With more than 50,000 square feet of collective climbing surfaces, Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gyms's four locations, including its newest in Long Beach, offer ample terrain for climbers of all skill levels. From first-timers just learning to belay to seasoned climbers seeking a vertical challenge, athletes of all stripes can find suitable terrain and helpful assistance from experienced staff members. At the Riverside location, top ropes and lead routes circle around a freestanding boulder that tops off at 20 feet. The Southbay location's large training section gives adventurers prep time before they embark on the facility's challenging crack climbs, and the Upland location's 40-foot roof climb lends a scenic vantage point for those honing their skills on the ceiling-spanning rope or trying to spot a lost contact lens. After traversing 70-foot routes through lead caves and descending towering boulders, climbers can decompress in a yoga class.
Build confidence, strength, and an arsenal of moves with the rubber-limbed martial artists at 360 Combat Club, a squad expertly trained to transform humans into impenetrable fortresses of fitness. Great for all levels of experience, the kickboxing classes condition hominids for real combat with a wide assortment of punches, kicks, knees, and elbows against a variety of pads, focusing on a well-balanced workout of both cardio and resistance training. Aside from advancing your striking skills, the 60-minute course aims to develop stamina, tone muscles, improve muscular endurance, and teach students how to work with a partner. Each welcoming trainer fosters a workout environment that is positive, welcoming, and motivating.
Long Beach Golf Learning Center furnishes players with everything needed to calibrate their strokes and lower their scores—especially the space to practice. On its 19-acre plot, an 11,000-square-foot putting area hones short games while more than 80 hitting spaces look out over a 340-yard-long driving range. Of those spaces, more than 20 are authentic grass and 40 come furnished with a Power Tee—an automated teeing system that saves guests the effort of leaning over to set up their ball or the bubblegum required to hire a toddler to do it. When more than space is necessary to bring about improvement, players can opt for lessons with director of instruction Eric Manley or have an expert club fitter tweak their equipment’s loft, lie, or shaft frequency at The Fitting Studio.
Brian Wright unexpectedly discovered hip-hop dancing in the ’90s while trying to emulate dance moves from Usher videos. However dancers discover their passion, Wright and his staff at WeBreak Hip-Hop Dance Company seek to empower individuals with hip-hop and break dancing through teaching and performances. New dancers can develop basic skills in group and private classes for all ages, and experienced dancers can join a performance group and participate in workshops.
At City Grounds, a team of riders and cycle mechanics promote eco-friendly transportation by offering equipment and services for urban cycling needs. Knowledgeable staffers constantly seek out innovative equipment and accessories from manufacturers around the globe, stocking digital odometers by Blackburn, chains by Kryptonite, and Lezyne CO2 cartridges to combat against glass shards on city streets. They can also fit customers with bicycles for several riding styles including BMX, mountain biking, cyclocross, and commuting. Besides bike nuts and bolts, City Grounds also attends to riders' style with a selection of bold graphic tees as well as sleek backpacks and bags by Chrome, Herschel, and Manhattan Portage.