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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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The dopamine release keeps you wanting more, making sugar a hard habit to break. The harmful effects of sugar are primarily due to the weight gain which increases your risk for heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Here are 3 suggestions to help lessen your sugar intake. 

🍭 Keep sugary foods away. Dont tempt yourself by stocking candy, cookies, and other high-sugar foods in your cupboards and fridge. Instead, use fruit for cravings.

🍭 Sweeten foods yourself. Start with unsweetened iced tea, plain yogurt, and unflavored oatmeal. Then add your own sweetener to begin to taper your sugar intake.

🍭Watch for hidden sugars in foods. Read labels and avoid products that list sugar as the first ingredient or that contain several different types of sugar (brown sugar, cane nectar, etc.)—its one way manufacturers avoid having sugar listed as the first ingredient.

The dopamine release keeps you wanting more, making sugar a hard habit to break. The harmful effects of sugar are primarily due to the weight gain which increases your risk for heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Here are 3 suggestions to help lessen your sugar intake.

🍭 Keep sugary foods away. Don't tempt yourself by stocking candy, cookies, and other high-sugar foods in your cupboards and fridge. Instead, use fruit for cravings.

🍭 Sweeten foods yourself. Start with unsweetened iced tea, plain yogurt, and unflavored oatmeal. Then add your own sweetener to begin to taper your sugar intake.

🍭Watch for hidden sugars in foods. Read labels and avoid products that list sugar as the first ingredient or that contain several different types of sugar (brown sugar, cane nectar, etc.)—it's one way manufacturers avoid having sugar listed as the first ingredient.
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READ INGREDIENTS ON LABELS.... USE YOUR BRAIN!❤

Aside from injury, sometimes lower back pain can be traced back to these two surprising culprits:

*Tight hamstrings. When the hamstrings are tight, they pull on the ischial tuberosity, also known as “the sitting bones”, which draws the pelvis into retroversion, tilting it backwards and flexing your lower back forwards. This negatively affects the alignment of the spine and often aggravates or even causes some of the conditions that lead to sciatica and/or low back pain.  The tighter the hamstrings are, the more they will pull so having a good stretching routine can help alleviate pain.

*Weak Core/Abdominals. Abdominal muscles are the foundation to good posture. Since your abs are the front anchor of your spine, if they are weak, then the other structures supporting your spine will have to work harder to compensate. Incorporating core stability & deep abdominal exercises targeted to strengthen your muscles can help reduce your back pain.

Aside from injury, sometimes lower back pain can be traced back to these two surprising culprits:

*Tight hamstrings. When the hamstrings are tight, they pull on the ischial tuberosity, also known as “the sitting bones”, which draws the pelvis into retroversion, tilting it backwards and flexing your lower back forwards. This negatively affects the alignment of the spine and often aggravates or even causes some of the conditions that lead to sciatica and/or low back pain. The tighter the hamstrings are, the more they will pull so having a good stretching routine can help alleviate pain.

*Weak Core/Abdominals. Abdominal muscles are the foundation to good posture. Since your abs are the front anchor of your spine, if they are weak, then the other structures supporting your spine will have to work harder to compensate. Incorporating core stability & deep abdominal exercises targeted to strengthen your muscles can help reduce your back pain.
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✨Mindful Moments✨

Everyone is different in how they handle the processing of loss but everyone seems to need…. time.

Grief hits you in waves.  It’s helpful to have healthy coping mechanisms to help anchor yourself during the emotional storms, that sometimes come unexpectedly.  

Many have found comfort talking through their feelings with family, close friends, a therapist or a support group.  Others feel best moving the energy by exercising or practice deep breathing techniques.  Submersing in a creative hobby or meaningful volunteer work can bring much needed joy to your routine.

Remember: Love doesn’t die.  When you lose someone, spread your love out into the world.

📸: @veronica_fotografias 

💙 Dedicated in loving memory of Veronica’s soulmate Charlie 💙

✨Mindful Moments✨

Everyone is different in how they handle the processing of loss but everyone seems to need…. time.

Grief hits you in waves. It’s helpful to have healthy coping mechanisms to help anchor yourself during the emotional storms, that sometimes come unexpectedly.

Many have found comfort talking through their feelings with family, close friends, a therapist or a support group. Others feel best moving the energy by exercising or practice deep breathing techniques. Submersing in a creative hobby or meaningful volunteer work can bring much needed joy to your routine.

Remember: Love doesn’t die. When you lose someone, spread your love out into the world.

📸: @veronica_fotografias

💙 Dedicated in loving memory of Veronica’s soulmate Charlie 💙
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Instructor Debi groovin’ with the Silversneakers class 💙

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I used to say I would never join a gym. Never say never....

With the upswing of food delivery services, many of us have developed the habit of ordering in.  While it may be convenient, sometimes it’s not always the healthiest option. 

If you’re struggling to keep your diet on track and need the ease of ordering out, a great alternative would be to consider a meal prep service.  While it does take some thoughtful planning to pre-order, each week your refrigerator can be stocked with healthy options. Made with local ingredients delivered to your door, they also provide the macros to help you track your nutrition!

To get you started, we reached out to @themenumealprep and they’ve generously offered a discount exclusively for PBAC members!  Use promo code PBAC and receive $10 towards your first time order! (Minimum may apply)

With the upswing of food delivery services, many of us have developed the habit of ordering in. While it may be convenient, sometimes it’s not always the healthiest option.

If you’re struggling to keep your diet on track and need the ease of ordering out, a great alternative would be to consider a meal prep service. While it does take some thoughtful planning to pre-order, each week your refrigerator can be stocked with healthy options. Made with local ingredients delivered to your door, they also provide the macros to help you track your nutrition!

To get you started, we reached out to @themenumealprep and they’ve generously offered a discount exclusively for PBAC members! Use promo code PBAC and receive $10 towards your first time order! (Minimum may apply)
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Do you spend a lot of time working in a chair? Would you like to take a Yoga class but have limitations that prevents you from getting on the floor?   Then Chair Stretch is for you!

With the support of the chair, you’ll learn modified stretches and yoga poses. This increases mobility & strength, while reducing stress, pain & clearing your mind.  You can benefit by incorporating the stretches you learn everyday, especially if you create a habit of doing them while at your work desk.

Try Chair Stretch with Debi, every Friday at noon!

Do you spend a lot of time working in a chair? Would you like to take a Yoga class but have limitations that prevents you from getting on the floor? Then Chair Stretch is for you!

With the support of the chair, you’ll learn modified stretches and yoga poses. This increases mobility & strength, while reducing stress, pain & clearing your mind. You can benefit by incorporating the stretches you learn everyday, especially if you create a habit of doing them while at your work desk.

Try Chair Stretch with Debi, every Friday at noon!
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Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy with antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.

Several studies have found that apple cider vinegar may promote fat burning and weight loss, decrease blood sugar levels, increase insulin sensitivity, and improve cholesterol levels.

Some people add it to their cooking or dilute it in water and drink it as a beverage. Common dosages range from 1–2 teaspoons (5–10 mL) to 1–2 tablespoon (15–30 mL) per day mixed in a large glass of water. 

It’s best to start with a small dose after discussing it with your doctor. Too much vinegar can cause harmful side effects, including tooth enamel erosion and potential drug interactions.

Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy with antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.

Several studies have found that apple cider vinegar may promote fat burning and weight loss, decrease blood sugar levels, increase insulin sensitivity, and improve cholesterol levels.

Some people add it to their cooking or dilute it in water and drink it as a beverage. Common dosages range from 1–2 teaspoons (5–10 mL) to 1–2 tablespoon (15–30 mL) per day mixed in a large glass of water.

It’s best to start with a small dose after discussing it with your doctor. Too much vinegar can cause harmful side effects, including tooth enamel erosion and potential drug interactions.
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As any seasoned gym-goer knows, sometime we overdo it and sustain a minor injury.  Usually the preferred self-care method is following 4 steps with the acronym RICE.

1. Rest. Give the injured area a sufficient time to recover—usually 24-48 hrs.

2. Ice. Apply ice as soon as possible after the injury occurs to help limit inflammation, bruising and pain. Keep the ice pack on for 15-20 minutes every two to three hours during the first 24 to 48 hours after your injury. 

3. Compression. Wrap the injured area with an elastic bandage until the swelling stops. You want it to be snug but not too tight -- if it’s too tight, it’ll interrupt blood flow.

4. Elevation. This means raising the sore body part above the level of your heart.  Doing so reduces pain, throbbing, and swelling. 

Signs a strain or sprain needs medical attention:

* Complete tear (i.e. ACL tear, biceps tear, Achilles rupture)
* Excessive bruising, swelling or extreme pain that has not shown signs of improvement.
* Loss of sensation or motion in or around the affected area.

As any seasoned gym-goer knows, sometime we overdo it and sustain a minor injury. Usually the preferred self-care method is following 4 steps with the acronym RICE.

1. Rest. Give the injured area a sufficient time to recover—usually 24-48 hrs.

2. Ice. Apply ice as soon as possible after the injury occurs to help limit inflammation, bruising and pain. Keep the ice pack on for 15-20 minutes every two to three hours during the first 24 to 48 hours after your injury.

3. Compression. Wrap the injured area with an elastic bandage until the swelling stops. You want it to be snug but not too tight -- if it’s too tight, it’ll interrupt blood flow.

4. Elevation. This means raising the sore body part above the level of your heart. Doing so reduces pain, throbbing, and swelling.

Signs a strain or sprain needs medical attention:

* Complete tear (i.e. ACL tear, biceps tear, Achilles rupture)
* Excessive bruising, swelling or extreme pain that has not shown signs of improvement.
* Loss of sensation or motion in or around the affected area.
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Hasn't RICE been replaced with PEACE LOVE?

If you’ve taken a group fitness class, you may have heard the instructor use the term “engage your core” but what exactly does that refer to? 

When most people think about the core of the body they think of the abdominal or six-pack area just below the ribs. While the abdominal muscles are an important part of the core, we consider other areas important, too.

Your core includes:

* Front abdominal muscles — the rectus abdominis.
* Muscles along the side of your body — the internal and external obliques.
* A deep muscle that wraps around the front — the transverse abdominal.
* Muscles in your back that are located between your spine bones and run along your spine — the erector spinae and multifidi. 

Your core also includes your diaphragm, muscles of the pelvic floor, hip flexors, and gluteal muscles.

Engaging your core is essential during exercise and can even help with balance.  The simplest way to engage your core is to brace yourself as if you’re expecting a strong punch to the tummy, and then breathe into your stomach. Your core engages naturally right before you laugh or cough, so if you initiate one of these actions, you’ll get an idea of how it should feel when your core is engaged.

If you’ve taken a group fitness class, you may have heard the instructor use the term “engage your core” but what exactly does that refer to?

When most people think about the core of the body they think of the abdominal or six-pack area just below the ribs. While the abdominal muscles are an important part of the core, we consider other areas important, too.

Your core includes:

* Front abdominal muscles — the rectus abdominis.
* Muscles along the side of your body — the internal and external obliques.
* A deep muscle that wraps around the front — the transverse abdominal.
* Muscles in your back that are located between your spine bones and run along your spine — the erector spinae and multifidi.

Your core also includes your diaphragm, muscles of the pelvic floor, hip flexors, and gluteal muscles.

Engaging your core is essential during exercise and can even help with balance. The simplest way to engage your core is to brace yourself as if you’re expecting a strong punch to the tummy, and then breathe into your stomach. Your core engages naturally right before you laugh or cough, so if you initiate one of these actions, you’ll get an idea of how it should feel when your core is engaged.
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Proof that you CAN survive Marguerite’s cycle class! 

📸: @shannonbowdey @slohappyhomes

Proof that you CAN survive Marguerite’s cycle class!

📸: @shannonbowdey @slohappyhomes
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Love this ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🥰