VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

October 25, 2009

This VIP Club Newsflash is sponsored by Viajes San Miguel, 152-2537. Earn free shuttle trips to and from Leon's airport.

    Members: It's been two months since our last newsflash. We've been on the road and rather than polluting' in-boxes, Your Club hasn't had much to report. Your Club only flashes when sensing there's something germane to report to the membership.

    Often members forget, besides Your Club offering a full slate of fine San Miguel restaurants offering discounts, Your Club has a bevy of other shops and services that too offer hefty discounts, some enabling members to recoup their club dues with just one visit. See Your Club's complete line up. It's a soup to nuts literally, with deep discounts at local gyms and spas; over a $100 dollar savings when attending events at Arthur Murray Dance Studios, chances to earn free shuttle trips to-and-from Leon's airport, paint stores, dry-cleaning, lodging in other cities, even doctor and dental care and a discounts on Lab tests and results! Only YOU can make your card big off big time. Ya!

    Your VIP Club welcomes La Gruta Spa and natural hot springs, their restaurant and other services rendered such as massages etc. Located 10 kilometers outside town, on the road to Dolores Hidalgo, La Gruta is open everyday all-year-round from 7 am. 'til 5 pm. 185-2162. For 64 years La Gruta has been a relaxing and invigorating get-away, with its multiple pools, tunnel and inner cave with a constant flow of hot water. La Gruta is also available for private parties, after hours, with or without special served meals. Your contact there is Gonzalo Tapia, he's the general manager and speaks great English. Entrance fee to La Gruta is 90 pesos per person but VIP Club members pay 80 and are entitled to 10% off food and drink at their restaurant along with the same discount applied to their other services messages etc.

    SABE, formally VIP Club participating establishment named San Miguel Fitness Center, inside Plaza Pueblito, off Stirling Dickinson, has further fine tuned their discount program to the membership:

Six month membership for VIP Club members: regular price, $135 USD or equivalent in pesos. Members may take 10% off that retail price and dues, vitamins, US mail service, personal trainer, (12 hours minimum, Fit Body Curves and Yoga classes.

Also, members may take 10% off fees, if one signs up for six sessions from Sabe's Spa and Wellness Center for facials, massages, micro current and Cranial Sacral Treatments.

There's more . . . sign up for 12 months and it's a 15% discount off the regular price, $265, and 15% off if one signs up for 12 sessions at the SABE Spa. Sign up for 24 months and take 25% off their regular price $525 along with 25% discount for 24 sessions at SABE Spa over a two year period. For more information, call Ross Macdonald at the center, 154-8395.

    Your Club offers two excellent work-out facilities with Sabe and International Fitness giving deep discounts to members. See other spas and beauty products available to VIP Club members by clicking on the Health and Beauty puzzle piece above or on the green link here.

    Your VIP Club welcomes Optica Allende, Hernandez Macias #136, 153-7330. For over 40 years Optica Allende has provided eye care in San Miguel. Their services include: Repair of Glasses, prescriptions, Optometrist care, emergency works. VIP Club members may take 20% off regular prices.

    Robert Aubury's hair salon has opted out of the VIP Club program. Your Club wishes to thank Robert for his generosity providing the membership discounts off his services and products and wishes Robert only the best in the future.

    View participating VIP Club establishment Arthur Murray Dance studio's everyday calendar for events for the remainder of the month. Besides their bombastic Halloween dance party see what else is happening on their web page: click on calendar.

    VIP Club member Rebecca Fass informs members about "The Rocky Horror Picture Show!" Friday, October 30, 10 pm. An event being billed by The Shelter Theater as Interactive & Outrageous, featuring crowd-pleasing actors: Crystal Calderoni and Jim Newell.

    VIP Club member Tom Frazee notifies the membership about VIA ORGANICA Halloween/Day of the Dead Dinner and Dance Party, October 31, 7 pm. at Club the Leones Hall, Plaza San Antonio # 12, Colonia San Antonio. (across the street from the San Antonio church.) San Miguel´s dance band, VUDU CHILE will provide the music and admission will include a delicious organic buffet. Tickets are $200 pesos per person. We will also offer a cash bar featuring organic fruit juices, local organic wine, Cerveza San Miguel micro-brew beer, and spirits. Tickets are on sale at: Via Organic Tienda (Margarito Ledesma # 2 Colonia Guadalupe), La Conexion, Border Crossings, Tecolote Book Store. Costumes are optional, and there will be great door prizes for the most creative.

    Kris Rudolph, who meticulously manages VIP Club participating Restaurant Buen Cafe, Jesus #36, invites members to come and enjoy their lovely garden in one of San Miguel's most historic homes. Buen Cafe became a familiar landmark, on the corner of Jesus and Cuadrante, yet they've moved to a new and charming, garden-type, new location, especially for "Sunday Brunch." 10-2, Live music and mimosas; Menu Items: Strawberry Butter Omelette with Portabello Mushrooms; Tomato Confit & Goat Cheese; Southern Breakfast: Eggs, Grits; Homemade Sausage, Gravy & Biscuits; Poblano Chile stuffed with Scrambled Eggs & Bacon; Cheese Soufflé with Truffle Honey & Green Salad; Squash Blossom Crepes with Chile Poblano Salsa and much more! Menu changes weekly.

    Buen Cafe joins the VIP Club's, Harry's New Orleans Cafe and Oyster Bar, for a delicious Sunday Brunch with great and different selection of foods; BTW: Harry's serves their brunch on Saturday's too.

    VIP Club participating restaurant, The Restaurant, Sollano #16 presents a three-course, wine pairing, Wednesday, November 4. Joe Malagon owner of El Grenache winery will pair two of his fines wines with two of the three courses. The menu's First Course: Herb Gnocchi with calamari Bolognese, Paired wine: Equua 2007 Grenache-Petite Sirah. Main Course: Mushroom and leek stuffed loin of rabbit with butter braised carrots, Brussels sprouts and house cured bacon. Paired wine: El Grenache 2006 Grenachi. Dessert: Dried fruit bread pudding with Wild Turkey Creme Anglaise. There's limited seating call 154-7877 for reservations.

    VIP Club member, Darla Nordstrom, of Darla fame and hus-man, James, are throwing a "Scorpio Bash!" Dig it: The Bash is for friends, customers and acquaintances, Scorpios and non-Scorpios. The party takes place in November, Friday-the-Thirteenth, 5 pm. 'til midnight. Invitations and other details pertaining to those wishing to attend are available during business hours at Darla's shop, the corner of Recreo and Correo.

    VIP Club member Ana Julia Aguada, of AJA Fine Arts,Plaza Principal #18, (upstairs across from the jardin), VIP Club members can take 20% off drawing sessions taking place each Tuesday, 5-7 pm., normally $100 pesos. Also 10% off AJA Fine Art's high-quality, art reproduction, for large-or-small canvas-format giclees or photographs. Competitive pricing, call Jason at 044-415-107-9138 E-mail:

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    Go Phillies!!!

    Congrats to members Rhonda Roberts and Al Lerner on their recent marriage

    Direct your prayers and thoughts toward Brother Don Clay.

    Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

    Your San Miguel VIP Club

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