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GoRecess Gives Workout Junkies Access to the Classes They Want

Simplify Your Workout Options With a New Website.
Like most people, I find the gym can get a bit monotonous at times. While I try to mix up my routine with a variety of classes, I still find myself losing interest. It could be the fact that my gym's selection of classes haven't changed all that much throughout the years. That's why I was thrilled to discover GoRecess...

Guests Can Unwind and Unplug at The Westin Riverfront in Beaver Creek

A new package encourages visitors to take a break from technology.
Last winter, my friend and I took a ski vacation to Colorado, where we spent a few days staying at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain just outside of Vail. While we were there, we totally left the rest of the world behind and spent our days on the slopes, walking around the quaint village, eating...

Wellness Travel Trend Report for 2012/2013

JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers predicts wellness travel trends for 2012-2013
Take note: another great wellness travel trend report has been released. This time, JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers, the president and founder of Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates and a longtime leader in hospitality, has released a roundup of experiences that are gaining a new wave of popularity amongst wellness travelers for 2012 and 2013. “Over the past two decades, the concept of spa has...

FDA Pushes Back New Sunscreen Regulations

Find Out Why the New Rules are Being Delayed
If you've been eagerly anticipating the new sunscreen label changes that were scheduled to be introduced this summer, you'll have to wait a bit longer. The FDA is giving sunscreen manufacturers a bit of a reprieve and extending the deadline to December 17, 2012. Small manufacturers get until December 2013 to implement the new regulations. The delay is on account...

Peninsula NY Partners with Biologique Recherche

Five new facials debut in Manhattan.
I’m always intrigued when a spa significantly updates it menu, so when I heard that The Peninsula Spa New York was teaming up with Biologique Recherche to debut a series of new facials, I was excited to learn more. The facial program includes five different treatments, each personalized to treat guests’ specific skincare needs. Many of the treatments utilize the...

Exhale Mind Body Spa at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Introduces Beyonce-Themed Boot Camp

As I've said before, I'm a sucker for boot camp. My newest obsession is a special Beyonce-themed Boot Camp at Exhale Mind Body Spa at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows (Santa Monica, CA). Appropriately titled Bed, Bask & Beyonce, the booty-licious boot camp inspired by pop diva Beyonce Knowles invites all the single (and taken) ladies to shimmy and shake...

Get Smooth Moves with Keratherapy

An editor finally straightens up with a revolutionary smoothing system.
This morning changed my life. Or, at least it changed my life for the next three months. As I've mentioned before on this blog, my unruly hair is a source of contention for me. When I don't have time to get a professional blowout, I usually find myself just throwing it back in a ponytail and calling it a day,...

Miraval Introduces New Life In Balance Spa

Interested in a Deal That's Too Good To Resist?
Several years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Miraval (Tucson, AZ). It was a fantastic few days in which I experienced the highly touted Equine Experience and one of the best and most educational massages I've received to date. After undergoing an extensive renovation, the property recently debuted its new Life in Balance Spa. In celebration, Miraval is offering...

Skin Authority Launched Contest for Teachers

Winner will receive a soothing service at a local spa.
I truly believe that good teachers make the world go around. They also sometimes tend to be some of the world’s most under-appreciated people. So when I heard about Skin Authority ’s new contest, Touch Transforms Teachers, I couldn’t think of a more deserving group. In honor of National Teacher Awareness Week, which took place May 7-14, Skin Authority invited...

The Spa at The Hotel Hershey is Spilling the (Coffee) Beans

A limited-time treatment promotes National Coffee Month.
Although I have never been a coffee drinker, I enjoy the smell it because it reminds me of mornings growing up in my parent's house. And as a spa-goer, I also enjoy the many benefits associated with coffee as an ingredient during treatments, such as helping reduce the appearance of cellulite and eliminating toxins. During the month of August, guests...

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