April/May 2016 Newsletter issue #17

10 Reasons to drink Forever Aloe Vera Gel

Available from Sophia's by Anna Bedford

  1. Supports your immune system, it contains long chain polysaccharides, which help our body's defend, against bacteria.
  2. Dental Health, it has antifungal and antiseptic properties which help to beat oral disease.
  3. A Healthy Digestive system, Taking Aloe drinking gel regularly, assists the intestinal function and helps the absorption of nutrients.
  4. Energy levels, better absorption of nutrients equals better nutrition, a greater intake of proteins and healthier metabolism, helping to burn fat.
  5. Daily dose of minerals, Aloe gel gives us minerals like; calcium, sodium, iron, potassium, magnesium, chromium & zinc, manganese and copper.
  6. Daily dose of vitamins, B12, Vitamin A, B, C & folic acid. All of this converts to a true anti-oxidant cocktail.
  7. Helps to reduce inflammation, it contains 12 natural substances which help to prevent inflammation, assisting in greater mobility of muscles and joints.
  8. Amino Acids, Aloe gel contains 20 of the 21 amino acids required by the body.
  9. Fibroblasts, these are the cells responsible for the formation of collagen, helping to heal minor burns, cuts and other skin irritations.
  10. Improves the skin appearance, The skin regenerates every 21-28 days, Aloe Vera nourishes the cells of the basal layer, hydrating the skin from within, thus giving the skin a more youthful appearance.

Sophirsty Bar

Come along for one of the best coffees in the area. Free Wi-Fi and now with English TV playing news and sports. Sit down, relax and take in the crazy atmosphere with a freshly cooked bacon Panini or hot toasted bacon and cheese toasties. Or for 2.00 euros have 2 slices of toast and a mug of English tea.

Mind, Body and Soul Event

Our first mind body and soul event was well attended and enjoyed by everyone. Especially popular was the tarot and angel card readings. Last year I had a reading by Karen and was incredibly impressed with her skill and accuracy. Looking back now at what Karen told me from my tarot card reading was very accurate. I personally would recommend Karen. Karen will be at Sophia's every month and her next date will be 19th April and 26th May

What is Tarot Card Reading?

They are commonly used to measure potential outcomes and evaluate influences surrounding a person, event, or both.

A tarot card reading and 10 minute meditation is only 15.00 euros. - Angel card readings for 1 hour are 25.00 euros.

Bank Holiday

Monday 2nd May is a National Bank Holiday - Most businesses including Sophia's will be closed.

March 20th was the first day of spring and the clocks have gone forward. Summer is on its way. So our April May offers will be . . . . . .

Spring Offers

  • Half Leg Wax and eyebrow wax - 21.00 euros
  • Shellac Nails and Pedicure 25.00 euros
  • Shellac Nails and Manicure 22.00 euros
  • Eyebrow Wax, Lip Wax, Hopi Ear Candle and ½ hour Massage - 35.00 euros
  • Hopi Ear Treatment and Rehydrating Facial - 21.00 euros
  • Semi-Permanent Make up - 25.00 euro discount in April and May
  • Cut and Blow Dry with Jill and receive a free hair conditioning keratin gift to take home - 20.00 euros
  • Gym and Toning Table Offer - Join for 3 months in May and receive 1 month free - Join for 6 months and get membership for 8 months

Have You Seen All the Medals in the Gym?

Although I said they were awarded to me for The World Natural Body Building Competition, in truth they are Julia Hubbard's. These are just a small selection of Julia's medals and they are for World Figure Champion, Miss Galaxy Universe and Miss Hercules to name a few.

Sophia's Temporary New Recruit

Our Guard Dog Bentley. You may have seen this bundle of trouble scurrying around the gym. He is our 10 week old foster pup until April. Then he is travelling to Germany to his new home in the Army base with an American couple. Bentley is not the best guard dog but has been a great deal of fun. Our apologies to all the shoes and socks he has stolen from the Toning Tables!!!!

Ansa Our Client with the most experience of life

Congratulations to Ansa Day at the young age of 85 she has joined Michele on the toning tables. Ansa is unbelievably fit and flexible for her age, but never takes any cheek from us and firmly keeps us on our toes. Often calling us "blithering Skate". Ansa has seen the benefits both physically and socially and loves every visit here. It shows that age should never be a barrier to anything you want to do. Well done Ansa.

Captain Ovie's Boot Camp

Come along and join Drill Sergeant Ovie for an hour of outdoor exercise. Try out the battle ropes, tyre rolling and much more. The first 2 classes are free. So come along and be shouted and screamed at by Ovie



Wednesday Art Class

This is a class full of atmosphere and for anyone good or bad at art to come along under Marion's guidance to improve or learn new skills. Art class is a 2pm every week and our budding artists would welcome you with open arms.


Only 2.00 euros! Tuesdays at 7pm. Come along for a friendly game of either singles or doubles. Beginners are most welcome and we have racquets here if you need to use them. Or hire the court at your convenience and bring a partner and have some fun.

Coming Soon

Karate for Adults coming soon with our Qualified Instructor Tony. Please let us know if you would be interested in this class.

Client Story

In May 2015 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Although an operation removed one tumour the other was inoperable so I was put on a course of chemotherapy.

After a short period of time I had lost weight, became very weak and tired, I was not eating properly (everything tasted like cardboard). Then my last stay in hospital in the middle of September, where I was not allowed to get out of bed, by the time I left I couldn't stand let alone get around unaided.

It was hard watching my husband trying to cope with the daily chores, let alone looking after me, as I couldn't help him. I was sleeping most of the day and night, and felt I was wasting away, this was no life at all, and it was barely an existence. I needed to do something . . . . and soon.

As a past member of Sophia's Wellness Centre in Arboleas, I decided to go and see them to find out if there was anything they could do to help me improve my strength. After talking to Michele in the toning tables, she devised a training programme for me, starting off slowly with gentle exercise on the toning chairs (which do most of the work for you, thank goodness), then gradually increasing the exercises over the weeks.

After the first couple of weeks I was feeling better in myself, mainly due to the fact that I was actually doing something to improve my situation and knowing there were people here who were willing and able to help. I was also amazed at the number of men and women with varying disabilities working to improve their health. Each week I could see minor differences in their achievements, and they certainly could see mine.

In less than 2 months I have gone from wheelchair bound to a walking stick, albeit a bit wobbly at times. But I would not have got this far without the help and support of my husband and Sophia's. I am now eating much better, not fully mobile yet, but I know I will get there, it just takes time and determination, and of course, the on-going help and support that I am currently receiving.

If you have any physical or mobility issues, then get yourself to Sophia's and talk to Michele to see what they can do for you. What is the alternative?

Don't give up - get moving!

Kathy - Arboleas


. . . to Margaret and Delwyn Morris. After 29 years together they finally took the plunge on the 10th February 2016 in Gibraltar

Dates for Your Diary

Saturday 7th May - Walk For Life

Well we finally have confirmation of the date for this year's WALK FOR LIFE. Starting outside Arboleas Town Hall a 6km or 3km walk to suit your capabilities.

Please put the 7th May in your diary, the sponsorship forms are in the process of being set up and as soon as we have them we will let you know where you will be able to collect them from. If anyone feels that they can help in any way at the event by manning water stations or acting as marshals we would love to hear from you, we will be so grateful.

As ever we will need prizes for the raffle and any sponsorship to provide the bottles of water. As soon as the Walk For Life Team has more information we will pass this on to everyone.

Further information: jabW4Life@yahoo.com or w4lifesweet@btinternet.com

Semi Permanent Make up by June - 11th April and 16th May. 25 euro discount for all new treatments in April and May.

Tarot and Angel Card Reading by Karen - 19th April and 26th May.

Dr Juan for all your Botox, fillers or cosmetic consultations - 1st April.

Laser Hair Removal - 3rd May. A painless and very effective permanent hair removal treatment. Prices are - ½ Leg 45.00 euros, Bikini Line 30.00 euros, Chin 15.00 euros. You may require up to 4 sessions which takes about 5 minutes per session and then no more waxing or shaving EVER.

Clinical Hypnotherapy

Monthly at Sophia's with Karen. If you are affected by any of the following then why not have a chat with Karen? Sadness and Grief, Trouble Sleeping, Phobias, Stress, Anxiety, Weight loss, stop smoking and much more.

Body Pump Classes

Wednesday and Fridays 9.30am - Why not come along and take advantage of our offer of two free classes. This is a 60 minute class of high repetition, low weight exercise. This class is excellent for building stamina and burning calories and is open to all fitness levels

Hard Core Cross Fit by Sam

5.10PM For a high intensity workout for 50 minutes. This class is great for those with a high fitness level.

All The Best

We would like to wish Rocky and Mo the best of luck on their future move and thank them for all the laughs and support they have shown us at Sophia's. Good Luck guys. x

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