SignatureForum Newsletter - April 2007
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April 2007
In This Issue:
Lifestyle Tips for You
Spring is Almost Here Are you getting a nice tax return this year that you didn't expect? Not sure what to do with it? Well, more than any other season, spring is a time of exciting growth and transition. So in the spirit of the season, we have some ideas to help you spend your tax return wisely. We're helping you truly enjoy the fruits of your labor!

If you've been unable to stick to your new year's resolution to get in shape, don't worry. April is your month to tone up and slim down! Use your tax return to join a health club or get started with a personal trainer now and you could be seeing results by summertime.

You already know that spring is the time to jump on your home remodeling plans. Not only is the weather right, but home improvements now can mean greater resale value later. Why not apply your return toward the valuable remodeling projects you know your house needs?

And while you're improving your health and your home, you may also want to give your look a refreshing update. We can guide you to aesthetic treatments for flawless skin and sexy curves—just in time for summer.

To a month of growth,
The SignatureForum Staff
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Feel Fit by Summertime
From full-service lifestyle clubs to straightforward fitness centers to family-centered facilities, health clubs today come in a variety of packages and price points. So if you want to start feeling more in shape by summer, you have plenty of options. There is a perfect health club out there for you—regardless of your budget or fitness goals.

"I tend to keep to myself at the gym. I prefer to get in, do my thing, and head out."
No problem. Many gyms can easily accommodate the self-motivated, experienced exerciser. Some places purposely skip the bells and whistles in favor of a facility that's clean, comfortable, and professional but…simple. They'll have plenty of aerobic and strength machines and other equipment, but not a whole lot more than that. And even when a gym does have the bells and whistles, they'll still often provide ample "express" areas for members on a tight schedule.

"I need someone to push me to reach my fitness goals."
Whether you're a beginner who needs someone to show you the ropes or more of an advanced athlete who could use guidance with a problem area, there are health clubs that can help. When researching gyms, ask if they have personal trainers on staff. Many gyms offer this service with a membership, or for a small additional fee. This can be a very beneficial service to help you get motivated and on track. If a personal trainer is not available, most health clubs still have experienced staff members on duty available to help you as needed.

"I'm looking for a place that can accommodate my entire family."
Certainly! Families need fitness too! Luckily, many health clubs offer family memberships at a discounted rate for you and your entire clan. And since the area where you work out isn't really geared toward your children, many gyms offer athletic activities and classes for kids. For your toddlers, a lot of health clubs also provide daycare services.

"Working out for me is about the overall experience."
Maybe you like to see and be seen. Perhaps you want your health club to double as a relaxing retreat. Or do you look to a gym for a source of fun or see it as more about self-improvement and developing healthy habits? Well, it sounds like you want the works! Look for a full-service gym with an array of amenities: spa, juice bar, climbing wall, pro shop, sauna, nutritional counseling, massage therapist, swimming pool…ya know, the works!

Find a health club that fits you.
Love the Home You're In
Does your kitchen need an upgrade? Would the family benefit from a refinished basement? Could the house exterior use new siding or paint? No matter what your wish list includes, now is your chance for the home remodeling you put off every year.

Your tax return may be enough to give you a much needed jumpstart on your home improvement project. And investing your refund into your home now might greatly pay off later, because upgrades and improvements can increase your home's resale value. Plus, the experience of remodeling and the final result can create valuable memories for your family to look back on for years to come.

And don't forget: if you need a home-equity loan in addition to your tax return, you might be looking at larger tax refunds in the future. That's because when home-equity loans are used for home remodeling, the interest is tax deductible.

A final heads up: If you're seriously thinking about remodeling, act now. Remodeling companies get booked up quickly once warm weather really hits.

Find a quality home remodeling contractor in your area.
Give a little bit
Here's an especially refreshing way to use your tax return this year: Share it! If you're like us, your spring calendar is full of birthdays. Plus, Mother's Day is just a little over a month away. Why not be ahead of the game this year? Put your tax return toward a really unique gift that your special someone(s) will truly enjoy: a SignatureForum gift certificate.

SignatureForum gift certificates can be redeemed for any of the services offered within the SignatureForum network: health club memberships, skin rejuvenation, home remodeling, spa treatments, personal training, cosmetic surgery, and more. The beauty is that your recipient can use the gift certificate as they wish!

Contact us to give a unique SignatureForum gift certificate.
Restylane: No Passing Fad
So, you've finally received your eagerly awaited check from Uncle Sam, but now you're confronted with questions. How should I use this? Should I be smart? What if I treated myself just a little bit? Or perhaps you're thinking, "Hey, I worked hard for this money and I deserve a little pampering!" At SignatureForum, we feel that everyone should indulge themselves every now and then, but exactly how much is up to you. Here are a few of our suggestions:

Moderation in All Things
Maybe you're not ready to hand over your entire tax return, but you'd like to use a portion of it to do something nice for yourself. Well, there are plenty of non-invasive, moderately priced cosmetic procedures out there that will leave you feeling like a million bucks. If you haven't tried Botox® or Restylane, you're missing out on quick and easy wrinkle removing and lip enhancing treatments. Chemical Peels and Photofacials are also two procedures that offer noticeable results, and may possibly be the best value for your money. Both treat wrinkles and sun damage, and have been clinically proven to fade broken capillaries, age spots, and Rosacea. Or if you just need a little skin refresher, Microdermabrasion is an inexpensive and effective way to get rid of dead skin, pore-clogging dirt, and excess oil.

A Month of Pure Indulgence
Perhaps you're looking at this year's tax return a little differently than our friends above and are ready to throw financial caution to the wind! We're happy to give you advice about making the most of your tax return and suggest a surgical and non-surgical option. Did you know that an Eyelid Lift is becoming one of the most common forms of cosmetic surgery? With modern advancements in technique and technology, the cost of this procedure is considerably lower than you'd think, allowing more people to get rid of excess skin and puffiness around their eyes. The same can be said for non-surgical facelifts like Thermage®. Ten years ago, it would've been hard to imagine that an incision-free procedure could offer comparable results to the traditional facelift. Now people of all ages are using this frequency-based skin tightening system to smooth their skin and correct acne scarring. While these procedures are more expensive than the others mentioned above, they are quick, safe, and extremely effective ways of making the most out of your extra money this year.

Arrange your consultation with an aesthetic professional near you!
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