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November 28, 1985

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Manager Herbert Stogner and Robin Taylor Alessi's Video offers gifts, video club, service Staff Report The newest Alessi's Video Store in a chain of five is the Ponchatoula location at Cypress Point Shopping Center, located on the corner of Hwy.51 and La. 22 behind the Super 24 station. Owners of this full line store of video and audio sales and service are Jimmy Gregory and Burnell Alessi. The store manager is Herbert Stogner, who along with employee Robin Taylor provide courteous and experienced service. This Alessi's store prides itself, as the others do, in offering a full fine of VCR's plus televisions, steres, video cameras, and the store boasts over 1600 rental movies in stock. "Quality products such as RCA and General Electric are the only ones we carry and we stand 100 percent behind service after we sell yoa product. That's what sets us apart from the other guys. We are a full service store," stated manager Herbert Stogner. With the Christmas season Upon us, Alessi's is looking forward to a busy season with VCR's expected to be sold in record numbers here and nationwide. The Ponchatoula Alessi's offers financing through Citizens Finance Co., which makes it possible for shoppers to walk away with a top-of-the-line RCA VCR for as low as thrity two dollars a month. And for all the movie buffs, where else in Ponchatula can you choose from 1600 movies, in stock and growing? The new store offers a membership for just 25 dollars After becoming a member you are entitled to one dollar rentals per night, two dollar rentals for new releases, per night. Tuesday evenings are really special at Alessi's because members can rent movies for a mere 50 cents a night, one dollar for new releases. So why drive to Hammond? Ponchatoula now has a full service video store located directly behind Super 24, with quality merchandise, in- depth sales and service, and bargains just in time to make this Christmas a special one for you and your famly in Cypress Point Shopping Center next to Ponchatoula Health Club. THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, NOVEMBER 28, 1985, SEC. B., PAGE TEN Ponchatoula H,lth Club offers best season greeting of all - Health Staff Report +'The health business is not a fad, it is here to stay," stated manager Polly Kenney, and one workout at the new location of the Ponchatoula Health Club will convince you. The new facility which is located in Cypress Point Shopping Center next to Alessi's Video is owned and operated by Jimmy and Karen Gregory. The new facility is over 3,000 square feet in floor space and has expanded its line of equipment from its previous location on South Second Street. Owner Jimmy Gregory has been in the business for just over a year but has been a body builder and health enthusiast for many years. The new co-ed facility offers aerobic classes, floor exercise, personalized exercise programs, separate saunas, steam rooms and whilrpools, a nursery. a full health drink bar. vitamins, and much more. "We help our clients to achieve their goals, whether this is working on problem areas of their body. toning, or body building, we will set up an individualized program based on that person's needs and the amen/ of time he or she has to dedicate." stated .manager Polly Kenney. 'The present membership is 250 and growing with the new facility which features more flexible hours and the co- ed approach, The floor exercise is daily at 9:30 a.m. The aerobics class takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. There are separate hours for the whirlpool for men and for women members. "Most of the women members are interested in toning up and firming but we do have a few women body builders and quite a few men body builders, two of whom placed recently in competition in Covington," stated Mrs. Kenney. Owner Jimmy Gregory noted a steady growth in the past five yars as people have become more aware of nutrition and the benefits of exercise. "There is no generation gap whn it comes to working out. We have members in their seventies, fifties, middle aged, and high school, that's why I say this is not a fad. it's here to stay." said the manager. There are a variety of contracts to choose from at the Ponchatoula Health Club but most agree the two year and " up is the best because after three months of working out you won't want to stop and it will become a way of life and not a chore. The rate structure i $27.50 per month for one year with an option for two years at $25 per month. with an option for each additional year after that at $I00 a year. 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