September 2015 Newsletter issue #12


Have all your visitors and family headed back to the UK? Did you have a great time or did they run you ragged? We had 3 consecutive heat waves and one of the hottest July's on record *. Let's not even start with the humidity!! Back to business. So let's get fit for autumn. New classes are starting with Michele and Ovie, and they are looking forward to seeing you all back.

To help give you a kick start, Stacey is offering Lipo by Laser to help remove those stubborn fat cells. Consultations and a free demo of the machine and procedure are available Wednesday afternoons.

* July 2015 was the warmest single month in 1627 months of global records that go back to January 1880. A new July record high on July 6, topping out at 39.9 degrees Celsius -- 103.8 degrees Fahrenheit.


New Body Combat Class with Ovie

Tuesday at 10:45 - only 8.00 euros per month (4 classes). First class starts Tuesday 1st September. This is a great continuous cardio class combined with martial arts boxing style moves. Give it a try.

Pilates with Michele

Pilates - Beginners Thursday 24th September @ 1:30pm - (Book with Michele as only 5 spaces now left)

Nuline Dance

What is Nuline Dance?

Nuline teaches routines danced to all genres of music: Latin, Waltz, Jazz, Funk, Pop, Rumba, Celtic and Country - It is a GREAT way to learn dance whilst enjoying a low impact physical and mental workout. Suitable for all ages, all levels, and no partner required - DO NOT MISS OUT! Come along and join anytime. NULINE classes are starting everywhere, be part of it!!

Card Making

Card Making Class starts- Tuesday 1st September @ 2:30 to 4:30. All new members welcome

Become a Pole Dive

Pole Dancing strengthens your mind, body and spirit and allows ladies to burn up to 600 calories per hour. This fun class works wonders on your arms, bums, legs and stomach. It helps build muscle tone, lose weight and boosts self-esteem. Come along and try for yourself, Rachael will make you feel very welcome. This class is for all ages and abilities.

Beauty and Hair

Are you struggling in this heat? Having to turn on your hair dryer to make you feel hotter and then sweat more is a nightmare. Why not let Amanda, Elaine or Melanie take care of your hair. A weekly blow dry is only 10.00 euros. Hair appointments can be booked by phone, email or in person.

Hair Tips

1) Find a shampoo that lathers less. Sudsy doesn't necessarily mean clean-sometimes, it means the opposite. Shampoos that lather too much are often overloaded with moisturizing products, which can leave build-up in your hair, making it look and feel dirtier quicker. So opt for a sulfate-free formula.

2) Give your locks a burst of cold. Before you hop out of the shower, turn the cold water on for a second and quickly rinse it through your strands. It helps seal the cuticle, adding a sleek finish to your locks.

3) Play hot-and-cold as you dry. When using a round brush to dry your hair in sections, start from the roots and dry all the way to the ends, letting the brush linger at the tips of your strands. Let your hair cool off like this on its own for five seconds, then repeat on another section. Alternating between heat and cool-down time helps set your style and your blowout will have more body.

4) Drop the towel. Keeping wet strands wrapped in a towel for a half-hour as you do your make-up will just cause frizz! The roughness of the cotton forces your hair cuticles open, making them more likely to go every-which-way. Instead, squeeze out excess water as soon as you're out of the shower, then let your hair air-dry for five or ten minutes before blow drying.

5) Apply products 10 minutes before you style. Whether you're curling or straightening, applying product 10 minutes in advance helps it fully absorb into your strands so you get all of its benefits and more bang for your buck.


Pedicures, manicures and Shellac - Now available daily by Gill. A full set of Shellac nails that can last up to 3 weeks ONLY 18.00 EUROS

New Translation Help Desk

From 14th September Anna Bedford will be at Sophia's on Mondays from 4pm for all your translation requirements. If you need residencia, hospital appointments, documents translated etc., come along and speak with Anna. We can guarantee a prompt, efficient and professional service from a lady with a great reputation and realistic prices

New Trainee Apprenticeship

All the team at Sophia's want to give a warm welcome to Sam White. Sam will be joining us as an apprentice in Gym Management in October. He will be studying and working alongside us all over the next few years. You may recognise Sam as one of the MMA team that has been training here and has great knowledge and experience in this field. Good Luck Sam x

Reflexology Special Offer

30 Minute Reflexology Taster only 10.00 euros - Appointments available weekly

Thread Veins

Do you suffer from red Thread Veins? Sharon Wayman can offer Advanced Electrolysis from 35.00 euros

Skin Tag Removal from 25.00 euros

Dates for Your Diary

Dr Juan - Qualified surgeon - available for cosmetic surgery and advice. All consultations are free of charge. Dr Juan can also offer Botox, and Dermal Fillers and blue vein removal

Semi-Permanent Make up by June Hutchinson. A top up for June's clients is only 50.00 euros.

Do You Want to Stop Smoking

How about Hypnotherapy? Linda had hypnotherapy . . . . . . . .

A Clients Success Story with Hypnotherapy

Earlier this year I decided it was time for me to stop smoking so I booked an appointment with Karen Whitworth for Hypnotherapy.

My target date of Monday 13th July arrived and with trepidation I attended my appointment. First Karen congratulated me for turning up - this is apparently the first step to success; secondly she put me totally at ease with both myself and my surroundings. At the end of my 2 hour session I came away feeling exhilarated; determined and a bit light headed.

It is now six weeks since my appointment and I am still smoke free. I will not lie and sugar coat it; yes, it has been hard at times and, yes, I have wanted a cigarette on more than one occasion, I also went in with a positive determined attitude which helped; it is taking a lot of will power but for me it is working. Yes I have a follow up appointment booked and I am looking forward to receiving more help and guidance. Karen, I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me.

I would highly recommend people to try Karen.

Linda Hawkswell

Well Done Linda - from us all at Sophia's xx

Stacey's Gymnastics Team

Congratulations to 3 amazing gymnasts for winning this month's Top Gymnast.

Alannah Innes Bedford aged 8, Carmen Oller Asensio aged 7 and Thomas Shaw aged 4

The Gymnastics team took part in a display at Arboleas Fiesta this year and were AMAZING. Well done to all, you did yourselves and the gymnastics club proud, the feedback was fantastic and a thank you to all that supported and helped us.


Sophia Wellness is pleased to announce that Anna Bedford will be joining the crazy team at Sophia's. Anna will be promoting a range of FOREVER products which are the best Aloe Vera products on the market. Everything from moisturisers, creams, shampoos, supplements, drinks, energy bars, weight management foods and the World famous Aloe Vera Gel.

We are having a product launch, everyone is welcome, come along and your get your free samples to try.

Forever - Product Launch Invitation

Wedersday 16th September at 10:30am

Cava, nibbles and free product samples

Thankyou from Rocky and Mo

Just a quick note to say Thank You to the staff and friends at Sophia's who were so supportive to us throughout the time Mo and I were dealing with my cancer treatment. It meant a lot and helped us get through it.

It is like having an extended family, there are not many places like Sophia's who have this personal touch, especially from the staff who have such a lot to deal with but still find the time to take an interest in everyone.

We are so pleased to be back and also thank you for the help to get back into the exercise, it is never just get on with it, it is always caring supervision.

Rocky and Mo

Rocky and Mo thank you. You are both an inspiration to everyone else and we wish you further happiness and good health. From us all at Sophia's

Hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-21:00, Sat. 09:00-13:00, Sun. Closed
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