Fitness is highlighted
Within the last two weeks, Judy Dodd opened Cross Fit Patterson gym, 501 N. First St., Building G., (Near Curtain Call Dance Studio), fulfilling a longtime dream. Dodd put her heart and soul into the business which features core strength training and high intensity pull ups, push ups, sit ups, Olympic lifts, and work with kettle bells, medicine balls and jump rope.
Dodd, a Level 1 trainer and owner of the business, is the 1998 Arm Wrestling World Champion. Readers may also recognize her from her years of competing in the Apricot Fiesta Arm Wrestling competition. Opening Cross Fit seemed natural for the longtime resident, who moved here in 1981 when she was in high school. She and her husband, Tony, raised three children here.
“It’s something I’ve wanted to do forever and that I have actually made it happen is surreal,” Dodd said. “I’ve always wanted to open a gym in town and Cross Fit philosophy goes along with everything I believe as far as fitness goes.”
Dodd said the gym hours would be adjusted as needed as membership grows. For now, the hours are 6 to 8 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
Anyone, any age and any activity level is welcome to join and there are various levels of membership offered.
“We can adjust and scale the activity to that specific person,” Dodd said. “There’s a big need for it in our town – (Cross Fits are) popping up everywhere – it’s becoming very popular.”
Dodd offers discounts to firefighters, police officers and first responders and Patterson Joint Unified School District employees. Dodd, who worked in the local school district for a long time, also coached track and volleyball at PHS for many years.
In a few months she will host a grand opening, but for now is happy to have her own business.
“It’s something I’ve always loved — being physically fit and helping others get that way,” Dodd said.
Cross Fit Patterson gym, 501 North First St., Building G., with hours, 6,7 and 8 a.m. and 5, 6 and 7 p.m.
For information: Judy Dodd, 209-485-1950 or www.crossfitpatterson.com
Las Palmas gets facelift
Earlier this year True Value Hardware of Patterson donated 40 gallons of paint to Las Palmas Elementary School on West Las Palmas Avenue for the trim on the outside of the newly-remodeled school.
The donation was made through the True Value Foundation “Paint a Brighter Future Program” and retail cost of the paint is more than $1,000.
Danny Saldivar, manager of True Value Hardware, said the donation provided a fresh coat of paint and a positive atmosphere for students, teachers and staff.
Saldivar believes in the adage, “what goes around comes around.”
“I support the community because it always comes back to you,” Saldivar said. “The community supports us and we support them.”
“Painting a Brighter Future” is a program of the True Value Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the True Value retailers throughout the country. The program was introduced to enhance the educational environments in communities.
True Value Hardware is located at 1040 W. Las Palmas Ave., and can be reached at 895-4010.
New spa is open for business
Jacquie Perez, owner of a new spa location, Sun Serenity, opened its doors Friday, Aug. 9.
Jacquie, a registered nurse, opened the business after commuting six to seven days a week for her job. She decided that she wanted to open up a location where she could work where she resides.
Among the features that Sun Serenity Tanning and Euro Spa offers are tanning, Red Light Therapy, DaVinci Teeth Whitening, Infrared Body Wrap. Facials and massages are coming soon.
Infrared light treatments that rejuvenate the skin to produce new cells is also used for pain management and for acne and other skin disorders, Jacquie explains.
“It radiates the bones with infrared light heat,” Jacquie said. “It’s really good for people who have arthritis or chronic back pain.”
The new business also has Infrared Body Wrap treatments and Jacquie adds that there have been studies that show that a person can lose up to 1,400 calories in an hour with the body wrap.
Jacquie is also certified in the Da Vinci teeth whitening system. Tanning is also offered and right now Jacquie is looking for a massage therapist.
Jacquie and her husband, Sal, wanted to bring something new to Patterson.
“We thought it was important because the community is starting to grow again and we’d like to see local residents starting businesses,” Jacquie said.
Sun Serenity is at 1045 Sperry Ave.; Unit H. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information: 892-6415.
Local businesses who are new to town or have news to share may call Maddy Houk at 892-6187.