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1919 W. Burbank Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91506

818-845-0700

At Broadway Gymnastics, a two-year-old can have a blast working through the obstacle courses and cooling down on the trampoline…

Website: http://funandfit.com

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George Haas

Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

213-820-7800

The local meditation center has a great vibe, but those dreaded obstacles to enlightenment—anger, fear, desire—are messing with your mind now. Those in the know power up the laptop, click on Skype, and make a call to George Haas, a vipassana instructor who’s brought the ancient practice online.

Website: http://mettagroup.org/index.html

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Glendale Narrows

street, Los Angeles, CA, 91210

The L.A. River is at its renegade best where Los Feliz Boulevard crosses the 5 in Atwater Village

Website: http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=XWP018-029

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Go Kart World

21830 Recreation Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 90745

310-834-3700

At Carson’s Go Kart World, driving for fun is not an L.A. oxymoron. Built in the shadow of the 405 freeway, the mini speed zone boasts six tracks of varying shape…

Website: http://gokartworld.com

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Go Kart World

21830 Recreation Road, Los Angeles, CA, 90745

310-834-3800

At Carson’s Go Kart World, driving for fun is not an L.A. oxymoron…

Website: http://www.gokartworld.com

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Hahamonga Watershed

550 N. Oak Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90041

At this summer’s Japan Open, disc golfers from across the globe played for a $26,000 purse. Closer to home, the sport holds a cultlike sway, and for good reason…

Website: http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=643

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Hatha Lessons

1860 North Fuller Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

There are certainly more rigorous yoga classes in Los Angeles, some taught by instructors who can trace their pedigree to time spent with gurus like Pattabhi Jois…

Website: http://www.myspace.com/runyoncanyonyoga

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Heartbeat House

3141 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90039

Many instructors around town focus on the sensuous choreography of Bollywood dance, but you’re interested in getting in shape, not appearing in a musical (or are you?).

Website: http://www.heartbeathouse.com

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Hermosa Beach

1315 Valley Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90254

In early June the AVP volleyball tournament in Hermosa Beach announces summer like the crack of a starter’s pistol, a sea of professional beach boys—the mythic eight-pack is commonplace—sweating and grunting their way closer to the Olympics

Website: http://www.hermosabch.org/

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Hollywood Aerial Arts

3838 W. 102nd St, Inglewood, CA, 90303

310-412-7171

Anyone who has dreamed of running away with the circus will fall—sometimes literally—for this high-flying discipline performed on fabric suspended from the ceiling

Website: http://www.hollywoodaerialarts.com/

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Huntington Dog Beach

100 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648

714-841-8644

One of the few public places to get your dog paddling is Huntington Dog Beach, a mile-long stretch where Spot has the freedom to frolic and swim off-leash…

Website: http://dogbeach.org/

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John Edmond Jr.

10460 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064

310-839-9812

How good is John Edmond Jr.? A number of his students are members of elite clubs like Hillcrest, El Caballero, and the L.A. Country Club and have the time and money to go to anyone…

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Kids in Sports

., Los Angeles, CA, 90068

The Kids in Sports program is fixated on a single goal—to bring athletic opportunities to those who go without.

Website: http://www.kidsinsportsla.com

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LA Horseback Riding

2623 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 90290

818-591-2032

Set at the top of Old Topanga Canyon Road, LA Horseback Riding is home to a couple dozen well-groomed horses…

Website: http://lahorsebackriding.com/

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Lesley Logan Pilates

2076 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Classes are popular with rush hour-averse commuters who’d rather
strengthen their bodies than risk road rage.

Website: http://www.lesleyloganpilates.com

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Manhattan Beach

1400 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90266

For those whose childhoods were landlocked, there’s a set of indelible images associated with Southern California: longboards, bikinis, and saltwater-bleached hair, all viewed through a sun-flared lens

Website: http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us/

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