NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS OF THE BODY SHOP
MAJOR CHANGES – FOR THE GOOD!!!
As many of you know, we have had a very difficult time over the last couple of years with the condo association here at Virginia Avenue, as they have not been very communicative regarding changes that they have been making or with respect to working with us in terms of maintaining access to our business establishment. This situation reached a new low with the notice by the condo association in late September that we needed to vacate our space by November 8 for some (vaguely described) structural and other repairs that they were making, and that they could not say for how long. Later, we were informed that it would be at least through next summer, and maybe longer.
As we began the search for temporary space, we decided that we would make this move permanent. The thought of the expense and disruption associated with one move is bad enough; thinking of doing it twice, without a firm date as to when we would be coming back, was beyond the pale. So, we are pleased to announce that we have been able to secure new space, and that the space is still in downtown Rehoboth. We are beginning to outfit the space, and plan our move for sometime in early November. The new location is on the corner of First and Wilmington Ave., and is the space previously occupied by The Wacky Bear shop. It is across from the Frog Pond and in a mall with the Sunglasses Hut, and White House Black Market. There is access to the mall from both Rehoboth Avenue and Wilmington Ave.
We are excited by the move, despite the way that it all came about, and we are continually grateful to all of our customers and friends for their support and patience. We think this will be a good move for all of us!!
Roseann, Adam & Kent
The Body Shop Fitness Center relocates to First Street StationBy Ryan Mavity email@example.com
After more than 20 years at the corner of the Boardwalk and Virginia Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, the Body Shop Fitness Center has moved to a new location in First Street Station. The Body Shop had originally planned a temporary move from of its old building, which is about 40 years old. "We found out at the end of September that the east wing was going to be worked on," said head trainer Adam David Howard. "Once they determined they couldn't give us an exact date on when the project was going to be finished, that's when we decided this was going to be more than a temporary move." Moving all the equipment in addition to installing new flooring and painting was a tough transition", Howard said.
Each piece of weight training equipment had to be taken apart piece by piece over the span of two days. The new location will feature more equipment, Howard said, as well as a stretching room. "We've upgraded a lot of pieces. We've got a couple of new Universal machines, a little bit more cardio, and we're going to add some TVs - plasma TVs - hopefully in about a week or so,"Howard said. He said the new space was 1,000 square feet larger than the old location. The Body Shop offers one-on-one personal training and group training as well as sports training. Howard said he is ready to start training with the Cape Henlopen High School women's lacrosse team. The Body Shop also offers nutritional counseling. "Basically any program you can think of, we'll work with you," Howard said.
The Body Shop traces its origins to the mid 1980s when it opened under the name "Tee's Fitness," which Howard said catered to more of a bodybuilding crowd. John Phillips bought the business in 1989, changed the name to the Body Shop and transitioned the focus to personal training. In 2005, Howard and business partner Roseann McGeehin bought the business from Phillips. Howard said when the prospect of moving came up, he thought it was important to keep the Body Shop in Rehoboth. While members will miss the view of the ocean at the old location, Howard said, they will appreciate the larger and nicer space. "It's definitely a huge upgrade, " he said. The Body Shop is located at First Street Station, 70 Rehoboth Ave, on the Wilmington Avenue side. For more information, Visit the BodyShop Website.
RYAN MAVITY PHOTO
THE BODY SHOP FITNESS CENTER has relocated to First Street Station in Rehoboth Beach
after more than 20 years on the Boardwalk. Co-owner Adam David Howard celebrates the opening with a commemorative T-shirt.