Fitness

Fitness for Football Fans

Follow these fun moves for a fit fan experience
The Super Bowl is a celebration of some of the greatest and fittest athletes in the NFL. It’s a whole different story for fans, in the stands and at home snacking on comfort food and plenty of alcohol. This year, celebrity trainer Kira Stokes wants to change that with her Super Bowl Workout Game filled with fun, calorie-torching movements straight...

Get Fit in the Tropics

Learn how one island resort encourages fitness
Newsflash, it’s freezing across most of the country. Again. The weather is working against all activity resolutions and begging even those of strongest resolve to give in to comfort foods. Gansevoort Turks + Caicos is helping guests get back on track and warm up with the Get Fit package (starting at $925/night). This four-night getaway for two includes exhale core...

Wellness Weeks

Start out the New Year right with spa fitness packages
When a new fitness regimen is wrapped up in a relaxing spa package, it’s so much more appealing and easier to stick with weight loss resolutions. The Oaks at Ojai (CA), a fitness destination spa, is doing just that with its discounted theme weeks throughout the first half of 2014. It kicks off this month with yoga, Pilates, tai chi,...

Motivating Massage

Learn how an LA spa helps clients keep resolutions
The American Spa staff shared our New Year’s Resolutions here last week. I can’t speak for everyone, but I’m happy to say I’m still on track and taking my fitness resolution one day at a time. Spa-goers at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air who vowed to hit the gym are in luck with the new Resolution Recharger. Since...

Santa Claus Inspired Wellness

Find inspiration from Saint Nick for healthy resolutions
Children around the world stay on their best behavior hoping for a generous visit from Santa Claus, but can the man in red’s habits also inspire healthy habits for you and your clients in 2014? Thomas Cavalieri, Ph.D., dean of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Stratford, NJ), thinks these habits below are worth checking twice. While late-night snacks...

Daily Exercise Counteracts Holiday Habits

Learn how daily exercise fights seasonal weight-gain
Since Thanksgiving I’ve put extra effort into my exercise routine thanks to a fun trial membership at a swanky New York City athletic club. After reading a new Journal of Physiology study completed at the University of Bath, I’m so glad I did. Researchers found that daily exercise will counter many of the long-term negative effects of overeating and inactivity,...

American Stress Levels Rising

Stressed Americans need spas more than ever for a healthy balance
Are you or your clients battling stress on a regular basis? If so, you are not alone. According to TeleVox’s Healthy World Report more than half of Americans report feeling stressed in everyday life and it is negatively impacting their health. Healthcare providers note 65 percent of patients suffer from the detrimental effects of stress. Here’s a few ways to...

Breathe Easier With Yoga

Research suggests yoga improves lung function
We regularly sing the praises of spas that incorporate fitness options for visitors ( here and here ) and yoga is a popular choice, for good reason. New research from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders, found yoga practice improves lung function for COPD patients, those suffering from chronic bronchitis and or...

Walking in the Woods

Check out the new health benefits from a nature walk
It’s no surprise that the stress inducing holiday season is coming quickly. Juggling parties, more clients , gifts, and travel takes its toll on even the most levelheaded. Unmanaged, this stress can lead to serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. According to Aaron Michelfelder, M.D. professor of family medicine at Loyola University Chicago...

Marathon Madness

Discover how New York City spas help marathoners
Spas in the Big Apple are gearing up for the ING New York City Marathon with treatments in honor of the big day, whether their clientele is running in the five-borough race or cheering on the hordes from the sidewalk. For the marathoners, Dorit Baxter’s New York Day Spa recommends a Sports Massage (from $59, 30 minutes), either before the...

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