What we love about summer — the warm weather, long days, and the opportunity to finally take a vacation — can also make the season challenging.
There is less rhythm and routine during the summer.
There is less rhythm and routine during the summer. Our normal work schedules may or may not stay the same. Our kids are out of school, guests are coming and going, the roof is getting repaired, the landscaping is getting updated, or that bathroom remodel you have been waiting on for years is finally taking place.
We know the last thing on your to-do list is YOU! But you need time to eat right, exercise, socialize, rest, and relax. Luckily, this can all happen under one roof.
The Paseo Club is a social club in the Santa Clarita Valley offering fitness, court, and swimming facilities. There is also a spa, cafe, and many social events throughout the month.
In this article, you will learn about the common obstacles to exercising consistently in the summer, why it’s essential to maintain an exercise routine, and how best to use your Paseo Club membership during the summer.
What are the obstacles to maintaining a consistent fitness routine during the summer?
Summer is often a busier part of the year with travel, guests, and outdoor projects and activities. When there is no predictable schedule, it is hard to make time to exercise.
Common obstacles to exercising regularly are:
Whether it is your Grandpa Wilford, your in-laws, or your best friend from college, summer is when everyone makes time to travel and catch up with far-flung friends and family.
When you have guests, you get to be the host — taking them to the best restaurants, shops, and activities. With that schedule, who has time for exercise?
You’ve waited all year for this, and now finally you can take two weeks off from work and go to… New York? Madrid? Alaska? Japan? Maybe it is just a week at the beach in Malibu. The options are endless for those who love to travel.
Vacations often tie into visiting friends or family. They are opportunities to attend weddings, graduations, festivals, concerts, or other special activities you don’t often get to do.
When you are on the road, the gym (and your awesome trainer) do not come with you. Being away from your regular exercise routine and being busy exploring your new surroundings means working out does not make it to the top of your list of things to do.
Too hot to train
The heat during the Santa Clarita Valley summers is no joke. The daytime temperatures are frequently in the 90s, making going from the front door to your car a sweat-inducing experience. These temps can make the idea of exercising laughable. I mean, don’t we just sweat the calories out in this weather? Unfortunately, the answer is no.
Changing schedule with kids
One of the many advantages of having kids in school is the consistent schedule. Children and parents know what each week looks like and where there is room to schedule activities — including fitness classes.
Children rarely have the same schedule all summer long. One week camp might be from 9-2, another week it is 10-3. Who can remember what is happening in the third and fourth weeks?
With an ever-changing schedule, it often feels insurmountable to stick to an exercise schedule of any kind.
Extra responsibilities and household projects
Summer is the season for projects. It can be small changes like re-organizing your garage or large ones like a house-wide renovation.
No matter the size of your project, it needs planning, supervision, and action. The time and energy it needs takes away from many other aspects of your life — including your time to train.
Why is it important to still attend to your exercise regimen during the summer?
Although the equal mix of fun and havoc that summer brings may make it feel impossible to fit in time to exercise, you can still do it.
Exercise makes you feel good. You know you actively care for your body and get fit when you work out.
Maybe you hit a new PR in weightlifting, got an amazing shot on the courts, or found you could balance longer in Tree Pose in yoga class longer than usual.
There are several ways we can feel proud of our bodies and all the incredible things they do for us.
Exercise reduces stress
Juggling guests, the kids' ever-changing schedules, working, and planning a family vacation is stressful. Especially when Aunt Eunice comes to visit and does not like the thread count of your sheets, your cooking, or your taste in music…
The busyness of summer can be part of the fun, but it can also make you feel tense.
Science has proven that exercising releases endorphins, the feel-good hormones that boost your mood and reduce stress. So next time Aunt Eunice plans a visit, grab your calendar and schedule time to exercise every day!
It is easier to maintain routines than to start over
We all experience interruptions in our fitness routine — the flu, traveling, a busy work week.
But when a person stops exercising for a long period it becomes harder and harder to return to the same level of fitness as where you began. Physically, it takes time. But mentally, it is challenging to return to training when you know what a slog it will be for the first few workouts.
Even if you are inconsistent, exercising keeps your body fit and helps you to not lose the gains you made in the prior months.
You still need personal time — now more than ever
Summer is often chock full of fun events that we don’t get to do during the other months of the year. Whether it is grilling on the deck with friends, a trip somewhere new, or a family outing to the beach, summer is a great time for being active.
But being active has its drawbacks. Being so busy makes it difficult to take time to tend to our own needs. But we all need some time to take care of ourselves.
Exercising supports your physical and mental health, helping you be a more resilient, happier, and better version of you.
How can people best use their Paseo Club membership during the summer?
When the kids are bored, you haven’t made it to class in a week, and the sofa is piled to the ceiling with laundry to fold, turn to the Paseo Club. The Paseo Club can meet the fitness, social, food, and relaxation needs of your entire family.
The cafe at the Paseo Club offers a delicious selection of meals and drinks. Choose a snack, a smoothie, or a meal from their newly updated menu. The cafe offers many special events, including grilling on Fridays and family dinners on Thursdays.
The Paseo Club has an outdoor junior Olympic pool for family swims, lap swimming, lessons, swim team, and liquid cardio water aerobics class. The temperature is perfect, and it is just the place to cool down on a hot summer day.
The Paseo Club is a social club that focuses on making connections. Join friends for an impromptu hangout by the pool, attend a member event such as Wine Down Wednesday, or sweat it out, cheering your classmates on at a small group training class.
The Paseo Club has several family-oriented activities such as family swimming, Dive-In Movie nights, and Family Dinners. Grab your whole family and come to the club for some bonding time.
The Paseo Club is not just for adults. It is a club for youth of all ages.
Summer camp is for 5-18-year-olds and runs for most of the summer
Childcareat Kids Club is available for babies as young as three months old up to 12-year-old kids
Swim and tennis lessons are available for kids of various ages to help them learn skills
The Paseo Club has 12 tennis courts and 11 pickleball courts for your enjoyment. Play a game with friends, attend a drill, or join a league to get engaged competitively.
When your week, month, or entire summer is jam-packed, schedule yourself a little staycation at the spa at the Paseo Club. Choose from two massage therapists and one esthetician to tend to your every whim — get a massage, facial, aromatherapy, dermaplaning, and more.
The Paseo Club knows that training on your own can get old and make you stagnate in meeting your fitness goals. That is why we offer group, small group, and personal training.
Group training classes are for all members. There are over 60 classes to select from each week. Go hard with TRX or cycle or focus on stretching and mobility with Pilates and yoga. You get to choose!
Small Group Training classes are premium fitness classes that provide you with the latest in fitness trends and ample personalized instruction and care.
Personal trainers create a training program, especially for you. They take into account your current abilities, any injuries or limitations you have, and your goals. One-on-one training is the best path to seeing results quickly!
What special summer events are happening at the Paseo Club?
Each month there are special weekly and monthly events at the Paseo Club. Look for weekly activities, fundraisers, competitions, and seasonal events.
You can view the entire month’s activities in our monthly blog article or online. Grab your phone and clear your calendar for your favorite Paseo Club events.
Jen Azevedo is a person of many talents. She is a tennis professional, pickleball professional, personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and the general manager of the Paseo Club. She loves the community at the Paseo Club and that it is also a safe and fun place for her daughter. Jen’s favorite activities are joining her tribe for trail races or her partners for tennis matches. Occasionally Jen slows down to relax with a book — she reads over 100 a year!