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Summer List 2016
By Brian W. Carter
Published July 7, 2016

Get In Shape

BHCP Free Workouts

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The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza offers a number of free workouts on the Macy’s Bridge. These free workouts could be a great way to stay or get in shape this summer. The BHCP workouts presents a variety on instructors to bring the hottest workout which include Zumba, Cardio-Kickboxing and Yoga. For more information, please

Eastern Ridgeline Trail


The Eastern Ridgeline Trail at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area is a great place to meet your fitness goals. Along the scenic Eastern Ridgeline Trail, visitors will find amenities that include a play area tailored for families, fitness zones and plenty of trails for walking, running or riding complete with beautiful views from the ocean to downtown L.A. The child-friendly areas include animal sculptures, monkey bars and slides; benches for relaxation; and native, drought-tolerant landscaping. There are also accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which include a new crosswalk at the “five points” intersection of La Brea Avenue, Stocker Street and Overhill Drive. For more information, about the Eastern Ridgeline Trail and other trails in the area, please visit

Total Woman Gym+Spa

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Total Woman Gym+Spa (TWGS) is California’s largest full-service gym and day spa and it’s at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. TWGS facilities empower women to live their best lives by providing them with life-transforming tools to achieve total wellness in a supportive, motivational environment. The facility offers first class amenities such as a full-service gym including state-of-the-art equipment, cardio & stretching areas, massage areas, steam, sauna & whirlpool, luxurious locker rooms and engaging cardio workouts which include Zumba, Step Bootcamp, hi-low aerobics and yoga. Total Woman Gym+Spa is located at 3650 W. MLK Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008 inside the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. For more information, please visit or call (323) 545-3936.

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook (La Sentinel/ Brian W. Carter)

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook (La Sentinel/ Brian W. Carter)

The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook is a 58-acre park, which is also native habitat for wild flowers, birds and small animals, offers a variety of walking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. There are multiple paths, semi-steep inclines and winding road to provide a good workout targeting the glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves. The most famous attraction of the BHSO is the stair climb all the way to the top of the overlook. For the casual walker or cyclist, there are plenty of trails to keep you busy and burning calories. The BHSO is a guilty pleasure because it provides a good workout with breathtaking views. It’s a workout fanatics dream and a casual walker’s delight. The park is always loaded with workout enthusiasts, casual walkers, cyclists and folks just looking to take a stroll. For more information, or call (916) 653-6995 | (800) 777-0369.

Family Fun

California Science Center

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California Science Center (courtesy photo)

The California Science Center is great way to engage the kids and the whole family in a variety of interactive and visual exhibits. The science center combines exhibits with an on-site Science Center School and Amgen Center for Science Learning as well as a teacher professional development program. The Science Center is open to the public seven days a week, 362 days per year, with free general admission to its permanent exhibit galleries. The facility, which opened in February 1998, spans more than 400,000 sq. feet and includes four major exhibit areas. For more information, Please visit

The African American Firefighter Museum

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The African American Firefighter Museum (courtesy photo)

The African American Firefighter museum is great  place to take the kids to learn about African American history in firefighting . The AAFFM opened its doors as a Museum on December 13, 1997. The dedication of the Museum also served as the acknowledgement of what was believed to be the city’s first 100 years of service by African American Firefighters (1897-1997). The African American Firefighter Museum is open to the public, with free admission, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm, and Sundays from 1pm-4pm. The museum is completely run by volunteers and also completely driven by donations. For more information,


For The Kids

The William Grant Still Arts Center

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Children dancing at the William Grant Still Arts Center (courtesy photo)

The William Grant Still Arts Center is a great place for the kids to learn and have fun this summer.  Their Art & Jazz Summer Camp is for ages 3-12 with a daily rotating schedule for six weeks, summer campers will receive multidisciplinary arts instruction by taking part in movement classes including capoeira and yoga, music classes such as keyboards, drums, clarinet, and art projects ranging from mixed media to basic art fundamentals. Campers also get to enjoy weekly Friday field trips to art and nature destinations. Camp runs daily Monday-Friday for six weeks from June 20-July 29, culminating in a final exhibit and concert potluck celebration for the whole family on July 30. Pre-registration via phone: May 23-27, call us at 323-734-1165; Registration in person: Beginning June 4, 2016 at the Center. First come, first served. Very limited space is available based on age group. Please note camp often fills up the first day. Camp Dates: Weekdays, Monday June 20-Friday July 29; Ages 3-6 / Half Day, 9am-1pm; Ages 7-12 / Full Day, 9am-4:30pm. For more information, please visit

Swim Classes

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Learn how to swim this summer and be able to enjoy any and every pool party to the fullest. There are a number of swim classes available at multiple facilities in the South L.A. area. For more information, please visit

Be safe, have fun and enjoy the summer!


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