Massage at Shirlee’s Gym

Massage Therapy / Sports Therapy Stretch

Not that long ago, massage was considered a luxury, a treat that people indulged in. Now research shows that not only is massage pleasurable, it also promotes health.

At Shirlee’s Gym, fitness is more than just working out. Fitness is like a three-legged stool: we help you develop in mind, body, and spirit. All are inter-connected. 

A good fitness routine includes many elements, such as:

  • Cardio
  • Strength Training
  • Flexibility / Stretching
  • Healthy Eating
  • Attitude
  • Social Support

Massage is great addition to the list. By rubbing muscles, tendons and ligaments with light or deep pressure, massage therapists treat areas that are tight or sore. The power of massage also lies in the human touch and individualized connection the therapist provides. 

Massage relieves stress. We know this not just through anecdotal stories, but also from scientific research. Studies show it reduces heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen consumption, and cortisol levels. Massage has been shown to help sleep and even improve the immune system. Changes in psychological states are also documented. Massage reduces anxiety and depression and improves mood. It induces calmness and focus.

Massage then, not only makes us feel physically better, but also mentally and spiritually. A renewed strong, positive attitude, moreover, helps us stay committed to regular workouts, eating right, and interacting productively with others. No wonder trainers insist on massage for professional athletes.

Massage is more than a luxury.  Yes, it is great way to reward yourself, but it also like seasoning on a meal, improving the taste of everything. 

Shirlee’s offers a variety of types of massage in our private on-site massage studio. All of our therapists are women who are professionally trained and devoted to compassionately relaxing muscles, easing tension, and soothing your mental state.   

Call (909) 985-6400 or stop by the front desk to book your appointment or learn about current specials. We also offer gift certificates for easy giving.


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Shirlee’s Support Two Worthy Causes

Music Movement Autism Nonprofit & Muscle Beach Restoration Projects

Every year Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym in Upland, CA, helps to raise money for worthy causes. In 2018, Shirlee’s will be supporting two new causes: Music Movement and Muscle Beach Plaque Restoration. We will have a raffle to win a TV with tickets of $5 a ticket or 5 tickets for $20. Buy your raffle tickets at the front desk. 

Music Movement

Music Movement is a nonprofit that provides music programs for children and young adults with autism and learning disabilities. For the next couple of months, for every new membership and every new personal training or massage session purchased, Shirlee’s will donate a portion to Music Movement.

“Music does for the mind what exercise does for the body,” said Shirlee’s owner Kon Vong. “We at Shirlee’s are happy to support a group that uses the power of music to help those with autism. My first instrument was a violin. Then I played flute and drums. I was fortunate that my school provided programs for me. I can imagine how helpful it will be for special needs children to get music lessons.” Members can also support Music Movement by making a donation. Shirlee’s goal is to raise $1,000. To learn more about this nonprofit, visit


Muscle Beach Walk of Fame

Shirlee’s Gym will also be helping with the Muscle Beach Walk of Fame Plaque Restoration Project. Muscle Beach in Venice, CA, is often called the heart and soul of bodybuilding and fitness for the famous outdoor weight area where many body builders train and for events put on there. The beach also has a Hall of Fame with bronze plaques honoring fitness luminaries. However, the corrosive effects of sea air has taken a toll. A Go Fund Me campaign to renovate the area has been started, and Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym is contributing. “I am participating in a competition at Muscle Beach again this year,” Kon Vong said. “Muscle Beach has inspired people for decades, and we in the fitness community want to help support this iconic place.”

For more information on the Muscle Beach restoration, please visit

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Get inspired!

Get Inspired by Konnie’s Muscle Beach Bikini Competition

It all started with a goal: to enter a bikini contest. That’s how Konnie Vong got into the best shape of her life seven years ago. “I wanted to know what it takes to be a Bikini Model, part of my bucket list,” she recalls. “I thought about it, and I decided: ‘Why not?’ I am a person who sets goals and works for them in other areas of my life, so why not commit myself to this?”

Konnie trained with a strict workout and diet regimen. “It took a lot of dedication and passion,” she says. Pictures of her at the Muscle Beach Bikini Contest in Venice, CA, show how that commitment paid off. 

Konnie is entering the Muscle Beach contest again in 2018, this time as a team associate at Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym in Upland. CA. “I’m doing this for my aunt—health is so important, and Shirlee’s is going to be represented in Muscle Beach for the first time.” She begins training in January for the contest in July. She hopes by challenging herself she will inspire members at her gym to set their own fitness goals for 2018.

“I would love to share my training and nutrition program if they want come jump on board and train with me,” she says. 

In that spirit, Shirlee’s will be offering specials on personal training packages in January 2018. Our personal trainers can help figure out your own fitness goal and come up with a real plan to achieve it. A goal can be as big as entering a bikini contest or a marathon, or as small as dropping one dress size, becoming toned enough to wear short sleeves, or increasing your cardio stamina so you can run a mile. All of Shirlee’s trainers are certified—which means they have the skills and knowledge to guide you in safe and effective workouts—and they are experienced working with women of all ages, sizes, and abilities.

Visit our Membership Page for more details on membership and personal training specials or call (909) 985-6400.


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The Claremont Show Features Shirlee’s Gym

Shirlee’s is proud to be featured on The Claremont Show, a Youtube channel that features businesses and attractions in Claremont, CA, and surrounding areas.  Many of Shirlee’s members come from Claremont. Thank you to The Claremont Show for highlighting our gym. And thank you to our members who graciously shared their love for Shirlee’s. 

Please view and share the video with your friends!

If you are a woman living in Claremont or any of the surrounding communities, please stop by Shirlee’s for a FREE PASS to try us out.  And check out our membership page for the latest specials.   

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Shirlee’s Shop Supports Two Cancer Groups

Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym is proud to support two organizations dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families: Megan’s Wings and the City of Hope.

At the front desk we are now selling a variety of Shirlee’s merchandise, and proceeds from the sales will be donated to these two worthy nonprofits.

Megan’s Wings is a volunteer-based foundation in Upland established in memory of 9-year-old Megan Savage, who lost her battle to Leukemia on April 2nd, 2003. Megan’s Wings provides help and services to local families of children with cancer. Last year Shirlee’s was a sponsor at Megan’s Wings 5 K Run.

City of Hope is a world leader in the research and treatment of cancer, diabetes, and other serious diseases. Donations help turn innovative ideas into cancer treatments. Shirlee’s has been supporting the City of Hope since the gym opened with blood drives and fundraisers.

Thank you to our members for helping us to support these and other health-related community groups.

Our special sale includes t-shirts, tank tops, bags, backpacks, and a cooler. Stop by the front desk to purchase merchandise. Thank you for supporting the health of our community.


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Shirlee’s Member Video


Shirlee’s is making a video about our gym, and we want our members to star. We will be asking members to say a few words about why they love Shirlee’s. Our video will be used on our website and our FB to promote the gym.  We hope you will participate. Please ask at the front desk for more details or email Konnie at  THANK YOU so much for supporting Shirlee’s. 

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Spin to Win Referral Offer!




Want to win a fabulous vacation? Shirlee’s has referral offer that you won’t want to miss.  

For a limited time if you refer a friend who joins the gym, you will get to SPIN-to-WIN for a chance at a trip or other prize such as a tablet or restaurant gift certificate. 

Spin-to-Win is a limited-time, while-supplies-last offer, so hurry in for your best chances of winning a fabulous prize. 

Trips include:

  • 2 airfare tickets with 2 nights of hotel stay in the U.S.
  • 7 nights Resort/Condo available in the world
  • 1-4 nights Las Vegas Resort Stay
  • Golf and Stay in Cabo for two,
  • Mayan Resorts Mexico Getaway
  • and much more!

Our Spin-to-Win Referral has been expanded so that anyone may refer a new member and get the chance to spin. You do not have to be a current member of the gym. So share this offer with your friends and give them the chance to spin-to-win by referring a new member. 

You can find the latest specials for new members on our Membership Page. Ask at the front desk for details.  

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Weight Loss Challenge!



10-Week Weight-Loss Challenge

$100 entry fee includes:

  • Two 30-Minute Personal Training Sessions
  • Weekly Weigh In and Consultation
  • 1 Group Nutritional Seminar with Personal Training Manager
  • Food Diary
  • Shirlee’s Fitness Towel and Water Bottle

Highest Percentage of Weight Loss wins 4 Hours of Personal Training! ($320 value)

Second Highest Percentage of Weight Loss wins a Fitbit.

The Challenge Begins on Jan 16, 2017. The challenge is a fun, supportive way to motivate yourself and get fit in 2017! A minimum of 8 participants required for Weight Loss Challenge. To sign up or find out more, see the front desk.

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Not happy with your current gym? Or is your gym closing?  If so, we invite you to stop by Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym on Foothill near Mountain Avenue in Upland.

Shirlee’s is not just another chain gym. As a private fitness club owned and operated by local women, we care about the community and our members. You will not find a more supportive atmosphere anywhere. Plus we have top equipment, a full schedule of classes, personal training, massage and more, all in a beautiful setting.

Check out all we offer and compare. We think you will find that Shirlee’s offers a great value for your fitness dollars. We invite you to stop by the club for a tour and a free pass.  If you have any questions, please call (909) 985-6400 1275. Don’t forget to ask the manager about our TRANSFER discount! We offer special savings when you trade in your old gym membership card for a Shirlee’s membership card.  

Join us. Look better, feel better, be better.


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