January Newsletter                                                2010
In This Issue
Blog - "5 Ways to Revitalize Your Health..."
"The Gentleman's Society"
Perfume Etiquette
Recent Press
Monthly Promotion
From the Source - Gym Etiquette
"The Introductory Course" for Children
Recent Blog Posting
"5 Ways to Revitalize Your Health & Well-Being Using Manners 
Most of us do not typically associate manners with having any type of impact on our overall health and well-being.  We usually think of the most common links such as proper diet and regular exercise. As it turns out, manners actually does have a direct impact and it is greater than we think!  Check out our top 5 list along with practical exercises to help make an improvement in 2010.   

"The Gentleman's Society"
Saturday, Feb. 6th
10am to 1pm
McCormick & Schmick's
A recent trend toward gentlemanly behavior has taken hold and our newest class entitled "The Gentleman's Society" is just the answer for boys ages 13 and older as they navigate the waters into adulthood.  From chivalrous behavior to interviewing skills and building social confidence, these young men will acquire important life skills not offered anywhere else.  Register online now or call 310.276.9078 for more information.

Perfume Etiquette
Beauty Undercover
Coco Channel once said, "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future."  Not so sure about that...but when it comes to perfume how much is too much?  Are you a dabbler or a douser?  A few tips on proper perfume etiquette will ensure you are not regarded as the sister to Pepé Le Pew.
Recent Press
We had loads of fun shooting an episode of "Living with Ed" which aired on the Discovery Channel's Planet Green network on January 12th.  To view the episode, check your local listings for repeat runs. 
Monthly Promotion
Sports Club
 Join the Sports Club/LA today and receive a waived initiation fee and the rest of January complimentary.  Visit www.thesportsclubla.com 
for more information.

Next Month
The theme is "Peace, Love & Manners" where we bring you tips on dating, eating chocolate and co-existing happily with your mate.
Table Setting

Here we are, already into the throws of a new year and a chance at a new you.  Some of us entered this new decade feeling incredibly lucky and completely content and happy with our lives, and others felt a bit more restless, a tad disappointed and perhaps more willing to embrace some  self-improvement. My personal feeling is that no matter what side of the fence you fall on, everyone can stand to benefit from a few life tools to fine tune us and keep us growing. Luckily, we are here to assist you on your journey and we are dedicated in 2010 to bringing you more useful tips and information you can use and apply in your everyday life. 
Beginning this month, we are kicking off a new feature called "From the Source". Here we are seeking expert advice from top leaders in their fields to speak about manners and etiquette from their perspective and how it affects their business and their lives.  Since our January issue is  dedicated to health and well-being, we thought it was quite appropriate to connect with Nanette Pattee Francini, President and Co-Founder of The Sports Club/LA.  She is recognized as a top fitness/lifestyle expert and business visionary overseeing the nation's leading five star fitness company and we are thrilled that she so graciously shared with us her tips for a more civilized gym experience. 
Additionally, in this week's blog we are going to weigh in on the top 5 ways manners can have a direct and positive impact on your health and well-being.  
We hope you'll use the turning of a new year and a new decade to really "Rock Your Manners" and witness the unlimited transformation it brings.   
Very best,
Lisa Gaché
Beverly Hills Manners, Inc.
"From the Source" - Gym Etiquette
Nanette Pattee Francini of The Sports Club Company
Sports Club LAAt The Sports Club/LA, we believe that health clubs and gyms are more than simply places to workout, they are mini-communities where people come together to share a healthy common interest. They are  retreats from urban stress -- places where Members can relax and rejuvenate. And in every community there are rules of etiquette--basic manners that make the experience of the community a pleasant one for all involved.  We are in a wonderful business where everything we do is positive--even more so when our Members have the camaraderie of friendship and kindness. The following are some guidelines to help a wonderful environment be even better.
  • Allow fellow members to work-in when doing multiple sets.
  • Wipe down the equipment with a towel or gym-wipes when finished.
  • Observe a time-limit (usually 30 minutes) when others are waiting for cardio equipment.
  • Understand that the spot you prefer in the group exercise studio is not "owned" by you for every class.
  • Return weights and other equipment to the proper place when finished in a quiet and orderly manner. 
  • Wear appropriate workout attire. Clothing that exposes the front or the back is unacceptable.
  • Refrain from yelling across the gym or using profanity of any kind.
  • Abstain from cell phone usage while in the gym. A long one-way conversation is distracting and irritating to the members working out around you.  Use the vibration mode if you are expecting an important call.
  • Dispose of towels, newspapers and magazines properly.
  • Refrain from wearing heavy perfume or cologne.
  • Be on time for classes. Try not to enter when a class is in progress.
  • Follow the instructor's routine in a class. Don't decide to do your own thing.
  • Always be considerate of another gym member's exercise space.
"The Introductory Course"

Introductory CourseSunday, March 14, 2010
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Children Ages 6 to 12 
Our most popular class, the "Introductory Course" provides an overview into the world of manners and is full of interaction and practice for your child.  Children are instructed in all aspects of etiquette and protocol while developing fundamental character-building traits such as respect, compassion and common courtesies.  Our January class is sold out!  Sign up early for March!

Corporate ProgramsCorporate
In today's fiercely competitive business world, etiquette and protocol intelligence may be the distinguishing factor between you and your competition.  Find our more information about our half-day programs for your office or organization by calling 310.276.9078. 
Save 15%
Sign up for two of our programs and receive an incredible 15% off of each class!  Enter the coupon code ROCKYOURMANNERS or attach this coupon to your enrollment form.  Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts! 
Offer Expires: June 1, 2010