Thank You for Supporting Charity Event

Watch video from our Zumbathon above. Thank you to all who supported our Gift of Giving Holiday Boutique on Saturday, December 1. Support from the event benefitted:

  • San Antonio Regional Hospital’s Women’s Breast & Imaging Center
  • Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Muscle Beach Toy Drive

We appreciate all our vendors who set up tables for the day; our raffle donors; our instructors who put on a Zumbathon; our caterer; the OC Refugees band who provided music; and our members who came out in support. Watch the video above of our Zumbathon  and see the slideshow below.   


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Cycle Your Way to Fitness

Want to:

  • burn off tons of calories
  • improve cardio
  • tone your legs and butt
  • have fun at the same time?

Then try Ultimate Cycle at Shirlee’s Gym in Upland. 

If you think cycling only makes sense outside, think again. Join our dedicated group of members who work out in our Ultimate Cycle studio. Led by our enthusiastic instructor, these ladies have a blast pumping pedals to the beat of music and flashing lights.

Cycling is one of the most effective ways to shed weight because it burns up to 500 calories in a 40-minute session.  If you have never tried, it, don’t be intimidated.  Our bikes adjust easily, so you can work at your own level and pick up your pace as you get stronger.  The women in our Ultimate Cycle class are a friendly, inspiring group. 

If you want to try out our bikes, here are some tips:

  • Come to class a few minutes early the first couple of times to have your instructor help you adjust the handle bars and the seat. You need to know how to make it fit you correctly. You want to avoid putting too much pressure on your knees or lower back to avoid injury.
  • Bring a towel as you will be sweating
  • Bring a water bottle. 
  • If you feel yourself becoming addicted, invest in a pair of padded shorts. 
  • Start out slowly and work your way up. If you overexert yourself the first time, you may not come back. 
  • If at any time the class seems too intense, just pedal more slowly, take the tension down, or take a break. Do not be embarrassed. No one cares. Really.
  • As with any exercise, talk with your doctor before starting any new exercise regimen, especially if you have health issues. 
  • Let your instructor know if you are having trouble with the resistance knob or the general technique. She will be more than happy to help.
  • Keep track of your heart rate as you go to make sure you are not overtaxing yourself . . . and to track your improvement over the weeks.

Fitness experts agree that a varied routine is best. Shirlee’s has tons of cardio options. Get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Hop on a bike and give it a spin. 

Check out the 15-second video above to see the class in action.

Thank you to our instructor Annette and her class for letting us take video in our Ultimate Cycle class. You ladies rock.   

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Shirlee’s Limited Edition Tees $20

Support City of Hope with a 2018 Shirlee’s Tee

Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym is proud to offer a new T-shirt for 2018 with proceeds going to support the City of Hope. The design comes on both v-neck and a racer-back tees in sizes S, M, L, XL, or XXL.

Our 2018 t-shirts can be ordered at the front desk for a limited time for $20. Stop by the front desk and order yours soon!

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Trade In, Trade Up: Transfer Special at Shirlee’s Gym

Does Your Gym Offer All This?


If you belong to another gym in the Inland Valley but are not satisfied, we invite you to consider Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym in Upland. Check out all we offer and compare. We think you will find that Shirlee’s offers a great value for your fitness dollars. 

Shirlee’s Gym in Upland offers a Gym Transfer Special: turn in your current gym membership card and receive a discount! We invite you to stop by the club for a tour and a free trial pass.  We also have specials discounts for people who like our Facebook page.  To learn more about all our current specials, please call (909) 985-6400.    

Inter Valley Health Plan: Are you a member of Inter Valley? Ask about our discounted rate for plan members. We have a special corporate rate for Inter Valley. Call for details.

Regular prices below. Call for all our current specials and to learn which plan best fits your needs.

  • Regular enrollment fee $150
  • 12-Month Contract $45/mo
  • Month-to-Month $55/mo
  • 3 Months Pre-Paid $199
  • 6 Months Pre-Paid $360
  • 1 Month Pre-Paid $120
  • 1 year Pre-Paid  $525 * 

Annual maintenance fee of $24 applies.

Join now, and be on your way to a stronger, more energetic, and more confident life by the end of the year. 

At the Ultimate Women’s Gym, we do everything in our power to help you achieve your fitness goals and stay in shape for life. We offer more than two acres of resort fitness, a ton of fun and effective classes, certified personal training, and a supportive atmosphere of strong, positive women. 

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.

We offer an extensive schedule of Group Classes with everything from Aqua to Zumba taught by enthusiastic instructors who 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 and Yelp reviews. Then come check us out, take a tour, get a free pass—we think you will love our supportive atmosphere.  We will help you look better, feel better and be better!

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Thank You Members for Supporting Wings

Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym would like to thank our members who generously donated items to our Independence for Wings campaign. The Wings domestic violence campaign began in 1979 and is one of the largest shelters in LA. Wings helps victims and their dependent children move toward safety and autonomy. People in the shelter need basic necessities. Thank you to ladies who donated personal toiletries or gave a donation. This campaign was coordinated by Shirlee’s through Michelle Peterson-Tomes, a San Gabriel Valley WINGS member since 2015. So proud of our ladies who are ShirleeStrong. 


As a women-owned and operated gym, Shirlee’s supports local causes in our community, a commitment we call ShirleeStrong. Just as we are committed to the health of our members, we are also committed to the health of our larger community. Thank you for supporting our goal. 

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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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