May 2011


We want to thank you all for your ongoing loyalty and enthusiasm and we wish you all a wonderful and healthy rest of the month!


Sunita and Patti

Sunita and Patti cutting the ribbon


Thank you very much to all Body Shop clients, family, friends, and guests who joined us for our very successful open house gala on April 23rd. We were delighted to have the Aptos Chamber of Commerce join us. The Chamber helped us inaugurate the party at 2 pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony. After that, we all enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by Star of Siam, our neighborhood Thai restaurant, conveniently located next door. Delicious fresh bread was donated by Aldo's.    

Throughout the festivities, we had gift drawings from our generous sponsors:

  • Jewelry and notecards from local watercolor and jewelry artist,  
    Debbie Goodwin
  • Oil Change, tire rotation and brake inspection from our neighbor,
    Wilson's Tire of Soquel Village
  • Gift certificates for skin treatments from SkinCareKarma, our in-house esthetician
  • One hour massage from Chien Center
  • One hour landscape consultation with Gold Rush Nursery owner
    Nicky Hughes
  • Lovely plants donated from Gold Rush Nursery
  • Gift certificate from The Body Shop for one workout,
    and 10% off one month's trainings


In addition to these drawings, guests enjoyed the services of Karen Parker (SkinCare Karma), our in-house esthetician, who performed several demo facials. Her grateful recipients all emerged glowing from her treatment room.    

Our guests also enjoyed chair massages, compliments of Rebecca and Celia, the talented masseuses of Chien Center.    

We also want to acknowledge and thank our friends at Hunter Hill Vineyards who sparked up the party with their wine donations. The beautiful flowers were provided by Mary and Jeff Henschell, the table and comfy chairs we lounged in were provided by Marilyn and Mike.    

And lest we forget, amidst all the festivities, we were able to show off some of our new fitness equipment. Actually, it was the kids who seemed to be enjoying it the most. The TRX, one of our newer fitness tools, is not only fun for all to use, but it's a great stretching and strengthening piece of equipment and it's accessible to all levels of fitness. We were able to show this equipment to those who managed to pull themselves away from all the other exciting distractions!

Fitness 101 now offered three times a week! 

The Fitness 101 small group class is so popular we've had to add another class to the schedule! Fitness 101 is a back-to-basics exercise class to introduce you (or re-introduce you) to fitness. This class is now offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 in addition to the original scheduled Fitness 101 class on Monday evening from 5:45-6:45

As always, call Patti at 475-2800 to reserve your spot in the class!

This month's featured client: Laura Home  
Photo of Laura and family

This month we want to recognize one of our newer clients, Laura Home. Laura is a hard working mom and a former top amateur triathlete who competed (and won) in Europe and all over the United States!   

She came into to The Body Shop with the goal of getting her strength back since becoming a new mom. Laura is one of our toughest clients - full of strength and vigor and enthusiasm! She is also a devoted middle school teacher at Star Academy during the day, and has a wonderful family. In fact, I recently had the pleasure of working out with Laura's mom as well; and she was a delight.



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