Inbalance Fitness, Stone Soup Café offer deals for CYCA members

By Renee Massey

Happy New Year, Cooper-Young! I hope all of you have submitted your Cooper-Young Community Association memberships by the time you’re reading this.

Your membership supports things like emailed safety alerts, community offices, block clubs, neighborhood meetings, lost and found pet alerts, the Cooper Street trestle art, our community director, beautification and community advocacy. If you haven’t joined for 2012, stop and do that now, because we can’t do it without you!

Need more motivation? In addition to supporting community initiatives, your membership scores you some fantastic local discounts. For example, did you set goals for the new year? Did one of them have anything to do with losing weight or getting in shape, maybe so you can run the CY Festival Friday 4-Miler this year? Allow me to explain how your membership can help with that.

Inbalance Fitness at 794 S. Cooper St. is one of our generous membership sponsors. Inbalance Fitness offers CYCA members 10 percent off group fitness classes. Scott Lebowitz, president of inbalance Fitness, told me, “We offer a variety of classes for all levels of fitness including strength training, kickboxing, cycling and step classes. In addition, some of our trainers also offer a similar discount on the first personal training session.”

Scott has experience as a personal trainer in Cooper-Young. When he opened inbalance Fitness, this is where he wanted to be.  “I love this neighborhood, because it is such a unique community,” he said. “It provides a blueprint for other communities around Memphis by seamlessly integrating a strong residential neighborhood with a strong small business community. This type of advocacy takes time and funding to manage, so it’s a no-brainer to sponsor the CY Community Association. By doing so, we can help keep the neighborhood vibrant for both the residents and businesses alike.”

Scott points out that while Cooper-Young is known as a destination for its extraordinary selection of locally owned restaurants, its collection of health- and wellness-related businesses is often overlooked. He notes that CY has personal training, group fitness classes, acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga and physical therapy. “These businesses… allow not only Cooper-Young residents but Memphians as a whole a destination for professional health and fitness instruction, direction and supervision,” he said. “We love being a part of this type of synergy.”

Does that inspire you? If so, get moving! Check them out on the web at or contact them at or 901-272-2205, and don’t forget to thank them for being CYCA membership sponsors.

Now, while a healthier lifestyle is always on my agenda, I also have a different type of goal on my list for 2012: I want to check out more local restaurants I have not yet visited.

Cooper-Young recently welcomed a new restaurant that is also a CYCA membership sponsor: Stone Soup Cafe & Market at 993 S. Cooper St. If you have not been there yet, here’s a chance for you to get on board with my 2012 “more local restaurants” goal.

Stone Soup Cafe & Market is proud to support the CYCA with this offer: buy one menu item and get a second item of equal or less value at half-price. This is a one-time offer during the membership year.

Emily Bishop and Sharron Johnson are the owners of this cozy and welcoming new restaurant. They are both CY residents and have served on the CYCA board of directors in the past. “We look forward to seeing our friends and neighbors in the café,” Emily told me.

Stone Soup Cafe & Market serves breakfast and lunch Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For late sleepers and breakfast lovers, breakfast is served all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Emily noted, “Fresh breads and desserts are baked in-house and available in our market along with other locally produced fare. Local artists’ work is on display and also available for purchase. We are accepting reservations for Valentine’s Day Dinner on Tuesday, February 14.”  If you want to take your sweetheart to Stone Soup Cafe for St. Valentine’s Day, the cost is $29.95 each ($10 corkage fee) for four courses. There will be seatings at 6 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. Call Stone Soup Cafe & Market at 901-922-5314 to make reservations. Or if you just want to browse their menu, you can see it online at Join the CYCA in welcoming Stone Soup Cafe & Market to the neighborhood and in thanking them for their sponsorship.

This year we will continue to highlight the many benefits you receive with your CYCA membership, like those offered by Inbalance Fitness and Stone Soup Cafe & Market. We hope there will be more discounts that help you meet your goals for 2012, but most importantly, your membership supports our mission to make Cooper-Young a safer and more desirable place to live, worship, work and play. To join the CYCA, visit us online at, stop by our community offices at 2298 Young Avenue, call our community director at 901-272-2922, or fill out the membership form in this paper. Help us make 2012 a successful membership year!

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

Share This Post On

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>