Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach Gymnastics

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

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Welcome to Fit Kids Gymnastics Center, where we serve the community of Manhattan Beach 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!"

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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...

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FIT KIDS PUTS A PRIORITY ON SUPPORTING THE AREAS OF:

  • Manhattan Beach
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Redondo Beach
  • Torrance
  • And Surrounding Areas...

Contact Fit Kids Gymnastics Center for Gymnastics Instruction in Manhattan Beach, Cheerleader Tumbling in Manhattan Beach, Tumbling for Dancers in Manhattan Beach, Gymnastics Team in Manhattan BeachSummer Gymnastics Camp in Manhattan BeachBirthday Parties in Manhattan BeachSchool Holiday Gymnastics Camp in Manhattan Beach, Tumbling Classes in Manhattan Beach, and in surrounding areas.

 

Below is some general information about Manhattan Beach:

Manhattan Beach is a small coastal city located in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, USA. The city is on thePacific coast, south of El Segundo, and north of Hermosa Beach. Manhattan Beach is one of the three Beach Cities in theSouth Bay. It has expensive housing and one public high school, Mira Costa High School.

In 1863, a Scottish immigrant, Sir Robert Burnett, purchased Rancho Sausal Redondo and Rancho Aguaje de la Centinelafrom Avila's heirs for $33,000. Ten years later in 1873, Burnett leased the ranch to a Canadian, Daniel Freeman (not the American Daniel Freeman, who was the first to file a claim under the Homestead Act of 1862). Burnett returned to Scotland. Freeman moved his wife and three children onto the ranch and started growing various crops. On May 4, 1885 Freeman bought the ranch from Burnett for $140,000.

George H. Peck owned a lot of the land that became part of the north section of Manhattan Beach. A coin flip decided the town's name. Around 1902, the beach suburb was named "Manhattan" after developer Stewart Merrill's home, the New York City borough of Manhattan. "Beach" was appended to the city's name in 1927 at the behest of the postmaster.

The land in Manhattan Beach was formerly sand dunes. During the 1920s and 1930s, builders leveled uneven sandy sites and some excess sand was sold and shipped to Waikiki, Hawaii, to convert their reef and rock beach into a sandy beach. The sand was also used to build the Los Angeles Coliseum and portions of the Pacific Coast Highway.

Manhattan Beach is known for its clean, wide, sandy beaches and attracts over 3.8 million visitors annually. Along the Strand at the eastern edge of the beach, a concrete bike path is reserved for bicycles. The bikeway extends north to Santa Monica and south to Palos Verdes. A separate 2.1 mile walkway, reserved for pedestrians, runs alongside the bike path. Restrooms and shower facilities are provided adjacent to the Strand paths. Beach volleyball, swimming, body boarding and surfing are popular activities among residents and visitors. Popular surf spots include the Pier and El Porto. Lifeguard stations are located along the entire length of the beach and the beach is cleaned and groomed daily by crews from LA County Beaches and Harbors Department.

There are several public parks in the city. The largest and most popular is Polliwog Park located on Manhattan Beach Boulevard, two blocks west of Aviation Boulevard. Polliwog Park has a small lake, open-air concert amphitheater, playground equipment, picnic tables, restrooms, and a fenced dog exercise area. It is also the site of the Manhattan Beach Historical Society Red Cottage, which is home to the city's collection of historical artifacts. Marine Avenue Park, west of Aviation Boulevard on Marine, has several lighted ball fields, basketball courts, and an indoor racket ball facility. Live Oak Park in the downtown area has ball fields, playground equipment, tennis courts and picnic tables.

An area known as the "Green Belt" or "Veteran's Parkway" is a pedestrian-friendly walkway that runs adjacent to Valley Drive and Ardmore Avenue near downtown Manhattan Beach. Nearly 20 acres total and comprising 3 miles in length, the wood-chip walkway is a popular trail for runners and dog-walkers.

For over 50 years, the City of Manhattan Beach hosts an annual Hometown Fair at Live Oak Park in downtown Manhattan Beach. Popular among community residents, the fair features food and drink, live music, games and booths to raise funds for local causes.

Information Source: Manhattan Beach in Wikipedia