Join ShirleeStrong Members Only FB Group!

In response to COVID 19, Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym launches the ShirleeStrong Members Only FB Group, a place where members can watch exclusive workout videos, get health and fitness tips, and connect with each other in a supportive online atmosphere. 

This private group is for current members only, and is separate from our public Shirlee’s FB Page.

We invite all our members to join our new private Facebook Group and share in supporting each other in mind, body and spirit.  Thank you for supporting Shirlee’s Gym and each other during the current challenge.  

If you are not yet a member and would like to join Shirlee’s Gym, please call (909) 985-6400 to learn more about our new member special.  


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Resources for Working Out at Home

With the gym closed due to the pandemic, we encourage members to keep up work outs at home! We will be updating you with resources on this page. 


Tracy has made a workout video for you and more will be coming.  


Here is another of Tracy’s workouts . . .


You can find more of Tracy’s great videos on her YouTube Channel BlondandBlueFitness.

Tori also has a Youtube Channel, Fit Over 50, with lots of workout videos. Some of them are mini-workouts of 5 to 15 minutes.  Some are longer workouts.  

If you are looking for inspirational fitness memes, please check out Kim’s Vintage Fitness Motivation Facebook Page!  Here will find inspirational images and quotes from the past as well as links to some inspiring videos.  


If you have not already liked our FB page, please do so to get the latest news about Shirlee’s Gym. You will also find workouts like this one posted by Rita

We hope these resources help during this challenging time.  Stay Shirlee’s Strong! 



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Why It’s a Good Idea to Splurge on a Gym

Invest in You
If you live the in Inland Valley and you are looking for a gym to join, how do you sort through all the options to find the right one? Here in Upland, Claremont and surrounding areas, we have so many choices! Everything from a resort with an Olympic pool and tennis courts to chain gyms that seem to pop up (and shut down) overnight, to small specialized spaces in industrial parks. Prices vary from under $20 a month to 20 times that much! 
Shirlee’s Ultimate Gym for Women in Upland sits in the middle of the price spectrum.  We are not the most expensive, but neither are we the least expensive. We have a loyal membership of women who have been coming to our all-women’s gym for years, some for decades if you count the time before it changed ownership. Why are are these women so loyal and willing to pay a little more when they have less expensive options? 
The answer: because they decided they are worth it!
A recent article online in Thrillist explains one woman’s reasoning about why it is worth it to pay a little more to join a better gym. After years of working out at discount gyms with “showers I refused to step in,” she switched to an upscale gym. She loved it. Cleaner showers, better classes, top-notch equipment, and trainers who could give her real advice. Instead of dreading the gym, she looked forward to going!
At Shirlee’s we offer far more amenities than less expensive gyms. We have two acres with a view of the mountains and plenty of parking. Indoors, we have a strength training room, a cardio room, a circuit area, and an air-conditioned class studio. Outdoors, we have a heated pool, sauna, jacuzzi, track, and fit park with workout cabanas.  Everything is kept spotless. 
More important than the physical space, however, Shirlee’s offers something no other gym has:  a supportive all-women’s atmosphere.  Women of all shapes, sizes, abilities and ages are welcome. Shirlee’s is a no-judgement zone. Class instructors and trainers work with you according to your individual needs.  Members think of Shirlee’s as an oasis of positivity where they can work out mind, body and soul. 
Shirlee’s offers a FREE trial pass so prospective members can come and see for themselves. We invite you to stop by for a tour, get a free pass, and then come work out with us.  Take a class, try our equipment, and talk to our members.  We think you will agree a membership at Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym member is a good way to invest in yourself so you can look better, feel better and be better. You are worth it!
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February Heart Health Event at Shirlees’s Gym

February is Heart Health Month. Come and join us on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 12:30-2:00 pm for a free Workshop presented by Dr. Batra. Learn how you can help improve heart health!

RSVP by February 27 at the front desk or by calling (909) 985-6400. 

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Thank You to Our Vendors and Participants

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym hosted an October Charity Fundraising Event on Sat., Oct 19 from 10 am to 3 pm. Thank you to our vendors and those who stopped by and shopped, attended the Zumbathon and bought raffle tickets.  Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.


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Muscle Beach Vintage Swimsuit Competition Inspires Fitness Journey

Muscle Beach Vintage Swimsuit Competition Inspires Fitness Journey
Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym in Upland is proud to announce that two of our members placed in the Vintage Swimsuit Class at the Muscle Beach Competition held in Venice Beach, CA, on July 4, 2019. Jennifer Stockton, 56, of Claremont (right in photo) and Darcie Bredeen, 36, of Upland (left) both received medals. It was the first time either had competed in a fitness competition.  Both have been working out and training for the competition at Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym in Upland since the first of the year. 
The competition for physique type “fit and curvy” requires two poses, “flirty” and “over the shoulder,” while wearing a vintage style swimsuit circa the 1940s and 1950s. Accessories such as hats, gloves, sunglasses, and vintage jewelry are allowed.  “I like the style and thought it would be a fun way to celebrate exceeding my goals,” said Jennifer Stockton, who lost 40 lbs., toned her muscles, and gained confidence over the past six months of training at Shirlee’s Gym.  
“I’ve wanted to compete in figure or bikini for about 12 years now—before I got married I was close at one point, but life happens,” said Darcie Bredeen. “Then I learned about the Vintage Swimsuit Class at Muscle Beach, and I knew that it was more realistic for me to compete in a class that requires the girls to be ‘fit and curvy.’ I still had to work hard, and the confidence was not always there, but I did this competition to prove to myself that I can work hard even when life gets in the way and the results will come with the work I put it.”
“Everyone at Shirlee’s Gym is proud of these two amazing ladies who worked hard for months to compete at Muscle Beach,” said Kon Jystad, owner of the gym (center in photo). “The competition is a fun way to motivate members to set goals and work to meet them.” 
The women  got into shape using fun exercises, personal training, food assessment plan, and intermittent fasting. No gimmicks, no pills, no diet restrictions, no supplements, said Jystad. “Just all natural, fun and great support system. If you are interested, come by Shirlee’s— see how you can do it too!
Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym has two acres of indoor and outdoor fitness and offers an extensive schedule of classes as well as personal training.  “Shirlee’s offers a positive atmosphere for women of all ages and fitness levels,” says Jystad. “Our motto is look better, feel better, be better. I’m thrilled that when I suggested this competition to our members, these two ladies stepped up, worked hard for six months, and walked home with a medal.”
The gym is located at 1275 West Foothill in Upland. More information on the gym can be found at or by calling (909) 985-6400. The gym offers tours and a free pass to try out both the facilities and classes.  Info on the Muscle Beach competitions can be found at
Thank you Darcie and Jennifer for sharing your stories and inspiring other women!
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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12: Give Her 2 Acres Fitness!



Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, and if you are wondering what to give that special woman in your family, Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym in Upland has the answer.  In May we are offering a number of specials that you can purchase as a gift and give with a gift certificate. Stop by for a tour and see all our resort-like features that mom will love.

May also means that school is about to be over for summer.  Teachers and students who want to join for summer may be interested in our Summer Special.

Check out our website to see all we offer, then call (909) 985-6400 for more information. Specials are for new members who like our FB page. Stop by the gym for a tour and FREE day pass to try us out.

Specials for new clients who like our FB page include:

  • Summer Special: 3 months membership for $160
  • 14 Months for $549
  • No Class Pass $39/Month

We have other specials available, so call or stop by today to find a membership that fits your needs. Find out why women come from all over the Inland Valley to join the Ultimate Women’s Gym. 

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. View a slideshow of 100 photos showing our gym.

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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Vintage Swimsuit Competition at Muscle Beach


Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym in Upland will be helping some of our members to prepare for the Muscle Beach Vintage Swimsuit Fit and Curvy Competition in May. Competing at Muscle Beach is a great way to set a goal for yourself and work to meet it. We are offering special group training sessions and group support. If you would like to learn more about the competition and training for it, please talk to Konnie for more information.  If you do not want to compete, but would like to be part of the group fitness journey, you are welcome to participate as well.  


Members who train for the competition (or just want to participate) will weigh in each week, share training tips, and if they want, train together. 


The competition requires that contestants pose in a vintage one-piece swimsuit. 


If you have never done anything like this before, doing it in a supportive group with other Shirlee’s members is a great way to try something new. And as a bonus, if you do decide to compete, Shirlee’s will pay half ($50) of the $100 competition entry fee.


Whether you plan to compete in the Vintage Swimsuit Competition or just want to get in shape for swimsuit season,  good luck to all our lovely ladies who are working toward a fitness goal!  The competition is May 27  or July 4 at Muscle Beach and you can find out more at the Muscle Beach website. 

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Muscle Pump

In a slump? Try Muscle Pump! 

Shirlee’s Muscle Pump class challenges all of your major muscle groups with a high-repetition, low-weight workout. Have fun in a group setting working at your own level with hand weights and weighted bars. See your body transform, become more lean, toned and strong. Our instructor energizes and motivates you while class members encourage each other. Whether you are just starting your fitness journey or want to add to your current workout routine, try Muscle Pump at Shirlee’s Ultimate Women’s Gym in Upland.

Health experts advocate weight-bearing exercise to:

  • build stronger muscles
  • increase bone density
  • improve joint mobility
  • burn more calories
  • feel empowered and in a good mood!

Muscle Pump is the perfect class to have fun while working out with weights. Check our Class Schedule for current class times. Thank you to Annette and our our members who let us take video in our Muscle Pump class. If you are interested in joining Shirlee’s, stop by for a tour and a free day pass to try us out. Visit our Membership Page for more info or call (909) 985-6400. We offer 2 acres of fitness just for women and an extensive schedule .

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