Steel blades rhythmically slice the ice across two spacious rinks at Ice-Plex (formerly Iceoplex Escondido), an all-purpose facility pairing leisurely open skates with practiced instruction from a staff of pro figure skaters. Skates and EZ skaters can be rented at any open Public-skating session. These open skating sessions are available on a daily basis, beckoning both amateurs and experts to emulate the moves of their favorite hockey players. Replete with a well-appointed gym, indoor pool, and jacuzzi, an attached fitness center offers classes in aerobics, aquatics, and an aquatic-aerobics class led by an off-duty Aquaman.
CrossFit Barracks opens its doors at 5 a.m. for the day's hourly classes, though many people stay beyond their allotted time. They might encourage the next class group as they tackle Olympic weightlifts and gymnastics drills, or aid a fellow member in mastering sound squat technique on the artificial-turf flooring. By broadcasting this familial vibe, guests hold each other accountable for attending their workouts and sustain an inspiring support network.
The certified CrossFit coaches contribute by leading the sessions and, when they aren't teaching or re-straightening bent barbells with their teeth, participating themselves. They also routinely select a returning patron for the Athlete of the Month feature, which motivates members even further toward personal transformation. Regardless of age or ability level, everyone—from beginners to children to accomplished athletes—is welcome to join the gym's classes.
An AquaSafe Swimming lesson looks a little different than what you might expect. First, instructors most often work one-on-one with students to maximize their learning time. Second, they use creative techniques, such as games, songs, and props, to motivate kids and keep them in the "swimming is fun" mindset. For example, children might learn to kick by pretending to be motorboats and to side-breath by using their bubbles to talk to toy fish and turning their head to listen to the reply. With these lessons, kids often learn their basic strokes in just 5–10 sessions.
AquaSafe Swimming also offers classes for infants, where they and their parents learn how to feel comfortable and engaged in the water. Adults can take private swim lessons to overcome fear or lack of experience.
For a mouthwatering meal you're sure to love, Wave House Athletic Club in San Diego is the place to be.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
The patio seating at Wave House Athletic Club is perfect for those warm summer days.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Wave House Athletic Club.
Fancy-schmancy attire is not required; in fact, guests are told to keep things casual.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Find your sweet (or savory) spot at Wave House Athletic Club, where you can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
San Diego's Adams Recreation Center is the great place for a sports fan to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter.
Looking for a bite to eat? This club also has an awesome restaurant.
This club is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.