Posted Mar 26, 2020 | By Courtney Freeman
Meeting planners looking to execute transformational corporate events will find endless opportunities for the perfect wellness program in Oxnard, California.
The availability of health and wellness activities has skyrocketed as a priority point for bookings of both leisure and business travel. Particularly trending in the meetings market, planners are looking to create moments of respite within their itineraries. These “wellness breaks” inspire those on corporate retreats to carve out time for themselves. The breaks serve as moments to rejuvenate and meditate, to connect with colleagues/clientele on a personal level and to get their bodies moving. Oxnard has a multitude of wellness activities for you to do with a team or by yourself, whichever you prefer.
Located on the California coast, just beyond Malibu, Oxnard is the perfect place to catch your breath. With expansive beaches along the Pacific Ocean and more than 250 sunny days a year, you will have plenty of opportunities to try one of these centering activities.
Hang ten with Silver Strand Surf School, which offers surf lessons in a fun, safe and structured environment in a world-class surf destination. With lessons for all ages, they guarantee that you will stand up on your first lesson.
There are multiple outlets within Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor where you can rent kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and wave runners. If you need a boost of adrenaline, book an expedition with experts from Channel Islands Kayak Center. The guides will take you on a kayaking adventure through volcanic rock arches and into sea caves at Channel Islands National Park, home to “The Painted Cave,” one of the largest and deepest sea caves on planet earth. Or, fight your acrophobia with your teammates, and float above 600 to 1,000 ft. above the sea with Channel Islands Parasail.
Interested in yoga with a twist? Balance sheets can wait while you find your balance and your zen. Take a stand-up paddleboard yoga class with Sea Dog Yoga in the beautiful Channel Islands Harbor. Warning: you may get wet! Whether you fall in the water or jump in to cool off, the instructors pride themselves on being able to cater to all experience levels. Are you a fan of the ocean views, but prefer yoga on dry land? Stretch into your favorite asana with Yoga by the Sea at Oxnard Beach Park and Mandalay State Beach.
If you like a more traditional workout setting, Oxnard has plenty of gym offerings over and above the typical hotel gym amenity. World Gym is located just a short walk from both Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites. In addition to onsite gym access, guests staying at either of these properties will receive complimentary day passes to World Gym Oxnard, which has comprehensive amenities including strength machines, free weights athletics, a pool and group classes. Brought your family along with you? World Gym also offers a Kids Club.
Looking for something with a little more punch? You can get a true “Boxnard” experience and train with the professionals at one of Oxnard’s world-class boxing gyms. Considered a national hub for boxing and birthplace to many big-name boxers (Fernando Vargas, Robert Garcia, Hugo Centeno Jr.), you can get the true prizefighter treatment with a day pass to workout where Oxnard’s elite boxers train: Danny Garcia Boxing Club, Bam Bam Rios Boxing Gym, Real Deal Fitness & Boxing, Team Let’s Get It Boxing Club, World Crown Sports, to name a few. Or, work out MMA-style at UFC Gym at The Esplanade.
A little friendly competition can help build deeper connections and comradery. We've got the perfect group activities for some sportsmanly fun. Bowlero Oxnard may be right up your alley with blacklight bowling lanes, dozens of arcade games, and Instagram-worthy photo opps aplenty. Flex your thinking skills with a live-action puzzle at Red Door Escape Room. Or, rack 'em up with a game of billiards at one of Oxnard's nightlife spots, including Q Club and Corner Pocket.
Sip wine and paint masterpieces at The Painted Cabernet, or get your glaze on with pottery painting at Color Me Mine. Check out both at The Collection at RiverPark.
Strapped for time? Hire a lifestyle and wellness coach to attend your seminar, and insert short breaks throughout the program. One of our favorites is founder of “Get Stretchy at Work,” Action Jacquelyn. She offers quick yoga moves to get rid of back, neck and wrist pain. Or, bring on Soul Haus Empire (SHE) a collective of coaches, holistic practitioners and masters whose mission is to help connect humanity to their authentic selves by working from the inside out.
Whichever team-building or wellness activity you choose, you are sure to enjoy yourself in this hidden gem of a Southern California beach town where PCH meets Highway 101.
Looking for more information on meeting spaces? Speak with Visit Oxnard’s group sales team to learn about Oxnard’s unique venues, guest rooms, pre-event and onsite assistance. Or, submit an easy RFP here.
Courtney Freeman (Group Sales Manager)
Courtney Freeman is an award-winning group sales expert who joined Visit Oxnard in 2019 after stints in sales for Palms Casino Resort; Tropicana Las Vegas and Westgate Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.send email