While kids have recess games and after-school sports, fitness activities for adults can seem more like chores than good times. From dance classes to running clubs, Patch found five fun ways for grown-ups to stay in shape without getting bored.
1. is well known as a training center for professional dancers, but adults who want to dance also thrive at the academy. Classes include jazz and ballet, as well as boogie booty ballet, a workout that promotes fun as much as fitness. The school currently offers a promotion of unlimited adult classes for $125 per month. California Dance Arts is located in the Foothill School Complex, 4490 Cornishon Ave. See the website to learn more, or call 818-790-7924.
2. Hate the gym but love the results? , 814 Foothill Blvd., offers a different type of gym experience, with staff available by appointment to help you get in shape and learn new ways of working out without sweating it out with the masses. There are plenty of cardio bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, and weights to keep you toned and healthy. Group classes are also available. The Training Center focuses on developing a fitness plan to meet your specific goals and abilities. See their website, visit Facebook or call 818-592-3333.
3. Certified instructors at will spar you into action with a personalized martial arts course. Adults are not strangers at Z-Ultimate, where moms can be seen kicking it with their kids. The studio is located at 716 Foothill Blvd. See the website to learn or call 818-952-0070.
4. Become a member of the and chose from 13 courts for your group or private lessons. Tennis works out your whole body, as well as offering a bit of a workout for your mind. The club provides a ball machine and backboard when you want to play alone, and will also set up matches for you. Visit the club’s website or stop by, 265 Berkshire Ave., to find out more. 818-790-3355.
5. Running is an easy, inexpensive yet complete work out, but sometimes running can be lonely. It's easy to sit on the couch with the evening’s TV line up rather than get out when you’re on your own. The Pasadena-based Snail’s Pace Running Club Meet-Up group runs regularly in LCF, usually on Tuesday nights, at the track, 4463 Oak Grove Drive. See the club’s meet-up page for more details. A run is scheduled for next week.