San Diego's The Sporting Club and its sister facility La Jolla Sports Club strike the perfect balance of form and function. They also help clients do the same. With classes that range from yoga and Pilates to spinning and strength training, the Sporting Club addresses all aspects of fitness. And La Jolla Sports Club's lineup of martial arts, team sports, and group barre classes encourages both teamwork and wellness. After class, drop by the cafe for a healthy snack, a smoothie, or just a straw to practice meditative breathing techniques.
When developing a well-rounded basketball player, it's important to have a well-rounded coaching staff. The coaches at San Diego Sol have decades of experience as players and as coaches, better preparing them to acclimate young athletes into all aspects of the game. Through a club program and seasonal camps and clinics, players as young as five learn age- and ability-specific skills. Youth programs for boys and girls divide kids into three skill levels, keeping each tier competitive and allowing each child to sharpen fundamentals against comparable opponents. High school traveling teams, on the other hand, engage in more complex offensive and defensive schemes that aim to make each player competitive and competent at any level.
Jungle Gym & Cafe combines children's activities, fitness classes, and a gourmet café complete with free WiFi and two flat-screen TVs that light up with NFL action on Saturdays and Sundays. Children can cavort across bounce houses and block pits or partake in basketball and badminton, while watchful parents dine on turkey wraps or Greek salads. Meanwhile, group fitness-classes practice cardio dance, yoga, and aerobics. Inside the medical spa suite, a doctor helps parents regain their youth with chemical peels, Botox, and vein repair treatments.
Every summer, the sprawling fields and winding horse trails of the peaceful Walnut Grove Park undergo a transformation. The clinks and clanks of a towering stage being built permeate the soundscape, taking prominence over the usual noises of bird chirps and rustling leaves. The aromas of tender barbeque meats fill the air, and droves of music-lovers, families, and groups of friends flock to the park with their lawn chairs and beach blankets in tow. Once the crowd has arrived, top local musicians take to the stage to perform lively rock and blues songs as servers top off plastic cups with ice-cold brews. The normally serene park is now the bustling scene of the weekend-long City of San Marcos Rock, Blues & BBQ Festival, which?like the Lincoln statue?s brief sentience and subsequent leg stretch?only happens once a year.
Boasting the only 24-hour staffed access climbing gym and the largest gym gear shop in the U.S., Rock Fitness ensures its customers can scale to their heart's content at any time of the day. The indoor rock-climbing features low-altitude bouldering and roped routes that ensure safe climbing all the way to top of Rock Fitness?s towering walls. While experienced climbers and fitness enthusiasts enjoy the terrain of the facility, beginner and informal climbers alike can also partake in belay lessons, day passes, memberships, birthday parties, team-building, and special events. The facility also houses a full gym and training area, bubble soccer, volleyball and basketball court, cageball, a well-stocked snack area, and a variety of fitness classes, including yoga and spin.
Within the 8,000-square-foot Redline Athletics Lake Forest facility, instructors lead athletes of all levels through sport-specific training. Redline Athletics coaches have a lot of experience in a variety of sports—some were professional baseball players, some were standout college athletes, and one was a strength and conditioning coach for the New York Mets. The Lake Forest location has Erin and Cory Yoder, who played college volleyball at USC and UC Irvine. In addition to training athletes, they offer generalized classes in strength, agility, and endurance.