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Hiking Plus

Simi Valley, CA

Hiking Plus

This meetup is all about social interaction, mostly through hiking. We think mental health is just as important as physical health, and that makes us different from other hiking groups. If you are interested in hiking, making friends, having fun, and exploring the greater Los Angeles area, then this group is for you. Hiking, PLUS other stuff!

Please find a list of frequently asked questions under the "Pages" tab of the desktop display, or by clicking "here".

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Terms:

By joining this group, You, for yourself and on behalf of your heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Hiking Plus, its organizers and other participants ("RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for any Hiking Plus event.

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3069 members · Public

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners

Van Nuys, CA

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners (LARPBO) launched in February 2011 to bring together "Responsible Pit Bull Owners" in the greater Los Angeles area. Our mission is to join together in group activities, events, pit bull advocacy, education/training classes, and community outreach in order to promote a positive image of all “bully breeds.”

We are committed to educating the public about responsible pit bull and dog ownership, banishing the myths that the media feeds the public. We actively work together to share the truth about bully breeds: they are very loyal, loving, intelligent dogs who are amazing and wonderful family pets. Just like any dog, given proper obedience training, socialization with humans, and appropriate interaction with other dogs, this breed defies media misconceptions. By promoting attention and communication between dogs and owners we can show the general public what we already know: these are amazing creatures deserving of full and happy lives.

LARPBO promotes the importance of spaying and neutering all bully breeds, as well as rescuing and re-homing. The overpopulation of these dogs currently creates the assumption that these dogs don’t deserve a chance.

With so much controversy surrounding the bully breeds today, our focus is not only to increase awareness of the issues that affect pit bulls and their ownership, but to work together to be a part of the solution. Our goal with Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners is to gather pit bull loving friends and owners as a community – a community dedicated to making a stand for our best friends and strive to do so with the same fun-loving outlook that our dogs have in life.

4265 members · Public

805 Reads Book Club

Camarillo, CA

805 Reads Book Club

Welcome to 805 Reads Book Club!


With the continued uncertainty about meeting out and about - we are meeting via Zoom!!


We look forward to meeting you and seeing you soon at a book club meeting! We are a friendly group that warmly welcomes new members. There are many different groups covering several genres. We hope you find one or more that intrigue you:

1st Tuesday – Award nominees or winners, available in paperback and under 450 pages. Conducts polls for next books on a periodic basis. 

Leader: Beverlee Abell,

Location: Zoom

2nd Monday – Members choose a book they love, then host that discussion. 

Leaders: Monthly hosts vary, Sandra Reinbold

Location: Zoom

3rd Thursday – It’s a Mystery! Mysteries, fiction and non-fiction.

 Leader: Jennifer Gross

Location: Zoom

Saturdays: Mystery and Fiction

Leaders: Jane and Kaaren

Occasional Sunday mornings – Page to Screen. We’ll read the book, watch the movie, and discuss both afterwards. Meets whenever a great opportunity arises.

 Leader: Ellen Rodriguez

 Location: Movie theaters and eating establishments in/near Camarillo

All of the group leaders can be reached through the Meetup app, through a “Comment” or “Messages” link. Beverlee Abell is the Lead Organizer of the group.

What to know about the MEETINGS:

If you’re on the Wait List, still read the book. The Wait List often clears, especially in the last few days before the meeting. 

If you can’t attend, please change your RSVP. It helps clear the Wait List. We meet at local restaurants and some have ordering minimums for use of the space.

No Shows and people who cancel with 24 hours of the meeting will be marked on the meeting attendance. After three No Shows and/or late cancellations, you’ll be blocked from signing up for more meetings.

Dues are $15.00 per year, to offset the cost of Meetup and the cost of the Zoom membership. You may pay on the Meetup app or pay cash to Beverlee Abell. Your profile will show if your dues are paid. Meetup will remind you when the fee is due the following year.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon at 805 Reads!

Beverlee, Ellen, Jennifer, Sandra, Kaaren and Jane

73 members · Public

"What the Fifties! "(WTF) Women’s club Newbury Park & beyond

Newbury Park, CA

"What the Fifties! "(WTF) Women’s club Newbury Park & beyond

First & most importantly! This group has no age limit! We have younger and over 50, ALL welcome who are looking to make friends and support and empower one another.

We are about making friends NOT customers, so bring a warm smile and be ready to converse!

Do you find yourself at that time in your life saying "what now?" Kids have grown or left the nest? Are you thinking of a career change or maybe starting one ? Are you saying who's that in the mirror? Are looking to make new friends? Do you want a healthier, happier, and best looking you for this next exciting half of your life? If the answer is yes, Let's do it together! Through fun activities & events to make new friends to support, and empower one another along the way.

We have a variety of professional and life experiences to share with each other for guidance, advice and first hand tips. Together we can all improve to find our passion and purpose again, while connecting with other women going through the same things.

Come join us for fun events like, outdoor activities, wine socials, discussions , speakers , movies, and cultural events, just to name a few!

To Join our closed Facebook pages you need to be a paid member to be able to join. Here are few of ur closed community pages, “WTFifties" main page and "WTFifties Camarillo", WTFifties Ventura, and, WTFifties Simi Valley, also "WTFifties Singles". Pay your membership then Ask to join, and start making friends while doing fun things!

NOTE: YOU HAVE TO BE A WTFifties PAID MEMBER to be approved to our closed Facebook pages, as this helps secures our members private information.

MEMBERSHIPS- Please go to our website at; http://www.wtfifties.com/ to see our membership options.

We are a very active group, with up to 14 activities a month, with more being added all the time by our members, along with many more on our FB pages.

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WANT TO BE A EVENT HOSTS?

We also request members to take an active role by stepping up to become an event host. This means you plan an event of what you like doing ie: hiking, knitting, book club, healthy cooking, movies or museums and cultural events. You get the idea. You are not obligated, but it gives all our members more to choose from and connect with similar interests, and with our rapidly growing group it lets us grow and reach more women who want to make friends. This could be done monthly, weekly, whatever fits your schedule. So please reach out to me if interested I will get you started and always be there for any questions or help.

WANT TO START A CHAPER IN YOUR AREA?

For those further out and would like to start their own WTFifties chapter in their area contact me and Ill get you started.

PLEASE READ! BY JOINING WTFIFTIES YOU AGREE TO THE FOLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS;

You will hold harmless all leaders, members of liability in any WTFifties, event or activity. You join events acknowledging you are in good health to do so or know your own health and physical limitations to make such decisions to participate.

We have a no-show policy as follows, if you fail to give adequate notice of cancelation, or fail to show up for events you will not be able to rsvp for events, and maybe removed from group if it continues. Please be respectful of our members, your friends.

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We are a all inclusive group, warm and welcoming to all women. So we do not tolerate ANY harassing, bullying, gossiping or basic negativity. So two topics we don't allow, because of their often divisive nature is religion and politics.

You have to have a profile picture, full face only, no hats, sunglasses ect. to join. This is to help discourage fake profiles. We also need to communicate with you, so we recommend you to turn on EMAIL UPDATES & NOTIFICTIONS in both your computer and phone app. This helps with being able to do email confirmation for events and to cut back on no shows or last min. cancelation. If you need help doing this please reach out to me and Ill gladly walk you thru.

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We welcome you and look forward to meeting you soon!

Sincerely,

DeAnne Cool

Founder of WTFifties (805)750-0533

1260 members · Public

The PM Hikers

Simi Valley, CA

The PM Hikers

Welcome! I created this group in 2012 because I was hiking in a world dominated by morning people.  So on the hunch that there might be a few more people like myself, I decided to make a group that does not hike in the mornings.  After all, God created mornings for sleeping in, right?  This is the one characteristic that makes the PM Hikers different from any other hiking club.

Much to my joy I had a lot of hikers thank me profusely for the group, and several have even told me that the PM Hikers has changed their lives!  There is nothing more gratifying than hearing someone tell you that!

So what about beating the summer heat?  Instead of hiking in the morning, just hike in the evening!  If you think that's weird or scary, I think you will discover that the trails and the views are just as beautiful at night, and will open a new dimension of awe to complement that feeling when hiking in daylight.

That does not mean we only hike at night.  Rather, we do not begin our hikes between the hours of midnight and noon.  Thus, a 23:59:59 start time is as acceptable as one that begins at 12:00:01. 

I know it's awkward when you first hike with people you do not know at all, but if you hike with us you will discover that the members are FRIENDLY, nice people.  You could easily make some friendships for life.  I certainly have.

If you are new to hiking, read the hike descriptions and send a note to the leader is you are not sure about something. Hiking can be quite physically demanding, but many members are beginners, so don't be afraid.

Watch your step on the downhill,

Kurt Godden

3946 members · Public

The Weekday Trailblazers

Newbury Park, CA

The Weekday Trailblazers

Please read our revised (August 2021) rules before you register for a hike or event:


Regrettably, we've changed our policies light of the spread of the recent Delta variant of Covid in and around Los Angeles County, where we often hike. 


  • We will once again require evidence of vaccinations for everyone on a hike or at an event.
  • In addition, we welcome anyone who wants to to wear a mask, and discourage any critical comments.
  • We will continue to respond firmly (i.e. the hiatus of the past few weeks) if anyone gives a hike leader a hard time about any of our policies.


It's also summer (aren't you glad you don't live in the Midwest right now?), so our usual summer practices will resume. Please review before you register for a hike:


  • The number of hikers will not exceed 24, including the leader. This will allow us to hike on COSCA trails, State Park, and National trails without having to obtain a permit in advance. This also means that if you are on the waitlist, or you show up and have not registered (including “Plus-Ones”), you will be turned away.
  • Now that summer has arrived, we’ll start hikes at or before 8:30, and cancel hikes when the temperatures are forecast to be at or above 90, and when the temperature-humidity index is forecast to be at or above 85, at any time during the hike.
  • We encourage people to stick more closely together (i.e. no people who sprint ahead, start early, fall far behind, or who plan to go out part-way and turn back outside of the group). To accomplish this, we will encourage you to register for hikes at your skill level, and not to take spots from people otherwise capable of doing the whole hike but are unable to sign up due to our attendance limits. We will also stop marking turns with flour, etc. to encourage everyone to stay together.
  • You'll see hikes clearly described as “Gentler” (Thursday) or “Flagship / Intermediate” (Tuesday), and with accurate distance and elevation. Please consider this information carefully, along with the forecast temperature and humidity, when you decide whether to register. If you haven't hiked for a while, please consider doing a couple of Gentler hikes first to get back in the groove.
  • You may see some parallel hikes (a Gentler on a Tuesday, or an Intermediate on a Thursday). These will be at a different location and route than our regular hikes. You may also see hikes posted on other days, and at other times and places, mileage and elevation.


Welcome to the Weekday Trailblazers! 


Our goal is to combine nature's magnificence, a good workout, and the support and laughter of friends. An observer of one of our early hikes noted that our group is like a mobile party, and we feel that captures our spirit beautifully. All that's missing is you, so get out here with us!

The Blazers are led equally by a dedicated cadre of experienced volunteer hike leaders, in a true communal spirit, with no charge for hikes or events (with rare exceptions).

The majority of our hikes fall within the area from Malibu to Simi Valley (south to north), and Will Rogers State Park to Port Hueneme (east to west), although we'll venture beyond those loose boundaries when we feel like it (we are Trailblazers, after all). We offer hikes of varying levels, as well as occasional non-hiking events.


• Our Intermediate / Flagship Hikes generally start at 9 AM on Tuesdays (earlier in the heat of the summer). Total distance is 7-10 miles (less in the heat of the summer), and you can expect some elevation gain (usually 1,500' to 2,000', less in the heat of the summer). We would rate them as intermediate for difficulty and pace. We have a strong roster of leaders for these hikes, but ANYONE is welcome to lead. Contact Steve J or Peter with your ideas.


• Gentler-Friendly Hikes are scheduled on Thursday mornings at 9 AM, earlier in the heat of the summer. These hikes are tailored for very strong beginners, those rehabbing injuries, or anyone wanting a little extra fun with friends. As the name implies, they're slower-paced, shorter distance (usually 5-6 miles), and lesser elevation gain (less than 1,500') than our flagship hikes. Contact Steve J with ideas for Gentler hikes.


We also occasionally run:

• Hump Day Hikes are, in a fortuitous bit of synchronicity given the title, on Wednesdays. These hikes start in the late afternoon/early evening (two hours or so before sunset), and have a similar pace to our flagship hikes.


• Mad Monday Hikes are similar to Hump Day Hikes, but ...on Mondays. Like our Wednesday hikes, they'll start in the late afternoon/early evening.


• Geologist Thom Davis' Rock & Stroll Hikes combine his expansive knowledge of the Earth's bones and our usual workout in natural beauty. Many events will be outside our normal stomping grounds, and some will involve overnight stays. Times and ability levels vary, so be sure to read the write-ups carefully, and contact Thom with any questions. 


We cancel hikes for red flag warnings, when the temperature is 90 or higher, or when the Heat Index (also sometimes called Temperature Humidity Index) is 85 or higher at any time during a hike.


The Blazers welcome and encourage whatever level of participation you'd like. You can be out in front leading, in the pack enjoying the ride, or sweeping in the back. We value your contributions, so join our mobile party and let's have fun!


Our hikes are free, and our leaders are volunteers. However, we ask for voluntary contributions once a year ($3-$5) to help defray Meetup subscription costs. You can also help by buying Weekday Trailblazers gear (each purchase kicks in $3-$5 to the kitty):

• Logo Tees and Heat Safety T-Shirts!

• Logo Sweats

• Logo Coffee Mugs


We also ask that you be aware of the signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke, know what to do about them (for your own safety and for the safety of others around you). Just google "Mayo Clinic Heat Stroke Exhaustion", or buy one of our Heat Safety T-Shirts!

We also ask that hikers be prepared with:

• Hiking shoes appropriate for the terrain

• Loose-fitting clothing appropriate for the conditions (genereally, this means no denim or jeans)

• A broad-brimmed hat

• Water

• Electrolytes (Gatorade, Nuun tablets, etc)

• Sunscreen


While not responsible for your safety, our hike leaders may adjust, shorten, re-route, or terminate a hike based on conditions, at their sole discretion.

Please read the release of liability below in its entirety. By signing up for our group, you are agreeing to it for all events you participate in.

DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY

The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals.

Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers and hosts are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions.

If you choose to sign up for this or any Weekday Trailblazers Meetup event, you are releasing the Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group, its organizers, and hosts from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.

All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Sorry, we don't allow "Plus-Ones" on our hikes. Please join the group, then sign up for a hike.

835 members · Public

Reset for Women 360 | Global and Locale

Westlake Village, CA

Reset for Women 360 | Global and Locale

It's a NEW Meetup Group for RESET for Women 360! We’re entrepreneurs and creatives working our businesses inside-out. This group is for women who want to do the work after building community and content and take those next steps in bring BOLD.


RESET for Women 360 links women together from near and far for virtual events and discussions, and holds a GLOBAL presence. Our LOCAL audience will enjoy QUARTERLY in-person wellness and social functions in and around the Westlake Village, CA area.


Our ELITE group is for the "doers" who really want to grow their community, business, and creative programming.


RESET your Mind | Body | Spirit


Virtual activities include:

"The Entrepreneur" Strategy Sessions | Meet & Greet Social Zoom Events | Virtual Retreats | Women & Wellness Discussions led by members | Workshops | Women In BIZ Networking | Virtual Summits | Online Courses


RESET for Women is a community, a network, and place to connect for women - based in Westlake Village, CA, and welcoming women globally to connect. English will be the spoken language for virtual event meetups.


Member Dues: $15 USD per Year

All activities will indicate FREE or any specified event costs.

Stipe is set up for dues payments, however, if you are having trouble with the link, please submit dues by PayPal @lori.carrese@savvymompromotions.com


Follow our community:

Website: www.resetforwomen360.com

Listen in to our On-Demand Programming: www.resetforwomenunplugged.com


Join us on Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/club/reset-for-women-360

24 members · Public

Pole Dance and Sweat Sexy to Burlesque Fitness(Northridge)

Northridge, CA

Pole Dance and Sweat Sexy to Burlesque Fitness(Northridge)

Hi! Welcome to Flying Curves Dance Studio’s Meetup page! I’m Christina, and I have been dancing for over a decade. I have studied all different styles of dance including burlesque, jazz, hip hop, and pole. I started this studio because I have a passion for dance, performing, and teaching.

Flying Curves Dance Studio located in Northridge, CA (San Fernando Valley) is focused on empowering women through dance, pole fitness, and burlesque. We are an all-women private studio, offering a no-judgement environment to let go of inhibitions and insecurities and become your best self! We like to think of our classes as a fusion of fitness, life lessons, therapy, and dance with awesome pole tricks as the cherry on top. All ages, sizes, and fitness levels are welcome! If you are looking for a fun fitness class, new friends, a summer body, or an exciting adventure, you have found the right place!


Check out our website: www.flyingcurves.com



Class Pricing/Packages

· 1 Single Class - $28

· 5 Class Package - $120 (Expires In 2 Months From Purchase)

· 10 Class Package - $190 (Expires 3 Months From Purchase)

· 15 Class Package - $260 (Expires 4 Months From Purchase)



What You’ll Learn

· Pole tricks/combinations

· Choreographed simple, sexy routines

· Lap dances

· How to walk in high heels

· Art of strip tease (no nudity ;))

Frequently Asked Questions

· Will I be able to do this if I have never taken a dance, pole class before?

Yes! I work at your level and no you don't need to have strong arm muscles - you will get stronger in class!

· What will happen in class?

Every class will begin with a warm up to get your body ready to learn. This warm up is Pilates and yoga based with lots of stretching and exotic dance moves thrown in. Once we are warm, we will move to the poles. Based on your current level, we will work on learning and perfecting pole tricks and combinations, as well as how to transition smoothly between tricks. Finally, we will put everything we’ve learned together in a choreographed or freestyle dance. Props, themes, and exercises to deeper explore your movement can be expected!

· How long is the class?

An hour and a half

· What should I wear?

Workout clothes - for example yoga pants or shorts, a sports bra, tee-shirt, or tank top. No shoes are needed for warming up or learning pole tricks. Feel free to bring in any shoes or clothing you’d like to dance in at the end of class!

Description of Classes Offered

· Pole Dance Movement

Learn how to pole dance in a fun and non-intimidating environment. This class is for all ages and any fitness levels. No, you don't need upper body strength ;) Class is totally catered to YOUR level and personal journey. Build your confidence! Become empowered! Get fit while having fun! Join our incredible sisterhood! Get your sexy on!

· Liquid Motion

The Liquid Motion® class is an open level class that utilizes elements of fitness conditioning, sensual movement, and dance theory, to provide a total mind and body movement experience. In this 60- minute class, students learn the fundamentals of Liquid Motion® to build a foundation for floor work & wall work. The class is made up of body conditioning, lateral movement drills, intricate floor sequences, exploration of sensual movement, and an understanding of total body awareness.

· BollyBurlX

Are you in need of more cardio? Try our new fusion of Bollly X and Burlesque! This class is a combination of Bollywood inspired dance and burlesque. For the first 30 minutes, let's unleash our inner rockstars while bringing up our heart rates with fun dance moves and music. For the last half hour of class, we will learn a sexy and sassy burlesque routine! You get the best of both worlds!

· Pole-ography

This is a fun choreography-based class that uses very basic pole tricks and sexy choreography to create easy to learn routines with a bit of hair tossing, booty shaking, hip circling, and other fun transitions. This is a great way to learn more movement and transitions for your own freestyle.

· Floor-ography

This class will introduce you to the wonderfully seductive and undeniably fun world of floor work. You will learn floor moves and choreography off the pole. As you get comfortable with your natural and instinctual direction, these sultry transitional moves will become great additions to your pole routines. **It is highly recommended to wear knee pads or leg warmers as well as your favorite pair of shoes!

· Beginner Burlesque

Ever wanted to dance like a Pussycat Doll or get your sassy sexiness on? Do you want to feel strong, sexy, and confident? This is for you! This fun and sexy class begins with our signature Burlesque Booty Camp fitness workout followed by easy to follow along choreography for a hot burlesque routine. It caters to all levels, so no previous dance experience is required.

· Goddess Flow

This is a unique class intended for students who are comfortable freestyle dancing. In this class, new and fun topics will be covered from exploration of individual Goddesses (there’s a Goddess in all of us!), tips on bringing her into the outside world, and many more. Work through issues and stresses through individual, freestyle dances. Dress up, let it flow, and leave your worries behind. You will leave this class 

1233 members · Private