Virtual Recreation Center

Virtual Recreation Page

Welcome!

Spring 2021 Recreation Catalog cover

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.

The Spring catalog is available now at www.lakewoodcity.org/Catalog. You can register easily online at www.lakewoodcity.org/ecatalog with the activity number or keyword from the description. 

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.

Connect with us!

Follow us on Facebook at LakewoodCalifornia or Instagram @lakewoodcity.

Use #LakewoodActiveAtHome to show us what you’re up to!

Have a great idea or resource you would like to share? Email us at virtualreccenter@lakewoodcity.org.

Keep checking back for regular updates.

Fitness resources 

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

My Fitness Pal App available for download at the Apple App Store or Google Play for Android phones

Senior Health and Activities

Click to play chair exercise videoFitness Videos for Seniors

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!

Chair Exercise Video

Low Impact Aerobics Video

Stretch and Meditate Video


Senior Health Info and Insurance Benefits 

Health care symbols

 

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.

Weingart Winter Special video part 2Weingart Winter Special Video, part 1



 

 

 

 

 

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

Video showing volleyball tips for beginners

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

Video showing how to learn drum basics without a drum setDid 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

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Kid’s Crafts for Preschool, K-2nd and 3rd-5th

Cooking Fun for all ages

Variety of Games and Activities

Links To More Fun



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!

Boy smiling at open llaptop

Mad Science: Experiments and materials list emailed weekly on Mondays. Videos of experiments posted on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube on Wednesdays and Fridays. To subscribe, Sign Up.

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.

Collection of virtual museum tours

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