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The Top 5 rookie mistakes at the Paseo Club — and how to avoid them

January 14th, 2024 | 3 min. read

By Jen Azevedo


You decided to become a member of the Paseo Club… do you know where to begin?

Many people are drawn to the Paseo Club for the healthy, connected community experience. They heard it was a great place for playing tennis. Or they want to learn pickleball. Perhaps they are excited to get back into shape with a small group training program. The reasons are numerous. 

But many people join the club and don’t realize all the options that are available to them, and they end up missing out on several amazing features of the club. 

In this article, we will help you avoid these pitfalls by telling you about the five most common mistakes new members make when they join the Paseo Club. 

IMG-8731 (1) 3Top 5 rookie mistakes and the solutions

It is easy to get stuck in a routine and not try new activities. But the Paseo Club team wants you to look around, meet the instructors, and see what amazing opportunities are right at your fingertips.

1. Not getting a fitness assessment 

Problem: New members sometimes bypass the opportunity to meet with one of the club’s trained fitness instructors to obtain a FREE fitness assessment. The assessment is an opportunity to learn about your strengths and areas you can improve on and co-create a plan for meeting your fitness goals.

Solution: Take advantage of your FREE assessment to learn everything there is to know about the fitness department at Paseo Club!  

  • Group exercise classes
  • Gym equipment for solo training
  • Personal training and small group training
  • Learn how to actualize your personal fitness goals 
  • Befriend one of our trainers — a helpful resource for years to come! 

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Problem: You limit your use of the club to only tennis or pickleball and never visit the fitness areas. 

Solution: Tennis and pickleball are amazing, lifelong sports to play. But if you really want to play successfully for years to come, you need strength, mobility, flexibility, and cardio training.  

Using the equipment for cross-training at the Paseo Club will keep you from getting injured, increase your power and endurance, and keep your functional fitness levels high for as long as you want to keep competing on the courts!   

The easiest way to start getting involved in fitness is to use a lousy weather day to motivate yourself. If you’re confused about what class to try, reach out to Fitness Director Cezanne who can help you get engaged. Bring your court friends along for even more fun!

crop_compressed_IMG-0121 - Edited (4)3. You come to the Paseo Club and only “turn right” 

Problem: You come to the club and only attend fitness classes. 

Solution: Fitness is essential for everything we care about in life — health, longevity, functionality, mobility, and quality of life all relate to our fitness levels. 

But do you know how much FUN it is to get your workouts in by playing tennis and pickleball? Maximize your Paseo experience by attending social sports to explore your fitness in new ways! If you haven’t learned to play tennis or pickleball, now is the time to sign up for a starter class!  

IMG-6286 (2)4. You don’t jump into attending social events

Problem: You walk in, train, and leave.

Solution: There are many activities at the Paseo Club — so much so that it can be hard to keep up. But we are here to help! 

Use your FREE initial fitness assessment and starter classes (Pilates, pickleball, tennis) to meet members and instructors. It is a terrific way to find others with similar interests. 

There are social events every month. Attend your favorite event and meet other members just like you. Check out a relaxing social gathering like Wine Down Wednesday or a competitive tennis tournament for charity — there are many fun activities to engage in.

Read the newsletter and weekly update to stay tuned to all the fun things coming each season. 

The Paseo Club team and the Paseo Club Ambassadors are always ready to make new friends. Reach out to them to get your questions answered and learn more about the Paseo Club community.

comp_IMG-75045. Too much, too soon

Problem: You have jumped in with both feet — attending five fitness classes, two pickleball games, and an intro Pilates class all in one week, and now you’ve got an injury — ugh!

Solution: There are plenty of recovery options that can help you when you are sore or have a strain. 

Overuse injuries can be a problem if you are doing just one activity. Remember to diversify your fitness training. If your joints aren’t happy with the running and jumping, try swimming, cycle, or other low-impact activities to allow your body to heal while still staying active. 

Are you new to stretching? You’re not alone. Take advantage of our training staff to get tips on dynamic stretching to warm up. Try classes like Restorative Yoga to help alleviate some of the stress on the body and quiet your mind for an hour. 

Let the experience be a catalyst to learn more about cross-training and exercise the neglected areas in your body while supporting the overworked ones. 

1b1a980a-2b34-41c3-971e-272663ee8117Getting the most out of your Paseo Club membership

The Paseo Club is not just a fitness center. It is a social club and a hub for all things health and community-related. 

The Paseo Club offers over 60 fitness classes each week, tennis and pickleball programs for beginners through advanced players, and a comprehensive swim program.

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The Paseo Club strives to support the entire SCV community by providing childcare, programs for youth, a spa for relaxation and self-care, and a cafe and clubhouse so you can work out, eat, relax, and socialize — all under one roof.

The Paseo Club is a home away from home. If you want to get healthier and more connected to your Santa Clarita community, then the Paseo Club may be a great place for you. Schedule a tour today to check out all eight acres of our beautiful facility!

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Jen Azevedo

Jen Azevedo 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!