Thursday, December 4, 2014

HUGE equipment update!

We've been updating the gym at such a pace that we're having a hard time keeping up the blog posts. We're so excited to anouce that we've put in no less than TEN new pieces of equipment this last week. Bruce really went to town and we're so happy with the results, our members and visitors are loving the new stuff.

Here are some images of the new equipment, but come on in and check it our for yourselves. All new pieces pictured except two new spin bikes, which are identical to the two we put in in January of this year. (A full list of the current list of equipment at the Body Shop Gym can be found under the Equipment tab above.)

Smith Machine
Stair Stepper
Weight assisted Pull-up/Dip machine
Fly pec/ Rear delt machine
Incline row
Multi press
Three way Olympic bench
Adjustable ab bench

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Remodel Update

Ok, the remodel has commenced. Last spring we updated the decor of the office (see previous post), everyone liked it so much that we decided to go ahead with the same theme throughout the gym. Now that it's shoulder season we took the opportunity to close for one day, only ONE day, and get the main room done. Bruce, Omar and Josefine taped, and painted at super speed and 14 hours later the main room had transformed into a sleek, modern and fun workout space. A few days later Bruce tackled the stretch room. Details here and there are yet to be attended to (and eventually the changing room too), but we are extremely happy with the transformation so far, we really hope you like it too. We've chosen two matching hues of gray and a very energetic orange for a clean sporty look. Check it out.

Before starting to paint we had to get the dumbbell racks and other equipment away from the walls, which made for a nice obstacle course in the middle of the room.
Taping every window frame, mirror and floor edge became Josefines job.
Omar patching dents in the wall caused by various heavy weights.
And so it began, Bossman Bruce is swift with the roller.
Omar working the edges with a brush.
Bruce steady hand making light work of the top edge.
And then, our accent color, we call it Body Shop Orange.
Bruce making sure the edge of our feature wall is razor sharp.

Bruceman tackled the Stretch room a couple of days later, it is now a brighter, lighter, energizing space.
The finished main room, nice and sleek.
The treadmills and our feature wall.
What is our feature wall all about? Schwarzenegger of course!
Brucies tribute to Arnie.

Please stop by and see it for yourself, we'd love to hear what you think. :)
Bring on the winter!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Front Desk Remodel

Hello Friends,

if you've been into the gym over the last month you've probably noticed the changes in our front office. We decided it was time to update our look and make the entrance way show off the fact that The Body Shop Gym is Mammoths coolest workout facility. Gone is the mellow yellow hue, say hello to cool gray and sporty orange! The last component was added only a couple of weeks ago when one of our favorite members Tiffany Tyree presented us with a custom made Body Shop logo painting. See below for pictures of her AMAZING piece of art, now gracing our wall!

It was all hands on deck to get this remodel done. We all chipped in, painting, laying down rubber flooring, assembling furniture etc. This was a labor of love for all of us here at the Body Shop, we love how it come out, we really hope you like it too. Come hang out with us in the cool new office, we have free coffee as always and new bright orange chairs for you to sit in.
First we painted the place.
Bruce man laying down flooring.
Look how neat that came out. Perfection!

Building the pigeonhole shelving unit.
We left the hardest screws to Omar.

Tiffany's amazing Body Shop masterpiece.
New furniture in place.
The new office layout and design.

Panorama of the old office space, just to remind you what it looked like.

Come see it all for yourself. :)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

New equipment is in

Good news friends, the Body Shop has this week installed two new spin-bikes and two new recumbent bikes. They are all running incredibly smooth. I spent some time on both of them yesterday and had an immensely comfortable ride, feels like pushing a very even stream of air, set at your preferred resistance.

Here are some pictures of the latest addition to our fleet:

We've got two of these sweet LeMond spin bikes, with super easy height adjustment.
We also have two new ones of these recumbent, they look just like our previous ones from this angle, but when you sit down you will discover the difference, a smoother ride and a flashy new updated console.

Kieth and Jen taking a tandem test drive of the new recumbent bikes.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Member profile January 2014

Is it January already!? My goodness times flies when we're having fun. We've been so busy I haven't had time to do the member of the month for a while. Winter is here and we have an influx of members at the gym. It's always nice to see new faces and get to know each other on the gym floor. One member who is a frequent face in the evening here is Rene, so we decided to make him member of the month for January.

BodyShop: Please state your name for us.

Member: Rene

BodyShop: Do you live in Mammoth full time, seasonal or visiting? And how long have you been here?

Member:  I live in Mammoth, I've been here for 8 years now.

BodyShop: What is your occupation?

Member: I do maintenance at Convict Lake.

BodyShop: How long have you been coming to The Body Shop?

Member: For 5 years.

BodyShop: How often do you work out and what’s your favorite time of day for working out?

Member: 6 days a week from about 6-8 pm

BodyShop: What’s your favorite work out music?

Member: Rock and Roll is best.

BodyShop: What other sports/recreational activities do you engage in?

Member: I run and play soccer.

BodyShop: Which are your favorite spots to do those things around Mammoth?

Member: The park is great for playing soccer.
BodyShop: What do you like best about The Body Shop Gym? 

Member: It's a nice environment.