Leisure Classes
A variety of entertaining leisure classes for all ages and interests are available to residents and non-residents, for a nominal fee. Registration is taken from the 1st to the 10th of the month unless noted otherwise, at the South El Monte Community Center, 1530 Central Avenue, Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Form of payment accepted: Cash, Check, and Credit Card (except American Express).
Residents must provide proof of residency (i.e. driver's license & current utility bill)
For additional information, please call (626) 579-2043.

Boxing (Ages 8 & Older)

Learn the essentials of boxing and become physically fit at the South El Monte Boxing Club. Upon the instructor's approval, participants may compete in local boxing tournaments.
Days: Monday - Friday


3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Ages 8-15)

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Ages 16 & Older)

Session: Monthly
Location: Community Center

$18 Residents/$35 Non-Residents (Youth)

$30 Residents/ $45 Non-Residents (Adult)

Instructors: Ben Lira & Staff
*Registration for the boxing program is the 1st day of the month, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the community center's boxing gym. If the 1st happens to fall on a weekend, registration will take place on the following Monday. Space is limited.           


Beginner Limalama Karate (Ages 6-17)

Learn the essentials of Limalama, a Polynesian Karate. With dedicated training, students will earn their belt levels from white to black belts and participate in karate tournaments. Limalama karate is excellent for physical and mental conditioning.
*Uniforms are required and may be purchased from the instructor.
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Times: 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Location: Community Center

Session: Monthly
Fee: $40 Residents/$50 Non-Residents
Instructor: Thomas Ramirez

Have an idea for a new class? Want to make extra money?

The Parks & Recreation Division is always looking for new ideas taught by qualified instructors. If you have a special skill or are particularly knowledgeable about a subject and would like to share it with others, we would be interested in receiving a proposal for a class. Please contact Recreation Specialist Nancy Rodriguez at (626) 579-2043 or via email nrodriguez@soelmonte.org for more information.