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  • Writer's pictureWill Ermish

Looking For Skateboard Lessons For Adults Near Me?

Two skateboarders sitting on a ledge while another skateboarder does an ollie between them

Are you tired of the same old workout routine? Sick of the gym? Bored of running? Well, have you ever considered learning to skateboard? Yes, that's right, skateboarding isn't just for kids anymore. In fact, learning to skateboard in Los Angeles can be a blast for adults too.

First of all, let's address the elephant in the room: yes, you might fall. But let's be real, as adults, we fall all the time. We trip on the sidewalk, we slip in the shower, we even fall in love (ugh). So why not embrace the possibility of falling while doing something fun?

Now, if you're thinking, "But I'm not coordinated enough to skateboard!" Well, fear not my friend. I, myself, am not the most coordinated person in the world (I once accidentally punched myself in the face while trying to put on a jacket), but I can still shred (kind of). And if I can do it, you can do it.

One of the best parts about learning to skateboard in Los Angeles is the weather. It's pretty much always sunny and warm, which means you can skate year-round. No more excuses about it being too cold or rainy to exercise.

Another great thing about skateboarding in LA is the community. There are plenty of skate parks and spots around the city where you can meet other skaters and learn from them. Plus, skateboarding is one of those activities where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together and bond over a shared love for the sport.

But let's get to the real reason why learning to skateboard as an adult is so fun: the nostalgia factor. Remember when you were a kid and you would spend hours outside, just skating around with your friends? Well, now you can relive those memories and feel like a kid again. And who doesn't want to feel like a kid again? Adulthood can be stressful and boring, so why not inject a little bit of fun and excitement into your life?

Plus, if you're like me and grew up in the 90s, you can even pretend you're Tony Hawk (or at least attempt to do his signature move, the 900). And if you don't know who Tony Hawk is, then you have some homework to do before you start skating.

Now, let's talk about the gear. Yes, you'll need a skateboard, but don't worry, you don't have to break the bank on an expensive setup. You can find decent beginner boards at most skate shops for around $100. And as far as shoes go, any pair of sneakers will do. Just make sure they have a flat sole for better grip on the board.

But the most important piece of gear you'll need? A helmet. Safety first, people. You don't want to end up with a concussion or worse. And trust me, wearing a helmet is much cooler than having a giant lump on your head from a nasty fall.

Now, I know what you're thinking, "But I don't want to embarrass myself in front of other people." And to that, I say, who cares? Embrace your inner dorkiness and just have fun with it. Plus, if you're worried about looking silly, just remember that there are probably a bunch of other adults out there learning to skateboard for the first time too.

And if all else fails, just remember that falling can be funny (as long as you don't get hurt, of course). So embrace the falls, embrace the awkwardness, and just enjoy the ride.


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