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Are classes included in my Pavilion Fitness membership?

General group exercise classes are included in your Pavilion Fitness membership. Yoga and Pilates specialty classes are an additional fee. Click here for details on Yoga and Pilates classes.

I have an active teen, why should I enroll them in Teen Fitness Training?

There a number of benefits to youths participating in a strength training program. Contrary to the myth that strength training is detrimental to young bones, when done properly it is actually the best way to develop a strong muscular skeletal system. The most critical time for developing strong bones is during the childhood years. By working with a certified trainer your child will learn correct form and be challenged with realistic, achievable goals. The Teen Fitness Training program will help your teen:

  • Address two major problems in pre-adolescents: too little muscle and too much fat
  • Develop strong bone density
  • Improve body composition
  • Follow a safe, structured supervised program
  • Boost self-confidence
  • Adopt a physically active lifestyle
  • Develop athletic potential
  • Reduce risk of injuries
  • Enhance long-term health
What are the benefits of Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy provides physical, mental and emotional benefits. These include: improved blood circulation, reduced blood pressure, strengthened immune system, reduction of muscle tension, spasm and stiffness, increased flexibility and range of motion, reduced mental stress and anxiety levels, increased mind/body connection and increased energy flow. Massage therapy is regularly recommended to include in stress management programs. As with other healthy lifestyle habits, the benefits of massage therapy are cumulative, in that, over time the therapeutic effects are enhanced. The American Massage Therapy Association recommends a one-hour massage monthly as a minimum schedule toward optimum health of mind and body. Why not give the natural gift of health to yourself or a loved one today?

Do I have to train with a personal trainer every week to get results?

This depends on your individual goals and the amount of time in which you want to achieve those goals. Some clients will consistently train weekly with a personal trainer while others will train for a few weeks, develop a routine, and then meet with them periodically for changes.

What can a personal trainer do for me, even though I'm already working out?

A personal trainer can do a number of things for you and your workouts. One of them is to motivate you to work out, this will make it fun and interesting by changing the routine when needed instead of repeating the same routine again and again. Consistency and accountability are a couple of other benefits of working with our personal trainers. When you schedule your sessions, you make a commitment to yourself to improve your health and fitness. Quality and efficiency of workouts also greatly improve! A personal trainer will make sure you are safely targeting the areas you want and plan the session to make the most of your time. Other factors a personal trainer brings to your workouts are general nutritional advice, special needs training, post rehabilitation, and sport specific training.

I've tried to exercise in the past but can't seem to stick with it.

In Group Exercise, you will find the motivation and support you need to commit to an exercise program. By having a schedule of varied classes offering cardio, strength, and flexibility, you will join the many who have made exercise part of their weekly routine.

I wish to reduce body fat and gain in overall strength. What class can help me?

Select three to four classes a week which focus on cardiovascular training such as STEP aerobics, Cardio Combo classes or Cycling. Then be sure to add two classes a week of strength training such as P.U.M.P. or Strength Fusion to gain lean muscle mass.

What is Cycling?

An excellent cardiovascular class focusing on strengthening lower body muscles and the cardio respiratory system. All participants are positioned for correct bike fit and motivated for a 45-minute "ride" of endurance training. Try our Saturday class for a longer ride to enhance your endurance.

What do I need to bring to class?

Comfortable clothing, a supportive pair of workout shoes, a water bottle if you like (a water fountain is available in the Group Exercise Studio) and your enthusiasm!

Do I have to wait until the start of a new session to begin classes?

Group Exercise classes are ongoing. You decide when to begin. Every class is different in order to provide you with a many choices and vary your workouts. Our schedule changes frequently, so be sure to visit our website to see the most current schedule.

I've never taken a fitness class before. Will I be the only one who doesn't know what to do?

Even if you have never taken a class before, you will learn the proper use of equipment and proper body form. Our certified instructors are here to help you achieve your fitness goals. It is helpful to the instructor if you introduce yourself and let him/her know your concerns about starting fitness classes.

Are classes designed for beginners?

Group exercise classes are designed for all fitness levels. Our instructors offer options during class, so that you can work at your desired level.

Example: Within a cardio class, a low level movement may be a march, while a higher level movement would be a jog. You select the movement that is correct for you to reach your training zone. Within a strength training class, a beginner may work with lighter weights while another participant selects heavier weights.
I have a hard time maintaining weight loss, what are some services you offer that can help we with weight loss?

The Pavilion Fitness Center offers two new services to help patrons accomplish their weight loss goals. The first is our BodyGem Assessment which measures an individuals Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR); the number of calories your body burns each day, which is key in achieving your wellness goal. The second is Nutrition Counseling with our Registered Dietitian. Depending our your individual objectives, these sessions are designed to help you establish healthier eating habits, plan nutritious meals, manage weight or improve your exercise endurance. More than one session may be necessary to accomplish your goals.