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Assets, Paso Robles, barre fitness

Barre-based workouts at the new Assets barre fitness studio in Paso Robles are designed to tone, lengthen, and sculpt the body.

Community invited to enjoy free classes, giveaways, wine tasting & more during Grand Opening Celebration on July 12

Long established as a locals-favorite work out studio in San Luis Obispo, Assets barre fitness has now officially pulled into Paso Robles with a new studio located at 736 Pine Street at the Historic Train Depot. Offering intense ballet barre-based workouts designed to tone, lengthen, and sculpt the body, the Assets instructors are extending an invitation to the Paso Robles community to come out and try a free class during their Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, July 12.

Assets, Paso Robles, barre fitness

Assets instructor Ana Allen Breault guides students through a workout at the new Paso Robles studio.

Julia Pickslay, owner of both the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles Assets studios, said she is thrilled to be offering classes in North County.

“There is so much happening in Paso Robles now,” says Pickslay. “It’s definitely an exciting place to open a business that’s both health-conscious and fun. We hope clients will take advantage of the numerous BarreFitness™ and BarreCardio™ classes on the schedule.”

Just what is this thing called BarreFitness™ and BarreCardio™ that Pickslay is referring to? For starters, a traditional barre fitness class is healthy, different than any other form of fitness activity, and considered one of the most fun among the latest exercise trends sweeping the country.

Assets barre fitness studio, Paso Robles

Assets instructor Heather Morrow practices her form during a recent class.

Since offering classes on the Central Coast, Pickslay has added her own personal twist and techniques to come up with her very own trademarked BarreFitness™ and BarreCardio™ brands. The fundamentals of the BarreFitness technique? Ballet warm-up exercises, yoga and some Pilates-inspired movements.

“The fusion of all three practices creates a workout that engages all your muscles while targeting the arms, thighs, seat and core through a high intensity, no-impact workout,” says Pickslay.

Heather Morrow is an instructor at both Assets locations and says what sets the format of the classes apart from others is the hands-on, personal attention that is given to each and every client.

“There’s nothing like this anywhere,” says Morrow. “We are focused on our clients and being able to get hands-on with them and work on their positioning. That’s hard to do in a larger setting – what we do at Assets is much more intimate.”

Clients typically notice changes in their posture after just three classes and changes in their silhouette after 10, according to Morrow. Among those changes? Long lean legs, a lifted seat, a tighter core, increased muscle strength and flexibility are just a few of the benefits she mentions.

Erin Stuck, co-owner of General Store Paso Robles, started taking classes in January at a temporary location above Ambiance as she awaited the opening of the new Train Depot studio. The new Assets studio, situated to the right of the train station near Goshi Japanese Restaurant and Strawberry Blonde Salon, boasts a light and airy fitness room that has been brimming with students since its opening.

Assets barre fitness, Paso Robles“I’m always worn out at the end of a class,” says Stuck. “It gives those of us who work downtown a really easy place to grab a tough workout.”

The official Grand Opening Celebration of the new Paso Robles Assets studio will be held on Saturday, July 12 Free classes will be offered at 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. – come dressed in fitness attire and join in – and festivities will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The community is invited to stop by, check out the studio, try a free class, learn more about the variety of classes offered and meet the instructors. In addition, there will be a lululemon trunk show and lots of free giveaways including fitness attire and memberships. Representatives from Assets Barre Fitness, Paso RoblesAnglim Wine and Big Al’s Shave Ice will be on hand to offer refreshments and there will be a live radio broadcast plus special guests and surprises.

“We invite everyone to come out and meet our North County staff, see our beautiful studio, try a free class and enjoy all of the festivities,” says Pickslay. “We are excited to meet the people of Paso Robles and show them what we have to offer. It will be a fun day and a great celebration.”

Assets is located at 736 Pine St at the Train Depot in Paso Robles. For more information, call (805) 550-5549 or visit For a limited time, Assets is offering a $55 new client special at the Paso Robles location.


About the author: Reporter Meagan Friberg

Meagan Friberg is a reporter for the Paso Robles Daily News and A-Town Daily News.