Virtual Recreation Center
We're still operating mostly in the "virtual" world to protect the safety of our residents, but that doesn't mean you can't still have fun!
In order for us to quickly respond to the changes in public health guidelines, we offer our recreation catalogs exclusively online so they can easily be updated as the situation evolves.
Our Recreation and Community Services Department has also created this virtual recreation center page with resources for new and creative ways to stay busy, active, and engaged all while finding some “socially distanced” fun.
Please note that the City of Lakewood does not endorse nor receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.
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Virtual Fitness Classes
Do Yoga with Me - Free Yoga Videos
Fitness Blender- Free workout videos for all levels
Let’s Train Together - Variety of 10-20 minute workout videos
Sweat with SELF – Variety of HIIT workout videos
Fitness Smart Phone Apps
Senior Health and Activities
Check out these fitness videos led by Weingart Senior Center staffers Cece Mota and Sandy De La Trinidad—if you’ve attended these Weingart classes, you’ll recognize their style!
Senior Health Info and Insurance Benefits
Stay healthy with this Virtual Senior Health & Info Fair packet of great tips and information...until we can get together again.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold our annual Benefits Information Fair at the Weingart Senior Center this year. Please see this Virtual Senior Benefits Fair packet of information and links that would have been presented at this year's Fair.
Weingart Holiday Fun
The holidays may be over, but it's still winter!
Enjoy these two special holiday videos full of crafts and recipes.
Teen & Youth Sports
Learn or sharpen your volleyball skills with these videos.
Basketball Drills – Grab your ball and head outside. Refine your dribble and free throw shot with the step by step from recreation staff.
Volleyball skills and drills for beginners - Lakewood Recreation staff teaches the fundamentals
From Volley On, learn these volleyball skills, drills and exercises for players with a more advanced skill set:
Volley On 1 - Solo Tips!
Volley On 2 - Work on those skill sets!
Volley On 3 - Improvisation Set and Spike!
Volley On 4 - Footwork and Defensive Positioning
Volley On 5 - Fitness and Fun!
Soccer skills and drills – Recreation staff show off their soccer skills. Join them in a few drills to keep you active and in shape.
Kidz Love Soccer (KLS) has been working hard to adapt classes into an online platform. Check it out for FREE! Each week they will publish a KLS online activity families can play at home. You can access the information three ways:
Teen & Youth Fitness and Dance
How about Hula? Try a free Polynesian dance class for keiki (kids)/beginners every Tuesday from 6 to 6:45 p.m. from Hoku Mae’ole Polynesian Dance.
Just add Hoku Mae'ole as a friend on Facebook and join in on the live-streamed classes! Here is the link to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hokumaeole.polynesia
Kick it UP Dance and Fitness Studio - Offering free dance and fitness classes
Family fun resources
Did you know you don't need a drum set to learn the basics? Check out this video and watch for the upcoming class in the Spring catalog.
Take a virtual vacation! Visit places all over the world from the comfort of your own home.
Kids can use these questions to learn more about their family: Interview Questions for Parents or Grandparents
Kids Love Music Sing-along - Follow their Facebook page at the link for updates on live broadcasts to join and sing along. For parents with children ages 1 to 4 years.
Games, crafts and activities to do at home
Kid’s Crafts for Preschool, K-2nd and 3rd-5th
Cooking Fun for all ages
Educational resources (for all ages)
These are just a few of many online resources for learning and virtual experiences.
Twinkl – check out Twinkl library of over 630,000 educational resources for free to residents of the U.S. The sign-up process is super easy, teachers and parents simply need to go to Twinkle and enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to gain complete access to their online library. No payment information is necessary, and the sign-up process takes less than a minute!
Khan Academy – Free educational website offering lessons for all ages in multiple categories.
Duolingo – Free app for your phone, offers lessons to learn 6 different languages.
The British Museum – Go on an adventure around the world.
LA County Library – Sign up for a 90 day digital library card, which allows free access to all of the libraries digital services (movies, ebooks, audiobooks, etc.)
ReadWorks – Free content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning for grades K-12
TeachingBooks – An engaging collection of resources that brings books to life
PBS LearningMedia – Bring the world to your home classroom