San Pedro

San Pedro Gymnastics

SERVING THE COMMUNITY SURROUNDING SAN PEDRO, 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 San Pedro 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:

  • San Pedro
  • Torrance
  • Redondo Beach
  • Palos Verdes
  • And Surrounding Areas...

Contact Fit Kids Gymnastics Center for Gymnastics Instruction in San Pedro, Cheerleader Tumbling in San Pedro, Tumbling for Dancers in San Pedro, Gymnastics Team in San PedroSummer Gymnastics Camp in San PedroBirthday Parties in San PedroSchool Holiday Gymnastics Camp in San Pedro, Tumbling Classes in San Pedro, and in surrounding areas.

 

Below is some general information about San Pedro:

San Pedro is a community within the City of Los Angeles, California. Formerly a separate city, it consolidated with Los Angeles in 1909. The Port of Los Angeles, a major international seaport, is partially located within San Pedro. The district has grown from being dominated by the fishing industry to become primarily a working class community within the City of Los Angeles.

The site, at the southern end of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, on the west side of San Pedro Bay, was used by Spanish ships starting in the 1540s. The peninsula, including all of San Pedro, was the homeland of theTongva-Gabrieleño Native American people for thousands of years. In other areas of the Los Angeles Basin archeological sites date back 8,000–15,000 years. The Tongva believe they have been here since the beginning of time. Once called the "lords of the ocean," due to their mastery of oceangoing canoes (Ti'ats), many Tongva villages covered the coastline. The Tongva lived in a virtual paradise, until colonization. Their first contact with Europeans in 1542 with João Cabrilho (Juan Cabrillo), the Portuguese explorer who also was the first to write of them. Chowigna and Suangna were two Tongva settlements of many in the peninsula area, which was also a departure point for their rancherias on the Channel Islands. Legend has it that the Native Americans blessed the land of Palos Verdes, making it the most beautiful place on Earth. The Tongva called the San Pedro area "Chaaw".

San Pedro was named for St. Peter of Alexandria, a fourth-century bishop in Alexandria, Egypt. His feast day is November 24 on the local ecclesiastical calendar of Spain, the day on which Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo discovered the bay in 1542 which would be known as San Pedro. Santa Catalina Island, named after Catherine of Alexandria, was claimed for the Spanish Empire the next day, on her feast day, November 25. In 1602–1603, Sebastián Vizcaíno (1548–1624) officially surveyed and mapped the California coastline, including San Pedro Bay, for New Spain. The anglicized pronunciation, popularized by the English-speaking people of Midwestern America, is "san-PEE-dro".

European settlement began in 1769 as part of an effort to populate California, although trade restrictions encouraged more smuggling than regular business. Rancho San Pedro is the site of the first Spanish land grant in Alta California, New Spain. The land was granted in 1784 by King Carlos III to Juan Jose Dominguez, a retired Spanish soldier who came to California with the Gaspar de Portolà expedition.

When New Spain won its independence from the Spanish Empire and Alta California became part of Mexico, the trade restrictions were lifted, and the town flourished.

Under United States control after 1848, when the United States defeated Mexico in the Mexican-American war, the harbor was greatly improved and expanded under the guidance of Phineas Banning and John Gately Downey, the seventh governor of California after the Free Harbor Fight. In 1868 Banning created the Los Angeles & San Pedro Railroad, Southern California's first railroad and used it to transport goods from San Pedro Bay toLos Angeles which soon became a major city in Southern California.

In 1906, the City of Los Angeles annexed the Harbor Gateway, a long, narrow strip of land connecting the city to the northern border of Wilmington, and in 1909, the larger city consolidated with Wilmington and with San Pedro.

Information Source: San Pedro in Wikipedia