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
Bubble soccer is exactly what it sounds like. Players don inflatable plastic outfits and proceed to take each other on in five-on-five matches. Sure, games tend to look more like human bumper cars than actual soccer, but the fun is what counts.
Indoor Soccer Center specializes in this comic twist on conventional soccer, encouraging players to bump into one another with abandon. If you don't like the idea of turning into a plastic wrecking ball, the indoor center also offers volleyball, dodgeball, and an area for PlayStation 4 gaming.
Hoops on Fire Athletics specializes in practical drills designed to elevate players' skills on the basketball court. Whether leading private, group, or team lessons, the instructors help improve players' vertical jump, agility, and footwork through techniques such as plyometrics, kettlebell training, and basketball-specific speed drills. In basketball lessons or clinics for volleyball and other sports, participants learn skills specifically for use in-game, rather than practicing generalized workouts.
Los Angeles' Young Men's Christian Association is a great place to stop in for some fun.
You'll feel the satisfying burn after a cross fit workout.
Sharpen your kickboxing and self-defense knowledge with a kickboxing class from Young Men's Christian Association.
When you workout here, you can take advantage of the great aerobics offered onsite.
Their instructors know how to work out your body completely with one of their specialties being in MMA.
Supplement your discipline with one of their fantastic personal trainers.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Signature service: James Weisman
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Workout-friendly clothing - Closed-Toe Shoes - Water bottle (optional).
If you love sports, you'll probably also love American Sports Center in Anaheim.
Check out the restaurant at this club for a delicious meal.
At this club, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Craving a good cardio workout? Check out one of these high-intensity kickboxing classes.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.