Homespunspa Ewesletter

Maria Alexandra Koropecky, esthetician and owner

Homespunspa Mobile Spa is based out of Victoria, BC, Canada

E-Newsletter Archives

* January 2015 Super Exciting Announcement!

* December 2014 Wishing You A Wonderful Winter Season!

* November 2014 Take the Chill out of November with these Ideas!

* October 2014 You're Invited to Borscht Fest

* September 2014 Have you ever read "The Alchemist?"

* August 2014 Amazing Avocados & Cool Cucumbers Team Up in this Summer Soup Recipe

* July 2014 Planning a staycation or spa party this summer?

Focus on Fitness this February

Welcome all new Ewesletter subscribers and hello to all readers. I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day. Please enjoy this newsletter and thank you for subscribing and for sharing this Ewesletter with your friends. As a subscriber, you are among the first to hear about what's going on at Homespunspa. ~ Maria

If you take a look at the Homespunspa flower logo — there's one next door in the sidebar — you'll notice that each of the letters in Homespunspa stands for something related to health, wellness, and spas. For example, "H" is for "healing." I call it the "cheerleader's definition" of Homespunspa. The second "s" is for "sports" and I've always tried to encourage people to exercise regularly as part of their personal wellness program.

Five years ago this month, the Olympics had landed in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Talk about sports and fitness! The athletes show us the amazing things the human body can do given proper training. I mean, I know we don't have wings, but these superstars can fly! It's breathtaking to watch!

Coincidentally, I was also at my peak of fitness in 2010. Fitness was in the air that year! Now, five years later, I'd like to get in better shape again so I'm making fitness a priority.

As many of you know, I attend 3 to 4 Jazzercise classes every week and although it's fun to go to class, it's not doing much for my waistline. Back in January, I was trying to figure out a way to up the ante somehow.

All of a sudden, Jazzercise issued a special-never-seen-before "30 classes in 35 days challenge." Yes, 30 classes in 35 days of classes and that means you have to participate in at least 5 classes a week for 6 weeks in a row, if you want to earn the t-shirt.

My instructor offers 9 classes a week and she's running the challenge till March 12 so there's lots a wiggle room to finish the challenge and get the t-shirt.

I've accepted the challenge even though I actually have to finish the challenge a week early and that means I have to go to 6 or 7 classes a week — and twice on Tuesdays — and twice my weekly attendance -- all through the month of February and first week of March. That's a pretty intense schedule! My motivation? First, I'm going on a family vacation in March where I might have to wear a bathing suit (not a cushy ski jacket) and second, who's kidding who, I want that t-shirt! :)

I'm happy to say that so far I've gone to 14 Jazzercise classes since February 1st and tonight will be my 15th — which means I'm halfway there! I've actually gone to seven Jazzercise classes a week for two weeks now and it's going well but I must admit that I am more tired than usual and I am a little grumpy and my left arm hurts a bit. Otherwise, thumbs up. I'll let you know next month if I get the t-shirt or not. Stay tuned.

Have you taken on a fitness challenge of some sort lately? If so, let me know how it went or how it's going. I'd love to be your cheerleader.

Fitness Articles from the Homespunspa Blog Archives

Over the years, I've written a few blog posts on Fitness and I've compiled them here for your reference in case you're interested.

1. Olympics Day 1 and Homespunspa was there! published 10/30/09

2. Add a Home Gym to your Home Spa, published 2/12/10

3. 13-Week Learn to Run Program, published 8/11/11

4. Who am I running for? published 9/7/09

5. 5K all the way! published 10/8/09

6. Happy New Rear! published 1/4/10

7. If these runnin' shoes could tawk! published 12/9/11

8. Retro Roller Skates for Sale, published 7/24/11

9. Tip to Stay Fit on your Trip, published 11/10/12

benefits of exercise.


Free Ebook!

I'm happy to say that I've self-published an ebook called, "Creating Wellness: 3 Massive Mistakes Foodies Make That Keep Them Unhealthy, Overwhelmed, and Uncreative."

Right now, I'm offering this ebook as a gift for new subscribers to my mailing list.

As our gift to you for subscribing to our mailing list, you will receive a copy of Maria's ebook, "Creating Wellness: 3 Massive Mistakes Foodies Make That Keep Them Unhealthy, Overweight, and Uncreative."  
3 Massive Mistakes Foodies Make That Keep Them Unhealthy, Overweight, and Uncreative ebook.

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So if you haven't had a chance to download it yet, please download the 32-page ebook and let me know what you think. I've made sure to include lots of photos!

I'm really excited about my ebook because it's chalk full of good information and it's written in an easy to read style. I've also made sure to include lots of photos! I hope you get a chance to read it soon. Let me know what you think! ~ Maria


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About Homespunspa

The concept of Homespunspa was sprung from a sleep-over in 1999 after I invited some friends to a slumber party that turned into a spa party.

We each created our own home spa treatments for hair, nails, face and body using natural ingredients like avocados, lemons and essential oils.

That night, my love of spas was awakened and as my head hit the pillow, the word, "Homespunspa" was born.

Homespunspa Enterprises was established in 2001 and the sheep logo was commissioned later that year. In 2002, I launched and the site has been live on the Internet without interruption all of these years.

In 2006, I self-published a book of home spa recipes entitled, How to Throw a Home Spa Pajama Party the Homespunspa Way.

In 2009, I added a blog to the Homespunspa website. In 2010, I graduated from the Aveda Institute with a diploma in Esthetics. In 2011, I added a mobile spa department to Homespunspa. In 2014, I added life coaching to the Homespunspa menu of services.

Also in 2014, I started publishing the Homespunspa e-newsletter, Ewesletter, each month, during the third week of the month, on or after the 16th day.

Thanks for reading the Homespunspa Ewesletter. I hope to see you in person soon.


Maria Alexandra Koropecky

esthetician and owner of Homespunspa.


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