West Coast Sports and Fitness Center gets bodies into shape under the guidance of owner Steven Sanchez and director of fitness Ron Carter. Sanchez is guided by 12 years of experience working with doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors, during which time he studied how the body functions and improves through activity. Meanwhile, Carter has spent more than 21 years coaching men, women, and children across a variety of sports and is a certified personal trainer and sports-injury specialist.
Inside a spacious fitness center, Steven and Ron oversee a staff of instructors who lead students through cardio kickboxing, boot camps, and Zumba. Athletes can also train on a tract of turf inside the center that simulates a real-life sports field or the furry back of an imaginary green monster.
The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
With a laundry list of brand new, inventive craft beer and locally sourced ingredients from the farmers’ market, Ninja Hops is poised to take the Torrance restaurant scene by storm. Chefs complement sushi and yakitori dishes with home-brewed craft beer. Sushi chef Adachi gives away some of Ninja Hops’ deepest, tastiest secrets during his sushi-making classes, held thrice weekly.
We are a community-based organization that promotes positive youth & adult development, self-discipline, fitness, arts & culture through capoeria. Capoeira began in Brazil as a cleverly disguised form of defense for enslaved Africans & Brazilians. The art form is a dynamic hybrid of martial arts, dance, acrobatics, & music.