Getting Fit on a Budget in 2022 from Newbury Park Storage

Happy New Year!

Are you hoping to get on track with some better health this year? No matter what your current lifestyle is like, there are plenty of ways to get started with your fitness resolutions. Our Newbury Park Storage team has gathered a variety of low-cost activities around the Conejo Valley that can make you stronger and happier in 2022!

Here are a few of our favorites:

Group Fitness

Group classes for about $10 each are great for having a little fun in a comfortable setting. Conejo Valley Adult Education offers a variety of sessions for both indoor and outdoor wellness including Restorative Yoga, Dance, Pilates, and Tai Chi, along with more traditional cardio and strength training workouts. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect way to meet your exercise goals and maybe make some friends too!

Leagues

  1. There’s a lot going on at our local community centers thanks to our friends at Conejo Recreation & Park District. This includes plenty of in-person sports leagues and classes to help you succeed with your resolutions. Some awesome examples? You can join an adult volleyball, softball, or soccer team and play the whole season for less than $100; take water aerobics (4 sessions for $54); learn how to fence (6 weeks for $85); go line dancing (7 classes for $59); and SO MUCH MORE!

Networking

  1. If you’d like to connect with others who have similar physical fitness interests, we suggest Meetup. This social networking site allows you to find, join or even start your own virtual or in-person group. A few local opportunities include trail running in Newbury Park (free), outdoor boot camp for all ages in Oxnard ($15), co-ed sand volleyball in Westlake Village (free), and swimming in Ventura ($5). Check out the Sports & Fitness or Health & Wellbeing categories for more.
  2. Cycling the hundreds of miles of road bike routes and mountain bike trails that Conejo Valley has to offer can provide a fantastic journey to fitness success. You can always venture out alone, but why not join a local club like the Conejo Valley Cyclists. At only $35, membership includes group cycle routes for any skill level in addition to social events like Sunday coffee and rides to/from local restaurants. More advanced mountain bike riders might enjoy the night rides through various local trails.

Local and Free!

  1. Pepper Tree Park – Just down the road from Hollywood Storage Center, this park offers a .8-mile loop that runs around the perimeter of the recreational area. Not only is this perfect for getting in your daily step count, but the loop also includes exercise stations along the way for added physical challenges.
  2. Rabbit Flats Disc Golf Course at Thousand Oaks Community Park – If you’re looking to get started with a new sport, how about disc golf? Rabbit Flats offers 9 acres of hilly elevation making for some interesting frisbee shots. And with three baskets at each hole, beginners can enjoy the shorter-range positions (red) before going for a second loop to try the longer shots (blue and yellow). If you play all 18 holes, you’ll walk a little over 2 miles!
  3. Public Tennis courts from Calabasas to Camarillo – Tennis is an excellent option for those seeking to improve muscular strength and endurance while raising their heart rate. And because you need a partner to play, it’s fun to meet a friend for a game after work or on a Saturday morning. In Thousand Oaks alone, you’ll find over 150 free courts to get your swing on!
  4. EventBrite –  Did you know EventBrite has more free opportunities to get fit? On Saturday, January 29th Yoga on the Mountain returns to King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas with live acoustic music to get your body flowing. You’ll need to make a reservation for this free event.

We hope this list of activities motivates you on your 2022 fitness journey. If you lack space for an exercise area at home, consider stopping by Newbury Park storage. We can help find the right-sized storage unit at the Lowest Price – Guaranteed in the Conejo Valley! One less room full of furniture is one more step towards fitness success!

 

Donate Used Cell Phones at Newbury Park Storage

Did you know you can bring your used or broken cell phones to Hollywood Storage Center? They will be donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers, a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization that recycles the phones and uses the money to buy prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas. The calling cards help our soldiers stay connected with their families.

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Berqquist from Norwell, Mass. They were inspired to help soldiers phone home when they learned a deployed serviceman had an $8,000 phone bill calling the U.S. from the Middle East.

At Newbury Park Storage, we accept donations of any and all types of cell phones and smartphones from any carrier. Newer, gently-used mobile devices, including smartphones, are preferred; however, proceeds are generated from the recycling of broken and outdated mobile phones as well.

Donations are accepted seven days a week from 8:30 am to 6 pm. Just look for the bin in our lobby. We’re happy to provide donation receipts if needed. Cell Phones for Soldiers support all branches of the military.

For more information,
visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com

Updated 12/15/21

Holiday Happenings from Your Newbury Park Storage Experts

‘Tis the Season! Our Newbury Park storage experts love this time of the year. Snow may not be our thing here, but the team at Hollywood Storage Center doesn’t need a white Christmas to get into the spirit. All it takes is a list of fun winter things to do. And with plenty to offer in and around the Conejo Valley, we’re sure you’ll find a jolly good time. So pack the hot cocoa and check out these holiday happenings.

Conejo Valley

 

Now through December 21stPet Photos with Santa – Thousand Oaks

We know your fur-babies are part of the family too, so of course you want to include them in your pawliday cards! All you need to do is make a reservation, then head over to The Oaks mall with your floof (and their wish list) for a free visit with Santa Paws! Photo packages are optional and will be available for purchase.

https://www.shoptheoaksmall.com/SantaPhotos

 

December 28thMagical Cirque Christmas – Thousand Oaks

Check out this spectacular holiday production with dazzling performers, amazing cirque artists and live holiday music at the Fred Kavli Theatre. Funny magician Lucy Darling will be your hostess for a perfect evening of entertainment for the entire family.

Magical Cirque Christmas

Beyond the Conejo Valley

 

Now through December 24thChristmas on the Farm – Moorpark

We love our friends at Underwood Family Farms. Each year they offer a family-friendly experience that includes lots of farm animals, tractor-drawn wagon rides, reindeer, Elf training, arts and crafts and so much more! Weekend admission includes a visit with Santa.  Advance ticket purchases are recommended.

https://www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com/christmas-on-the-farm/

 

Now through December 31stHoliday Road – Calabasas

If you missed King Gillette Halloween event in October, you’re in luck. Holiday Road LA is making a stop for a month of festivities with a fun self-guided walking trail, tasty food, and gifts. You’ll find huge holiday displays, plenty of twinkling lights, and more candy canes than you’ll know what to do with! To join the fun simply pick a day and time slot to visit. Then when you arrive, treat yourself to a spiked cocktail at the Holiday Bar and take it on the trail. With so many photo opportunities along the way, we’re pretty sure your Insta reel will be a stunner!

https://holidayroadusa.com/location-la/

 

Now through January 9, 2022 – Christmas Around the World – Simi Valley

A unique collection of Christmas trees is on display now at the Ronald Reagan Library. Each tree celebrates one of the 26 countries President Reagan visited during his time in office, decorated in the traditional style of the region. Also on exhibit is a special assortment of hand-crafted Menorahs gifted to R. Reagan throughout his presidency. Admission tickets are available online.

https://www.reaganfoundation.org/library-museum/special-exhibits/christmas-around-the-world/

 

Feeling the holiday spirit? Us too!!

 

We’d love to hear about your favorite holiday activity, so please share with us when you drop by. Need a little extra room to store your seasonal décor after all the fun has passed? At Newbury Park storage, we have storage units in over 50 sizes and are sure to find one that works for you. We offer the Lowest Price – Guaranteed.

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays!

Best Halloween Activities from Thousand Oaks Self Storage

With Halloween just weeks away, your Self Storage Thousand Oaks team thought it would be the perfect time to share some fun (and spook-tacular) outdoor adventures happening around Ventura County!

Nights of the Jack

You’re in store for a visual feast at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas. Enjoy this interactive, family-friendly experience. You’ll stroll through a walking trail with themed displays and sets of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins. Watch a live pumpkin carver, sip hot cider or grab a ghoulish cocktail from the Spookeasy bar. There will also be festive treats for all the littles, so get your tickets today!

https://nightsofthejack.com/

Haunted Trail and Costume Contest

For a night of fun at the Thousand Oaks Community Center, check out the annual Haunted Trail and Costume contest hosted by the Conejo Recreation and Park District. The October 23rd event includes a costume contest for all ages, followed by a reptile show on the soccer fields. The popular Trick or Treat Street will also be back with Halloween-themed houses created by local scout and community troops. Tickets are needed for the Haunted Trail, with the first departure at 7 pm.

www.crpd.org/events/haunted-trail-costume-contest

Fall Harvest on the Farm

Join Underwood Farm in Moorpark for their annual Fall Harvest now through October 31! Pick out a pumpkin at their giant pumpkin patch and experience a day filled with games, rides, live entertainment, pig races, and more! Our favorites are the Corn Maze, pumpkin house, and sunflower trail. Visitors who buy tickets online for weekend days get priority entry.

https://www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com/fall-harvest/

Halloween in the Park

In Camarillo, Halloween in the Park happens October 31st at the Community Center Park on Burnley Street. This ghostly evening out will include mini pumpkin painting, lawn games such as corn hole, and pumpkin tic-tac-toe. Food trucks will be on-site to offer tasty dinner or dessert options before you head to the Trick-Or-Treat Village! This event is free and includes a costume contest for children.

www.pvrpd.org/2021-10-31-halloween-in-the-park

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

Head to Calabasas for this fun family-friendly event on October 17th at Juan Bautista de Anza Park on Lost Hills Road. You’ll find plenty of pumpkin flavors at the Food Court, live entertainment, in addition to rides and games for the kiddos. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Parking and shuttles are free. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome on the grounds only.

www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com

We hope this rundown of Halloween events around Ventura County gets you excited for the season! And, when you’re ready to put the summer gear away in favor of ghostly decorations and find there are too many things at home, you can rely on Thousand Oaks Self Storage. With over 50 sizes, we have the right size storage unit for your needs, at the Lowest Price-Guaranteed!