PICKLEBALL – located at west end of tennis courts – across between tennis, ping-pong, badminton and  paddleball.  Equipment available at the tennis courts.

            ORGANIZED PLAY – Monday and Wednesday – 8:30

                                                Tuesday and Thursday – 3:30

CONTACT:  Pam Plavan or Patti Wehr for games or instructional play for newcomers. 


FITNESS FACILITY– across from the golf shop, by the parking lot

Open 24/7, to MEMBERS ONLY and their guests – DOOR CODE??? – ASK AT THE FRONT DESK….CODE FOR POOL GATE available at the front desk also.


  Tony Banks  – personal trainer – specialty is “after” rehab. and for mobility

                Contact number – 760-207-2579

  Ronna Semonian  – TPI Certified Golf Professional (Titlist Performance Institute)

                                     Physical Therapist – specializing in golf rehab. and injuries

                                     Class Instructor – year round – including fitness seminars

                                     Functional Training and The Grid – personal training – sport specific

               Contact number – 858-248-9886  website: –

F.Y.I. – WALKING MAP for inside the gates here, with distance – at the front desk and also, in the fitness facility on the bulletin board, & ladies locker room


                                            CLASS PROGRAMS AT PAUMA

 Ronna Semonian resumed her FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CLASS last DECEMBER – working on flexibility, balance, and core strengthening.   The schedule is:   Mondays at 4:00, Wednesday and Friday’s at 9:00 until 10:00 class period in the Great Hall, $11.00 per class or $75 for the month……..information on time and days, and any changes in HAPPENINGS which comes out weekly on Wednesday on your e-mail address.  Men are welcomed and encouraged to join in.  Please bring a mat (or we will provide one) and wear comfortable clothes.

2 days a week (Wed. and Fri.), we have a warm-up WALK for those that want more. Meet before the class at 8:00, in the parking lot. Pam Degen will lead those (that’s me)……..also if you are interested in a private functional training and equipment session, or an evaluation by  Ronna – please contact her at .  She also is a  T.P.I. certified trainer (Titlist Performance Institute) – doing private swing exercise programs, the K-VEST, and other golf training tools.

Ronna is beginning her 4th year with us – and will be working through-out the summer until Sept. 1st.  During the winter and  summer schedule, she hopes to schedule a date for a demonstration of the CORE equipment in the Fitness Facility – Functional Trainer and the Grid…..important tools to use for a full body work-out.  Also, a lecture on nutrition – both TBA as we slide into the summer months.



           ZUMBA – Pauma Valley Community Church – behind the post office – 5 min. across the street  -  through the summer into fall – KIM COLE – 760-908-3516…….one hour 10 min. class – please bring water and a small towel, wear exercise clothing…….and DANCE your way to fitness….donations accepted

             Tuesday and Thursday – 6:00 p.m. ………………….. Wednesday and Friday – 8:30 a.m.

          ZUMBA – Pauma Valley Community Center – next to the soccer field on Hwy. 79 – 5 min. east – through the summer into fall – MARIA TRUJILLO - $3 a class – WOW, choices here!!!! and reasonable!

            Monday and Wednesday – 4:30 p.m. ………………… Friday 8 a.m.

          MASTER SWIM – Adams Park pool – M to F from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. - $5 a session – 1-760-749-1304 – Saturday – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.……….$40 for entire  month

         WATER AEROBICS – ADAMS PARK – Sat. 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. - $20 per month in the Fall

         SHAIN FITNESS – VALLEY CENTER –  a complete fitness facility, with free weights, free standing equipment, and personal trainers….A FULL RANGE of classes – yoga, spin, core, circuit training.  Day passes available – contact Travis – 760-751-4225 – annual memberships included equipment and classes

         PILATES – Pala Recreation Center – call for exact time and day – 1-760-891-3504

         ANN’S SCHOOL OF DANCE – Tap dancing lessons, Jazz, etc. – 760-749-1617 – Valley Center -  call for times and pricing.

          VALLEY CENTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY – has a litany of classes, ranging from chair yoga, to adult yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi, and educational classes.  Go to their website for more information. Usually the classes are donation only, and the library is up Cole Grade about 12 minutes away…. WORTH IT! Call for more information – 760-749-1305…….RIGHT NOW, into the New Year, the GENTLE YOGA CLASS is Tuesday and Thursday from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m..

           PALA RECREATION CENTER – a full, and complete gym and exercise programs….15 min. away – fitness facility, classes (Pilates, circuit training), and 25 yd. pool – 760-891-3504 - $10 day fee, $25 month – 12194 Pala Mission Rd., Pala at the Jim Bank Sports Complex – 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.                  

           PALA CASINO – full SPA services – 17 min. away – 1-760-510-2189

                            pool and amenities – day charge $30 – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                           massage, facials, salon, Zumba class - extras

          HARRAH’S RINCON – full SPA services and pool – 10 minutes away

         VALLEY VIEW CASINO – full service health club – Valley Center – 20 minutes away




                14110 Oak Glen Road, Valley Center – call for an appointment – ring riding or trailer horses to Daily Ranch in Escondido for the experienced rider.  Ten minute drive, up Cole Grade

                1-760-749-4063 or cell: 1-760-470-3974 

VAIL  LAKE RESORT – Temecula – trail rides through the lake and hilly area – 1-866-VAIL LAKE                  website:    R.V’s, swimming pool, miniature golf, fishing pond, etc.. They don’t have horseback riding all the time – so you need to call on that.



               SAFETY TIP:  when hiking, always take a buddy, tell someone WHERE you are hiking, and take plenty of water along with your cell phone. In summertime, snakes love to sun themselves BEWARE!

     1.     WILDERNESS GARDENS PRESERVE – 14209 Highway 76, near Pala – open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

                        $3 fee – ample parking and brochure with history and map – EASY to MODERATE

    2.     DALEY RANCH – 3024 La Honda, Escondido, Ca. – approx. 20 miles – 760-839-4680                           Over 20 miles of hiking, biking, horse trails spread over 3000 acres.  Organized hikes offered by Naturalist, check website for details  .  Opened from dawn to dusk.  Take your own water, trails are marked – easy to moderate


       3.    PALOMAR MOUNTAIN – Hiking Trails and Observatory - off Hwy 76, just east of Pauma Valley –

                             Observatory at the top of the mountain (5,000 ft.) , opened from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. – FREE to the public.  Operated by the California Institute of Technology.  Hiking trails from the parking area there, or through-out the State Park.  Rangers are on site, and hiking trails are well marked with the elevation being around 4,000 ft…it is  cooler than down here, below. Moderate level in general, with a lot of choices of trails and distances.   www.palomarmountainhikingtrails

These are only 3 of the more popular and accessible hikes……….There is a Hiking Club in Valley Center.

Always take plenty of water with you, let someone know where you are going, and hike with a friend.


CYCLING – local organized rides – marked roads & sag wagons

BIKE BLING – 333 East Grand Avenue – local bike shop in Escondido…………….760-317-5450….web: – bike service, bike sales, and bike rentals.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CURRENT GROUP BIKE RIDES, RUNNING EVENTS,TRIATHLON AND ADVENTURE TYPE RACES….check the website, of RACEPLACE.COM, and click on So. California racing.  All types of races, and many of them under a one hour drive to get there. 

Thanks – and enjoy - Pam Degen for HEALTH AND FITNESS