Sports in Santa Barbara


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Just two blocks from East Beach and down the way from Stearns Wharf, the crack of bats is a fitting addition to the soundtrack of the nearby crashing waves. Each day throughout the week, baseball and softball fans pop in at East Beach Batting Cages to get in a workout, perfect their swing, or shake off the rust from too much time between batting sessions. At the outdoor facility, eight baseball pitching machines wing balls at batters at 35?80 mph, and six softball pitching machines lob a choice of slow or fast pitches. After working up a hunger, patrons can indulge at Norton's Pastrami and Deli, located onsite, or take a stroll along the beach to see how the seals play their own version of baseball.

226 South Milpas Street
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

The licensed therapists at SOMA Get Fit specialize in Soma massages which accommodate individual's therapeutic needs. Clients have the ability to choose between male or female certified therapists. The company also provides adventurous luxury in which clients can enjoy health and wellness retreats where they tone their physiques while stand-up paddle boarding and hiking. Be it pushing through a single workout or experiencing a day-long wellness makeover, sessions are customized to help clients meet their goals.

1150 Coast Village Road
Montecito,
CA
US

At Wheel Fun Rentals, visitors can traverse surrounding areas in fun pedal-propelled vessels while soaking in oft-overlooked scenery, which would not be possible while buckled to a car seat or an Acme rocket. Established in 1999, Wheel Fun Rentals provides locals and tourists with an engaging way to sightsee while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Customers can rent a wide range of vehicles, such as a surrey ($25–$35 per hour), cruiser bike ($8–$9 per hour), or mountain bike ($9 per hour).

23 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Treating customers and their bikes to friendly, attentive service, the bicycle doctors at WheelHouse tweak cycling steeds for optimal navigation of roads, trails, and the pathways in between. Through its customized tune-up offered exclusively to Groupon subscribers, riders submit sprockets and steel to a thorough adjustment of all components, including brakes and shifters. Mechanics clean, tighten, and lube derailleurs while cleaning and truing wheels. Hubs, brackets, and headset get full adjustment, purging unhealthy emotional disconnect between bike and pavement alike. While similar to the package 2 WheelHouse tune-up, the specialized Groupon treatment dotes on the bikes in deeper detail than they typically enjoy.

528 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Established: 1975

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Pro Tip: Wear clothing specific for gymnastics and bring socks for the trampoline.

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Our camps and classes

Recommended Age Group: Kids

Q&A with Susan Montgomery, Owner and Director

What special training do you or your staff have?

Staff members have degrees in Child Psychology and coaching. They are CPR/First Aid and USAG Safety Certified, as well as fingerprinted and background checked. Staff members attend Regional and National trainings. Susan Montgomery trains her USA Team Member athletes with the other USA Olympic coaches and USA Olympic Teams training center in Texas. Susan has had an athlete on the USA Team for the past seven years. Susan is a USA Artistic National judge and is also a certified trampoline judge. On staff as well are other judges who have judged USA Nationals for the past three years.

What?s your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is teaching a child new skills and seeing the expression of pride and accomplishment on their face when they have mastered the skill. This brings joy to my heart.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We have had several of our State, Regional and National Champions start off in our Summer Camps. Who knew? Also, our camp is designed to provide a safe, fun gymnastics and trampoline experience for all levels of athlete, from beginning to National Team members. We provide the highest quality instruction and encouragement in an atmosphere where every child is a champion.

4179 State St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

The owners of E-Bikes Santa Barbara believe that their city's lush parks, breezy boardwalks, and scenic streets are best seen by bike?and that it's even better if said bike is powered. A fleet of rental, late-1990s-model Lee Iacocca e-bikes speed along with throttle-activated 36-volt lithium-battery-powered electric motors, or let riders propel themselves by pedal. Bikes are equipped with padded seats and storage bags, and can travel up to 27 miles on a single charge. Meanwhile, a selection of bikes to accommodate all riders are available for rent, providing yet another way to explore the town.

2127 Castillo St.
Santa Barbara,
CA
US