Know your Neighbor: Planet Beach

Alyssa Del Carmen | Planet Beach | Store Manager

Tell us three of your favorite things about working at Planet Beach.

Working for Planet Beach has given me a new outlook on life. I value health and wellness and self-care much more and I am able to incorporate these aspects in my everyday routine. One of my favorite things about working for Planet Beach would be the people that come into the spa. I love the diversity and being able to help those who come to us wanting to achieve their self- care goals, relax from a stressful day, and look and feel their very best. Also, I value and enjoy my employees, they are a huge part of the spa’s success. Lastly, I love coming to a place where it doesn’t feel like work, it’s just something I absolutely love doing!

Use three words to describe yourself.
I am resourceful, passionate, and caring. I am able to make the most with what is given to me while working towards my goals. I love what I do and the people I get to serve; I truly care about each individual that comes into my life.

Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Stockton.

What is the one thing you’ve learned the most in your current position?
There is no “I” in TEAM. The spa wouldn’t be as successful without a great support system. I am lucky to have the owners of Planet Beach, my employees and my wonderful members, Dan & Marvis Gatto, right there by my side. We’re a family and I wouldn’t be in the position I am today without them!

What’s the most popular service at the salon?
That’s a tough one! I would definitely say that our Fit Body Wrap, Slim Capsule, Hydration and HOTWORX are high demand with our members! Any of these are a must try at our spa.

Tell us about HOTWORX!
HOTWORX is one of the fastest trending Hot Exercise workouts around. An innovative new workout routine that uses the combination of infrared heat and Isometric postures to give you the perfect 30-minute workout! Our location offers 6 different class options from Hot Yoga, Hot Pilates, Hot Warrior, Hot ISO, Hot Buns, and Hot Core that can fit anyone’s needs.

What is one thing you are most proud of?
I’m most proud of my daughter and the person she is becoming. She reminds me to laugh, have fun, and not take life too seriously.

What do you do for fun?
I love going on mommy-daughter adventures with my little one. Some of the things we love doing together are Disneyland, camping, being on the softball field and hanging out at the movies.

What’s a quote or mantra you live by?
Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath. Smile. And start again.

What is your dream vacation?
I’ve always wanted to vacation in the Caribbean. Something about tropical places, warm weather, and a nice cocktail seems fitting.

Do you have advice for someone that’s intimidated to try the services at Planet Beach?
Don’t be! All the girls at the spa are extremely friendly and inviting! We have something for everybody, and we would love to help you reach your personal goals!

Tell us about your involvement with the community.
I love Stockton. It’s my home. I am passionate about staying involved in my community. I’ve been involved in a lot of different aspects of the community such as coaching girls’ high school softball, volunteering at the local food bank, and fundraising for local charities and nonprofit organizations. I believe that coming together and befriending one another creates a stronger bond as a community.


The Outfit: Alyssa’s top and pants are Joseph Ribkoff found at Theadora Boutique.

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