Since 2000, Tim and Tom Ryan, twin brothers and the founders of Atomic Boxing, have put their black belts to use and help patrons harness the health benefits of martial arts without the violent aspects of the sport. Fists and feet pop against personal punching bags as personal instructiors motivate students to burn fat and pump up endurance. To set the mood for muscle building and to bolster adrenaline, speakers fill the gym with driving beats or fighter pilots reading their to-do lists. Near the punching bags, free weights clatter at benches and machines target muscle groups. In addition to group sessions, instructors host one-on-one workouts.
During Snorkeling Catalina's boat tours, snorkeling trips, and private sightseeing charters, visitors come face-to-fin with marine life. Tour guides lead revelers through shallow and deep waters and pilot inflatable boats offshore so passengers can snap photos of seals and dolphins. Back on land, the full-service snorkeling shop outfits guests with necessary equipment, such as flippers, masks, and underwater ovens for fish who don't like to eat soggy bread crumbs.
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Ocean Kayaks and Aqua Glide SUP Boards
Pro Tip: Very Accommodating
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Being on the Beach
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
If you're looking to explore the waters of Huntington Harbor, it's a safe bet that Julie—the operator of Sunset Water Sports—has just the kayak, stand-up paddle board, or even electric karaoke boat for you. What sets her business apart is something she calls the "the one-on-one." She and her husband Chris grew up on the shores of the harbor, and love nothing more than watching visitors discover its natural beauty for the first time. They also teach their guests how to use the rental equipment, patiently helping folks find their footing on the stand-up paddle boards or get acquainted with equipment during fishing charters and whale-watching expeditions. In addition to tours of the local waters, they also lend their maritime expertise to more somber occasions, leading beautiful and respectful sea burials.
Certified personal trainer and Marine Corps veteran Keith Hunter is dedicated to helping his clients build lean muscle and burn fat efficiently. Offering personal training, boot-camp classes, partner training, and sports training, his workout sessions fight the boredom of routine while helping clients achieve their personal-fitness goals.
Since 2003, the dentists at Doctor Smile have worked to keep patients' teeth in mint condition. Dr. Kayvon Javid, one of the brothers who founded the practice, draws on a broad repertoire of dentistry skills to meet that goal. Licensed in both pediatric dentistry and adult sedation, he performs treatments ranging from preventive cleanings to complex dental surgery. He also specializes in cosmetic procedures, such as Lumineers and Invisalign.
Tango San Pedro gets students stepping during beginners' and mixed-level group lessons, as well as private sessions for individuals and couples. But the dancing doesn't stop there. Outside the classroom, the business organizes special events, including weekly gatherings fueled by traditional tango music and art exhibits. Tango San Pedro also host Social Tango Dance events called Milonga which includes snacks and wine with an entrance fee.