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The La Jolla YMCA

June 4, 2008 | By | Reply More

The La Jolla Y is one of the best deals in town. Locals pay as little as $30 a month to use the heated outdoor pool and a very well-equipped gym.

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.

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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