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What is the Advanced Weight Lifting class at the Paseo Club?

April 15th, 2024 | 3 min. read

By Jen Azevedo

Olympic weightlifting is one of the most exhilarating ways to exercise. The movements are explosive, exciting, and often quite impressive to view. Performing these lifts requires knowledge and experience so that you are safe and not at risk for injury.

Many people, especially women, feel intimidated to do Olympic lifting, so they never pursue learning. While others go to the gym, throw a bunch of heavy plates on the bar, and do lifts without training or supervision. Both approaches are lacking.

The Paseo Club is a private social club with an extensive fitness department, featuring several strength training programs. Advanced Weight Lifting is a new small group training program available to members beginning April 16, 2024.

In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about the new Advanced Weight Lifting class at the Paseo Club. Discover why weight lifting is beneficial, who can lift weights, what the Advanced Weight Lifting class entails, and more.  

comp_IMG_0091Why is weightlifting so important for good health? 

Weight lifting is a full-body, intense exercise working your legs, glutes, back, abs, shoulders, and arms. You burn a lot of calories during your workouts in a short amount of time, making it an effective way to decrease body fat, build muscle, increase strength, and maximize your time. Plus, weightlifting is really fun! There is nothing like hitting a new PR in your back squat to give you a spring in your step.

Strength training at least twice per week is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Weight lifting is a fun and challenging way to strength train. There are many advantages to lifting weights.

  • Gain strength 
  • Build lean muscle 
  • Increase bone density
  • Improve coordination and stability
  • Boosts metabolism, aiding in weight loss 
  • Improve strength, speed, and power for other workouts and sports

cd927f28-1a8a-4f80-a2d4-5199afd42953Can all people lift weights? 

The recommendations for lifting weights vary depending on the age of the person. But almost all people older than 16 can benefit from some form of weight lifting.

Teens older than 16 years should start a consistent lifting regimen. Before this age, weightlifting can negatively affect their growth. 

Adults should do resistance training at least two times per week, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. 

Senior citizens should do light lifting but high reps for strength endurance and injury prevention. 

What is the Advanced Weight Lifting Class?

The Advanced Weightlifting class is for individuals who have experience in the weight room. People must know how to perform Olympic lifts and be familiar with mobility and injury-prevention exercises. 

This class is designed to make you more explosive, strengthen your overall core, learn plyometrics, and increase your knowledge of injury prevention exercises.

a816e344-8a0a-4afa-9b00-b480464626a8Who is a good fit for Advanced Weightlifting?

This class is a good fit for people involved in athletics, have some basic experience in weightlifting, and want to improve their strength, better their technique, and hit some new personal records.


Who should not attend this class?

Seniors citizens and people under the age of 16 years old should not attend this class. If you want to lift weights but do not have experience, sign up for the Beginner Weight Lifting class. 

When is the Advanced Weight Lifting class and what is the cost?

Advanced Weight Lifting class is every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-5:30 pm starting April 16, 2024. Reserve your spot today since space is limited!

Advanced weight lifting costs $15-$25 per class, depending on your small group training package. 

  • Single Class $25
  • 5-pack $100 ($20 per session)
  • 10-pack $180 ($18 per session)
  • 20-pack $300 ($15 per session)

comp_IMG_1820Strengthening your strength-training program

As exercising became popular in the 1980s, the focus was on cardio, such as running, jazzercise classes, and step aerobics.  

Now that we are in 2024, studies about achieving optimum fitness have changed drastically. Researchers recognize that although cardio activities have their purpose, strength training is essential to good health. Weightlifting movements are functional exercises that help you have more strength and power in day-to-day activities and in sports. 

Advanced Weightlifting is part of the small group training programs at the Paseo Club. This means that the class will only have a few participants so that you can get expert guidance and attention from our certified instructor. Fellow classmates cheer you on, creating an encouraging atmosphere. 

The Paseo Club offers over 60 fitness classes each week. Choose cycle, HIIT, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and more. When you aren’t working out, you can enjoy the cafe and clubhouse, junior Olympic pool, or the on-site spa.

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If you are not yet a member of the Paseo Club, this is a great time to join. Tours are offered daily so you can check out all eight acres of the club and meet with members and staff. We cannot wait to see you here! 

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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!