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Fruitful Fall

Learn more about an antioxidant-rich American harvest
During the last two months I've followed a fairly strict clean-eating plan. Though it was tough giving up many of my favorite snacks, it has helped me realize the incredible flavors and nutrients found in nature. Thankfully I made this nutrition choice in the middle of summer when the produce aisles and farmer's markets are filled with ripe delicacies and...

Chakra Cheat Sheet

Improve your knowledge of this mind-body philosophy
As a relative newbie to the spa scene, I'm always looking for opportunities to learn more about the industry—what makes it tick, innovative techniques, and the unique philosophies that guide effective relaxation. One ancient philosophy that has definitely experienced a resurgence in recent years is the chakra system. The term chakra is Sanskrit for wheel and the chakra energy centers...

Relaxation Ready

Study up on scientifically proven ways to a calm mind
Happy National Relaxation Day! To celebrate this chill holiday, I wanted to share a few scientifically backed ways to kick back, de-stress, and find your happy place. We know you're ensuring all your clients find bliss, and you deserve it too! Go Green: Studies have shown patients in hospital rooms with plants report lower stress. Even just stepping into a...

Collectible Spas

Learn what's inside the new Luxury Spa Collection by American Spa
We're very excited to see the finished copies of Luxury Spa Collection by American Spa in our office this week and can't wait for all of you to check out the gorgeous properties featured inside! Here's a quick overview of what you can expect when your copies arrive: 128 full-color pages 18 U.S. spas located in eight different states eight...

Exercise for Fun

Discover new fitness research for a more effective routine
I count myself lucky that I consider most workouts fun, and I even look forward to my daily routines. I enjoy challenging myself, seeing progress, and trying new activities. Loving your workout can do much more than put a smile on your face according to recent studies conducted by Carolina Werle, Brian Wansink, and Collin Payne. Researchers found that people...

Perfect Pout

Discover why lipstick is the cosmetic of choice on National Lipstick Day
I wasn’t always a lipstick lady, but once I embraced a pigmented lip I haven’t looked back. A new shade can do wonders—like a fresh coat of paint on walls—for brightening up a complexion and streamlining a makeup routine. We can all celebrate the power of lipstick today with National Lipstick Day. Here are some fun facts from Mintel’s July...

Balance Booster

Learn about fun, spa-friendly yoga techniques
I’m far from a seasoned yogi, but I enjoy an occasional flow and warrior series. Working closely with the spa industry has offered many more opportunities to improve my lackluster practice. One I was especially excited to check out was the new SUP Yoga Workshop at the Pure Yoga location near my apartment. Done on Indo Yoga Boards, this class...

Well-Rounded Fitness Inspiration

Get inspired by fitness feats
Summer is the season of skin and lots of it. It’s no surprise everyone seems to be looking for new ways to achieve their ideal bikini body in the gym, spa, and in the great outdoors, and fast—it is the middle of July after all. Getting moving and exercising is all well and good, however many of these get-fit-quick schemes...

Runaway Hit

Learn how a NY spa helps clients celebrate a healthy holiday
I started today the same way as each day this week, with a run in Central Park. This particular run was special because today, June 4, is National Running Day. Its celebratory nature gave me an extra bounce in my step and quicker pace as I trotted around the main loop with many other runners. Not far from my route,...

Dancing With the Spas

Discover a fun fitness collaboration at a Colorado resort spa
I'm not usually a fan of reality television, but lately I've tuned in religiously each Monday night to watch Dancing With the Stars . In my personal opinion it's been a fabulous season showcasing the talent and hours of hard work of a group of true athletes, and I'm sad to see it come to an end this week. Dance,...

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