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...

Don’t Miss Out on Yoga Month

Learn how your spa can benefit from National Yoga Month promotions
Time flies when you’re having fun . That’s definitely the case for this September, largely thanks to National Yoga Month, which is designed to build awareness of yoga’s proven health benefits and provide people with actionable guidance and tools for overall wellness. There is still one week left to share your yoga classes with would-be clients and yogis around the...

Waldorf Astoria Park City Will Host Wellness Weekend

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Discover a luxurious spa weekend for guests to enjoy nature and learn
Wellness is as much mental as it is physical. When my mind is clear, fitting in exercise and nutritious meals seems effortless, but if not it can feel nearly impossible. That’s why the Waldorf Astoria Spa Park City ’s (Utah) Wellness Weekend Sept. 27 to 29 (from $675) sounds so appealing. Guests have the chance to delve deep into what...

The Ranch 4.0 Launches for Quick Fitness Fix

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Discover how this results-oriented wellness retreat gives guests a reboot
End of summer holidays often mean excess, too much sun, food, and drinks, but The Ranch at Live Oak (Malibu, CA) is offering a four-day detox option to get guests back on track. The Ranch 4.0, launched this month, is a condensed version of the signature weeklong stay available Friday through Monday for a long weekend. Guests receive diagnostic testing,...

Lapis Spa Collaborates With Local Yoga Studio

Discover the benefits of partnering with local businesses
Your spa’s success is not limited to new and improved programs, but partnering with local wellness businesses can attract clients in waves. Lapis Spa at Fontainebleau Miami Beach (FL) is celebrating National Yoga Month by teaming up with Green Monkey yoga studio to launch Tribe (from $25 each), a special yoga class. It is a unique experience where four different...

Red Mountain Resort Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary

Discover how one adventurous spa commemorates a milestone
Anniversaries are a mark of significant hard work and, as such, each one deserves a proper celebration. The Red Mountain Resort (Ivins, UT), known for its unique getaway offerings, is celebrating 15 years in the business with 15 percent off their adventure retreats. Guests get to revel in the milestone too. Every stay includes guided hikes, world-class mountain biking with...

YogaTrail Launches as Online Yoga Directory

Discover the latest resource for yogis around the globe
YogaTrail , a brand new online guide to all things yoga, provides an international directory for yogis. The site contains more than 10,000 detailed profiles and user reviews of teachers, studios, yoga retreats, and instructor training centers. Visitors can filter the plethora of ratings by level, amenities, and other zen-boosting details. Says Alex Jaton, one of the YogaTrail founders, “All...

Raffles Praslin Seychelles Offers Creative Fitness

Discover how one island resort challenges guests with paddleboard yoga
During my beach honeymoon in June, our resort ’s many complimentary watersports kept the days blissfully active. My favorite, stand-up paddleboarding, exceeded all my expectations; it was a blast, a tough workout, and offered the best view of the beach. In spite of a few flops on my first trip out, I actually caught on, propelling myself and staying afloat...