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With the end of the year comes winter weather and more time spent inside where the germs hang out. Many people are focused on keeping themselves and their families healthy and active. From having your home inspected for lead to enjoying indoor gymnastics, these local businesses care about you and your family’s health.


Adventure Sports Unlimited

303 Potrero St., #15, Santa Cruz



Adventure Sports Unlimited (ASU) is the premier store for aquatics instruction in Santa Cruz. We teach infants through adults the joy of water through our Swim School. Our Ocean programs introduce families to our magnificent marine environments through the Seafood Foraging, Kelp Pickling, and Skin Diving classes. We explore the world-renown underwater landscape of Monterey and Carmel Bays through our Open Water Scuba courses. It all starts in our custom-built aquatics facility with our tropically heated pool including Jacuzzi, and classroom. We want to make your entry into the water world truly enjoyable. ASU-you deserve it!


All About Theatre 

325 Washington Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060



Why participate in a theater arts program? Theater offers interactive experiences and analytical tools that help students imagine and enact positive change, both in themselves and in others. Theater helps connect the head to the heart, invites us to empathize, nurtures strength and compassion, an opportunity for youth to explore their own emotions and encourages freedom of thought. Simply put; theater is therapeutic. Singing, playing games, daydreaming, artistic expression, team activities, physical exercise in a supportive and encouraging environment helps children become well-rounded, well-prepared thinkers and reduces stress and risk of debilitating conditions such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes. The theater community is like a family. We educate, nurture and inspire every child that comes through our doors, focusing our energy and creativity on training our students in all the areas of performing arts and preparing them for life. We offer classes and more for students aged 3 years old and up. Join us!


Better Running Goals - A Different Type of Running Book

By Diana Fitts


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How do you balance a new running routine with your other responsibilities? How do you make running a sustainable part of your life? How do you prevent burnout, injury, and getting overwhelmed by your goals? Based on your priorities, your desires, and your needs, this book will help you understand how your lifestyle and goals work together to promote your happiness and success. Whether you dream of completing a 5k or an ultramarathon, Fitts will offer perspective on how your running goal fits into the bigger picture of your life. Find it on Amazon or betterthanalive.com now!


Catalyst Soccer: Player Development Programs

Year Round Youth Soccer Development



Since 1999 Catalyst Soccer has helped develop youth soccer players to new levels with positive and professional instruction and year-round programs for the youth and coaches of the Central Coast. Catalyst Soccer conducts both week long camps and once-per-week skills mentoring programs in the Winter, Fall, Spring, Summer which are directed and coached by former professional and college-level players. Thousands of young players over the last decade have stimulated and refined their skills through the popular Catalyst Soccer Development Programs. Call about our Winter-Holiday Break Camps. Great Fun and Great Learning with Catalyst Soccer!


Dignity Health Dominican Hospital

1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz

831.457.7099 or 831.457.7171


Dignity Health Dominican Hospital has been caring for the Santa Cruz County community for 75 years. When it’s time for your baby to come into the world, start at Dominican Hospital, where comfort, support, and technology combine to embrace you and your family. We partner with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to provide the most advanced care available to infants and families on the Central Coast. As a Baby-Friendly hospital, Dominican provides a support system for new mothers and their families through its PEP Community Health & Wellness Education Program. To schedule a tour of our birth center, call 831.457.7099.


Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center 

701 Mission St, Santa Cruz



Located right on Mission Street in a cozy yellow craftsman building, Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center is a nurturing new wellness center that aspires to be a community hub for all things parenting, pregnancy, baby and wellness. Designed to have services for all people regardless of planned birth setting, Full Moon is bursting with talented practitioners offering massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, holistic well-woman care, parenting classes, breastfeeding support and much more. Full Moon is the only freestanding birth center in town and we offer waterbirth! The birth suite is now open for births!


Jim Booth Swim School

Harvey West pool in Santa Cruz

and in Watsonville



Be a water wonder! From our Little Otters swim class for parents and their babies to Aquaphobics, our adult beginner class, the whole family splashes together at Jim Booth swim school. Little Otters is a gentle introduction to our 94-degree pools that will make you confident that you are guiding your infant to a happy water experience. Our group lessons emphasize quality swimming in an exciting class taught by our caring, well-qualified teachers. The whole family can swim at Jim Booth Swim School!


JuneBugs Gym

3910 Portola Drive, Suite 2 & 3, Santa Cruz



June Bug’s Gym is a place where your child can experience a fun-filled adventure in movement. We have a caring, respectful, and supportive staff that encourages every child in their growth of large motor skills and gymnastics along with social, emotional and cognitive development. Our goals for our students are to help them feel control and empowerment in their bodies, to build self-esteem through success, to open up imaginations, and to feel confidence and joy in their exploration of movement.


Music Together/MusicalMe, Inc.

Locations throughout Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County



For more than a generation, the Music Together® program has helped engage adults in supporting their children’s music and overall development. Our songs, movements and teaching practices have been perfected in classrooms and homes around the world for over 25 years. Our curriculum fosters the integration of joyful music & movement into everyday life – regardless of adults’ music ability. Music Together enhances children’s learning in multiple domains (mentally, physically, socially, etc.), increases family engagement and adds richly to each family’s “toolbox”. Siblings are welcome, especially infants who may attend free if they are 8 months or under. Classes throughout Santa Clara & Santa Cruz Counties. Call now to attend one class for free!


Orchard School K-6

2288 Trout Gulch Rd, Aptos



Circus Arts class with Rock Lerum at Orchard School on Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:30, includes juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and more. Drop-in basis. Please contact the school at 688-1074, or www.orchardschoolaptos.org for more info.


Red Cross First Aid App


The Red Cross First Aid app is available in both English and Spanish and features: Simple step-by-step advice on everything including: allergies, asthma attack, bleeding, broken bone, burns, choking, concussion/head injury, diabetic emergency, distress, flu, heart attack, heat stroke, hypothermia, meningitis, poisoning/harmful substances, seizure/epilepsy, shock, stings/bites, strain and sprains, stroke, unresponsive breathing, and unresponsive not breathing. Videos and animations make learning first aid fun and easy. Safety tips for everything, from severe winter weather to hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes help you prepare for emergencies. Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection. Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your lifesaving knowledge. Fully integrated with 9-1-1 so you can call EMS from the app at any time.


Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center

275- B Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz



Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center strives to promote strong minds and bodies through the sport of gymnastics. Our large established facility offers children the chance to improve their physical awareness in a fun and safe atmosphere. Classes and activities are available for all ages, starting at 18 mos. You can check our website for our class schedules and our yearly calendar. Throughout the year we also offer activity nights, open gym, camps, as well as fun filled birthday parties.


Santa Cruz Soccer Camp



Santa Cruz Soccer Camp has witnessed 33 years of making a sport fun, entertaining, and empowering for boys and girls ages-5-15. At this camp they are taught by skillful educators, most who have graduated Leadership Development ages 12-15, having participated as young campers immersed in the philosophy of Making Soccer Fun.


The Sensory Toolbox


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This is the place for education and resources about autism, ADHD, and sensory processing disorder. As a community, we tackle your child's everyday sensory challenges, from handling the holidays to finding services. Diana is a licensed and registered occupational therapist who specializes in pediatric sensory issues. You can read her sensory tips and get a free Sensory Toolbox guide at http://www.thesensorytoolbox.com/


GUiSC is not responsible for any errors or omissions, nor does inclusion in this listing constitute our endorsement of a program. Listings were written by each organization and GUiSC has not confirmed the accuracy of the information provided. Please call the individual business to confirm details.


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