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 Virtual Rec

Welcome!

The Torrance Community Services Department takes pride in the role we play in the lives of residents of all ages in the community and looks forward to the time when we can all gather together in good health.  In the meantime, the Recreation Division has created this virtual recreation center 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 Torrance does not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.

Have a great idea or resource to share?  Please contact the Torrance Recreation Department by email at Recreation@TorranceCA.Gov

Connect with us!

Follow us on Facebook at TorranceParksandRecreation or Instagram @TorranceRecreation and participate in our Weekly Activities, Challenges and Workouts.

Need to get outside?

Getting outside, exercising and outdoor play are healthy ways to cope in extremely stressful situations. Now more than ever, we need this important outlet.  For more information about how novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted our regular programs and services, click here.

What is not cancelled?

Below you will find a few ideas of things you can do at home that are not cancelled.

Painting Reading Movie Night Board Games
 Building a Fort  Baking  Coloring  Doing Puzzles
 Looking at Old Photos  Crafts  Spring Cleaning  Make Care Packages
 Playing Cards  Going for a Walk  Listening to Music  Calling a Friend

Supporting a Locally Owned and Operated Business! 

Fitness Resources

As our daily lives are filled with more indoor time, there are many ways to stay healthy and active.  Disclaimer: Individuals should consult their physician before starting any exercise program or changing their diet to limit risks.

FUN AND FITNESS RESOURCES

Strong by Zumba - Free daily workouts.

Planet Fitness - Free daily workouts.

Sweat with SELF -  Variety of HIIT workout videos.

Do Yoga with Me - Free yoga videos.

Fitness Blender - Variety of free fitness videos.

YMCA 360 - Variety of free fitness videos.

Les Mills - Over 100 free workouts, including BODYPUMP and CXWORX.

Nike Training Club - App filled with free fitness videos.

Swing Makeover - Softball hitting drills.

The Bat Hound  - 7 tips to improve softball swing.

Hockey Tutorial - Hockey stick handling drills.

Hockey Training  - Hockey at home workout.

Get Handles Basketball - Basketball at home drills.

ThincPro Basketball - Basketball at home training.

Special Olympics CA - Healthy lifestyle challenge.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our Wednesday Workouts  Facebook at TorranceParksandRecreation or Instagram @TorranceRecreation

 

FUN AND FITNESS FOR KIDS

Cosmic Kids Yoga - Kid friendly yoga exercises.

Go Noodle - Movement and mindfulness videos for kids.

Sworkit - Fun and engaging workouts for children.

The OT Tool Box - Resources designed to build skills through movement.

Little Sport - Physical activities for kids at home.

E-Soccer Drills - Simple fun and effective soccer drills for all ages. 

Jr. NBA - Basketball skills and drills featuring NBA and WNBA players.

MLB Baseball Activities for Kids - Baseball skills and drills from home.

Skateboarding Tricks - Easiest beginner skateboarding tricks.

Carpetboarding - Indoor skateboarding.

 Arts Crafts Resources

ARTS AND CRAFTS RESOURCES FOR KIDS (OR KIDS AT HEART) 

Google Arts and Culture - Features content from over 1,200 leading museums and archives.

Daily Doodle - Daily Lessons by Mo Willems.

Free Kids Crafts - Lots of categories of idea, templates and print outs for kids.

PBS Kids - Games, activities, crafts and print outs for kids.

Funology - Crafts, projects, receipts and more for kids.

Crafts by Amanda - Free arts and crafts ideas.

Coloring pages - Free coloring pages for kids.

Preschool Inspirations – Toddler and preschool crafts, projects and activities.

Annenberg Space for Photography - Photography Education resources.

 

EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN FOR KIDS

All Kids Network - Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc.

Highlights Kids - Fun games, recipes, crafts, and activities.

The Work Search - Word Searches for all ages.

All Kids Network - Crafts, activities, mazes, and dot-to-dot worksheets.

Mindfulness - Practice meditation, focus, breathing methods and guided imagery to relax the body and mind.

Science with Professor Egghead  - Free Livestream daily at noon.

Fluency and Fitness - Brain breaks to help students review literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise.

Cooking Lessons with LIFT Enrichment - Free Livestreams parent and child cooking classes Fridays at 11 a.m.

BBC good food - Children’s baking recipes.

Nomster Chef - Illustrated recipes designed for children.

Discover A Hobby – Search an ultimate list of hobbies for teens and adults.

Skill Share – Explore your creativity for teens and adults.

You Visit – Virtually explore over 600 colleges for teens.

 

EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN FOR ADULTS

Daily Crossword

Duolingo - Learn a new language.

Daily Jigsaw Puzzles

USA Today Games

Sudoku

Senior Rec

SENIOR RECREATION RESOURCES

Torrance Cares 4 SeniorsCOVID-19 SENIOR CITIZEN INFORMATION HOTLINE is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm at (310) 320-5918.

Meals on Wheels - Register to receive a home-delivered meal.

Torrance - Lomita Meals on Wheels (310) 542-3434

Meal Delivery - Torrance-South Bay Family YMCA (310) 602-4909

Dial-A-Ride - Low-cost transit service for Torrance residents 60+ years of age.   

HasFit - Senior workout videos for all levels.

Silver Sneakers - Senior fitness classes.

Do Yoga With Me  - Yoga for seniors.

Go 4 Life Exercise - Senior fitness classes.

Eating Well  - Quick and easy healthy recipes. 

Art to Wellness - Virtual art classes.

National Institute on Aging - Information and aging resources.

AARP - Free at home exercise videos as well as articles on stress management, healthy living, and more.

Crossword Puzzles - USA Today crossword puzzles. 

CDC Stress and Coping- The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Beware of Scams - Scammers are quick to exploit emergencies to cheat people out of money, and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic unfortunately is no exception. 

Golden TALK - is a 24/7 chat and crisis line for seniors 60+ years of age. 

Friendship Line (Institute on Aging) - This 24 hour toll-free crisis line supports individuals who are aged 60 years (or adults with disabilities) who find connecting within the community challenging.

Daily Caring  - Practical tips for caregivers.

 

NATIONAL VIRTUAL TRAVEL

Google Earth - Take a Virtual Vacation or explore the world.

Google National Parks - Explore the Hidden World of the National Parks.

National Parks - Live video and virtual tours of National Parks.

Virtual Museum Tours - Visit museums around the world.

San Diego Zoo - Live animal cameras and videos.

Aquarium of the Pacific - Webinars, live-cam footage, and classes.

Nat Geo Kids - Learn about geography and animals.

Smithsonian Zoos and Museums - Live video of the National Zoo and activities.

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STAY CONNECTED

Even with practicing social distancing, stay connected to those around you:

  • Call a friend or relative to check in.
  • Write a letter.
  • FaceTime or Google Duo.
  • Make time to unwind by taking breaks from watching, reading, or listening to the news; including social media.
  • Take care of your body - deep breathing, stretching, and meditation are great ways to relieve stress. Try to eat well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.
  • Connect with others - talk with people you trust about your concerns and feelings.