Gardena

SERVING THE COMMUNITY SURROUNDING GARDENA, WE HAVE TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS IN TORRANCE AND REDONDO BEACH.

Fit Kids Class Schedules        Fit Kids Videos        Fit Kids Pictures

Welcome to Fit Kids Gymnastics Center, where we serve the community of Gardena while ceaselessly pursuing our mission of developing "healthy, successful, confident children." Your child's well being and development always comes first at Fit Kids, as we focus on building your child from the inside. Whether your child is enrolled in our gymnastics classes, tumbling classes, or summer gymnastics camps, our unique environment and fun loving teachers allow us to proudly proclaim: Fit Kids, "where learning is fun!"

Satisfaction Guarantee

FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS, FIT KIDS GYMNASTICS CENTER HAS BEEN YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR ALL OF YOUR GYMNASTICS NEEDS:

  • Gymnastics Instruction
  • Cheerleader Tumbling
  • Tumbling for Dancers
  • Gymnastics Team
  • Summer Gymnastics Camps
  • Birthday Parties
  • School Holiday Gymnastics Camps
  • Tumbling Classes
  • And more...

           See Our Programs

FIT KIDS PUTS A PRIORITY ON SUPPORTING THE AREAS OF:

  • Gardena
  • Torrance
  • Lomita
  • Lawndale
  • And Surrounding Areas...

 

Fit Kids Summer Camps

Contact Fit Kids Gymnastics Center for Gymnastics Instruction in Gardena, Cheerleader Tumbling in Gardena, Tumbling for Dancers in Gardena, Gymnastics Team in GardenaSummer Gymnastics Camp in GardenaBirthday Parties in GardenaSchool Holiday Gymnastics Camp in Gardena, Tumbling Classes in Gardena, and in surrounding areas.

 

Below is some general information about Gardena:

Gardena is a city located in the South Bay (southwestern) region of Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 58,829 at the 2010 census, up from 57,746 at the 2000 census. The city of Gardena has the highest percentage of Japanese Americans in California.

Gardena is located at 33°53′37″N 118°18′28″W (33.893615, -118.307841).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km2), over 99% of which is land. A 9.4-acre wetland preserve, named the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve is located at the south-east corner of Gardena. This is a naturally-occurring marshland where water seeps above-ground all year round hosting several species of trees and other vegetation. It is located near the present day intersection of Vermont Avenue and Artesia Boulevard.

Gardena is bordered by Athens on the north, the Los Angeles neighborhood of Harbor Gateway on the east and south, Torrance on the southwest, Alondra Park on the west, and Hawthorne on the northwest.

Based on archaeological findings, Tongva Indians hunted and fished in the area of today's Gardena. The Tongva Indians — also known as Gabrielino Indians — are probably descendants of those who crossed from Asia to North America around 10,000 years ago.

In 1784, three years after the foundation of Los Angeles, Juan Jose Dominguez (1736–1809), a Spanish soldier who arrived in San Diego, California in 1769 with Fernando Rivera y Moncada, in recognition of his military service, received the roughly 43,000-acre (170 km2) Spanish land grant, the Rancho San Pedro. Part of this land contained what became known as Gardena Valley. After the American Civil Warveterans bought parts of the land, soon ranchers and farmers followed suit. Union Army Major General William Starke Rosecrans in 1869 bought 16,000 acres (65 km2). The "Rosecrans Rancho," was bordered by what later was Florence Avenue on the north, Redondo Beach Boulevard on the south, Central Avenue on the east, and Arlington Avenue on the west. The Rosecrans property was sub divided and sold in the early 1870s. One of those became the 650-acre (2.6 km2) Amestoy Ranch. Gardena proper began in 1887 when the Pomeroy & Harrison real estate developers subdivided the ranch, and-anticipating that the coming of the Los Angeles and Redondo Railway. Civil War veteran Spencer Roane Thorpe is credited with starting the first settlement in Gardena in 1887. Railroads put Gardena on the map following a real estate boom in the Los Angeles area in the 1880s. Some believe the city was named for its reputation for being the only "green spot" in the dry season between Los Angeles and the sea. Because of its acres of berries, the city was dubbed "Berryland". The Strawberry Day Festival and Parade was held each May annually. The berry industry suffered at the time of World War I as other crops were supported by thewar economy. Japanese Americans settled in Gardena throughout its history. Their community was the subject of a 60 Minutes report in 1970.

The only way Gardena could protect itself from a heavy county tax imposed on a planned project at a park site was to incorporate. The City of Gardena became incorporated on September 11, 1930.

From 1936 to 1980, Gardena held a local monopoly on legal cardrooms, the taxes from which accounted for nearly a third of its annual budget.

Information Source: Gardena in Wikipedia