Del Rey

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Two-time Israeli krav maga champion Roy Elghanayan teaches an intense form of self-defense developed by the Israeli military

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Venice

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Musa Martial Arts Academy

Mid-Wilshire

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Marina Del Ray

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Marina Del Ray

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Marina Del Ray

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Hollywood

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Marina Del Rey

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Mid-Wilshire

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Glendale

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Saugus

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Fox Hills

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Simi Valley

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Saugus

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Valencia

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Los Angeles

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Montrose Verdugo City

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East Agoura

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Glendale

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Downtown Los Angeles

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Santa Clarita

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On Location

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Chinatown

$125 $25

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Agoura Hills

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Manhattan Beach

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Lawndale

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South Pasadena

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Hermosa Beach

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Newhall

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Northwest Torrance

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Pasadena

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Redondo Beach

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Northwest Torrance

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Torrance

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Most rounds of golf end when the sun goes down. But when the sun sets off the coast at Van Nuys Golf Course, lights illuminate the fairways for late-evening rounds. Whether catching a round after work or in the afternoon, golfers can take on one of two challenges: an 18-hole par-three course or a nine-hole executive course. Both courses present golfers with their own obstacles, including water hazards, sand traps, and bending fairways. Above the peaceful scene, soars a wide range of aircrafts—such as WWII Warbirds and F-16 Falcons—each landing at the nearby Van Nuys airport or dropping parachuting caddies onto the greens. Van Nuys accompanies its unique rounds with various amenities, too, including a practice range, PGA instructional staff, and newly remodeled pro shop stocked with gear.

Executive Course at a Glance:

  • Nine-hole, par 30 course
  • Total length of 1,574 yards from the back tees
  • Scorecard

18-Hole Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 54 course
  • Total length of 2,212 yards from the back tees
  • Scorecard

6550 Odessa Ave
Van Nuys,
CA
US

When someone from each of your family's three previous generations is a PGA-certified professional, it's safe to say golf runs in your blood. That's certainly the case for Kelli Ply, a fourth-generation PGA-certified pro who cut her teeth at the club her father managed before taking her skills all the way to the grassy stages of NCAA Division-I competition. After a stint coaching in China, Kelli now imparts her par-hunting wisdom stateside, helping clients reach their goals with technical and strategic advice. Kelli sharpens her own diagnostic skills with the help of video swing analysis, a less intrusive alternative to traditional golf club psychoanalysis.

6331 Woodley Avenue
Van Nuys,
CA
US

  • Founded by Yaroslav Korolev, former Los Angles Clipper and the 12th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft
  • Experienced coaches lead year-round clinics, camps, and competitive play for aspiring hoopers ages 3–17
  • Low player-to-coach ratios ensure that pupils receive personalized attention and teaching
  • School imparts basketball fundamentals such as teamwork, offensive moves, defensive strategies, and mental toughness
  • Four locations

16209 Victory Blvd #311
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Signature service: Dance Instruction
Established: 2009
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes

6626 Valjean Ave
Van Nuys,
CA
US

Tru Fit Bootcamp’s owner Ditanyon Demps helps clients build strength and shed pounds through a simple strategy—he confuses muscles. When muscles adapt to a certain exercise, they burn fewer calories while completing it, making rote routines less effective over time. Instead of boring the muscles and their owners with repetitive workouts, he draws on nine disciplines of exercise to construct a new routine for his classes each day. He sets students into motion power lifting, stretching, and performing Pilates, among other exercise modalities, all while fostering a positive atmosphere focused on camaraderie. On any given day, students might work in teams to carry one another across a field in gurneys, or individually hop through hoops and swing kettlebells until they finally start ringing.

16927 Vanowen Ave, Ste 7
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Cristina's not the type of personal trainer who will yell at you. Instead, she greets all new clients with a big smile and a supportive attitude. "If you come here," she says in the video on her homepage, "I will never judge you on how you look or what you can do. I really don't care! Because I'm going to get you wherever you want to be." Cristina—who, by the way, speaks eight languages and is qualified to work with students who have various conditions such as arthritis—keeps her Pilates and swimming classes small to maximize personal attention. Classes include swimming lessons for all ages, Pilates, yoga, ball, and stretch and tone. Whether leading a group class or a one-on-one program, Cristina makes sure her clients have a good time. "We have a lot of fun here," Cristina says, "and it's a very loving and caring environment, with a lot of beautiful individuals."

17015 Burbank Boulevard
Van Nuys,
CA
US