Sports & Recreation
At Broadway Gymnastics, a two-year-old can have a blast working through the obstacle courses and cooling down on the trampoline…
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.
The L.A. River is at its renegade best where Los Feliz Boulevard crosses the 5 in Atwater Village
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…
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…
Giant sea mammals don’t announce their presence by spouting off on cue, but the captains on the three-hour Harbor Breeze Cruises have a knack for knowing where to find them
Neighborhood: Long Beach
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…
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?).
Neighborhood: Atwater Village
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
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
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…
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…
The Kids in Sports program is fixated on a single goal—to bring athletic opportunities to those who go without.
Best Public Tennis Courts, August 2014 As with many things in Beverly Hills, the courts at the city-run La Cienega Tennis Center are a step up from those in neighboring L.A. Residents of the gilded burg pay a mere $10 for an annual reservation card; for everyone else the card costs $20, plus $3 per […]
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
Set at the top of Old Topanga Canyon Road, LA Horseback Riding is home to a couple dozen well-groomed horses…
Classes are popular with rush hour-averse commuters who’d rather
strengthen their bodies than risk road rage.
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