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What is Pilates Body Makeover?

August 18th, 2023 | 3 min. read

By Jen Azevedo

We all know that exercising is good for the body and mind. But whether you love cardio or lifting, it can be difficult to avoid soreness, injury, and boredom.

Are you looking for a new method of exercise that will help you be stronger, leaner, and more mobile? 

Reformer Pilates is a method of exercise that is gentle on your joints but still helps you achieve your fitness goals. With personalized attention and small class size, you can get the results you want in the Pilates Body Makeover series at the Paseo Club.

The Paseo Club is a social club in Santa Clarita that has operated for almost 20 years. We offer group classes, tennis and pickleball courts, and a junior Olympic pool. 

In this article, we will share information about our new Pilates program, Pilates Body Makeover. We will discuss what the sessions entail, the benefits, who can attend, and how you can reserve your spot in the program.

bbd6ca43-b11e-42f7-ae3f-a0e5f092602dWhat is Pilates Body Makeover?

Pilates Body Makeover is a new six-week program offered at the Paseo Club. The class is taught twice per week on the Pilates reformer machines. It is a small group training class, so it is available to a limited number of members.

What is reformer Pilates? 

A reformer is an apparatus or machine designed by the founder of Pilates, Joseph Pilates. The machine looks like a narrow bed and has an undercarriage of adjustable pulleys and springs to make the exercises more easy or challenging.

Reformer Pilates is similar to mat-based Pilates, but reformer Pilates is generally more intense and more dynamic. The springs in the reformer create added resistance to the Pilates exercises.

Pilates Body Makeover focuses on strengthening the core areas of the body. Your core includes:

  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Pelvis
  • Abdomen
  • Lower back

When your core is strong, you are more fit and less prone to injury in your workouts and day-to-day activities. 

730b8198-9007-47a4-bbfb-08f462091572What are the benefits of attending Pilates Body Makeover? 

Pilates Body Makeover provides many benefits.

What are the benefits of small group training? 

Small group training has been gaining popularity because it’s an affordable way for clients to take advantage of a trainer’s expertise at a lower financial investment — while keeping the fun and competitiveness of a group dynamic.

How does nutrition play a role in Pilates Body Makeover? 

Nutrition is integral to feeling and looking your best. But eating healthy is not as complicated as it may seem. Eating clean is the best philosophy. That means sticking with foods that are minimally processed and full of nutrients.

At the end of each class, a Q&A period will be held, allowing members to ask more personalized questions regarding their health, and lifestyle, and address any concerns.

Who can attend Pilates Body Makeover? 

The program is for all levels, even beginners. 

Can PBM be scaled or modified for people with limitations or injuries? 


Modifications can be provided to anyone.

IMG-8809What are the days and times of Pilates Body Makeover?

Pilates Body Makeover begins August 22nd and lasts for six weeks. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30-11:30 am.

Getting ready for Pilates Body Makeover

Pilates Body Makeover is a six-week program for members of the Paseo Club. It is available to teens and adults of any age or ability. The sessions are taught on Pilates reformer machines, and all the movements can be modified as needed.

Pilates has been taught for 100 years to athletes, dancers, and laypeople. It helps to strengthen and lengthen the body. It can be your primary exercise or used in tandem with your favorite sport or workout.

Contact the front desk of the club to reserve your space in the Pilates Body Makeover program.

The Paseo Club is not just a fitness center. We have a cafe, a spa, and a childcare center. The Paseo Club is a social club that emphasizes community and connections. We have club events and fundraisers throughout the month.

If you are not yet a member of the Paseo Club, now is the time to schedule a tour. Check out our facilities and meet members and instructors.
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In the meantime, read these articles about Pilates and small group training. 

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!