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HOURS:

Mon-Fri 5:30a – 8p  | Saturday 7a – 4p  | Sunday 8a – 2p

Welcome to
Pismo Beach Athletic Club!

Whether you are seeking a little relaxation or a challenging workout, Pismo Beach Athletic Club (PBAC) offers a large, well-equipped facility with a friendly, professional atmosphere. 

We are proud to offer:

– 25-yard, heated, indoor pool 

– Spa, Steam Room, Sauna

– Group Fitness

– Well-equipped fitness floor & cardio room

– Pickleball, Racquetball, Badminton and Table Tennis

A variety of the latest classes are offered every day of the week, to fit even the most demanding schedules. We also offer SilverSneakers, Personal Trainers and Flexible Membership Options.

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An essential component to finding success is having reasonable fitness goals and expectations.  This will avoid the frustration and unhealthy behavior that results from having unsustainable goals.

To start, every fitness goal should include emphasis of feeling better physically and psychologically.  The benefits of exercise also includes having more energy, sleeping more and feeling less stressed. If your goal is only focused on weight loss, your momentum may start to decline when you don’t see results as quickly as you desire. 

By establishing multiple ways to gauge in your success, you will stay motivated.  For instance, when developing muscle, the scale tends to stop moving.  Taking body measurements can be a more accurate tool in ascertaining body composition changes.  Also—proper form, stamina, behavior and lifestyle changes take time to develop and implement.  Be sure to celebrate these changes too! 💪🏼 💙

An essential component to finding success is having reasonable fitness goals and expectations. This will avoid the frustration and unhealthy behavior that results from having unsustainable goals.

To start, every fitness goal should include emphasis of feeling better physically and psychologically. The benefits of exercise also includes having more energy, sleeping more and feeling less stressed. If your goal is only focused on weight loss, your momentum may start to decline when you don’t see results as quickly as you desire.

By establishing multiple ways to gauge in your success, you will stay motivated. For instance, when developing muscle, the scale tends to stop moving. Taking body measurements can be a more accurate tool in ascertaining body composition changes. Also—proper form, stamina, behavior and lifestyle changes take time to develop and implement. Be sure to celebrate these changes too! 💪🏼 💙
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✨Member Spotlight✨

After the passing of his mother a few years ago, Adam Kapacinskas realized how precious time was.  While coping with the grief, he temporarily found comfort in food.  After a disappointing doctor appointment, he knew he needed to make changes towards a strong body.

He started with his mindset by pushing through his resistance to exercise.  He prioritized discipline and scheduled a minimum of 150 minutes per week (30 mins/5 times a week) of cardio.  As his stamina increased, he gradually increased the duration of his workout to an impressive 500 minutes per week.  In less than 6 months, he has lost 37 lbs! 

Adam credits his success to maintaining balance when it comes to eating.  While he did make healthy dietary changes, he does allow occasions to enjoy special treats, his favorite being a Red Velvet Cake from @arroyograndebakery !

He also was consistent with a HIIT routine on his favorite equipment, our Woodway Treadmills.  The low impact enable him to train longer and recover quicker. He is passionate about the benefits of rehydrating after each cardio session with alkaline water. 

The added benefit he received was the peace of mind he felt in taking action towards his health.  Sometimes his father joins his workout and together they have found the movement supports them through their grieving process. This quality time has deepened their bond. 

✨Thanks Adam for allowing us to share your story. If you have a health story to share, please send us a message! ✨

✨Member Spotlight✨

After the passing of his mother a few years ago, Adam Kapacinskas realized how precious time was. While coping with the grief, he temporarily found comfort in food. After a disappointing doctor appointment, he knew he needed to make changes towards a strong body.

He started with his mindset by pushing through his resistance to exercise. He prioritized discipline and scheduled a minimum of 150 minutes per week (30 mins/5 times a week) of cardio. As his stamina increased, he gradually increased the duration of his workout to an impressive 500 minutes per week. In less than 6 months, he has lost 37 lbs!

Adam credits his success to maintaining balance when it comes to eating. While he did make healthy dietary changes, he does allow occasions to enjoy special treats, his favorite being a Red Velvet Cake from @arroyograndebakery !

He also was consistent with a HIIT routine on his favorite equipment, our Woodway Treadmills. The low impact enable him to train longer and recover quicker. He is passionate about the benefits of rehydrating after each cardio session with alkaline water.

The added benefit he received was the peace of mind he felt in taking action towards his health. Sometimes his father joins his workout and together they have found the movement supports them through their grieving process. This quality time has deepened their bond.

✨Thanks Adam for allowing us to share your story. If you have a health story to share, please send us a message! ✨
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✨Mindful Moments✨

Have you ever received a phone call from a friend from your past, completely out of the blue?  No doubt it was a pleasant surprise to be thought of and to reconnect.

When considering the passing of time, human connection is a precious gift. Often times our appreciation is hidden under the responsibilities and business that’s require to maintain our existence.  Yet these connections are what make life enjoyable and give us greater purpose throughout our entire life. 

Take a moment to think of the monumental individuals that have enriched your life but that you don’t have regular contact with.  Could you find the time to reconnect through a short phone call?  Doing so not only brings unexpected joy, it’s also a soft refocus on what matters most.

📸: @hawk_032

✨Mindful Moments✨

Have you ever received a phone call from a friend from your past, completely out of the blue? No doubt it was a pleasant surprise to be thought of and to reconnect.

When considering the passing of time, human connection is a precious gift. Often times our appreciation is hidden under the responsibilities and business that’s require to maintain our existence. Yet these connections are what make life enjoyable and give us greater purpose throughout our entire life.

Take a moment to think of the monumental individuals that have enriched your life but that you don’t have regular contact with. Could you find the time to reconnect through a short phone call? Doing so not only brings unexpected joy, it’s also a soft refocus on what matters most.

📸: @hawk_032
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Spiritual Wellness refers to the beliefs, values, and ethics that guide you through life and affect your actions. It explores your purpose and meaning in life through the spiritual lens to find peace. Spiritual wellness provides an opportunity for many to engage with a force greater than themselves and tap into communities, whether that be through a religion or by practicing mindfulness or meditation. 

Signs of Spiritual Wellness:

🙏🏼 Developing a purpose in life
🙏🏼 Having the ability to spend reflective time alone
🙏🏼 Having a clear sense of right and wrong, and acting accordingly
🙏🏼Having the ability to explain your beliefs 
🙏🏼Caring for the welfare of others and the environment
🙏🏼Ability to practice forgiveness and compassion in life, with yourself and others

5  helpful tips for prioritizing your spiritual wellness:

1. Make spirituality part of your routine — Waking up 5-10 minutes earlier in the mornings to meditate adds to calm mindset throughout your day. 
2. Connect with others — Be part of a community, either virtually or in-person, that shares the same spiritual beliefs.
3. Find momentos — Have momentos that represent your spiritual journey and keep them where you will see them often.
4. Design a vision board — Vision boards are a great way to keep your thoughts in line with your goals. 
5. Practice— Yoga & meditation encourages a deepening of awareness.

Spiritual Wellness refers to the beliefs, values, and ethics that guide you through life and affect your actions. It explores your purpose and meaning in life through the spiritual lens to find peace. Spiritual wellness provides an opportunity for many to engage with a force greater than themselves and tap into communities, whether that be through a religion or by practicing mindfulness or meditation. 

Signs of Spiritual Wellness:

🙏🏼 Developing a purpose in life
🙏🏼 Having the ability to spend reflective time alone
🙏🏼 Having a clear sense of right and wrong, and acting accordingly
🙏🏼Having the ability to explain your beliefs
🙏🏼Caring for the welfare of others and the environment
🙏🏼Ability to practice forgiveness and compassion in life, with yourself and others

5 helpful tips for prioritizing your spiritual wellness:

1. Make spirituality part of your routine — Waking up 5-10 minutes earlier in the mornings to meditate adds to calm mindset throughout your day. 
2. Connect with others — Be part of a community, either virtually or in-person, that shares the same spiritual beliefs.
3. Find momentos — Have momentos that represent your spiritual journey and keep them where you will see them often.
4. Design a vision board — Vision boards are a great way to keep your thoughts in line with your goals.
5. Practice— Yoga & meditation encourages a deepening of awareness.
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Vitamin A is the generic term for a group of fat-soluble compounds, which get stored in your body. This means that excess consumption can lead to toxic levels. Both too little and too much vitamin A could have negative effects on your health. 

Vitamin A is needed to convert light that hits your eye into an electrical signal that can be sent to your brain. One of the first symptoms of vitamin A deficiency can be night blindness.  Eating adequate amounts may help slow the decline in eyesight that some people experience as they age.

Vitamin A plays an important role in your immune systems.  It’s vital for growth and development of cells and maintaining your body’s natural defenses. It’s also involved in the production and function of white blood cells, which help capture and clear bacteria and other pathogens from your bloodstream. Intakes of vitamin A from plant foods have been associated with a reduced risk of cancer, including Hodgkin’s lymphoma, lung and bladder cancer. 

Here’s a few good food sources:

🥩 Liver; Beef, Lamb, Cod Liver Oil
🐠 Fish; King mackerel, Salmon, Tuna, Trout
🦪 Oysters & Clams 
🥚 Eggs
🥛 Dairy; Whole Milk, Goat cheese, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese
🍠 Sweet potato, Butternut Squash 
🥬 Kale, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce
🥕 Carrots
🍉 Watermelon & Cantaloupe
🍊 Tangerine & Grapefruit
🥭 Mango, Papaya, Guava, Passion Fruit

Vitamin A is the generic term for a group of fat-soluble compounds, which get stored in your body. This means that excess consumption can lead to toxic levels. Both too little and too much vitamin A could have negative effects on your health.

Vitamin A is needed to convert light that hits your eye into an electrical signal that can be sent to your brain. One of the first symptoms of vitamin A deficiency can be night blindness. Eating adequate amounts may help slow the decline in eyesight that some people experience as they age.

Vitamin A plays an important role in your immune systems. It’s vital for growth and development of cells and maintaining your body’s natural defenses. It’s also involved in the production and function of white blood cells, which help capture and clear bacteria and other pathogens from your bloodstream. Intakes of vitamin A from plant foods have been associated with a reduced risk of cancer, including Hodgkin’s lymphoma, lung and bladder cancer.

Here’s a few good food sources:

🥩 Liver; Beef, Lamb, Cod Liver Oil
🐠 Fish; King mackerel, Salmon, Tuna, Trout
🦪 Oysters & Clams
🥚 Eggs
🥛 Dairy; Whole Milk, Goat cheese, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese
🍠 Sweet potato, Butternut Squash
🥬 Kale, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce
🥕 Carrots
🍉 Watermelon & Cantaloupe
🍊 Tangerine & Grapefruit
🥭 Mango, Papaya, Guava, Passion Fruit
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Ever hear some gym lingo and feel embarrassed that you don’t know the reference?  Here’s a few common acronyms and other terms used:

AMRAP: As many reps/rounds as possible in a given time.

EMOM: Every minute, on the minute. A set number of reps are performed at the start of every minute.

HIIT: High-intensity interval training. Short, intense work periods provide improved athletic capacity and metabolism.  

DOMS: Delayed onset muscle soreness. Discomfort and stiffness experienced in the muscles hours or days after performing an exercise with unaccustomed loads or movements. Many people experience the effects of DOMS 1-3 days after exercise.

BMR: Basal metabolic rate. The amount of energy expended while at rest in order to perform biological functions. In general, the more muscle mass one has, the higher the BMR.

Spot: Watching and/or assisting someone as they perform a loaded exercise to minimize risk.

Rep: One complete motion of an exercise.

Set: A group of consecutive repetitions.

Core: Core training often focuses on training the abdominals, but can also include the back and hip.

Ever hear some gym lingo and feel embarrassed that you don’t know the reference? Here’s a few common acronyms and other terms used:

AMRAP: As many reps/rounds as possible in a given time.

EMOM: Every minute, on the minute. A set number of reps are performed at the start of every minute.

HIIT: High-intensity interval training. Short, intense work periods provide improved athletic capacity and metabolism.  

DOMS: Delayed onset muscle soreness. Discomfort and stiffness experienced in the muscles hours or days after performing an exercise with unaccustomed loads or movements. Many people experience the effects of DOMS 1-3 days after exercise.

BMR: Basal metabolic rate. The amount of energy expended while at rest in order to perform biological functions. In general, the more muscle mass one has, the higher the BMR.

Spot: Watching and/or assisting someone as they perform a loaded exercise to minimize risk.

Rep: One complete motion of an exercise.

Set: A group of consecutive repetitions.

Core: Core training often focuses on training the abdominals, but can also include the back and hip.
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📢 Please note the class schedule changes starting the week of Monday, FEBRUARY 6th! 💙

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Three Keys for an Energetic Morning. 

Researchers recently found three factors that contribute to feeling energized and alert in the morning.  The study included both identical and fraternal twins, helping to establish that genetics may only play a very limited role.

For the participants that felt energetic in the morning they had:

 🗝 Exercised the day before.

🗝 Slept seven-to-nine hours.

🗝 Ate a complex carbohydrate-rich breakfast (like oatmeal).

The findings were not shocking and serve as a great reminder of the basics, especially if we are struggling with feeling sluggish in the morning.

Three Keys for an Energetic Morning.

Researchers recently found three factors that contribute to feeling energized and alert in the morning. The study included both identical and fraternal twins, helping to establish that genetics may only play a very limited role.

For the participants that felt energetic in the morning they had:

🗝 Exercised the day before.

🗝 Slept seven-to-nine hours.

🗝 Ate a complex carbohydrate-rich breakfast (like oatmeal).

The findings were not shocking and serve as a great reminder of the basics, especially if we are struggling with feeling sluggish in the morning.
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🌟Meet our Staff🌟

Many of you know her as Stephanie Bain. She was one of our Personal Trainers but also managed our social media accounts. When love took her to Utah, she continued working remotely to create content for our social media. Since then a lot has changed, including her legal name—so let’s catch up!

“My love for the PBAC community runs deep.  I’ve always seen it as more than an Athletic Club—it’s the people that makes it so special!  That building holds magic in the heartfelt connections and meaningful friendships that are made there.  

Our genuine care for our members is reflected by all of our staff so it was important that our social media honored that.  By incorporating an overall Wellness aspect to our content, we hope that you feel supported in living happy and healthy lives.

The move to Utah was bitter sweet. I gained a wonderful partner but left my entire community.  Having the connection to PBAC through the social media was an anchor as I struggled with the transition and made some big life changes. That included changing my name to Persephone Nicole and starting my own business that includes a Podcast!”

⬇️**Insert shameless plug!!**⬇️

‘Inspire the Wildfire’ is meant to cause a revolution to our evolution! After the past few years, the time is now for us to evolve as a species. By taking charge of our own healing as individuals, we can extend change for the planet.  Episode one is out today—Listen to find out why I changed my name! 🤗💖

Apple Podcast ⬇️

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inspire-the-wildfire/id1661887439?i=1000595159022

Spotify ⬇️

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1AMuggxev6bFG3sbgTRq6h?si=-hWBTZnLTVKhjykhzsv8eA&context=spotify%3Ashow%3A59Nm3dBLrjAUHA3eyyRRkM

🌟Meet our Staff🌟

Many of you know her as Stephanie Bain. She was one of our Personal Trainers but also managed our social media accounts. When love took her to Utah, she continued working remotely to create content for our social media. Since then a lot has changed, including her legal name—so let’s catch up!

“My love for the PBAC community runs deep. I’ve always seen it as more than an Athletic Club—it’s the people that makes it so special! That building holds magic in the heartfelt connections and meaningful friendships that are made there.

Our genuine care for our members is reflected by all of our staff so it was important that our social media honored that. By incorporating an overall Wellness aspect to our content, we hope that you feel supported in living happy and healthy lives.

The move to Utah was bitter sweet. I gained a wonderful partner but left my entire community. Having the connection to PBAC through the social media was an anchor as I struggled with the transition and made some big life changes. That included changing my name to Persephone Nicole and starting my own business that includes a Podcast!”

⬇️**Insert shameless plug!!**⬇️

‘Inspire the Wildfire’ is meant to cause a revolution to our evolution! After the past few years, the time is now for us to evolve as a species. By taking charge of our own healing as individuals, we can extend change for the planet. Episode one is out today—Listen to find out why I changed my name! 🤗💖

Apple Podcast ⬇️

podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inspire-the-wildfire/id1661887439?i=1000595159022

Spotify ⬇️

open.spotify.com/episode/1AMuggxev6bFG3sbgTRq6h?si=-hWBTZnLTVKhjykhzsv8eA&context=spotify%3Ashow%...
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Berries are delicious on their own and easy to incorporate into smoothies, drinks, salads, and more. They are nutrient-rich containing antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. 

Cranberries have shown to improve the health of the urinary tract and digestive system when consumed on a regular basis.

Strawberries are a great sources of vitamins C and K, and help boost the immune system.

Blueberries are high in memory-boosting antioxidants and may help with cognitive aging.

Raspberries are high in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and can aid in the management of type 2 diabetes.

Goji Berries contain 19 amino acids, are high in iron, zinc, calcium, and antioxidants. They may help with weight management by increasing your metabolism.

Berries are delicious on their own and easy to incorporate into smoothies, drinks, salads, and more. They are nutrient-rich containing antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Cranberries have shown to improve the health of the urinary tract and digestive system when consumed on a regular basis.

Strawberries are a great sources of vitamins C and K, and help boost the immune system.

Blueberries are high in memory-boosting antioxidants and may help with cognitive aging.

Raspberries are high in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and can aid in the management of type 2 diabetes.

Goji Berries contain 19 amino acids, are high in iron, zinc, calcium, and antioxidants. They may help with weight management by increasing your metabolism.
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