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Swim, Run, Spin, Retreat

Check out how an Arizona spa helps athletes train
To me, triathlons, especially the Ironman, are the grandaddy of races. They combine three distinct disciplines and require hardcore endurance and topnotch training to go the distance. My husband is currently training for his first, a sprint distance triathlon, this summer and I've gotten to observe what goes into preparing up close. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Paradise Valley, AZ) is...

Sunset Salutations

Discover how a New York City hotel is tempting New Yorkers to strike a pose.
It’s no secret that New Yorkers love their rooftop bars, but those who want to opt for a healthier option can now check out Z NYC Hotel’s new rooftop yoga series. Taught by yoga instructor Dina Ivas, the Vinyasa-style classes ($25), suitable for all levels, take place the first Tuesday of the month from June through September at 7:30pm. Located...

Handful of Healing

Dive deep into the health benefits of melons
It's the first official week of summer and many of you and your clients are enjoying backyard barbeques and beachside picnics incorporating fresh, juicy melon. More than a sweet, refreshing treat, these fruits have super powers within the tasty flesh. A number of published, peer-reviewed studies have shown that melon extracts have significant effects on slowing and even stopping cancer...

Bridal Skincare Tips

Share simple suggestions for clear wedding day complexions
June marks the beginning of the busiest time of year for weddings and when higher temperatures and humidity cause skin concerns to rear their unsightly heads . As the go-to beauty spot for many brides, your spa and estheticians provide the first line of defense against bridal breakouts and more. Seven Brown, esthetician at Harlem Skin Clinic (New York City),...

Getting the Spots Out

Learn how to help clients during acne awareness month
My skin seems to know that June is Acne Awareness Month because it has flared up with some uncharacteristic blemishes lately. I was lucky and didn’t battle acne in my teens, but now in my 20s I have breakouts from time to time to make up for it. The most effective method of treating and preventing it in my experience...

Healthy Taste of Summer

Try out innovative recipes for an energy boost
A few weeks ago I was offered a sneak peek of the latest concoctions from Aloha , a nutrition and supplement company founded by Constantin Bisanz. I had tried the original Daily Good, a whole-food powder that combines nutrient-rich ingredients in a convenient dried powder form, before and was excited to see what the Aloha team had up its sleeves...

A Breath of Fresh Air

Discover a new spa chain in New York City
For health-conscious fitness enthusiasts looking to focus on reviving, restoring, and transforming their minds while sculpting a sleek physique, leading lifestyle brand Exhale opened its sixth location, Exhale Flatiron (NYC), a mind-body studio. Featuring dark wood floors, high ceilings, separate men’s and women’s changing rooms, showers, and complimentary lockers, the 1,400-square-foot space offers fitness classes , yoga apparel, and a...

By the Numbers

Help improve the spa industry by completing a survey
We are inviting our readers to participate in an important global industry survey conducted by SRI International. Research reports released since the first study in 2008 have provided important benchmarking, thought leadership, and benefits for spa directors and others in the industry ( Click here for more details ). The current survey will provide updated figures and the baseline for...

Mind-Body Harmony

Discover a new mindful movement in a luxe rooftop garden
Spas are known for providing a haven for healing. They offer relief from day-to-day stresses, solve skin problems regularly, and send guests off to face the real world in a brightened, rejuvenated state. More and more spas are looking to heal more than skin deep, with mindfulness programs, fitness, and more. A new limited offering at Cornelia Spa at The...

Turn Up the Heat

Learn about the revenue generating opportunities of a sauna in your spa
When I mention a sweat session, it usually refers to a tough workout and time well spent in the gym to keep up the healthy lifestyle your spa's promote. Today I’m expanding my definition to include time spent in the sauna, as well, and it’s equally healthy benefits for clients. We’ve touched on the impact of other forms of infrared...