We can also take any number of classes from an extensive weekly menu that includes Pilates, aqua jogging, studio cycling, line dancing, stretch & strength, cardio kick boxing, and yoga (basic, hatha, hatha flow, vinyasa flow, power, and restorative). Surf lessons are offered for adults and teens during the summer.
And here’s the surprising part: visitors can use all of the Y’s facilities for only $10 a day.
I know that many La Jolla hotels and resorts have their own fitness centers, but none compare with the options at the Y. This is the perfect set-up for out-of-towners who want a great workout in a top-notch place. It’s also a good option for folks who don’t like sweating alone. For instance, “Walk Fit” draws a congenial group of local women who take a serious stride around the neighborhood three mornings a week.
Don’t have a hard body? No worries. The La Jolla Y caters to little kids and great-grandparents and every age in between. Seriously – an 85-year-old woman is a regular in one of the most popular Pilates classes.
Located off La Jolla Scenic Drive North (just south of La Jolla Village Drive and UCSD), the Y also offers tennis courts, racquetball courts, saunas, a whirlpool spa, and special classes and camps for kids. Two hours of childcare are complimentary while parents are working out.
The Y (8355 Cliffridge Ave., La Jolla; tel. 858-453-3483) is open Monday to Thursday from 5am to 10pm; Friday from 5am to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 6pm. Check out their website.
The La Jolla Sports Club in the village is another great place to work out.