DINI LEOPOLDO AT MORUMBI JIU JITSU/DINI KETTLEBELL

Dini Leopoldo was voted Best Personal Trainer this year — the first for the head fitness instructor at Morumbi Jiu Jitsu. A specialist in Russian kettlebells as well as TRx and body weight training, customers have counted on her to help them reach their fitness goals with expert advice, enthusiastic encouragement and solid support. Morumbi also claimed the Best Martial Arts Studio and Best Martial Arts Instructor (for founder Fabio Leopoldo) titles. Dini’s win makes the Ventura-based studio a triple threat in 2020. Photo by Cliff Montgomery.  


Children’s Dentist

1ST PLACE

Sunny Smiles Dentistry For Children and Young Adults
 
789 S Victoria Ave. #204, Ventura
805-644-5516 www.sunnysmilesdental.com 

READERS RECOMMENDATIONS

Children’s Dental Group
5101 Telegraph Road, Suite 104, Ventura
805-765-6448,
www.spaceshipdentist.com 

Sugarbug Dental
480 S Victoria Ave., Suite D, Oxnard
805-985-2400,
www.sugarbugdental.com 

 

Chiropractor

1ST PLACE

Matt Leonard, D.C., Coastal Chiropractic
700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura
805-667-2260, 
www.coastalchiropracticventura.com

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

Ralph Wilson, D.C., Wilson Chiropractic Clinic
2000 E. Main St., Ventura
805-643-4176,
www.bestprosintown.com/ca/ventura/wilson-chiropractic-clinic-/

Ruby Kevala, D.C.
4125 Market St., Ventura
805-650-0495,
www.rubykevala.com 

 

Cosmetic Surgeon

1ST PLACE

William Starr, M.D.
3291 Loma Vista Road, #3, Ventura
805-652-6201,
 www.anacapasurgical.com/project/dr-starr/ 

READERS RECOMMENDATIONS

Michael Pickart, M.D.
3438 Loma Vista Road, Ventura
805-232-5688,
www.pickartplasticsurgery.com 

Adrienne Lara, M.D.
1801 Solar Drive, #155, Oxnard
805-220-9779,
www.celebratingwomencenter.com 

 

Dentist

1ST PLACE

Ventura Center For Dental Health
2807 Loma Vista Road, #201, Ventura
805-653-5606, 
www.venturasmile.com 

READERS RECOMMENDATIONS

Johnson Family Dental
103 S. Mills Road, Unit 101, Ventura, 805-643-5026
5800 Santa Rosa Road, #101, Camarillo, 805-987-8782
www.johnsonfamilydental.com 

Goldenberg Dentistry
5700 Ralston St., Unit 310, Ventura
805-642-4541,
 www.jagdentistventura.com 

 

Dermatologist

1ST PLACE

Peter Karlsberg, M.D.
1190 S. Victoria Ave., #300, Ventura
805-202-4637, 
 www.venturadermarts.com 

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

Ross Kaplan, M.D.
3615 Las Posas Road, Suite F-100, Camarillo
805-484-2813,
 www.coastal-dermatology.com 

Robert Jordan, M.D.
3400 Loma Vista Road, Ventura
805-644-9321,
 www.robertrjordanmd.com 

 

Family Physician

1ST PLACE

Carolyn Chase, M. D.
2953 Telegraph Road, Ventura
805-652-5252, www.primarymedical.net 

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

Michael Bailey, M.D
10885 Telegraph Road, Ventura
805-647-7704, www.primarymedical.net 

Robert Warwar, M.D.
72 N. Brent St., Ventura
805-648-3063

BEST PLACE TO BLEAT AND BREATHE | The CABRA Farmhouse, 480 Kathleen Drive, Newbury Park, 805-551-8601, www.thecabrafarmhouse.com | The pandemic got you down? Get a goat. Goat yoga, that is. Yes, goat yoga is a thing. It may have started when milking goats got boring, but it’s taken on a following because it’s fun and the goats don’t judge you for wearing last year’s yoga pants or if your warrior pose is a little wobbly. So get outside and enjoy the cuteness and climbing ability of miniature goats at The CABRA Farmhouse. No joke — it’s fun. The CABRA Farmhouse offers goat yoga classes outdoors. The herd of small goats enjoy interacting with people and seem to become more curi- ous the more the humans contort their body into poses and stretches. Yes, the goats really do climb up on your body, and they won’t mind if you giggle or lose focus. After class, feel free to play a bit longer with the goats and give a shout out to Prosciutto, the potbellied pig. No, he does not do yoga, but he will pose for a photo. The goats at CABRA don’t just observe yogis. They also give milk for beautiful bars of soap and a com- plete line of skin care products handmade by Alexia Serrano. As the holidays approach, look for specially scented soaps. Past year favorites include mistletoe, with hints of peony, bergamot and honeysuckle. Class size is limited and sometimes fill up; be sure to call to reserve a spot. Attendees are asked to bring a towel or their own yoga mat, water and sunscreen. Plan to wear a mask and sign a waiver before class. — Kimberly Rivers

Fitness Studio

1ST PLACE

FitZone
4756 Telephone Road #3, Ventura
805-394-5103,
www.fitzoneventura.com

READERS RECOMMENDATIONS

V-Fit Ventura Fitness Studio
805-535-4277,
 www.vfitstudio.com

The Vent
4013 E. Main St., Ventura
805-995-9030, 
www.theventhpc.com

 

Gym

1ST PLACE

Ventura Family YMCA
3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura
805-642-2131,
www.ciymca.org/locations/ventura-family-ymca 

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

Mavericks Gym
5171 Telegraph Road, Ventura
805-642-9600,
www.mavericks.fit 

Fitness 19
2721 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard
805-486-2219,
www.fitness19.com/centers/oxnard/ 

 

Licensed Massage Therapist

1ST PLACE

Coastal Chiropractic
700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura
805-667-2260,
www.coastalchiropracticventura.com 

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

Massage Envy
103 S. Mills Road, Suite 102, Ventura
805-644-3689,
 www.locations.massageenvy.com/california/ventura/103-s-mills-rd.html 

BodySmart Medical Massage Solutions
2300 Knoll Dr., Suite A-1, Ventura
805-612-0968,
www.bodysmartvc.com 

 

Martial Arts Instructor

1ST PLACE

Fabio Leopoldo, Morumbi Jiu Jitsu
1182 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805-496-1610
3171 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-643-7717
www.morumbijiujitsuacademy.com

READERS RECOMMENDATION

Michael Cerminaro, TaeKwonDo Plus
676 E. Ponderosa Drive, Camarillo, 805-987-4777
5912 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-644-4777 
www.tkd-plus.com

Beto Vilanova, Vilanova Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
2175 Pickwick Dr., Camarillo
805-465-0895,
www.vilanovabjj.com 

 

Best Martial Arts Studio

1ST PLACE

Morumbi Jiu Jitsu Academy
1182 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805-496-1610
3171 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-643-7717
www.morumbijiujitsuacademy.com 

READERS RECOMMENDATION

Paragon Jiu-Jitsu Academy
3000 Bunsen Ave. E., Ventura
805-628-3229,
www.paragonbjjventura.com 

TaeKwonDo Plus
5912 Telegraph Road, Ventura
805-644-4777,
www.tkd-plus.com 

 

OB/GYN

1ST PLACE

Terry Cole, M.D.
3418 Loma Vista Road, Unit B, Ventura
805-639-9510,
www.venturaobgyn.com 

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

Srisawai Pattamakom, M.D., Ideal Women’s Health Specialists
2945 Loma Vista Road, Ventura
805-667-8003,
 www.idealwomens.com 

Dignity Health Women’s Health Center
1700 N. Rose Ave., Suite 280, Oxnard
805-383-5270,
www.locations.dignityhealth.org/dignity-health-medical-group-women’s-health-center 

 

Optometrist 

1ST PLACE

Kristopher Skromme, O.D., Two Trees Optometry
801 S. Victoria Ave., Unit 206, Ventura
805-650-2020, 
www.twotreesoptometry.com 

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

Ona Shiroyama, O.D., Ventura Optometric Vision Care
1280 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura
805-650-9922,
 www.venturaoptometric.com 

Tom Funnell, O.D.
1445 Donlon St., #12, Ventura
805-642-3777,
www.visionsource-drfunnell.com 

 

Orthodontist

1ST PLACE

Dr. Adam Lautt, Coastal Orthodontic Care
1730 S. Victoria Ave., #250, Ventura
805-650-1080,
www.coastalorthodonticcare.com 

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

Premier Orthodontics
2100 Solar Dr., Suite 200, Oxnard
805-485-1111,
www.premierorthodontics.com 

Dr. Ken Smith, Anacapa Orthodontics
2807 Loma Vista Road, #102, Ventura
805-643-1266,
www.anacapaortho.com, kensmithortho.com

 

Personal Trainer

1ST PLACE

Dini Leopoldo, Morumbi Jiu Jitsu/Dini Kettle Bell
1182 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805-496-1610
3171 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-643-7717
www.morumbijiujitsuacademy.com 

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

Molly Hill, FitZone
4756 Telephone Road #3, Ventura
805-394-5103,
 www.fitzoneventura.com

Darla Hoffman, Mavericks Gym
5171 Telegraph Road, Ventura
805-642-9600,
www.mavericks.fit 

 

Pilates Instructor

1ST PLACE

Kathy Lopez, Studio Be
1455 E. Main St., #200, Ventura
805-844-3425,
 www.studiobeventura.com 

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

Eva Kettles, Fit Buddha
424 E. Main St., Ventura
805-901-3440, www.fitbuddha.com/ventura-studio/ 

Gail Desart, Mind and Body Wellness
1445 Donlon St., # 9, Ventura
805-654-8354,
 www.mbwellness.com 

 

Physical Therapy Clinic

1ST PLACE

Two Trees Physical Therapy
2100 Solar Drive, Suite 204, Oxnard
2051 Statham Blvd., Oxnard 
805-765-4773,
www.twotreespt.com 

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

Ventura Orthopedics
3901 Las Posas Road, Suite 4/8, Camarillo; 2230 Lynn Road, Suite 220/250, Thousand Oaks;  2221 Wankel Way, Oxnard; 2525 Erringer Road, Simi Valley; 3525 Loma Vista Road, Suite A/C, Ventura; 1145 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite D7, Westlake Village, 800-698-1280 www.venturaortho.com   

Equilibrium Physical Therapy
673 Donlon St., #201, Ventura
805-339-9718,
 www.equilibrium-bpc.com 

 

Pilates Studio

1ST PLACE

Fit Buddha
424 E. Main St., Ventura
805-901-3440, www.fitbuddha.com/ventura-studio/

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

Camarillo Pilates
221 E. Daily Dr., # 7, Camarillo
805-384-8044, www.camarillopilates.com 

Studio Be
1455 E. Main St., #200, Ventura
805-844-3425,
 www.studiobeventura.com 

 

Yoga Instructor

1ST PLACE

Audrey Walzer, Camarillo Yoga
5800 Santa Rosa Road, #127, Camarillo
805-484-8810,
 www.camarilloyoga.com 

READER RECOMMENDATIONS

Sarah Ingram, Grassroots Yoga
2280 E. Main St., Suite B, Ventura
805-628-3676,
www.grassrootsyogaventura.com 

Pixie Kastrup, Grassroots Yoga
2280 E. Main St., Suite B, Ventura
805-628-3676,
www.grassrootsyogaventura.com 

 

Yoga Studio

1ST PLACE

Grassroots Yoga
2280 E. Main St., Suite B, Ventura
805-628-3676,
www.grassrootsyogaventura.com

READERS RECOMMENDATIONS

Camarillo Yoga Center
5800 Santa Rosa Road, #127, Camarillo
805-484-8810,
www.camarilloyoga.com 

Ventura Pop Up Yoga
2950 Pierpont Blvd., Ventura
805-667-8455,
 www.venturapopupyoga.com