Thank you everyone! Our community ROCKS!
So, last week was HUGE! We had our Holiday Luncheon at the Anvil Club AND our 5th Annual Spa Social. Both events broke records with your generosity and warmth! Our Women in Business Dollars for Scholars 501c3 raised $4000 during lunch for our local kids’ educations! I’m so proud to be part of that! Last year we did $2600 and thought that was huge. A special thanks to the Board President, Connie Kreuger and Scholarship Chair Adam Swanlund for all of their dedication and good energy getting ready for the event! And 4000 thanks to all who donated raffle prizes and cash! 😉
Our Spa Social was the next day, where the love just continued. The boot and coat drive benefiting Sparrow’s Nest (a women’s shelter for battered women and kids) was perfect timing. When my hubby, Derek, went to drop off the 4 boxes FULL of donations, their volunteers were absolutely blown away. They said the items were sincerely appreciated since November had been so mild, this week was the week their client’s needs were the highest! How awesome we brought some good warm stuff right when needed. Man, I get choked up a little just thinking about it even now. All the feels, people, all the feels. Thank you for being part of it.
The other thing that got me choked up last week was the beautiful mural we had painted in the Salon. Nyla Bevel, you are amazing. Thank you for sharing your talent in our space. Love love love. Supporting creative people is one of my life’s callings. Happy to do it for family, too!
So I’m going to offer some support in another realm, and invite you to be part of it. I won’t talk about it too much in my newsletters after January because weight loss journeys are not something everyone is interested in, but for those of you who ARE, I want to make sure you have the opportunity to mark your calendars.
ANNOUNCING: Fox River Spa Biggest Loser Challenge
Many of you know I lost a chunk of weight earlier this year and I have let a little creep back on because, well, because I’m human. So I’m giving myself a little grace this Holiday but re-committing to Health, Wellness, & Beauty come January. I want to lose another 25lbs, and invite you to play along. I’m a competitive group loving person (duh) and know I function best when someone’s cheering me on AND also holding me accountable. So here’s the deal:
$25 to Play – gotta have some skin in the game
Winner of Most Percentage Lost wins $250 Spa Day
Weekly Meetings @ Algonquin Spa @ 7:30p Tuesdays
Game starts Jan 2/Jan 9, ends March 27/April 3 (can start/finish when best for your schedule)
Must attend 1 kick-off meeting and 1 close-out meeting to win
Weekly $25 prizes for people who show up Tuesdays (raffle style)
You don’t HAVE to attend every week – just the beginning & end if you want to win – I know schedules are crazy.
You choose your methods. We support you in goal creation, accountability, and group discussion.
If you’d like to play, RSVP here on Facebook, or email me personally!
Jill, Massage Therapist, Cupping & Pregnancy Massage Specialist
Have you met Jill? She has been a Massage Therapist for 9 years and with Fox River Spa in Carpentersville since April 2014! As one of our more experienced and senior staff members, Jill understands how to be both therapeutic AND relaxing for her clients. She also brings her clinical background in massage therapy and knows how to assess the body for imbalances and tension.
Certified in Cupping, a method that can help with circulation, detoxification, and opening up stagnant areas of tissue, Jill loves helping her clients come up with a treatment plan for self-care to go along with her bodywork.She works on a lot of athletes – weekend warriors and runners are some of her favorite people.They appreciate her knowledge of how everything is connected through fascia and how her work can help release it. Keeping people fluid and moving is her goal. Plus she’s compassionate and quiet – which is why her clients love her! I consider myself lucky she’s chosen to work with us here!
Jill is available Sunday 9a-12p, Monday 11a-5p, Tuesday 6p-9p, Wed 3p-9p and would love to take great care of you, too! 🙂
Hoping everyone’s having a great holiday season!
In Positive Energy & Purpose,
Owner/Operator Fox River Spa
Licensed Massage Therapist & Board Certified Educator
Chair, Women in Business 501c3; Treasurer Westfield PTO 501c3
Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Lover, Friend, Human
PS – Don’t forget to purchase your Holiday Gift Cards and get entered into our Raffles! We’re giving away over $1000 in prizes this season! Drawing will be on Sat Dec 23rd @ 6pm 🙂 Earn a ticket for every $50 in gift cards, $25 in retail, re-booking appointments, and being a Member!