Members invited to try a free exercise, nutrition class


Enrich your life, take up a new hobby, hone your skills, get out of the house: whatever your reason, take advantage of the variety of classes offered by the POA.

The first class for all classes is free. Additional classes can be purchased at Member Services at the POA or at the pool office. Instructors cannot accept payment.

To learn more about each class contact the POA Activities Department at 951-244-6841, ext. 618.

Yoga by the Lake

Dani Martin, a certified yoga instructor and 17-year resident of Canyon Lake, invites residents to connect body and mind with Yoga by the Lake.

Classes are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. at Sunset Beach. Cost is $35 for five classes; $60 for 10 classes. Classes take place on the sand; participants should bring a mat, towel or sheet.

Morning Yoga

Morning Yoga offers a gentle approach to yoga. Each class focuses on enhancing breathing and inner calm, improving balance, increasing flexibility, mobility and strengthen muscles. Instructor, Gina Kraut, is a licensed massage therapist, reflexologist and Reiki Master.

Classes are held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Sunset Beach Room at the lodge. Cost is $25 for five classes; $40 for 10 classes.


Dancercise is a low-impact exercise class that involves stretching exercises starting with upper body, then floor exercise and line dancing.

Classes are held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Pool View Room at the lodge. Classes are free and for all ages.

Funk Fitness

Funk Fitness is a fun and funky way to workout. This class is a dance workout program that blends a combination of non-complex dance moves to popular funk music from the 70s and 80s.

Funk Fitness is taught by Koolboy, one of the original West Coast Poplockers who has worked with many popular West Coast rappers.

Classes are held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Pool View Room and Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Cost is $35 for five classes; $70 for 11 classes.

Line Dancing

Line Dancing classes are held in the Holiday Bay Room. Beginner classes (no experience necessary) are held on Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m.; Intermediate classes (advanced experience) are held on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $20 for five classes; $40 for 11 classes.

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics offers a water cardio and body sculpting workout. Learn effective and safe combinations of movements to strengthen the heart and tone the body. Simplistic choreography blended with power sculpting works the body in fun and effective ways to help achieve desired fitness goals.

Classes are held at the pool Monday through Friday at 8 and 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Evening Aerobics classes are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Cost is $2 per class or $25 per month unlimited.

For more information about Water Aerobics classes, contact Pool Manager Val Grillo at 951-244-6841, ext. 618.

Mommy and Me

Mommy and Me is a water class that offers parents the opportunity to participate in their child’s developing swimming abilities. The class is offered either Monday through Friday at 11:45 a.m. the week of July 10 through July 14 or the week of July 24 through July 28. Cost is $35.

Plant Based Nutrition

This class teaches the importance of non-processed, non-refined whole foods and how they can promote good health. Classes are set up as a four week series.

Classes are held Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the East Port Park Activity Room. Cost is $60 for the series.