Monday, July 5, 2010

Salon & Spa Grand Opening!!!

Grand Re-Opening on July 12, 2010 4pm-7pm
Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, raffles, discounts, and special offers!
Check out our newly renovated Salon & Spa,
introducing the most current trends in salon & spa services!

908 Riverside Dr, 3rd Floor
Palmetto, FL, 34221

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

3 Month Summer Special!

Happy Mother's Day!

The Perfect Gift For Mom.

AGE Smart Treatment Facial $70 (reg. $80)
Treatment designed to help, firm, smooth, nourish, regenerate and energize while controlling the biochemical triggers that lead to skin aging.

Rose Petal Massage $80 (reg $85)
A tranquil Swedish massage, using essential rose oils and rose petals.

Mother's Day Package $199 (reg. $246)
AGE Smart Facial - Rose Petal Massage - Manicure & Pedicure
Shampoo & Blow Dry - Lunch

Call Today and Give the Gift of Love to Mom.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hip and Knee Injury Prevention and Exercise

By Paul Boisvert NSPA Certified Conditioning Specialist

Understanding the relationship between the hip and knee joints will have a positive impact on your workouts and other regular activities. From my own observations as a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor, it is safe to say that the majority of us are not aware of the intended role for the hips and knees when it comes to basic movements of the body. Most neglect the use of the hip and over use the knees. The result is a very tight, weak hip structure prone to such issues as low back pain or sciatica. The knee joints also break down from overuse and improper weight distribution.

FREE Hip and Knee Injury Prevention and Exercise seminar
on Tuesday,May 18th at 10AM

Is designed to help you come to a better understanding of how to prevent or work around these problems for a better quality of life. As for effective workouts, the muscle groups involved with the hips and knees are large, powerful, and burn excessive amounts of calories when trained properly. Through demonstrations, I will show you how to apply these muscles for safe and effective strength and aerobic training.

Exercise is an investment of your time. Let me help you make the most of it.

You have nothing to lose except pain, fat, and calories.

Please contact me with questions or comments.

Paul Boisvert

(941) 729-6900/

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spa Month for Young Adults

Spa Month for Young Adults, at Electra Health Club and Spa.

We got you covered with prom and graduation just around the corner, for the month of April and May!!

Dermalogica “Clean Start” Facial (for young adults)
Be blemish free and give your skin more clarity!!


“Prom Package”
Updo, Pedicure, Manicure, Make-up


“Graduation Package”
Shampoo/ Style, Manicure, Pedicure, Make up


Add on a “mini Facial” for $15. Also get 15% off all Clean start products.

Call today to reserve your appointment!


Offer expires May 31, 2010

Footwear and Fitness: Do you have the right match?

By Paul Boisvert

NSPA Certified Conditioning Specialist/Group Instructor

A few years back (I won’t say how many) I helped manage the footwear department for a major sporting goods chain at the start of its expansion outside of its home state. Different reps from all the major brand names i.e., Reebok, Nike, New Balance, Wolverine, etc. would hold an occasional clinic on the use of their products. From hunting boots to basketball shoes, the theme remained the same from one brand rep to the next. Footwear should be used for the activity that it was designed for. While some differences in footwear may be obvious, there are others that are more subtle. I’ve noticed that running shoes are the most abundant sneaker at most footwear stores. Many people will purchase a pair of runners with no intention of running in them. Because of the wide selection, it’s easier to find runners that fit the style that you are in the market for. However, most running shoes are not a good fit for some of the lateral (side to side) movements performed in step classes, boot camp classes, and kickboxing classes. Their soles do not offer the lateral traction that training footwear have. This is important when it comes to performing side to side movements with agility especially as the momentum increases. More control means that there is less risk of injury. Runners and walking shoes generally only offer heel/toe traction for their specific use. In fact, the design of entire shoe is mainly focused on the heel/toe movement. A training shoe, on the other hand, will provide support for heel/toe and lateral movements.

The tricky part is to make sure that you are purchasing a training shoe. The best way to get around this would be to look on the internet for training shoes and make note of their model number. Stores don’t always label these sneakers as trainers.

If you have given up on activity because it did not feel right, you may want to take another look at your sneakers. They could be the culprit. Don’t throw them out. Keep them for that 5K that you’ve been putting off.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Speaking of Women's Health ® Event

You are invited to the Eight Annual Speaking of Women's Health ®

This event will take place on Saturday February 13, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Manatee Convention Center in Palmetto, FL.

Speaking of Women's Health is much more than the "typical health fair". It is designed to pamper, empower and educate the attendees to make wise decisions about their health and well-being.

The event includes:
•20Health & Well-Being Breakout Sessions
•Formal Luncheon catered by Michael's on East
•Free Health Screenings
•Interactive Exhibit Area
•Gift Bags

Besides being Manatee/Sarasota’s premiere women’s health event, Speaking of Women’s Health is a fundraiser for the Manatee Memorial Hospital Foundation, a non-profit that offers nursing and medical scholarships.

At the event both Electra Health Club & Spa and The Blend Institute for Age Management and Wellness will be featured as guest speakers
First off, Timothy Blend, MD, FAARM will be conducting two seminars.

Title: Bioidentical Hormones: What Every Woman (and Man) Needs to Know

Description: Bioidentical hormone therapy has been available for many years, and has recently been popularized by the likes of Oprah, Suzanne Sommers, and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Yet many women still are not getting the correct information they need to enable them to make informed decisions concerning their health. Learn how natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help you maintain good health, feel great and help prevent disease at any age.

Title: Anti-Aging Medicine: Beyond Botox, The Real Anti-Aging Secrets

Description: Age management which is the preferred term, deals with maintaining an optimal metabolism, through the use of readily available testing techniques, and utilizing what we now know through recent advances in medicine to help all of us maintain a productive HEALTHSPAN. Besides preventing and treating disease we want to optimize the way you live and feel. Patients enjoy superior healthcare, a higher quality of life with increased physical and sexual energy while preventing or delaying the onset of age related disease.

Also fitness expert, Eduardo Lorenzo, NASM-CPT, will be talking about the benefits of fitness for today’s women.

Title: Women's Fitness: Looking & Feeling Good at any Age

Description: When it comes to your body, knowledge is power. Understand how exercise can help you stay healthy and look your best at any age. Learn proper techniques that you can do no matter how busy you are, and notice how these improve your posture, build better balance, boost your energy and sculpt a lean and sexy body.

For more information on the event please visit:

We look forward to seeing you there.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Child Watch Hours Update

We would like to announce the new change on the Child Watch Hours service.

Effective Monday January 25, 2010:

Monday through Thursday:
  • 8am till 11am
  • 4:15pm till 7:45pm

Friday and Saturday

  • 8am till 11am

Sunday there is no Child Watch Service.

We welcome the opportunity to better serve you, our members. If you have any questions please call us at 941-729-6900 or ask at the Front Desk.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Blend Institute for Age Management and Wellness

Electra Health Club & Spa is proud to announce the arrival of Tim Blend,MD and Kim Blend, ARNP. They have moved their medical practice to our facilities here at Electra Health Club & Spa.

Dr. Blend and his staff at "The Blend Institute for Age Management and Wellness" believe the primary goal for health care should be the optimization of health and the prevention of disease rather than waiting until treatment is required. This preventive medical approach will continue to help all of us put an end to the aging effects caused by stress, toxins and poor nutrition.

The experienced Team at "The Institute", offer state of the art clinical services in the following categories:

  • Women's and Men's Health through Natural Hormonal Balancing

  • Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia testing and balancing

  • Physical Therapy

  • Weight Loss, Medical Aesthetics

  • IV Therapy and Chelation

  • Functional Internal Medicine

  • And along with Electra Health Club & Spa, Personal Fitness and Nutrition.

At Electra, we are very excited about this opportunity. And as you can see this goes hand in hand with the vision we share. Our commitment is to help improve the overall quality lifestyle of our members, by creating love for health and fitness. This is just another step in the right direction.

Soon you will see the start of the initial phase of their practice at our facilities. The "Institute" will be fully operational by the end of February 2010.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

IT Difficulties... Sorry!

Hi everyone just wanted to let you know we had some IT issues with some of our e-mails and our blog account.

That is the reason we haven't been able to post more frequently since December. Thankfully things have been fixed and everything is going well.

Besides that at Electra we are having fun and enjoying the start of the new year. So many new faces and some folks who come for the season, or have been away for a while from the gym are back!!!

We are glad to have you at our facilities and we promise to keep working hard to provide you with the best service.

Thank you!