You have been invited by Janice B Gaines and Joy Adventure Club to Buff Up for Bucks in Manzanita Oct 16.

JOIN US Buff-up at this fun on-the-beach workout in Oregon's majestic Manzanita! Learn muscle-making moves to get your pulse pumping and calories a-melting. Movement and instruction led by fitness trainer Janice Gaines of                                      Spa Manzanita and Fit Manzanita

Location: Spa Manzanita 144 Laneda Manzanita, OR 97103 US
When: Saturday, October 16, 1:00PM to 4:00PM


MEET @Spa Manzanita, near the beach in Manzanita, Oregon

WEAR Be prepared for any weather: sun, wind, rain and/or clouds. Bring hats, tank tops, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, rain gear and pants.

BRING -$25 suggested donation to North County Food Bank

-Food or drink to share.


Wendy Mitchell, Judy Zehr, Tiffany Chantel Wheeler, Lisa Isabell, and Margaret FiveCrows are five women spanning three generations putting fun to work for good causes. www.joyadventureclub.org

Harvest Local Hatchery Fish for our Local North County Food Bank

Greetings Friends and Neighbors,
It's that time of year again. The Coho Salmon are nearly ready for their charge up river to spawn. We are preparing to harvest local hatchery fish for our local North County Food Bank. We'll be looking for volunteers to help with some basic fish hauling and soliciting some $ for the cause.
This effort is in cooperation with the good folks at ODFW. Last year we were able to capture 41% of the Waterhouse Falls fish trap run on the North Fork of the Nehalem River, for a total of 157 fish. Of these, 146 were filleted, processed and canned at The Tillamook Boat House in Garibaldi. This yielded 1,129  7.5 oz. cans for our local food bank! 11 fish were delivered directly to The Nehalem Bay House which provided 338 meals for the residents.
Darus Peake and the Tillamook Bay Boat House are graciously doing the filleting, processing and canning again this year at cost only. Last year the cost was $1,693.50. We received contributions from ODFW Hunters Fund and the North County Food Bank. This year our goal is to raise $2,000 and not use food bank funds. All contributions will of course be tax deductable. If you or someone you know, organization, business would like to contribute to a great cause, please let us know. We will also be looking for volunteers to help move the fish from capture site to process plant. This will entail a bit of cardio energy and not a bad little workout if you are up for it. Let's just call it "the salmon stair master". We'll have morning and afternoon shifts that will probably not last more than a couple of hours including drive time, depending on the heaviness of the run on a given day. The time frame on this capture is roughly Oct. 1st to 21st when the fish are running.  Bill Campbell will be coordinating volunteer availability as well as donations. All donations will go through our local North County Food Bank.
This year we also plan to deliver fresh fish to the Kilchis House in addition to afore mentioned Nehalem Bay House.
This is a great win win situation. Local salmon, staying local and providing a fabulous source of protein and omega 3s to our local community. Come out and join us and see this operation for yourself. It's pretty cool.
Hope you are all having a fabulous Fall season. Oh, and please feel free to pass this along!
All the best,
Mike Ehlen
cell 503-307-0322
Bill Campbell


Once again its time to shed your inhibitions, fear, commons sense and clothes (bathing suits are pretty much required it's a family event)! Photo by Dave Dillon

When: New Years Day of course!

Where: Neahkahnie Beach, the parking lot just north of the stop sign on Beulah Reed Road. It's the last big parking area on the north end of the beach. (one mile north of Laneda Ave downtown).

Time: 10:00 am that's the time we meet and take pictures and have our friends (the ones not doing it) laugh at us. Then we "just do it". Please try to be on time so we don't have to freeze our tuckus off while you are running up yelling "wait for me"!

Rules: Very Important - We have to gather on the beach together and form a group so we can take a group photo, in our bathing suits, then there is a countdown and we all run in the ocean together!

Post: We hope to have a big fire on the beach to cozy up to after the plunge. Then you are invited to come by spa manzanita for hot cider, tea, treats and war stories!

Any questions: If you want to know if it's crazy to jump in the ocean in January the answer is yes, so come join us!!! Any other questions just call or email Janice Gaines at the spa. 503 368.4777 janice@spamanzanita.com

Manzanita Pace Setters

Manzanita Pace Setters Jan 17th 2009

January 10th 2009

Manzanita Pace Setter Charter Group Photo


I am so excited the Manzanita Pace Setters are off to a super start.

We had 15 people, including an 8 year old girl Katie that ran the whole 3 miles with her mom.

And two dogs!

Some folks ran, some jogged and plenty of walkers, its all good.

We collected a full box of food for the North County Food Bank and that is the topping on the cake.

The plan is to meet every Saturday morning rain or shine and head out a new course each week that will be approximately 3 miles with optional add-on milage. You can walk, jog, trot, canter, lope or sprint its up to you! Do you own thing!

Yes you can bring:

Dogs (bring a leash in case we do a road thats a bit busier)


Roller Skates

There  are no rules but you did need to show up and if you can bring a can of food for the donation.

Come join us anytime!


-lets start the New Year with a blast- of=50,590,442














1/1/2013 11:11 am

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the beach...

its that time of year again to shed your inhibitions, fears, common sense and some clothes, (it is a family event).

  • When: New Years Day 2013
  • Location: Neahkahnie Beach (one mile north of downtown Manzanita)
  • Time: 11:00am is plunge time but be t here by 10:45
  • Janice's Polar Plunge Laws: Not many - #1Group photo prior to plunge so be there on time so we don't have to freeze our tuckus off while you are yelling "wait for me!" #2. something covering your private parts I am sure they look great but..., #3. count down for the run into the water.and #4. full head dive (not really mandatory but a good idea if you ask me).
  • Call or Email Janice Gaines or spa manzanita for any questions or comments or any other bright ideas!
  • Reward: spa manzanita is going to reward anyone that participates with a 10%coupon off any service.


as Dr Seuss answers when asked why? "because these things are fun and fun is good!"

-all ages are welcome and encouraged-

spa manzanita

503 368-4777