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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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Are you an experienced beginner student to Yoga and would like to explore a greater challenge in your practice?  Do you want to become more familiar with poses and breath work?  Then Yoga Level 2 is for you!

A Level 2 class builds on the foundational poses learned in Level 1 classes.  They are designed for those who have a basic understanding of yoga and proper alignment. 

You can expect a faster pace in some classes and therefore fewer detailed instructions for more familiar poses. Don’t feel intimidated—Modifications are offered so the pose can work for you along with more challenging pose options so you can continue to advance.

We offer two Level 2 opportunities each week.

Wednesdays at 8am with Marilyn 

Fridays at 8am with Luana

Are you an experienced beginner student to Yoga and would like to explore a greater challenge in your practice? Do you want to become more familiar with poses and breath work? Then Yoga Level 2 is for you!

A Level 2 class builds on the foundational poses learned in Level 1 classes. They are designed for those who have a basic understanding of yoga and proper alignment.

You can expect a faster pace in some classes and therefore fewer detailed instructions for more familiar poses. Don’t feel intimidated—Modifications are offered so the pose can work for you along with more challenging pose options so you can continue to advance.

We offer two Level 2 opportunities each week.

Wednesdays at 8am with Marilyn

Fridays at 8am with Luana
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Financial Wellness is achieved by living within your means and learning to manage your finances for the short and long term. Being able to distinguish between needs and wants is an important step to achieving your financial goals.

Here are some ways to attain financial independence and use your money to power your financial future.

💵 Manage your money by establishing a budget and include saving as part of the plan.  Think long-term by setting up investments and/or a retirement account.

💵 Build good credit by having a system for paying bills on time and being cautious with accumulating debt.

💵 Periodically assess your budget and look for ways to make adjustments.  Can you cut back on costly habits? Buying generic or comparison shopping online can help you find the best deals to stretch your funds.  Limit eating out by cooking your own meals and planning social events that don’t require money, like taking a hike or going to the beach.

💵 Donate some money—even if it’s a small contribution—to a cause you believe in.  This generosity gives you a sense of satisfaction by giving support to your community. It also keeps you from being in a lack mentality and in turn will attract more abundance.

Remember:  Money shouldn’t be the driving force of your life or an indication of your self-worth.  It’s a necessary part of life but it’s simply a tool… not the true source of happiness.

Financial Wellness is achieved by living within your means and learning to manage your finances for the short and long term. Being able to distinguish between needs and wants is an important step to achieving your financial goals.

Here are some ways to attain financial independence and use your money to power your financial future.

💵 Manage your money by establishing a budget and include saving as part of the plan. Think long-term by setting up investments and/or a retirement account.

💵 Build good credit by having a system for paying bills on time and being cautious with accumulating debt.

💵 Periodically assess your budget and look for ways to make adjustments. Can you cut back on costly habits? Buying generic or comparison shopping online can help you find the best deals to stretch your funds. Limit eating out by cooking your own meals and planning social events that don’t require money, like taking a hike or going to the beach.

💵 Donate some money—even if it’s a small contribution—to a cause you believe in. This generosity gives you a sense of satisfaction by giving support to your community. It also keeps you from being in a lack mentality and in turn will attract more abundance.

Remember: Money shouldn’t be the driving force of your life or an indication of your self-worth. It’s a necessary part of life but it’s simply a tool… not the true source of happiness.
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The parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems are the two main operating systems we run on a day-to-day basis.

Our sympathetic nervous system gets activated when we are stressed. It also gets stimulated during exercise to maintain an appropriate level of homeostasis for the increased demand in physical, metabolic, respiratory, and cardiovascular efforts. To balance our body and mind, we need to connect with our parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest and recovery. 

Hugs activate parts of the brain that control the nerve of the parasympathetic system (vagus).  When this system is operating, we can restore energy, repair our bodies, and shift into a more balanced state. Research has shown many health benefits that can come from a proper deep hug.

🤗 Hugging relaxes the muscles by releasing tension in the body.

🤗 Hugs can decrease physical pain and aches by increasing circulation into the soft tissues.

🤗 A hug lowers blood pressure and boosts heart health.

🤗 Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, the “love hormone” that gives us a feeling of comfort, relieves stress, and also helps in losing weight.

🤗 Hugs strengthen the immune system. Gentle pressure on the sternum and emotional charge stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the bodys production of white blood cells, which aid in keeping an individual healthy.

It’s an interesting post-workout idea to incorporate… probably after you’ve had time to shower!  😉💙

The parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems are the two main operating systems we run on a day-to-day basis.

Our sympathetic nervous system gets activated when we are stressed. It also gets stimulated during exercise to maintain an appropriate level of homeostasis for the increased demand in physical, metabolic, respiratory, and cardiovascular efforts. To balance our body and mind, we need to connect with our parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest and recovery.

Hugs activate parts of the brain that control the nerve of the parasympathetic system (vagus). When this system is operating, we can restore energy, repair our bodies, and shift into a more balanced state. Research has shown many health benefits that can come from a proper deep hug.

🤗 Hugging relaxes the muscles by releasing tension in the body.

🤗 Hugs can decrease physical pain and aches by increasing circulation into the soft tissues.

🤗 A hug lowers blood pressure and boosts heart health.

🤗 Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, the “love hormone” that gives us a feeling of comfort, relieves stress, and also helps in losing weight.

🤗 Hugs strengthen the immune system. Gentle pressure on the sternum and emotional charge stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body's production of white blood cells, which aid in keeping an individual healthy.

It’s an interesting post-workout idea to incorporate… probably after you’ve had time to shower! 😉💙
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From all of us at PBAC, we wish you & your family a safe & happy holiday!  💙

From all of us at PBAC, we wish you & your family a safe & happy holiday! 💙 ... See MoreSee Less

Synonymous with Thanksgiving is overeating, an easy thing to do with so much yumminess on the table. Balance is important to enjoy the holiday and not feel restricted. Here are some strategies!

🦃 Research has shown that drinking two cups of water before your meal can help control your appetite and prevent overeating.

🦃 Start with smaller portions of each item and mindfully enjoy what’s on your plate by eating slowly.

🦃 After you’re done eating, give yourself 10-15 minutes before going back for seconds. This will allow your body to recognize what you have eaten and you can more easily decide if you are really hungry for more. 

🦃 Incorporate movement like going for a walk after the meal can aid with digestion & feelings of sluggishness.

Synonymous with Thanksgiving is overeating, an easy thing to do with so much yumminess on the table. Balance is important to enjoy the holiday and not feel restricted. Here are some strategies!

🦃 Research has shown that drinking two cups of water before your meal can help control your appetite and prevent overeating.

🦃 Start with smaller portions of each item and mindfully enjoy what’s on your plate by eating slowly.

🦃 After you’re done eating, give yourself 10-15 minutes before going back for seconds. This will allow your body to recognize what you have eaten and you can more easily decide if you are really hungry for more.

🦃 Incorporate movement like going for a walk after the meal can aid with digestion & feelings of sluggishness.
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✨Mindful Moments✨

“If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” —Ram Dass

Many families have unresolved or unaddressed pain from the past making the time spent during the holiday season especially triggering.  If a peaceful visit is your goal, being prepared is an important key.

Here’s 3 tips for keeping your inner peace!

🕊Manage expectations:  Remember that you are the only person you can control.  This can keep you from hoping that someone else behaves in the way you want them to.  Preparing yourself for who you know your family to be—not who you hope they will be—can help you manage feelings of disappointment & frustration.

🕊Plan your response:  If you know certain things are especially upsetting for your nervous system, plan ahead on how you will handle it before it comes up.  Think of anchors to help ground yourself and stay centered. Can you excuse yourself for a moment? Go for a walk?  Connect with your breath?  Use a mantra that brings you calm? Planning a response helps you control your reaction when emotions get triggered.

🕊Give yourself permission:  Prioritize yourself and your mental health. You are allowed to say no to things. You are allowed to leave early.  You are allowed to change your plans. Follow the ease of peace and make choices that support your peace.

Good luck!! 😉💙

📸: @cchoi.photos

✨Mindful Moments✨

“If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” —Ram Dass

Many families have unresolved or unaddressed pain from the past making the time spent during the holiday season especially triggering. If a peaceful visit is your goal, being prepared is an important key.

Here’s 3 tips for keeping your inner peace!

🕊Manage expectations: Remember that you are the only person you can control. This can keep you from hoping that someone else behaves in the way you want them to. Preparing yourself for who you know your family to be—not who you hope they will be—can help you manage feelings of disappointment & frustration.

🕊Plan your response: If you know certain things are especially upsetting for your nervous system, plan ahead on how you will handle it before it comes up. Think of anchors to help ground yourself and stay centered. Can you excuse yourself for a moment? Go for a walk? Connect with your breath? Use a mantra that brings you calm? Planning a response helps you control your reaction when emotions get triggered.

🕊Give yourself permission: Prioritize yourself and your mental health. You are allowed to say no to things. You are allowed to leave early. You are allowed to change your plans. Follow the ease of peace and make choices that support your peace.

Good luck!! 😉💙

📸: @cchoi.photos
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📣 Hear ye, Hear ye…. here’s the adjusted holiday hours for this week! 🦃🤎🧡💛

📣 Hear ye, Hear ye…. here’s the adjusted holiday hours for this week! 🦃🤎🧡💛 ... See MoreSee Less

We are THANKFUL for our amazing instructors & thoughtful members.  Zumba Thanksgiving celebration with Diane was made extra special with the succulents & cupcakes shared by Terry.  Each one had a name!!! 🥰

We are THANKFUL for our amazing instructors & thoughtful members. Zumba Thanksgiving celebration with Diane was made extra special with the succulents & cupcakes shared by Terry. Each one had a name!!! 🥰 ... See MoreSee Less

Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage. They are said to help neutralize free radicals in our bodies and prevent a lot of deadly diseases caused by oxidative stress like cancer, and many other conditions. 

Antioxidants are thought to boost overall health and are found in many foods, especially vegetables and fruits.  Blueberries, apples, red grapes, pomegranates, goji berries, broccoli, spinach and eggplant are considered high in antioxidants.  Legumes such as black beans or kidney beans, green and black teas, and dark chocolate are also good sources.

High-dose supplements of antioxidants may be linked to health risks in some cases so be sure to discuss taking them with your doctor.

Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage. They are said to help neutralize free radicals in our bodies and prevent a lot of deadly diseases caused by oxidative stress like cancer, and many other conditions.

Antioxidants are thought to boost overall health and are found in many foods, especially vegetables and fruits. Blueberries, apples, red grapes, pomegranates, goji berries, broccoli, spinach and eggplant are considered high in antioxidants. Legumes such as black beans or kidney beans, green and black teas, and dark chocolate are also good sources.

High-dose supplements of antioxidants may be linked to health risks in some cases so be sure to discuss taking them with your doctor.
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As you progress in your fitness journey, eventually you move from the weight machines to free weights. This step can be intimidating especially if you don’t know proper form, since that can easily lead to injury.  

A very simple solution is to hire a personal trainer for a short term package.  Considering your limitations and goals, they can coach you on how to use free weights correctly.  This education is lifelong and will build your confidence to train on the weight floor.

Besides burning calories, incorporating free weights into your workout routine is the surest way to build strength, power, coordination and balance.  They mimic real world movements and provide a greater range of motion making it great for functional training. They also require the use of stabilizing muscles and usually target larger muscle groups.  Working more muscles at once makes your workout more efficient.

As you progress in your fitness journey, eventually you move from the weight machines to free weights. This step can be intimidating especially if you don’t know proper form, since that can easily lead to injury.

A very simple solution is to hire a personal trainer for a short term package. Considering your limitations and goals, they can coach you on how to use free weights correctly. This education is lifelong and will build your confidence to train on the weight floor.

Besides burning calories, incorporating free weights into your workout routine is the surest way to build strength, power, coordination and balance. They mimic real world movements and provide a greater range of motion making it great for functional training. They also require the use of stabilizing muscles and usually target larger muscle groups. Working more muscles at once makes your workout more efficient.
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