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Small group classes vs Personal trainers at the Paseo Club

July 21st, 2023 | 7 min. read

By Jen Azevedo

Becoming a member of the Paseo Club is a little bit like receiving a charmed key that opens the doorway to a magical land called the Paseo Kingdom — pickleball and tennis courts, gyms, a Pilates and yoga studio, a pool, cafe, and spa. 

(Cue the sound of angels playing harps, please).

We know the options for training, socializing, eating, and relaxing are practically endless. So much so, you may actually be missing out on some of the best Paseo Club perks.

But never fear! In this article, you will learn about our small group training and personal training programs. Discover the benefits and drawbacks, the costs, and which type of training is best for you.

comp_IMG-3398 (2)Small Group Training

What is small group training at the Paseo Club?

Small group training classes are the premiere exercise option offered at the Paseo Club led by personal trainers that give you personalized attention and the latest cutting-edge methods in fitness at a fraction of the cost of personal training.  

Qualified instructors lead these classes to help you:

  • Learn proper form and safe technique
  • Get support when you need encouraging words
  • Challenge yourself beyond where you thought possible


The number of people who can attend Small Group Training classes is kept small so that everyone can receive individualized attention, usually limited to 10 members. 

What exercises are taught in small group training at the Paseo Club?

The Paseo Club offers a wide selection of Small Group Training classes for people of all fitness levels and interests. 

compressed_cropped_websitea - EditedLIFT: Learn the fundamentals of barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, and more in this fun and challenging strength-training class.

Martial Arts: The Paseo Club has teamed up with Victory Martial Arts class for a kids' martial arts class. Children ages 5-12 can attend to build confidence, strength, and personal growth. 

TRX and Core: Use a suspension system and your body weight for an incredible workout! This class is great for people looking for a low-impact option while getting full-body training.

TRX and Pilates: This class combines the best of both worlds. Using a suspension trainer (TRX) and your body weight you strengthen the muscles of your whole body as well as your core. It is a great companion class for strength-building programs. 

Pilates Reformer: Create long, lean muscles and improve your posture by mobilizing your spine through several ranges of motion including flexion, extension, lateral flexion, and rotation using a reformer Pilates machine, while infusing small props like weights, the Pilates ring, balls, and more. This 45-minute class will fly by with endless exercise possibilities, so be prepared to have fun while improving your flexibility, muscle tone, and core strength!

Trainers Workout: This Sunday workout class is for the Weekend Warrior who wants to hit it hard in a fun, supportive environment where several of your Paseo Club Trainers workout.  

Pilates Body Makeover Program - The Pilates Body Makeover program is new and This program will give the participants a dancer's physique nutrition counseling and meal planning is included. 

Paseo Tribe HIIT Core: This is a high intensity exercise class that builds strength, mobility and cardiovascular fitness. This Class will have you burning calories long after you leave it. This is perfect for anyone wanting to get in shape fast. 

Greatest Results Program: This six-week-long intensive program combines nutritional support and fitness training to help you learn how to reach your peak fitness. 

Paseo Tribe Functionally Fit: Functionally Fit  is a low impact functional exercise workout designed to ensure you achieve all your exercise needs to be fit for life. Functionally Fit will ensure you maintain the correct intensity during workouts needed to decrease body fat, increase energy levels, achieve cardiovascular fitness and increase functional strength.

Blood Flow Restriction Training: BFT helps you get leaner and toned quickly, build muscle faster, get stronger with less weights, lose weight fast and keep it off, strengthen your cardio system, perform better and rehab faster from surgery.

comp_IMG-4763 (1)What are the benefits of small group training?

There are several benefits to attending a small group training class.

Fun: Although you may dread working out at times, exercising with a small group of people where you can share your challenges and triumphs keeps class fun. 

Variety: Small group training classes are led by qualified instructors who select programming to keep your workout diversified so you never get stuck in a rut.

Instruction: Trainers are experts in proper form and technique. This helps you to activate the correct muscles and to stay safe, preventing injury or stress. Instructors are also great at encouraging you to push yourself a little harder than you might do on your own — helping you to get results faster.

Camaraderie: People who attend small group training classes often go to class regularly. That means you will see many of the same people. This consistency helps you to form bonds and build camaraderie. It also increases your sense of accountability — which helps you to keep showing up for class. 

Faster Results: Regular attendance and the guidance of a skilled professional is the recipe you need to get noticeable results. It is much harder to make progress when you exercise on your own and rely on just yourself for motivation. 

More affordable: Small group training classes are significantly cheaper than hiring a private trainer.

What are the drawbacks?

The drawbacks to small group training are few but are worth noting.

Less attention than private training: The number of members that attend small group training classes is kept small, but only with a personal trainer will you get the undivided attention of an instructor.

More expensive than a gym membership: Whether it is at the Paseo Club or another fitness facility, membership is more affordable than paying the extra fees that come with small group training classes.

You do not get to design the programming: Let’s say you hate squats. You go to a small group training class, and guess what? It’s squats. Jumping squats, weighted squats, squat holds. You spend the entire class eyeing the exit door, just waiting to be done. Small group training class means you are signing up to do your instructor’s program. 

Only certain Small Group Training classes are offered: Small group training classes are a select collection. Not all fitness classes come as a small group option. Are you looking for a small group Zumba class? Sorry, out of luck.

compressedIMG-8527 (2)What is the cost of small group training at Paseo Club?

The cost for small group training classes varies according to the class you sign up for and if you pay for a single class or as a group package.

Single class: $25

Unlimited Pilates sessions: $120 per month

Unlimited Pilates AND Small Group Training: $180 per month 

Small Group Training (Blood Flow Restriction Training)

  • 4-pack $88 ($22 per class)
  • 8-pack $160 ($20 per class)
  • 10-pack $180 ($18 per class)
  • 20-pack $300 ($15 per class)

6 Week Small Group Training Programs (Tribe, LIFT, Greatest Results)

  • Greatest Results: $300 for 6 weeks
  • Pilates Body Makeover: $250 for 6 weeks
  • Tribe: $200 for 2 day program; $100 for one day program
  • LIFT: $200 for 2 day program; $100 for one day program

New Member Special: $30 for three classes


cropped_compressedIMG_9700  (1) (3)Personal Training

What is personal training at the Paseo Club?

Personal training at the Paseo Club is a private exercise class just for you. You can choose from one of our many personal trainers to be assessed, discuss goals, and make a plan of action to help you achieve the success you want.

What exercises are taught with a personal trainer at the Paseo Club?

EVERYTHING can be taught by the Paseo Club’s Personal Trainers. 


They work diligently to specify the needs, wants, and goals of each client. Working one-on-one gives you the unique opportunity to include just about anything on your personal fitness journey.

What are the benefits of personal training?

Personal training is the single best method to see results.

Safety: Working with a private trainer will help you to learn proper form and technique, which prevents strains and injury.

Confidant: A personal trainer can be a confidant to share your joys and frustrations with.

Goal setting: Personal trainers collaborate with you to identify and create goals for your success.

Accountability: A personal trainer helps you stay on track with your training and motivates you to show up for every session you schedule. 

Lifestyle support: You can learn about nutrition, rest, recovery, and mobilizing when you work with a personal trainer.

One-on-one attention: Individualized attention helps you to learn new types of exercise, proper form, and how to challenge yourself.

Customized workouts: A personal trainer programs your exercises just for you. They can take into account any injuries or limitations you have, other sports or activities you are in, and your personal goals.

Schedule accommodations: If you work, have kids, travel often, or whatever else makes your schedule tricky, that is ok when you have a private instructor. Together you find the times that work for you. 

Develop workout plans for the future: Many people work with a private trainer for a set period, then transition to attending small group classes or exercising on their own. A personal trainer will help you to identify what steps to take to maintain or continue your progress.

comp_IMG_9629 (1)What are the drawbacks?

There are two drawbacks to hiring a personal trainer.

Cost: Hiring a personal trainer is the most expensive option in exercise. This can be tough on the budget and limit how many sessions you can sign up for.

No classmates: Small group classes are fun because you have classmates that cheer you on or crack jokes with you. Your trainer will definitely encourage you, but you will not get the same sense of camaraderie that you would find in a group environment.

What is the cost of personal training at the Paseo Club?

The cost of personal training at the Paseo Club ranges from $75 - $95/hr, depending on the trainer and the frequency of training. 

Which Paseo Club fitness program is right for me?

The Paseo Club offers two excellent options to help you meet your fitness goals: small-group training and personal trainers.

If you prefer to work out with a group, are on a limited budget, and have no significant injuries, then small group training classes may be the best fit.

If you are looking to hit specific goals, are recovering from an injury, or want to learn the perfect form for new movements, then personalized attention from a trainer is the most effective plan to choose. 

But if you want some one-on-one attention and the fun of sweating it out with a group, then sign up for small group training and a personal trainer and get the best of both worlds.

The Paseo Club is your home away from home in the Santa Clarita Valley. We have been open for almost twenty years, supporting members in their journeys in health and wellness.

We offer group classes, small group training, and personal training so you can find the best fit for your fitness needs.

comp_IMG-3040The Paseo Club has three group training series coming up!

Greatest Results 

Starts August 14-September 20
Cost $250 for 6 weeks
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 am with Justin, 9:30 am with Tara, or
Mondays and Wednesdays with Cezanne at 7:00 pm

Tribe Sessions - Trial week  August 14-19!

Starts August 20-September 24 

  • Paseo Tribe HIIT Extreme
  • Paseo Tribe Functional Fitness
  • Paseo Tribe HIIT Core 

$100 for the single day session per week, $200 for the two days and $280 for the three days.
You pick your program and coach!

Pilates Body Makeover - NEW!
Begins August 8-September 12
$250 for 6 weeks
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 am-11:30 am
This class will help to give the participants a dancer's physique. Nutrition counseling and meal planning is included.

Do you also love the courts? Great! We have tennis and pickleball courts with drills, leagues, and tournaments. 

Are you interested in checking out the club’s facilities? Then schedule a tour of the Paseo Club today and meet staff and members.


Read these three articles about strength training to see why people are lifting weights at the Paseo Club.


Jen Azevedo

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!