Leisure Classes

Due to the recent concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the South El Monte Community Center is closed until further notice. All programs have been cancelled until further notice.

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 pm to 8 pm.


  • Form of payment accepted: Cash, Check, and Credit Card (except American Express)
  • Residents must provide proof of residency (i.e. driver’s license and current utility bill)


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. This is for ages 8 and older.

Registration for the boxing program is the 1st day of the month, 3 pm to 4 pm 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.


  • Days and Times:
    Monday through Friday
    3 pm to 5:30 pm (Ages 8 through 15)
    5:30 pm to 8 pm (Ages 16 and Older)
  • Fees:
    • $18 Residents/$35 Non-Residents (Youth)
    • $30 Residents/ $45 Non-Residents (Adult)
  • Instructors: Ben Lira and Staff
  • Location: Community Center
  • Session: Monthly

Become an Instructor

Have an idea for a new class? Want to make extra money? The Parks and 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 email Recreation Specialist Nancy Rodriguez or call 626-579-2043 for more information.