The instructors at Waterworks Aquatics believe anyone can learn to swim, no matter their age. This belief drives each instructor-led session, accommodating everyone from babies as young as 3 months old who are just getting acquainted with the water, to older children learning more advanced strokes and adults learning to swim for the first time. The instructors focus on teaching stroke techniques that utilize muscle memory and rhythms that are easy to grasp, while cultivating a fun, relaxed environment to help reduce students' anxiety. They lead private, semi-private, group, and Parent and Me lessons, all of which move at the pace of the swimmers' abilities. Beyond bestowing swimmers with efficient form, the lessons also help them stay safe in the water by teaching them how to control their breathing, reduce unnecessary movement, and stay completely still in the presence of pool krakens to avoid begin seen.
The Los Angeles of today is almost unrecognizable from the city that existed 125 years ago. A few things remain the same, however, including the pillars of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility promoted by YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles. Since the first LA branch opened in 1882, the Y has worked to promote positive change in the lives and wellness of its members, both young and old.
The four core values: Caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility
The locations: 25 branches spread across Los Angeles County
Group exercise: The Y's fitness instructors teach more than 90 kinds of classes, including yoga, group cycling, and high-intensity interval training
For the kids: Age-appropriate exercise classes, recreational sports, camps, arts programs, and childcare for when parents are in their own classes
For everyone: Fitness classes, swim lessons, sport leagues, and other programs that strengthen the bonds between parents, children, and community members
Break in your gym shoes at YMCA Westside Branch in Los Angeles.
For a well-crafted dish, be sure to visit the restaurant at this gym.
At this gym, kids of all ages are welcome.
Remember personal trainers are available to help strengthen your core and keep you on track.
Curious about kickboxing? Check out one of these kickboxing classes and learn the basics.
You'll start to see the contours of your muscle when you take advantage of their cross fit programs.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
California summer days can be unbearably hot. The best way to cool off is by taking a dip in the refreshing pool, so you can enjoy the sunshine while beating the heat. At Recreation Center Stoner Pool, Los Angeles, the pool is open as early as the beginning of June. In the hottest summer hours before 5 p.m., one can enjoy riding down the slide into the sparkling cool water for a quick adrenaline rush while cooling down. For those new to swimming, whether child, adult or senior, can take advantage of the pool’s semi-private or private swimming lessons. Safety is the Recreation Center Stoner Pool’s number one concern, and anyone desiring to swim in the deep area of the pool will need to pass a swimming proficiency test.