The NAUI-certified instructors at Ye Ol’ Dive Shop of Simi Valley impart all the skills and training necessary to safely tread below the surface of the sea. Discovery lessons lend an introductory exploration into scuba equipment and diving techniques before students embark on a supervised session within the unexplored depths of a swimming pool. For a more complete discovery of their inner fishes, initiates wade into the Complete Diver Workshop; in this course, extensive review of equipment and safe practices precedes five sessions of open-water training, wherein acquired techniques are pitted against the rigors of currents and high-tech fishing lures. Course fulfillment results in the procurement of a NAUI Scuba Diver certification card as well as CPR and first-aid certification.
In 1962, the Richards family began a surfing expedition, outfitting explorers of the Pacific waves under the banner of Val Surf. The shop has remained a family-owned haven of board-sports gear and apparel ever since, boasting bragging rights as the first-ever dealer of Quiksilver products and a partner with Burton Snowboards from its inception in 1977. Like beavers with master's degrees in woodworking, the staff?s passion is its profession, with surf-, snow-, and skate-enthusiast employees ready to match guests with proven brand-name gear from Volcom and Billabong or lesser-known offerings from up-and-comers such as Fourstar Clothing and RVCA.
Within Bogey Bob's Golf Center's indoor studio, golfers improve their skill sets with indoor practice, instruction, and merchandise to pair improved swings with the latest clubs and equipment. Once a decorated player on the junior circuit, resident ace and owner John Cummings imparts hard-won golf wisdom to clients in lessons conducted within the center's indoor driving range, practice green, and rabid-turtle-infested water hazard.
The center boasts video swing-analysis technology, which allows pupil and pedagogue alike to study the science of their swings as computers provide data such as swing tempo, launch angle, distance, and club-head path. With a slew of clubs from the game's top brands, clients can find a much-improved replacement for the rusting short irons and oversize bananas currently populating their golf bags.
Yoga Elements improves strength and flexibility while relaxing the mind with personalized instruction designed for all levels of experience. Led by instructor Karen Hartstein inside the calming studio at Newbury Park Martial Arts Center—complete with a mountain-range wall mural—students are guided through techniques tailored for a variety of goals, from reducing back pain to achieving the inner calm needed to perform a handstand. Karen sports more than 20 years of experience and also offers private yoga instruction, reiki, and Thai massage.
The dedicated staff at US Bike Company aims to educate members of the community how regular cycling contributes to a better life for their bodies and the environment. In doing so, they plan group rides through local canyons and cater to all levels of cyclist in their shop, which features brands such as Jamis, Orbea, Haro, and Verde. In the service center, Shimano-certified mechanics specialize in various bike types and cater to their varying upkeep needs.
Sky High Sports emancipates kids and adults from the laws of gravity with each jump, twist, or backflip their trampolines aid. The yellow-and-black play space features a spring-loaded frame that provides more give to jumpers, with all frames and springs covered by 2-inch-thick safety pads. To take full advantage of its unique space, Sky High hosts springy and elevated games of dodgeball as well as AIR-obics, a low-impact, fat-burning workout class that helps improve balance and coordination. Pintsize gymnasts can take refuge in a specially designed kid court and romp around in the foam pit while they brainstorm nicknames for their pro-wrestling career. The summer camp program challenges and motivates kids to be engaged with physical fitness, promoting teamwork and self-confidence. Children can choose to participate in daily, weekly, or monthly camps. The expansive 45,000-square-foot center also offers family-fueled games of laser tag and private rooms for birthday parties.