Posted By: Sarah Romero Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lounging by the pool is a requisite for any family enjoying time in Palm Springs. When you’re ready to get up, get out, and get your blood pumping...these fun indoor family fitness activities will feel like anything but exercise. These attractions and drop-in classes don’t require any long-term commitments, either, so they’re perfect for the family in Palm Springs for a couple of days, an entire week, or all year-round.

Photo courtesy of Desert Ice Castle.

Ice Skating In The Desert
I bet you never thought you’d be trading in your swimsuit for mittens during your stay in Palm Springs. The ultimate cool down, Desert Ice Castle is an indoor rink offering public skate sessions daily.

Location: 68-600 Perez Road, Cathedral City, CA 92234 (approx. 12 miles from downtown Palm Springs)

Fees: Call (760) 324-0400 to confirm fees and public session schedule.

Photo courtesy of City of Palm Springs Parks & Recreation.

Martial Arts, Gymnastics, and Yoga

Thanks to the City of Palm Springs Parks & Recreation, anyone can drop in on classes at the City’s indoor Leisure Center for:

  • Beginning Yoga: $12/drop-in
  • Judo-Jiu-Jitsu for ages 6 years and up: $4.00
  • Aikido for Children: $4.00
  • Aikido for ages 14 years and up: $5-$10

Gymnastics drop-in classes are offered for kids 3 years and up for $10/class at the City’s Demuth Community Center. If you have multiple tumblers in your family, there’s even a sibling discount.

Locations: Yoga and Martial Arts - Palm Springs Leisure Center, 401 So. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Gymnastics - Demuth Community Center, 3601 E. Mesquite Avenue, Palm Springs, CA 92264.

Fees: Memberships are not required for drop-in classes. Bring the correct amount of cash with you to drop-in classes, and phone first to confirm the class is still happening. Look under the Parks & Recreation webpage under "Recreation Activities Brochure" for more information.

Photo courtesy of Palm Springs Lanes.

Bowled Over

Surprise the family with a trip to Palm Springs Lanes. There are bumpers for the little ones, Late Night Bowling Madness and Laser Bowling for the tweens and teens, and a Happy Hour & Family Bowl for the grown ups. You’ll find a great deal practically every night of the week.

Location: 68051 Ramon Road, Cathedral City, CA 92234 (approx. 5 miles from downtown Palm Springs)

Fees: Check the Palm Springs Lanes website home page for schedule and prices.

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