We Need Your Help For Our YNA & Terlam Nude Gym & Spa!
As many of you know, in March of this year, we purchased a women’s fitness center in Woodbridge, New Jersey. We were impressed by the location of the facility (at the nexus of the Garden State, NJ Turnpike, Rt 1 and I287) and its potential (6,800 square foot space with pool and sauna). Most importantly, it was an active business with a source of revenue.
As naturists, we felt that purchasing a women’s gym was the perfect opportunity to achieve two goals: 1) positively impact an existing women’s fitness business with our naturist values including a positive body image, and 2) provide a year-round space for naturists to enjoy a fitness center / spa in the nude on the weekends. What’s more, due to high costs in the New York City area, we liked the idea of combining two business models under one roof that would work together synergistically. And from that, Terlam was born. The name itself was created from two French words la terre (earth) and l’ame (soul).
Over the past five months, we have worked hard to facilitate a change in management and upgrade the facility. As is often the case, we were faced with many unknown issues that we had to deal with, including the rehabilitation of the air conditioning system, as well as the pool pumps and filters. There is still much to be done, including new whirlpool jets and showers, all leading to our vision of a full-service spa environment.
In addition, offering nude services on the weekend, even as a private event, upset many of the existing members and the community at large, leading to membership cancellations, calls from the police and extra scrutiny from health inspectors. Over time, we have gained support, but it has taken a toll on the business.
We believe that the New York metropolitan area deserves a year round place that naturists can gather to socialize, relax and even work-out. However, to keep Terlam a viable business, we need your support. July and August are traditionally lean months for gym businesses and even more so for an indoor naturist club! But when the cooler weather arrives in September, we want to be ready and open.
To that end, we have created an IndieGoGo campaign at http://igg.me/at/nude-spa where you can make donations. We’ve created many great perks for all levels of donations including monthly, yearly and lifetime membership options. In particular, we’ve created a special $200 perk–if you donate $200 by July 31st, you’ll get a yearly membership to YNA and Terlam, which is normally $400.
We hope you’ll consider making a donation. And of course, we hope to see you at Terlam.