January 2011

Over the years, many of us have participated in the popular and scenic local Wharf to Wharf Race which extends from the Santa Cruz wharf to the Capitola wharf. It has actually been fun preparing both physically and mentally for this walking and/or running event, as well as participating in it! And we can't forget the pleasure of a delicious, relaxing and rewarding brunch following the event - compliments of The Body Shop!   

This year, we'd like to invite you to participate with us in a new walk/run event: the Santa Cruz half marathon/10K. We encourage you to join us in this event, and remember, this is not really a race ... at least not to us! It is simply our goal to be physical and to get out and have some fun! Most of our clients enjoy walking or a combo of a light jog with a brisk walk in these events, so no one should feel intimidated to participate. More information will follow at the gym, and Patti will keep you posted with email reminders regarding sign up dates and carpool details. We really hope you will join us! It is a lot of fun and as we said before, not intimidating! The date is: Sunday, April 10. 

The Body Shop Fitness Studio

Saturday TRX Class Update

The TRX and Cardio Class held on Saturdays from 12 to 1 is going well and we are having lots of fun with it. It's a great opportunity to spend more time on the TRX and a chance to use it for strength training and stretching. This class is designed for all fitness levels, but it does demand strong knees and strong shoulder muscles too, as some exercises can be demanding. All in all, it has been a well-received class and we will be happy to add more classes of this nature if demand increases.

This month's featured client: Mario Guizar

photo of MarioMario is not only our featured client, he's also one of our favorite neighbors at The Body Shop! Mario is the successful and talented owner of his own antique lighting shop, Marios Antique Lighting
(modern and antique lighting restoration) & Metal Polishing
, which is quietly situated off the parking area opposite our members' entrance. His talents are endless and we have exploited his many talents here at the studio - borrowing his skills in everything from suspending lights to all types of electrical work. Many of our clients have purchased chandeliers (his specialty) from him or have hired him for other custom lighting work. Mario attends our mens' class, Power Fitness, twice a week, and has gained immense strength as a result. His eagerness to work, to workout, and to live life to the fullest are just a few of the many things that make Mario a great neighbor, and a great friend to us here at The Body Shop

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