December 2015 Newsletter issue #15

Christmas Carol Service

Please come along to our fun family Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 16th December at 6 to 7pm. Nick Duncan has kindly offered to lead the service and bring in his piano. Carol sheets for everyone. Mince Pies and Mulled Wine and free raffle.

Gift Vouchers


Relaxing Christmas Pamper

Indian Head Massage - Keratin Hair Wash and Deep Conditioning Treatment - Nails File and Paint - CHOCOLATES and CAVA

Only 23.00 Euros


Hopi Ear Candle Treatments

Only 12.00 Euros during December - Appointments every Friday

Coughs and Colds by Arboleas Chemist

Don't forget Flu Jabs are recommended at the age of 65+ just pop along to your local Doctors for an appointment

Give Your Toothbrush Some Breathing Room

If someone in your house has come down with a case of the sniffles, it may seem inevitable that you will start sneezing, too. One trick to avoid catching their germs: Keep your toothbrushes separate. Don't store your family's toothbrushes together in a glass. Put them in the sort of holder that doesn't let them touch each other. Shake them after using so that they dry fast - germs don't thrive well on dry surfaces. Of course, don't share toothbrushes - it's a very direct way to share germs.

New Staff Member

Hi, I am Gill. I am going to be working at Sophia's a couple of days a week. I am a Hair Stylist with over 20 years experience in the hairdressing industry. I am fully qualified in all aspects of hair design and cater for both modern and classic looks. I offer all aspects of colouring, cutting, perming, hair ups and gents barbering. I am always pleased to do a no obligation consultation. I am very passionate about hair and love to see great results and happy customers time and again.

Friday is gent's day so send those guys in for a tidy up as Jill is a trained barber.

Please welcome Jill to the Sophia Hair Design Team. Throughout December Jill will be offering a 20% discount on all hair appointments.

Our hair salon is open Saturdays so we can fulfil those Christmas appointments.

Christmas Shellac Nails



Perfect Christmas Gifts

New Beautiful jewellery in stock, courtesy of 'The Crystal Man of Arboleas'

We now have in stock Jewellery by The Crystal Man. Sterling silver chains with Swarovski crystals. Excellent Christmas Gifts. We have over 20 styles in stock.

Thank you to our lovely models, Gill Rowden our Nail Technician, Stacey Smith our Operations Manager and Amanda Venn our Hair Stylist.

Kick Boxing Competition

In house competition at Sophia's on Thursday 10th December at 6pm.

If you are interested in watching or competing in this small competition then please speak with Ovie. 6pm will be the Kids class followed at 6:30 by the adults. If you fancy seeing what this amazing sport is all about then please feel free to come along.



DON'T FORGET THAT MONDAY 7TH DECEMBER (Constitution Day) AND TUESDAY 8th December (Immaculate Day) are both National Bank Holidays, so unfortunately we will be closed. Therefore all the staff at Sophia's will be enjoying a 2 days off Christmas Shopping.

Zumba by Maggie Wilson

Hollie our Zumba fitness instructor offers Zumba classes every Wednesday at Sophia's at 4pm. Please feel free to come along, the more the merrier.

The Zumba girls have written the following:- Zumba is beneficial for both men and women of all ages and fitness levels: - all ages and sizes. A really great way of exercising and having fun at the same time. This is a great class for meeting people and great music with our wonderful instructor Hollie. We enjoy every class and would like to say a big THANK YOU to Hollie.

Client Story

I started going to Sophia's at the end of 2014 when I arrived in Arboleas. I had not been inside a gym for over 30 years, so I was overweight and unfit. I was also suffering from breathing problems. My first day there I was met by Paula who introduced me to Ovie who explained how everything worked. Ovie gave me a programme to follow, and I must admit I was shattered, not because the programme was hard, it just showed how unfit I was!

I started coming to the gym twice a week with my wife but she sat knitting and drinking coffee while I tried to show off to her by working hard and her saying are you all right?

I started attending 3 times per week, when in March my wife died so I thought I would never go to the gym again.

But with the support I received from Paula and her staff made me realise what I would be missing. I returned at first just to get out the house but found I was enjoying myself as the staff and people at the gym were so friendly. I keep referring to Paula's staff but they are not staff, they are friends as most people that use the facilities will agree.

I consider myself lucky to have found a gym like Sophia's as it has that family feeling. No matter how many times you attend you are made welcome as soon as you come through the doors.

All I can say to Paula is keep things going as they are as your all special people and I hope everyone agrees with me.

Henry Watson

Thank you Henry Watson for this beautiful write up, it reduced us to tears. You are a beautiful gentleman.

Step Class

Every Friday by Michele at 9.20am. Well done girls

Staff Member of the Year

Could it be Michele or Ovi, Stacey or Melanie, Amanda or Elaine or Aran or Gill. It is your choice. Whoever gets the most nominations will receive a cash reward. Who has gone over and beyond and deserves this prestigious title?

Either email back your nomination or reply on Facebook (Sophia Rurador) or drop a name in the box in our coffee bar.

We will announce the winner on 21 December.


Congratulations to our Kids who have worked incredibly hard this year.

A big congratulations to Juan Luis and his Judo team.

Ovie with his Kickboxing team .....

.... and Stacey with her gymnastics club.

Happy Christmas

Melanie, Amanda and Elaine would like to thank all their customers and wish them a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Xx


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my lovely Toning Table clients

Lots of Love from Michele xxxxxx


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - Love from Michele, Ovie, Aran and Sam xx


Hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-21:00, Sat. 09:00-12:00, Sun. Closed
Tel: 950 449 451
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