As the winter holidays roll around and many of our beloved “snow bird” members return to nest, Michael’s Body Scenes thanks everyone for the wonderful support we’ve had this year. While massive, impersonal gyms open up on every corner, we remain the elite boutique fitness facility in the area that’s been around for 30 years thanks to the personal care and attention we pride ourselves in giving every member.
THIS MONTH WE SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON…
Kate McKnight and Paul Piche
This month we feature our very special trainer with a smile from ear to ear Kate McKnight
and a member of no small stature, Paul Piche, a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer
October’s Go Pink Fitness Weekend at Michael’s Body Scenes Raises over $4,000.00
We’d like to give special thanks for all the hard-working teachers, trainers and members who made our 10 annual Go Pink Challenge such a HUGE success. This year we raised over $4,000.00. The trainers volunteered personal sessions for the main raffle and we held special Zumba, Spin, Yoga and Pilates classes to raise both money and awareness for the fabulous services offered at the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health and Wellness Institute/Schmidt Family Center for Breast Care. A special shout out to the amazing kids crew for their tasty Bake Sale that raised a whopping $635! And special thanks to their mentors chief baker, Susan Brown Eberst and her associate baker Nicole Rabbat.
And speaking of Susan, we had the pleasure of hearing another Susan give her moving, personal account of her experience with breast cancer during the Pilates session of the fund-raising weekend. Susan Bryant, a well-known writer and editor, shared key strategies that helped her through the arduous battle:
*Meditation. Meditating helped calm anxiety and induce restful sleep.
*Practicing Gratitude. As tough as it was to feel grateful, Susan managed to journal daily, capturing her favorite moments of the day.
*Serving others. By helping others who were going through a rough time, Susan was able to share her own healing energy.
*Spending time in nature. A walk along the beach or through a green, wooded park helped bring peace and serenity.
*Staying social. By connecting with others instead of isolating yourself, Susan says you reap tremendous benefits.
*Exercising! Yes, spending time at MBS even while going through chemo and walking daily, was a way to keep her energy levels high.