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The top 10 fitness classes at Paseo Club

July 3rd, 2022 | 9 min. read

The top 10 fitness classes at Paseo Club

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10 fitness classes at Paseo Club to check out

 

Whether you are looking for high-intensity cardio, dance-inspired barre, or low-impact aqua aerobics, you need a fitness class that is right for you. With all the choices available, it can be hard to know how to select the most suitable class for your needs. 

 

The most important factor to consider is that you enjoy the class and can stick with it on a regular basis. Through consistent attendance, you can get the results you are looking for.

 

We offer over 60 classes each week at the Paseo Club and members often ask what the best fitness classes are. So we thought we would answer that question once and for all.

 

But we have to admit it is hard to choose which ones are the best. The best class for me may not be the best one for you. There are many components that affect what type of class is most satisfying for each individual. Here are some ideas to consider:

 

  • Fun factor: What style of class is most fun and enjoyable? Is it a class your friends attend? Is it a favorite instructor? Is it a class focused on weights? Cardio? Stretching and toning? 
  • Time availability: Do you have the time for a long class? Or do you need to get in and out of the gym so you can get to work or go home to take care of the kids? Is the class offered at a time that works in your schedule?
  • Age: Are you a young 25 and want to focus on high-intensity activities? Or are you in your “golden years” and are more interested in balance, mobility, and coordination? Are you somewhere between?
  • Ability: What is your level of fitness now? What class is a good challenge but not over your head in complexity or overly simple?
  • Fitness goals: What aspect of fitness is most important to you? Do you want to build strength? Burn fat? Lose weight? Increase endurance and stamina? Cross-train to enhance your skills in your favorite sport?

 

 

With that said, here are 10 fitness classes at the Paseo Club. They showcase a diverse selection of options that will appeal to a wide audience. We wanted to share classes that are for the young and old, and super fit to newbies. But if you don’t see what you are looking for in this article, check out the fitness calendar to see what other choices are available. 

 

  1. Liquid Cardio 

Liquid cardio is Paseo’s water aerobics class held in the junior Olympic-sized pool. All fitness levels are welcome to this class since participants can scale the movements to make them as easy or hard as they want. This is a low-impact class that minimizes stress on joints and overall soreness. So, cool off in the pool and get your workout in. 

  • Low impact  
  • All skills levels welcome

 

  1. All Levels Pilates Reformer  

 

This class utilizes the famous Pilates machine, the reformer. Training on the reformer creates long, lean muscles and improves posture by mobilizing your spine through several ranges of motion — flexion, extension, lateral flexion, and rotation. 

 

Movements incorporate small props such as weights, the Pilates ring, and balls. Attending members say that time flies by with endless exercise possibilities — so be prepared to have fun while improving your flexibility, muscle tone, and core strength! 

  • Low impact
  • All skill levels welcome

 

  1. Cycle 

Cycle, also known as spinning, is an indoor class set to exciting music tracks and choreographed to provide an excellent workout and improve cardiovascular conditioning. It gets your heart rate up and burns calories. It tones the lower body and builds muscle. 

  • Low impact
  • All skill levels welcome

 

  1. Total Body 

Total body is a great addition to your schedule when you need weight training. More methodical and controlled than cardio core or cardio strength, this class offers the chance to focus your strength and form to be functionally strong and capable. This class targets all of your muscle groups.  

  • Low-medium impact
  • Low-medium skill level

 

  1. Beginner/Intermediate Yoga  

Yoga practice helps one to establish a rhythm of breath that guides the body in movement, creating a mindful, active meditation. Yoga promotes strength, proper alignment, and flexibility. Move your body with sequences involving sun salutations, standing and seated postures, and core effort. 

 

Class always ends with Shavasana, a resting pose that brings you into a calm and peaceful state. This class offers a well-balanced mind/body experience.

  • Low impact
  • All skill levels welcome

 

  1. Treadmill  

This class is for walkers and runners of all levels. It focuses on lower-body strengthening, stamina-building, and cardio. During the workout several different endurance and interval drills are taught. It is an excellent option for anyone who wants to burn a high amount of calories in a one-hour class.  

  • Medium-high impact
  • All skill levels welcome

 

  1. Barre Body

 

Barre Body combines elements of Pilates, yoga, and ballet into one comprehensive program. Members can use the barre (or not) for a full-body workout. This class focuses on muscle endurance which increases strength and flexibility and lengthens muscles. The class uses small dumbbells to increase resistance.

  • Medium impact
  • Medium skill level

 

  1. Core, Tone, and Strength

 

Core, Tone, and Strength is an innovative class that exclusively uses your body weight to strengthen your abs, lower back, and tone your shoulders. It also incorporates stretches to increase flexibility and lengthen muscles.

  • Low impact
  • Low-medium skill level

  1. Pilates Mat

Build strength from the inside out, with pilates mat class. Pilates was invented by a physical trainer almost 100 years ago for dancers recovering from injuries. It involves concentrating on each movement in combination with your breath, focusing on core and back strength. The instructor may incorporate small dumbbells, gliders, rings, and/or resistance bands into the workout.

  • Low impact
  • Medium skill level

 

  1. Cardio and Core

  

Get your Cardio and Core workout in just 45 minutes. This class includes intervals of cardio exercises along with strength training. It is a high-intensity class that really gets your heart pumping in a short amount of time. People love this class when they are short on time but want a full-body workout. 

  • Medium-high impact
  • Medium skill level

 

How to get started with a new class

Are you looking to get into a fitness program for the first time? Or after a long hiatus from exercising? Or are you just wanting to change your workout? There are a number of reasons why people look to change their fitness routine.

 

When you are ready to join a class for the first time, select a class that is at the right level for you. You want it to be somewhat challenging, but not overwhelmingly so. 

 

Yes, it can be daunting to be the new person in the class. It is normal to feel a little clumsy or awkward the first couple of times you attend. Often there are new movements or methods to get used to.

 

Introduce yourself to the instructor at the beginning of class. That will help them keep an eye on you so they can explain a technique or correct your movement if needed. 

 

Make sure to tell them if you have any injuries as well. This will keep you safe and prevent aggravation of any problem areas. 

 

Remember to pack a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes that you can move around in. 

 

Try a new class at Paseo Club

 

Now you know of ten fitness classes at Paseo Club and have a better understanding of what each class is like and how it may be a good fit for you.

 

Paseo Club is not just a fitness center. Paseo also has a pool, tennis and pickleball courts, a cafe, and numerous social events for members spread throughout the month. For those of you who want a number of fitness options in a community-centered environment, Paseo Club may be for you. 


Are you especially interested in getting your workout in while staying cool in the pool? We have an article for you about the benefits of Liquid Cardio.