Look Who’s Shaping Up at the Body Shop! - Mike Puopolo

June 9, 2023

The Body Shop Fitness Center has been serving the Rehoboth Beach community since 1989. Mike Puopolo has been a Body Shop member since 1989 when we first opened and was originally on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.

Member Name: Mike Puopolo

  1. How long have you been living in the area?

MP: “Part-timer since 1989.”

  1. What is your favorite thing about living at the beach?

MP: “Running, riding and swimming here in the summer.  Def enjoy the quiet in the winter and watching the sunrise never gets old.”

  1. What is your favorite thing about your business/profession?

MP: “I work as a fraud investigator for an insurance company.  It’s always a rush catching those trying to get over.”

  1. Why did you incorporate fitness into your life?

MP: “I’m short, have horrible genetics and I love every food that’s unhealthy.  Aside from that, I enjoy the endorphin rush while training and the feeling of doing something good for the bod.”

  1. When did you start working out at the Body Shop?

MP: “I started working out at the Body Shop in 1989 when it was on the boardwalk.  It was the first gym I saw and I stuck with it.” 

  1. Favorite health tip to share

MP: “Consistency is a big key in working out.  Also, take the stairs and enjoy a slice now and then.”

  1. Quote:

MP: “I once had a conversation with Adam about junk food.  He told me ate way too much hummus the night before!! I didn’t even know what it was.  It made me realize our definition of junk food was vastly different!  I put hummus in the category of your mother telling you to eat your vegetables before you can leave the table.”


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