If you’re looking for a great core workout, consider Pilates the perfect match for you and your fitness goals. Because of the mind-body connection, a lot of people who practice yoga also enjoy the benefits of this specific exercise style. At La Jolla Sports Club, we offer a variety of Pilates classes for all skill levels 6-days a week.
What is Pilates?
Pilates consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Emphasizing use of the abdominals, lower back, hips and thighs, Pilates will take you above and beyond what you expect from a core workout. Joseph Pilates developed these exercises in the early 1900s, and a typical routine includes 25-50 repetitive movements/exercises. The Pilates movement has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 20 years.
Is Pilates for Everyone?
In a word, YES! While Pilates was once definitely associated with hardcore fitness devotees, classes have become popular with people of all ages and fitness levels. Pilates is a great way to strengthen core muscles to improve posture, flexibility, and balance. Strength in these areas can improve your overall feeling of wellbeing as well as your performance in other areas of athletics, not to mention in your daily life.
Pilates Classes…and so much more!
At La Jolla Sports Club, we are thrilled to offer a variety of Pilates classes to suit you and your unique fitness journey. Choose from Pilates Mat, Advanced Pilates, or Pilates Corebarre. And feel free to mix it up by trying some of our other Barre classes, as well. Check out the schedule here.
While some Pilates classes use special equipment, others are mat-based, but use the same basic movements with the same stellar results. Our classes are accessible for everyone. All you need is your curiosity, your enthusiasm, and a mat. You will do moves that use your own body weight as resistance.
Total Body Workout
Yes, you’ll improve your overall physique with Pilates. But you’ll also build a lot of overall strength and get many other benefits. You can expect improvements in all of these areas:
- Core strength and stability
- Posture and balance
- Prevention and treatment of back pain
- Improved glucose use in your body due to increased muscle mass — perfect for diabetics
- Combined with aerobic exercise, Pilates can help manage arthritis — alleviate symptoms, maintain balance, keep joints flexible, and manage weight, thus putting less stress on joints.
Aerobic exercise is essential to your health; no one can argue that fact. But strengthening your muscles is equally important. And you don’t have to “pump iron” to get results that will benefit your health—and your figure—for years to come. Pilates is the perfect way to balance out your exercise routine and build strength, and La Jolla Sports Club is the perfect place to take your classes, whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro.
If you want to see the plethora of options we have for you, feel free to contact us with any questions. Our friendly staff will make you feel right at home and help you toward your goals to whatever degree you would like our support and guidance. Here’s to a happier, healthier you!
Ready to change things up a bit? How about a workout that feels more like a dance party? That’s exactly what you’ll get when you step into one of our Zumba classes at La Jolla Sports Club.
Now, before you start telling yourself you “just don’t have the rhythm” or “I’ve never been much of a dancer,” rest assured, you’re not alone. We embrace people of all skill levels and experience. You’re among like-minded people here, surrounded by support every step of the way… and that includes your every dance step!
What is Zumba?
Zumba classes feature choreographed dance moves in a high-energy setting. And Zumba is a far cry from “aerobics” classes that were once so popular. Our Zumba classes will have you grooving to salsa, merengue and flamenco beats. In a word, Zumba is just plain FUN! At the end of the hour, you won’t even realize you’ve burned off around 400 calories.
What are the health benefits of Zumba?
In this interval workout, you will get your heartrate up and boost your cardio endurance. The intensity varies and, of course, you should always go at your own pace.
- Core — All of the hip and mid-section moves will definitely have a positive effect on building core strength.
- Glutes — These major muscles will definitely feel the burn and get more toned.
- Legs — If you want more toned legs, you’ve come to the right place. The jumps and lunges, not to mention the more subtle moves, will work your quads and hamstrings in ways you won’t expect.
- Flexibility — The dance moves you’ll do here will absolutely have you feeling more flexible and limber.
Of course Zumba can help you lose weight. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Like many exercise classes/programs, it can also help lower the risk of heart disease, reduce blood pressure and positively affect cholesterol levels. Of course, if you have any questions, you should always consult your doctor and let your instructor know if you have any injuries or limitations, especially knee or back pain or arthritis.
How intense is Zumba?
While Zumba is not a low-impact workout, you can always go at your own pace and comfort level. Don’t feel like you have to jump and lunge if you just want to move to the beat. We support you wherever you are, any comfort level.
What are my options?
We offer Zumba Classes twice weekly. You can also get a great workout in our Latin Barre Dance and Dance Fusion classes. Check out our class schedule for more information and class descriptions.
Ditch the workout, join the party!
Try one of our Zumba classes, and see why that’s the tagline for this upbeat, fun style of exercise. People everywhere are finding their rhythm and getting more fit in the process… all while having FUN. Not sure? Get a FREE 7-Day Pass to check out Zumba and other classes and get to know the La Jolla Sports Club’s supportive staff.
Say the word “yoga”, and most people still think of a practitioner sitting peacefully in a meditative pose. While that image is definitely valid, there’s a lot more to yoga than stillness. Yoga is much more than a generic term for stretching, meditating, and thoughtfully holding a pose. Most people aren’t aware of the many forms of yoga and their inherent benefits. At La Jolla Sports Club, we offer a variety of classes for all skill levels 7-days a week.
There’s a very good reason why more than 20 million people in this country include some form of yoga in their healthy lifestyle and exercise regimen. Yoga studios first started opening in cities like Manhattan and Los Angeles in the 1970’s. With steady growth for more than 40 years, you could definitely conclude that yoga is more than a fad. After all, it’s been helping people get healthier inside and out for over 5,000 years.
Types of Yoga
Types of Yoga run the gamut. Some people prefer the more slow paced Hatha style while others enjoy the more athletic Ashtanga, also known at “the warrior’s yoga”. There is also Vinyasa/“flow” yoga, Iyengar, or Bikram, which is performed in a heated room.
Classes for Everyone
At La Jolla Sports Club, we are proud of to offer different types of yoga and classes specific for different skill levels. Our spectrum of classes offers you the benefits of all of the specific traditional yoga types. Whether you’re just beginning your practice or have been studying for years, our Yoga, Flow Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Meditation, or Breathe to Movement classes can meet your needs. See our schedule for a listing of classes to suit you.
Total Body Workout
Yes, you’ll get more limber doing yoga. That’s a given. But you’ll also build a lot of strength.
- Core: Yoga is ideal for building core strength. The focus it takes to move through a series of poses and even to hold certain poses requires use of core muscles, strengthening them over time.
- Arms: Yoga builds arm strength naturally. You won’t be pumping iron in yoga class. But you WILL be supporting your own body weight. Watch your confidence grow, as well, as you get more in tune with your body and what it’s capable of!
- Legs: Again, supporting your own body weight an holding poses will strengthen your legs, too. Get ready for stronger, more toned quadriceps, hips, and thighs.
- Glutes: Want a more shapely, firm rear? Yoga class is the place to get it. Squats, bridges, warrior poses, and many others require and build stronger glutes. These muscles will also help support your back, allowing your to move with greater agility and confidence in your daily routine.
- Back: Having a limber back is beneficial to your overall health and wellbeing. Strengthening those muscles with a yoga practice will make you feel stronger overall.
If you are on a mission to create a healthier lifestyle and a better, stronger, more fit you in 2016, check out what yoga at La Jolla Sports Club has to offer. We can help you take your practice to the next level with our personalized attention and exceptional service. If you want to be more than just another nameless face in a yoga studio, you’ve come to the right place. We look forward to helping you achieve your unique fitness goals in our yoga classes.
Whether you are just curious about spin classes or you are an experienced spinner with hundreds of hours and virtual “miles” clocked on stationary bikes, the La Jolla Sports Club is exactly where you want to be. No, you don’t have to be Tour de France material to enter our Spin Studio and classes. We welcome every fitness level, and our personalized approach makes us more than another club. We are your fitness community, the place where our staff knows your name and supports your individual fitness journey.
Toward that end, we’ve added new M3i Indoor Cycles to our facility to offer you the cutting edge technology, comfort, and challenge you need to help you reach your fitness goals in the new year…and beyond!
NEW Cutting Edge Indoor Cycles
You won’t find indoor cycles like this at your average club. But then LJSC is far from average. The M3i Indoor Cycle is the first stationary bike to feature a Bluetooth wireless computer. And we have 25 of them! That means a more effective workout for you. Why? Because you can download a simple app and transfer data from the bike’s computer to your smartphone or tablet. Track your individual progress to your fitness goals! Plus these bikes are comfortable for every body size/type and easy to use. With a superior resistance system, adjustable pedals and handlebars, four-way (up, down, forward, backward) adjustable seat, and a water bottle holder, you can enjoy a challenging but comfortable workout.
Benefits of Indoor Cycling
There are many reasons why spin classes are one of the most popular workouts worldwide. Most obviously, when you workout in the comfort of our beautiful club, you don’t have to worry about weather conditions or riding on busy streets or dangerous highways with cars zipping by you. But the benefits go much further than that!
• Supreme Cardio: Experts say that adults from 18-65 years old should participate in aerobic exercise for at least 20-30 minutes/3-5 days a week. LJSC cycling classes deliver this and more. This kind of cardiovascular activity can help reduce risk of coronary artery disease, lower your blood pressure and LDL cholesterol, and help lower your resting heart rate. • Low Impact: Indoor cycling is the perfect combination low impact and high intensity. With minimal impact on hip, knee, and ankle joints, our spin classes are perfect for pristine athletes or people of any age recovering/rebuilding from injuries. Circular motion allows for proper flexing and extending of muscles, while avoiding the impact of other activities like running. • Lowered Stress Levels: The “runner’s high” is not a myth. It’s not uncommon to see runners and athletes of all kinds in our cycling classes. That’s because this kind of workout gives you that coveted endorphin-release, lowering stress, increasing immunity and giving you an overall sense of well-being. • Muscular Endurance: Naturally, pedaling against resistance forces your muscles to get stronger. Your quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus, and calf muscles will reap the benefits, becoming firmer and giving you a more attractive physique. As a bonus, the surrounding bones, tendons, and ligaments will also become stronger, improving your overall health and endurance in your everyday activities. • Intense Calorie Burn: If you want to lose weight, our spin classes are the ticket. Our classes allow you to burn 400-600 calories per session. That means steady progress toward a sleeker, more toned you in the new year!
You deserve to be more than a number. Your fitness impacts your quality of life. And we want to help you achieve your personal best…in our club and beyond. Let us deliver the personal service that helps you embrace and achieve your health and fitness goals.
Ballet is an ancient art that has been developed over many centuries. Today, people can go to a theater and watch ballet in person. Many people are delighted to discover that they can use classic ballet techniques to help them improve their own fitness and overall health. Barre classes offer people who have never studied ballet before the chance to study the subject and become more flexible, graceful and strong. Finding a La Jolla barre studio where classes are given can be the ideal to have a quick workout early in the morning or even after work.
Your La Jolla Barre Studio
When looking for a La Jolla Barre Studio to take classes and become more skilled at ballet techniques, many people look for a studio that offers them access to many kinds of classes. They also want to have a schedule that allows them to take classes whenever it is convenient for them to do so. This is what staffers at the La Jolla Sports Club understand. They know that their clients are looking for a place where they can take classes in their spare time in a place that is spacious and comfortable as well as modern and welcoming.
Barre Classes at the La Jolla Sports Club
Those in search of a La Jolla Barre studio will find what they need right here at the La Jolla Sports Club. The club has many kinds of barre classes for people to pick from each day. Each class is taught by a skilled trainer who has many years of experience in barre technique. Each class allows even a beginner to follow along as they taught to help perfect a series of movements that have been shown to help people improve their flexibility and become more relaxed. Those who work with class teachers will find they can easily master the many kinds of movement taught in the classes offered here.
Types of Classes Available
The types of classes that are available at the La Jolla Sports Club help participants explore many kinds of movement that barre technique uses. A class such as Barre Assets here can help allow anyone to learn how basic ballet techniques can be used effectively and easily even by someone who has never used such techniques before. Participants who want to to focus their attention on helping to sculpt specific body parts such as their legs can take classes designed to help them get such results.
Additional Kinds of Classes
A class at the La Jolla Sports Club such as Extreme Legs can help people get the kind of results they find ideal. A class such as this one or core stretch can help anyone develop a firm base of muscles that enables them to be more comfortable and feel more graceful even when they are not in class. Taking a class such as ballet can also be an ideal way for someone to learn even more about how to use ballet techniques to their ultimate advantage.
Yoga has been shown to provide people with many kinds of benefits. Taking yoga classes can help participants become more flexible, allow them to develop their core strength and even help people feel calmer and better able to cope with all kinds of weekly life stresses. Many people find that taking a weekly yoga class is something they look forward to during the entire week. The right kind of yoga class exists for anyone’s situation. Someone who is just a beginner can find yoga studio in La Jolla as can someone who is a more advanced student of the subject.
Joining the La Jolla Sports Club
The La Jolla Sports Club is one of the leading sports clubs in all of La Jolla, California. Members here will find easy access to all kinds of amenities that they happily enjoy as well as the chance to have a work out on the latest in sports equipment. Membership here can also be the ideal way for the yoga fan to be able to take classes in this subject easily whenever they want.
Yoga Classes in La Jolla
The yoga studio in La Jolla that can be found at the La Jolla Sports Club is a light filled space that is designed to provide participants with the chance to take classes in a space that is ideal for the close concentration required of participation. This makes the ideal place to for anyone who loves yoga to take classes. Anyone who wants to take yoga classes in the area can take them here. Multiple types of classes are available for all are drawn to this ancient art.
Flow yoga is a highly popular form of yoga that has a huge following both in the US and abroad. In this form of yoga, people move quickly from one pose to the next, allowing them to develop a sense of flow as they move across the floor. The flow yoga classes offered at the La Jolla Sports Club are taught by skilled professionals with an extensive background in the field. Participants here learn many aspects of yoga technique including the use of breathing techniques and the ability to perform poses correctly even when done at a face pace.
Breathe to Movement Yoga
Another popular kind of yoga class offered at the La Jolla Sports Club is the breathe to movement yoga. This form of yoga is focused on helping people learn to use breathing techniques to help produce a feeling of calm and soothing relief. Participants here find they feel better after taking such classes. They also find they are able to focus more closely on subjects and let go of their cares. This class can be combined with classes in mediation in order to help people truly have a workout that helps them incorporate the connections between the mind and the body. The result can be improved concentration, reduced stress and a general overall feeling of well being even when not in class. Stop by for a free 7 day guest pass and try out our yoga classes.