February 2017/March 2017 Newsletter issue #22

Christmas Party

Phew, well that's another year done and dusted, the huge Christmas tree we had here at Sophia's, is all boxed up for another year. I think it's fair to say we saw the festive season off with a bang on Saturday 14th January. What a great night was had by all, we would like to thank Danny, Sharon and all the amazing staff at La Vida, Cucuador for making our Christmas party such a great night. You'll be all glad to hear that we have already booked for next year...... no we're not joking!

Christmas Hamper

Congratulations to Barbara Murray who won our Christmas hamper with the proceeds going to Stacey's Children's Gymnastic Class.

Also . . .

Thank you to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket at the Christmas party. 160.00 Euros was raised. This was donated to Ovie's Kids Kickboxing Class. Ovie says a very big thank you.

New Beginners Salsa Class

Anyway moving on with a new year just kicked in, we have another new class starting. Have you ever wanted to try Salsacise, but have found excuses not to come? Good news - A new beginners class will be starting on Monday at 11.30. Don't panic, you won't need a partner or any special shoes, just a cheery disposition should do the trick! This is a great, fun, low impact class that keeps all the body moving, please feel free to contact us for more information and to reserve your space and if that's not enough, the first class is free to new members!! (you seriously have no more excuses not to join!)


Flamenco Workshop Monthly

While we're talking about classes, just to let you know that the next Flamenco workshop will be held on Monday 20th February at 12:30. This great class is run by Francesca or also known as the "Gitana Inglesa". For those who would love to learn Flamenco and a great way to show off your new moves at the Local Fiestas. It's also great way to tone up bottoms and legs. Everyone is welcome, Os esperamos, óle!

Nails at Sophia's

As some of you may know, unfortunately Gill our Nail Technician also known as Miss Manipedi, broke her finger just before Christmas, which put her out of action, good news one and all, she is back and is now taking appointments for Shellac nails. So in other words, Gill broke her finger but on the other hand, she is completely fine!!! (sorry we know it's bad!)

Día de Andalucía

Tuesday 28th February marks the day of Day of Andalucía, so Sophia's will unfortunately be closed.



We have also praised ourselves on being more than just a gym. Have you, or do you know anyone that has suffered from the following:

  • Have you recently had a hip operation?
  • Do you suffer from mobility problems?
  • Is walking or moving becoming a struggle or impossibility?


We would like tell you about our fantastic new class. "Fusion". The class uses techniques from Yoga, ballet and Pilates and aimed at all levels and guaranteed to be fun as it is run by the fabulous Michele.

Classes start Thursday 2nd February at 1pm. If you feel this is the class for you, please reserve your space as soon as possible. No special clothing or experience necessary.


Congratulations to Ovie and Ian on achieving their Orange belts in Karate. Michele and Mick were also awarded yellow belts. If you would like to come along to Karate it is on twice a week on Monday and Thursday at 4pm. Well done to you all.

Laser Lipo Consultations

Book in for your free consultation and trial of this amazing non invasive procedure. Guaranteed body sculpturing whilst relaxing and loosing stubborn fat.

Consultations can be booked by email or telephone Sophia's 940 449 451.

Book 6 sessions and get 2 sessions free of charge. Each session takes 40 minutes.

The Love Month

February is the month of love, if you are wondering what to get for that loved one in your life, have you not thought of a Gift voucher, or a his and hers massage, or some luxury beauty treatment? Come and see us and we can show you what we have to offer. Which also leads us on to .....

If you want to look your best for that valentine in your life, Stacey is here for all your waxing needs. Or if you want to make your eyes 'pop', then book yourself in for an appointment and let her work her magic with an eyebrow wax and or tint.

Sophairapy Studio


For any of you that do not have face book or follow us, we are to proud to announce our new Winterland Collection of colours in our Hair studio. If you're thinking about having that new look, then please pop along for a free consultation. Because the weather is dull, doesn't mean you need to be either!

Biggest Loser

Through January we will be offering with every 3 month membership in the gym the opportunity to enter our competition. You will be weighed weekly (privately) and blood pressure taken monthly. The biggest loser will receive a whole months free gym membership. This is a great offer for some of you that need that little motivation. (or as Ovie would put it, a kick up the posterior).

Acupuncture with Fred Smithers

Acupuncture, Is this something you have thought about? If you have any questions and are suffering in any way, then Fred would like to invite you to a free 10 minute chat. Let him see if he can help you, the first step is picking up the phone. Call Fred on 618 107 351. a few problems that Fred can help are listed below: Headaches, Neck pain, Depression, Back pain, Sciatica, Fertility issues, Stress and Anxiety, Insomnia.

Tai Chi

Tai ji is the art of movement with energy. Understanding how this energy moves through your body will aid your balance, posture, confidence and peace of mind. Learning to move this energy (Chi) along the meridians of the body keeps our system at its intended optimum level.

This great class delivered by John Ralph is an effective form of exercise and it will have a marked effect on your physical and mental state. This class which was held on a Tuesday has now moved to Thursday 14.00 - 16.00. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Did You Know?

When you exercise, you use muscle. This helps build muscle mass, and muscle tissue burns more calories - even when you're at rest - than body fat. 10 pounds of muscle would burn 50 calories in a day spent at rest, while 10 pounds of fat would burn 20 calories.

The most effective way to increase metabolism and burn more calories is by aerobic exercise and strength training. Both are important. Strength training becomes especially important as we get older, when our metabolisms tend to slow down. One way to stop this is to add some strength training to your workout at least a couple of times a week. The largest muscles (and therefore the largest calorie burners) are in the thighs, abdomen, chest, and arms.

Sophia Toning Tables - Inch Loss Guarantee

Toning Table Challenge

For every Inch you lose we will give you a free weeks membership.

Join for 3 months on our Inch Loss Guarantee Programme and receive the following:-

  • A Personal Work Out Programme
  • Blood Pressure Check
  • BMI Check
  • Body Fat Analysis
  • A Free Week for Every Inch Lost

Dates for your Diary

Laser Hair Removal - Tuesday 7th February - From 30.00 Euros for total permanent hair removal. (Up to 4 sessions may be required)

Semi Permanent Make Up - Monday 13th March - For Eyeliner, Eyebrow, Lips and also top ups available for only 50.00 Euros

Dr Juan - Thursday 2nd February - For Botox, Fillers and free consultations on cosmetic surgery.

Flamenco Workshop - Monday 20th Febraury 12:30 - 2:30pm - Great fun and exercise with our very own English Gypsy Francesca Girone

New Beginners Salsa Class - Mondays from 23rd January 11:30am

Happy Birthday

We would like to wish Phill Kenny a very Happy 55th birthday on Thursday 26th January.

Hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-20:00, Sat. 09:00-12:00, Sun. Closed
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