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Weight Loss Challenge!

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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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Gym Glam

 

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Gym. Glam.  Those two words don’t often go together. But here at Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym, we take pride in offering the cleanest, classiest workout space in the Inland Valley! Now our front desk sparkles with a gorgeous new chandelier.  Wowza!  The lighting is a Mother’s Day gift to all our members.  After all you do for your families, friends, and co-workers, you deserve to pamper yourself with some “me time” in a resort-like setting. When you see our new chandelier as you walk in and out of the club, let it be a reminder to let your own best light shine for all to see.

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Shirlee’s Supports Megan’s Wings

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Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym is a proud sponsor of the 12th Annual Megan’s Wings 5K Run, which will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 in McCarthy Park in Upland. Megan’s Wings is a non profit dedicated to helping the families of local kids with cancer.

To register for the event, visit meganswings.org. Participants can set up their own fundraising page on the site.

The event will include a 1 K Walk/Run and a 5K Walk/Run.

8 am – 1K Kids Run (12 & under – Seniors welcome too!)

8:30 am – 5K (Fun for the whole family!)

The theme for this year is “Get Your Rock Star On!” and participants are encouraged to dress like a rock star.

Local businesses that want to donate in kind services or items for a raffle can fill out a form on the web site.

All proceeds from Megan’s Race help pay bills and temporary housing for childhood cancer families and support research to find better treatments and cures. Megan’s Wings is a 501c3 charity and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

“As a local fitness club, Shirlee’s is happy to support local children with cancer,” said Shirlee’s owner, Konnie Vong.  “I hope to see many of our members at the race.”

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Save the Date!

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Mark Your Calendars! Shirlee’s will be hosting a “Celebration of Women’s Health” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday October 1, from 10 am to 2 pm.  The free event is open to the public and is also sponsored by Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and InterValley Health Plan. We will have free screening, demonstrations, fitness tips and more.  Plan in advance to be there on the first day of October.…

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Shirlee’s Supports The Roman Fund

Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym is a proud Gold Sponsor at the August 6, 2016 gala of the Roman Fund, an Upland nonprofit established last year that helps local children with special needs get proper assessment, diagnosis, and services to which they are legally entitled. The group also provides financial support for those families that are in need and qualify.

The Roman Fund was established by Roland and Jenny Martinez in honor of their son, Roman Martinez, who died at age 12 when he was struck and killed riding his motorized scooter in front of their Upland home the day after Christmas, 2014.

Roland’s mom describes her son’s story on the foundation’s website:

Roman Alexander Martinez, a bright young boy who was diagnosed with ADHD and an anxiety disorder at a very young age, had hearing problems and speech issues. He had difficulties with comprehension, making it hard for him to express himself. He started struggling in the first and second grades, as the school material became more challenging. In second grade, Roman was severely bullied, was placed on Home/Hospital Instruction (one-to-one instruction provided at the home or hospital by the school district) and placed him on many medications. The bullying continued for more than five years. My husband Roland and I tried repeatedly to work with school personnel, but the bullying did not stop, and Roman suffered both emotionally and educationally.

When Roman was eight years old, we sought the help of an advocate, Christopher Russell with Advocates on Behalf of Children, who knew our parental rights and helped us undertake the long and arduous battle to get Roman the services he needed. By then, Roman had very low self-esteem and did not want to live. Finally, in January 2014, just weeks before he turned 12 years old, Roman transferred to Frostig School in Pasadena, with district-provided transportation to and from our home.

At the new school, Roman acclimated very well. During the summer, he stopped taking all antidepressant medications, and when school started in August, he was a happy boy. We had our old Roman back, and he was making good progress, both academically and socially. He even had a girlfriend. The Frostig teachers said he was thriving, cheerful and more content than ever.


On December 26, 2014, Roman was the happiest boy in town.  He shared with his friends that he got everything he wanted for Christmas, including an electric scooter. He told us he wanted to ride his scooter down the street to the dam, and he would be back soon. When Roman rode out of our driveway, he was struck by a speeding car. A neighbor boy and his parents heard the accident and called 911. The boy recognized that it was Roman with his new scooter, and hurried to our house to tell us about the accident. We immediately ran out, and firemen already were working on Roman. The only things I got to say to Roman were “Mommy is here” and “I love you.” His father touched his arm as he lay in road and said that he loved him and he was going to be okay.  Roman was life-flighted to Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, but he died in the helicopter within an hour after the accident.

As parents, our lives are shattered and our hearts are broken forever. He was the love of our lives.  We fought to get help for Roman from the time he was a baby, and we want his legacy to live on by helping other children who struggle in school academically and who are bullied. Parents often do not know their children’s rights for appropriate schooling. Sometimes schools and school districts do not inform parents about available educational opportunities, and schools continue to place children with unique needs in regular programs and just pass them along.

The Roman Fund, Inc. mission is to provide parents of children who struggle academically or socially and/or who are bullied at school with an advocate to help secure appropriate educational services and placements. Last year the Roman Fund helped four local families

The Roman Fund, Inc. is not limited to assisting children with special needs, such as Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, Dyslexia, or other diagnoses. It also reaches out to parents of children who struggle with reading, writing, comprehension of oral and written language, physical and emotional issues, and other areas for which children need help.

Contact The Roman Fund for more information, questions or consultation on applications or to make a donation.

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Mother’s Day Special

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MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL

Pay $120 for 1-Month Membership and your choice of either a 1-hour massage or a 1-hour personal training session.  Gift certificates available for easy giving. Perfect for the mom who needs some quality “me time” in a resort-like setting. Must “like” our Facebook page to qualify.  This offer ends 5/30/16. Call or stop by for details on this or any of our current specials.

DIAMOND PRE-PAID MEMBERSHIP
3 YEARS
TOTAL $925
GUARANTEED RENEWAL $149 PLUS $24 MFA

Other May specials are available now.  Please call (909) 985-6400 for more information or stop by the club for a tour and a consultation with a manager.

These special limited-time offers apply to new members only and may not be used in conjunction with other discount coupons. Call for details soon so you do not miss out. Prices subject to change without notice.

Raffle Bonus!

Receive a free raffle ticket with every new membership, massage, personal training or referral. Drawing held at end of month for a prize valued more than $300.

If you like us on FB, you can even try before you buy with a FREE guest pass. So what are you waiting for? Come check us out.  It may be one of the best decisions you ever made.

Shirlee’s offers resort-like fitness on two acres with complete strength training and cardio equipment; a group exercise studio; a cycle studio; an outdoor track and fitpark; and a pool/jacuzzi/spa. We are open 365 days a year with convenient hours. Our recently renovated facilities are spotless, well air conditioned, and we have easy parking. We are conveniently located on Foothill Blvd near Mountain Ave in Upland.

classesWe offer an extensive schedule of Group Classes with everything from Aqua to Zumba taught by enthusiastic instructorswho make exercise fun. Our personal trainers are certified and experienced in working with women of all shapes, sizes and abilities. Massage is also available on site.

Read testimonials from our members.  Watch a 90-second video showcasing our gym. Then come check us out and take a tour—we think you will love our supportive atmosphere.  We will help you look better, feel better and be better! Call (909) 985-6400 for more information about these and other membership specials.

If you belong to another gym and want to make the switch to Shirlee’s, ask about our transfer offer.

Shirlee’s has gift certificates for giving memberships and more.…

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Help Us Choose A Hero to Honor

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Shirlee’s Ultimate Gym for Women announces an essay contest to choose someone to honor with an Upland Hero’s Banner.  The Upland Adopt-A-Soldier Military Banner Program raises money for banners to be hung throughout the City of Upland to recognize our men and women who serve in the military and protect our country. It is run by volunteers and all banners are purchased and placed using the donations received.  Each banner costs $225 to sponsor.

Shirlee’s is asking our members to help us choose an Upland resident serving in the military that we will sponsor.  If you know of someone you would like to nominate, please write a short essay of no more than 500 words about this service member and email it to konnie@shirlees.com or submit at the front desk before May 15, 2016.

As a sponsor, Shirlee’s will receive recognition in the Upland Today quarterly newsletter, acknowledgement at a City Council meeting, a certificate of recognition, and a letter stating the name of the military person we sponsor.  In addition, the name of the gym will appear at bottom of our banner. The military family will receive a letter stating that our gym sponsored their loved one’s banner.  We think the banner program is a wonderful opportunity to show Shirlee’s support of our community members who protect our country. 

We want your input on choosing someone to honor.  If you need help in writing an short essay, please talk to someone at the front desk.  Thank you for your support.

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Giving Back

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Every organ in your body depends on your heart.  As it pumps, this muscle provides oxygen and nutrients to everything else.  At Shirlee’s, our members take cardio classes to strengthen heart health. But the women who work out at our gym have another kind of heart as well: compassion for others. We at Shirlee’s are just as proud of the way our members exercise this kind of heart.

This year we sponsored three fundraising drives for health-related causes. Our members responded with generosity. Here are the amounts raised:

Relay for Life American Cancer Society—more than $1,000
City of Hope Breast Cancer Blood Drive Event—more than $2,500
Salvation Army Bake Sale—more than $500 and a truck-load of food and clothes.

Wow! More than $4,000 was donated to our community with the help of our members, family and friends.

Shirlee’s members also donated $1,000 to Community Senior Services, which provides many services for local seniors. Shirlee’s supports local schools as well by donating to raffles and auctions for sports teams and class events. Raffle prizes have also been donated to the Foothill Chapter of the National Charity League, a mother-daughter organization that performs volunteer work and raises money for scholarships for local high school seniors who will be attending college.

For some people, meeting a fundraising goal can seem as daunting as reaching a fitness goal. Curing cancer, for example, or providing for the poor among us, seems an impossible challenge.  Why even bother to try?  What many of our members have found, however, is that being part of a strong, positive community makes all the difference. We cheer each other on. The same attitude that helps us reach fitness goals inspires us to meet fundraising goals.

Thank you so much to our members give back, and in doing so motivate others to follow their lead.  Shirlee’s  recently established the ShirleeStrong Membership Fund to help pay for gym memberships for women from our community who have cancer or other health issues who would otherwise be unable to afford membership. We welcome you to join us in our outreach by making a donation.

Just as the pumping of your heart provides sustenance for the rest of your body, the generous giving of our members supports the well being of the common good. For more information on any of the causes we support, please call (909) 985-6400 and ask to speak to Konnie.…

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Mother’s Day Contest Winner Announced

Celebrating Moms at Shirlee’s Fitness Club for Women

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Sometimes the joy of motherhood gets lost in the in all the craziness of modern family life. Moms are always dashing to meet deadlines, struggling to find solutions, and calming kids in crisis. The emergencies never seen to end. But mothers need to take time out to re-charge.

As a Fitness Club exclusively for Women, we are dedicated to helping all women achieve health and balance in their lives. So here’s to all the moms who are members of our club. Thank you for all you do for your families!

This year Shirlee’s sponsored its first Mother’s Day Contest, asking you for nominations of local moms who deserve “Me Time” at Shirlee’s.

We are please to award Marcia Fiorindo the prize. Marcia was nominated by her son Steven. “My mom embodies the Shirleee’s concept. She has had a rough year. She recently lost her best friend, Cherie, her husband, Bob, and had a knee replacement, but continues to be strong in spite of everything. My daughter, Bella and I live with her and she helps us with so much. She is caring, supportive and loving. Her 50th wedding anniversary would have been this month. A determined woman! She deserves this award.”

Marcia will receive a three-month membership at Shirlee’s; a personal training session; a nutrition counseling session; a massage session, and a Shirlee’s Fitness Club t-shirt.

Congratulations!

We want to thank all of you who nominated deserving women. We were so touched by the entries that we would like to offer each of the moms nominated a two-week pass to Shirlee’s when it opens along with a nutrition counseling session.

To claim your prize, please contact Shirlee’s at (909) 985-6400.…

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