Routines may be the core of life.

But sometimes, it’s great to shake up them up, especially in view of fitness.

Here are some fun ideas to mix things up!

Consider trying something at the gym you’ve never used before. (Make sure you ask a trainer for directions if you’re not sure how to use the equipment.)

While you’re at the gym, try a couple more reps of your usual exercise routine.

This subtle change can be quite helpful.

As you go about your day, try to always take the stairs whenever possible and park your car farther away from stores so that you add extra steps wherever you go.

Go to bed a half of hour early on days that you find yourself most active.

Sleep is truly rejuvenating.

Jumpstart your day!

Try to dance to at least 3 songs first thing in the morning.

That will get your blood pumping and is certain to put a jump in the step.

Michael’s Body Scenes can help you vary your routine in safe but exciting ways!


Hurricane Irma Update



To all our Members, their families, our staff, and friends,

We hope after the past weeks events from Hurricane Irma you are all well and have life getting back to normal. As you are aware we suffered power loss from from Sunday September 10th until yesterday September the 14th at 3:30PM. During this time were closed Sunday-Tuesday and reopened on Wednesday with NO power and a very limited schedule. On Thursday we again opened late with some classes as we had no power but resumed our scheduled classes in the afternoon. Today Friday September 15th we have resumed our normal hours of operation and or complete class schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you. We are looking forward to a calm remainder of hurricane season. Please remember to keep in touch with us through our social media (Facebook and Instagram), emails and our website always for our updates.

Thank You for your support,

Fotis Papamichael

Michael Papamichael

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Michael’s Body Scenes Outstanding Fitness Professional Scott Downes


Scott is retiring this summer after serving as a career fire fighter—over 32 years of service—holding the rank of Paramedic and Captain for the City of Pompano Beach.

“I became involved in fire protection to help children and pets as well as adults because I am committed to protecting those I call ‘the innocents,” says the handsome 59-year- old who is married to another MBS trainer, Kim Sholtes. “I became a personal trainer when the Pompano Beach Fire Department decided 16 years ago to follow a national trend and have some of their personnel certified to reduce the incidents of heart attacks and stroke as well as the musculoskeletal injuries of fire service.”

Scott is also a gifted Thai Massage therapist and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. He’s a student of yoga and believes in the importance of flexibility as well as strength which makes him an ideal trainer for those who are already physically active or want to improve their overall performance at any fitness level. As we wish him well in his retirement, we also encourage all members to salute his efforts and contribution to the community at large and especially to our amazing club. He can be reached at downesscott@yahoo.com.

By Lynn Allison



Michael’s Body Scenes All-Star Member Barry Cooper



Coach Cooper, as many local kids and moms refer to the ebullient regular at MBS, has been a stellar member for seven years,

“I haven’t had the itch to switch yet,” he jokes. “I joined because I needed a change from my old gym and this has proven to be the best move I made.”

The “back side of 50” Account Manager at BrightView Landscape is another true gentleman who sent along a photo of himself with his mom for this article, ‘because I love her.”

Barry is at the gym daily and often attends Stacy Rosen’s body sculpting classes where he gamely bears the brunt of often times being the only guy in the room with humor and aplomb.

Besides work and working out, he also manages Junior Varsity Baseball at St. John Paul II Academy (formerly Pope High School) in Boca Raton.

“I enjoy coaching for what I get in return,” he says. “I like to help student athletes mature and get them ready for varsity baseball. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a young player develop to his full potential.”

Barry sings the praises of MBS.

“Whether I am at the gym at 7 a.m. or 5 p.m., the members, the trainers and the staff are always helpful, smiling and happy. There are no fake people!”

And he values the friendships he’s made of the years.

“I view Michael’s Body Scenes as a family. You can go to any gym and they will have weights, machines and classes. But they do not have the quality or trainers and people that Michael’s has.

By Lynn Allison



Michael’s Body Scenes All-Star Member Eileen Clark

Eileen Clark

One of the brightest stars on the Michael’s Boutique Fitness Facility horizon is the vivacious Eileen Miller Clark. Whether she’s battling with Brett or zooming in Zumba, Eileen, 57, is full of energy.

“I joined the gym initially in1996,” says the retired employee of American Airlines. “I was doing Michael’s extreme cardio class, Abbie’s step class and Dotty’s body sculpting class. The next year I got hurt while flying during clear air turbulence and really messed up my neck so exercise went on the back burner.”

Clark kept her membership active, however, and when she and her husband Jeff, also 57, returned from a four year move to Denver, she immediately rejoined.

“I was still having issues with my neck so I only did yoga and Pilates,” she recalls. “When I retired from American I started to train with Fotis who really worked miracles with me and got me into shape so I can now do all the classes.”

Jeff, her husband, sticks to spinning but the couple walks together regularly.

“I’ve was hooked on Michael’s right after my first class,” she says. “What I love about the gym is the family atmosphere and excellent instructors. Since I love doing group classes and only work out on the machines when I’m forced into it (!) I appreciate the wide variety offered.

“I’ve made a lot of friends at the gym because it’s very down-to earth and not the least bit pretentious. However the owners are always on the cutting edge of the fitness industry and make sure that the classes and the equipment are at par with the best in the business.”



Lynn Allison


Body Scenes Outstanding Fitness Professional Diana Munoz


Let me introduce you to Diana Munoz, one of the fitness instructors who definitely “walks her talk”. Diana is in superb shape and has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years. *

“I am certified in several disciplines including sports conditioning, nutrition, P90X, TRX, Insanity and Spinning,” the tall brunette says. “I am also a boxing and triathlon instructor.”

However, her favorite instructional class is Boot Camp.

“The class encompasses the entire body by mixing cardio, weights and endurance,” she says. “The camaraderie experienced in the group atmosphere helps individuals achieve their goals. The success is achieved as a team, just like in the military and the results are REAL and LIFE CHANGING.”

Diana and Fotis Papamichael both offer boot camp style experiences at MBS along with other elite trainers like Brett Rabbat , Beth Sigel and Bryan Sakolsky. Check the schedule for times and more information.

Michael Papamichael


Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fattest country in the world?

The U.S. is the most obese nation in the world, just ahead of Mexico

The obesity rate for American adults (aged 15 and over) came in at a whopping 38.2%, which puts the birthplace of the Hamburger and the Donuts at the top of the heftiest-nations-in-the-world rankings, according to an updated survey from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. At second place is our border pal Mexico, with 32.4% of population considered obese, followed by New Zealand, Hungary and Australia.
The skinniest nations are Japan, with a tiny 3.7% of the population tipping the scales, followed by India, Korea, Indonesia and China. And across much of Europe, less than 20% of the population can be considered obese, according to the survey released by the OECD.


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Michael’s Spring is in the Air

Michael’s Body Scenes Spring Newsletter

April 2017

In South Florida, the coming of Spring means that our delightful cool weather is behind us and we’re heading for a long hot summer! Many of us lose motivation when temperatures soar, and that’s when joining a health and fitness club that offers a variety of exercise options can turn the tide.

We’re right in the middle of major renovations in the shopping center but our fitness facility is in full swing. Besides our comprehensive schedule of regular classes, try a one on one session or small group session with one of our many great professional trainers. I also invite you try to one of our Boot Camps to really kick your Spring butt into gear!

Michael Papamichael



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