INSPIRED ACTIVE WEAR
Who would have thought women’s exercise clothing could become something of a cultural movement? But that’s just the case with Lorna Jane, the spirited fitness and lifestyle shop that sprouted out of Australia and is just beginning to take the U.S. by storm.
Launched by the lovely and inspirational Lorna Jane Clarkson some 23 years ago, the company has as its motto these words: Move, Nourish, Believe. And that’s just what it intends to do: motivate women to get active, feed their bodies and their souls and believe in the power of all things good, including self.
This isn’t just a store—it’s a jumping off place for women who want to make the most of their lives through fitness, healthy habits and positive karma. Lorna Jane preaches not just exercise but active living, that optimist’s creed that encourages you to keep on moving, no matter what.
And, yes, there are women’s clothes, as well. Colorful, feel-good fitness clothes that feel like freshly blossomed flowers against a shocking pink background. Lorna Jane carries the latest in tights and gym bags, tanks and headbands, exercise socks and so much more.
The store also carries lifestyle clothing, comfy casual things to make you look and feel fabulous. Most everything inside a Lorna Jane store is bright and body-hugging, almost as if the clothes had a positive attitude.
The store offers a colorful, empowering pick-me-up. It’s like a shot in the arm of all things good. There are motivational sayings painted in pink on the dressing room mirrors and graffiti-like words of encouragement on the chalkboard.
This isn’t just a clothing line—it’s a life philosophy.
Lorna Jane has been in the Westlake Promenade about 1½ years. There are also stores in Malibu, Topanga Canyon, Santa Monica and Sherman Oaks.
—Leslie Gregory Haukoos
YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION
Whether you’re a first-time wave catcher or a bona fide board rider, Revolution Board Company is the place to go for all things surf and sun. The Camarillo store opened in 1996 and carries wet suits, custom surfboards, stand-up paddleboards, skateboards and clothing for surf and sun.
Proprietors (and surfriders) Bret Muhlitner and Jesse Mota will help you pick the right gear and direct you to the perfect surf spot. Shoppers may also visit Revolution’s online store, which debuted in December.
Tip: Sign up for Revolution’s email list to stay in the know about the store’s sales, surfing events, live product demos and visiting board shapers.
Revolution Board Co.
1775 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo
IF THE SHOE FITS
Road Runner Sports has everything a runner could need but the Newbury Park store is probably best loved for custom insoles and individual shoe fittings. Using detailed foot measurements, a pressure scan that determines how you carry your weight, a 40-second video of you running, and info on your running habits, fitting pros find just the right shoe for each individual.
The store carries all the top brand shoes—New Balance, Nike and Adidas. And you’ll find Under Armor, wet suits for the ambitious triathlete and the latest in fitness food, including Clif Bars and PowerBar protein shakes. The store also hosts meets for local high school athletic clubs and offers number pickup for local running events such as Santa to the Sea. —Gabrielle Moreira
Road Runner Sports
1714 Newbury Road, Ste. J, Newbury Park
AT THE FOREFRONT
If a wall of drivers is every golfer’s dream, then Roger Dunn Golf Shop in Newbury Park must be heaven. The store carries all the name-brand gear, including Titleist, Cobra and Callaway. Add to that Roger Dunn’s custom club fitting and repair services, indoor hitting stalls and a variety of the latest gear, and you’ll most definitely be inspired to come in under par next time you’re on the green. —Stephanie Guzman
Roger Dunn Golf Shops
2810 Camino Dos Rios, Newbury Park (805) 375-7755
Serving Simi Valley since 1975, Simi Cycling Center is a rider’s paradise. Leisure, high performance and mountain bicycles—even unicycles—in all sizes, colors and brands fill the space from floor to ceiling. The store has repair services and no appointments are needed. The center hosts a special section on its website for local clubs that cycling enthusiasts may want to check out. Open Monday through Saturday. Sundays the store is closed because the staff is “out riding.” —Gabrielle Moreira
Simi Cycling Center
897 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley