6 Westside Kids’ Activities Where We’re Now Rolling

There’s no doubt about it: the Westside is an active place. And it’s not just all beaches and spinning studios (although those are great). They know how to do some serious brain stretching west of the 405, as well. Here are six Westside activities we give top marks to for keeping kids healthy (and smart) while having fun:

Broadway Gymnastics
Whether your child wants to learn a new sport, stay in shape, or become an Olympic competitor, Broadway Gymnastics’ 29,000 square foot facility has something for him or her. The club also has award-winning programs for children with special needs. 5433 Beethoven St., Los Angeles

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Photo courtesy of Broadway Gymnastics

Fitness By The Sea
The staff at Fitness By The Sea believes that active kids are happy kids — and this beach camp’s high-energy, good vibration spirit is contagious. Music blasts as kids run between “cabana challenges,” sports and water activities, and arts and crafts. They do come home looking like sand slugs, but that’s a small price to pay for a healthy, happy kid. 1541 Palisades Dr., Pacific Palisades

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Photo courtesy of Fitness by the Sea

Marina Martial Arts
Both girls and boys find their true strength at Marina Martial Arts, where exceptionally kind instructors help students develop a “Yes, I can” attitude. This is the place for cutting-edge martial arts and self-defense in a safe and positive environment for all ages and experience levels. 13203 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles

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Photo courtesy of Marina Martial Arts

Super Soccer Stars
Little kickers learn soccer skills in a non-competitive, educational and positive environment at locations on the Westside and all over Southern California with Super Soccer Stars. The Stars Premier program is designed for players ages 5-9 who are ready for a higher level of instruction. 212 Artemis Place, Los Angeles

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Photo courtesy of Super Soccer Stars

Zaniac
Get your STEM on at Zaniac’s newly opened center that offers after-school programs and summer camps for kids in grades K-8 in Minecraft, computer programming, Lego robotics, Zane math, chess and more. Curiosity grows here. 3201 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica

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Photo courtesy of Zaniac

Zooga Yoga
This unique spot is dedicated to kids and families. Zooga Yoga provides a joyous environment filled with storytelling and music. Its “Kickin’ Ninjas” class (ages 6-10) is a high energy kickboxing/martial arts class, and the “Teen Yoga” class (ages 12 and up) helps teens build inner and outer strength and flexibility. 4311 Overland Ave., Culver City

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Photo courtesy of Zooga Yoga