wellness

Spa Week Celebrates 10 Years of Wellness

Commemorating its 10th anniversary, Spa Week , a spa and wellness marketing company, is celebrating 10 years of wellness by offering consumers affordable $50 spa services during its Fall Event. From October 20 to 26, clients can enjoy $50 treatments at spas and wellness facilities, fitness studios, and weight-loss and nutrition centers across the country . “Celebrating a decade of wellness has been remarkable considering that the first Spa Week Event in 2004 included just a few dozen spas in New York City,” says Cheryl Reid, CEO and founder of Spa Week Media Group. “It is an incredibly rewarding achievement...

Spa Nalai Introduces Yoga Program with Terri Bahr

Spa Nalai, Park Hyatt New York ’s atelier spa, has partnered with Terri Bahr, a yoga instructor and fitness expert, to offer a physical wellness experiences through its new Shanta Yoga program. Shanta, which translates to “Serenity” in Sanskrit, speaks to the serenity of which Spa Nalai was named. Available throughout the month of October, the program was designed to promote holistic strength, flexibility, and healing. “As part of our continued efforts to offer our guests the best wellness practices and experiences, Spa Nalai has collaborated with renowned yoga and Pilates instructor Terri Bahr, to offer a well-thought menu of...

Monica Helmstetter Named Event Director of Spatec North America

Spatec North America , the appointment-based spa and wellness event from McLean Events, named Monica Helmstetter as event director. Prior to her position at Spatec, she served as an advertising account manager for American Spa , where she built strong partnerships with leading companies. Helmstetter brings 14 years of experience in the spa industry and is responsible for overseeing the Spatec North America spring and fall events. “I’m thrilled to be a part of Spatec and to continue my rewarding role inside the Questex family,” says Helmstetter. “Spatec holds the premier events in our industry and I have always viewed...

The Omni Grove Park Inn Appoints Ellen McGinnis as Spa Director

The Omni Grove Park Inn (Asheville, NC) has appointed Ellen McGinnis as spa director. With more than 20 years of experience in hospitality, spa and wellness, McGinnis will be responsible for all operations of The Omni Grove Park Inn's spa and wellness programming. She first held the position of spa director at the Blue Ridge Mountain resort in 2011, where she oversaw the initial launch of The Spa. McGinnis comes to The Omni Grove Park Inn from Springs Eternal Spa located at its sister property Omni Bedford Springs Resort (Bedford Springs, PA), where she oversaw the daily operations of the...

Technogym Named Official Fitness Supplier for Rio 2016 Games

Technogym , a leading company supplying products, services, and solutions in wellness and fitness, has signed a supplier contract to be the official fitness equipment supplier for all athletic preparation centers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games , the first Olympics to take place in South America. ‘Technogym is proud to have been chosen for the sixth time as the official supplier of the Olympic games,” says founder and president Nerio Alessandri. “This important achievement represents a victory for the Technogym team and a strong reference on our products innovation and quality standards. Rio 2016 will also represent a unique...

Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Rebrands to Waldorf Astoria Spa

Spa Palazzo at Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (FL) has rebranded as Waldorf Astoria Spa to reflect its expansion into a broader array of services for overall health and wellness. As an expression of its commitment to encouraging guests to live healthier lives, the resort extended its network earlier this year to include wellness specialists that inspire and influence healthy lifestyle behaviors. Spa-goers can now enjoy the resort’s new Enlightened Living initiative, which features workshops from health gurus; healthy menu options; fitness activities; and consultations with nutritionists and exercise physiologists. For more information, visit www.bocaresort.com .

Former Miraval CEO Joins Hilton Head Health

Hilton Head Health (SC), a weight loss and health resort, has announced the appointment of Michael G. Tompkins, former CEO of Miraval Resort & Spa (Tucson, Arizona), as CEO and general manager. Tompkins joins two other industry leaders who also recently joined Hilton Head Health, Ben Campsey from The Umstead Hotel & Spa (Cary, NC) as chief financial officer and Carol Stratford, who most recently served as the vice president of marketing for Miraval Resort & Spa, as chief marketing officer. Tompkins comes to Hilton Head Health with more than 25 years of experience in the health, wellness, and luxury...

Mio Skincare to Launch at Life Time Fitness

Mio Skincare , a skincare range for women, is gearing up for its retail launch at Life Time Fitness , a chain of North American fitness centers, to support members wanting to transform their bodies. Following previous fitness partnerships, including events with media company Well+Good , apparel company Athleta , and fitness curator The FITiST Collective , Mio Skincare’s No Nasties policy, which assures the company’s products are free of artificial colors, mineral oil, parabens, petrolatum, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances, is in alignment with Life Time’s commitment to promote health and wellness. “Having fit skin means your skin’s working at...

Sunlighten Introduces Android-Powered Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna

Sunlighten , an infrared sauna technology company, has launched its first-ever Android-powered full-spectrum infrared sauna, mPulse series. Powered by an Android application that can customize each sauna session to achieve the desired health benefit, users can control the settings ranging from near-infrared light, which aids in pain and muscle relief; mid-infrared light, which assists in fat burning; and far-infrared light, which helps detoxify by raising core temperature and cause sweating. MPulse features Solocarbon technology, which has been clinically shown to lower blood pressure, increase core temperature, and aid in weight loss. The Android tablet control panel gives users more preferences,...

Pivot Point International and Beauty Changes Lives Announce Endowment Fund

Pivot Point International , provider of hair, tools, and beauty educational solutions, and the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation , an organization created by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools to build awareness of career opportunities available in the beauty, wellness, and massage therapy industries, announced the establishment of the Leo Passage Endowment Fund to benefit competition, scholarships, and lifelong learning among students and professionals. The fund, established by the Passage family, honors Leo Passage, founder of Pivot Point, who passed away in 2011. It will be endowed with a $1,000,000 donation from the Passage family, and implemented through the Beauty...

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