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Fitness
Published Thursday Jun 27, 2019 by Jessica Meno

Best Summer Workouts to Try While You Travel

Fitness
Travel
Yoga
Cycling
Bootcamp
Kickboxing

Summer’s coming in hot. This travel season, don’t sweat the tourist traps—instead, check out a trendy summer workout or two at your next destination. Because sweating’s better with a purpose. 

Here’s what we found out about the fitness scenes in Denver, Boston, and San Francisco!

 

Denver gets downward dog.

Fitness isn’t just a hobby in Denver—it’s a lifestyle. Nearly 78% of Denver residents exercise at least once a week. Their fave group workout? Yoga, followed by strength training. Kickboxing’s what they want to try next.

Staying fit takes grit, though. Denver’s main motivations are to reduce stress, and to gain/lose weight.

 

Boston keeps it (Pilates) 100.

Boston loves striking a pose. Yoga and Pilates are the city’s core (yeah, we went there) group fitness classes. Kickboxing’s next on the to-do list.

In Boston, it’s good vibes only. Residents work out to feel good, and better mentally. They even spend 23% more a year on fitness than the average American to keep their spirits up.

 

San Francisco flexes on ’em.

Picking up heavy things, putting them down. That’s what San Francisco likes to do. Strength training is The City’s second most popular group fitness class, after yoga. The next big thing to look out for: aerobics.

Why they do it? To live long, healthy lives. (And for the gains, of course.) It pays off too—SF’s the #2 strongest wellness market in the US.

Book your travel workouts in-between packing and procrastinating. Download the MINDBODY app, or check out MINDBODY.io, to explore fitness classes wherever you are!
 

Jessica Meno
Written by
Jessica Meno
Associate Copywriter
About the author
Avid gamer and fangirl of the em dash, Jessica is a MINDBODY copywriter who is all about fostering warm online communities. When she’s not being a hermit at home, you can find her scoping out the best Asian eats—near and far.
black-owned beauty and wellness businesses
Beauty
Published Sunday Jan 30, 2022 by Denise Prichard

Black-owned Beauty and Wellness Businesses to Know

February is Black History Month—a celebration of the achievements and contributions of African Americans in society.  As the beauty and wellness industry becomes a more welcoming and inclusive space for all, we are taking this opportunity to continue to shine a light on the gap of inclusivity and diversity in our industry, and take action to promote, empower, and honor the Black community that shapes and grows wellness.  

While the beauty industry is making improvements—it's important to showcase and support Black businesses and the creatives in this space every day. To honor them, we're shouting out some of our favorite Black-owned beauty and wellness businesses to support. 

1. Beauty Bin 

Beauty Bin is a full-service day spa and dry bar located in Asheville, NC. With a focus on inclusivity for people of all backgrounds, genders, and races, their MO is to match the outer beauty of every client to their inner beauty. From eyelash extensions and hydrafacials to waxing and massage, Beauty Bin is a one-stop-shop for all the spa services.  
 

2. KIKA Stretch Studio  

The KIKA Method® is a gentle assisted stretching process that loosens up tight muscles freeing your body from pain and stress. By practicing this method, clients can experience decreased muscle tension, increased energy, enhanced flexibility, a substantial reduction in stress, improved posture and relaxation, and increased mental clarity. While its headquarters is located in Las Vegas, NV, they have multiple locations sprinkled throughout the US, including Atlanta, New York City, and Dallas—just to name a few.

3. Kimberly Coleman Salon 

At Kimberly Coleman Salon, their philosophy begins with promoting healthy tresses, elegant sets, unique accouterments, perfect pampering of hands and feet, and precision cuts. Known for working with models and celebrities, they fully appreciate and celebrate the diversity of their clientele which also includes super moms and warrior dads. 

4. Pressed Roots 

Pressed Roots was developed with the simple concept in mind—that everyone deserves access to easy, and quality hair care. What started as a single pop-up shop in Boston, grew to a multi-city pop-up tour, and is now slated to be the largest national hair salon franchise specializing in the care and styling of highly textured hair, they launched their first flagship location in Dallas, TX.  

5. SW3AT  

Jersey City resident, Alyza Brevard-Rodriguez started SW3AT. The company began as a fitness apparel line in 2015 but evolved into a sanctuary catered to health and wellness now known as SW3AT Sauna Studio—the first infrared sauna studio in Jersey City. The healing power of infrared heat therapy is a phenomenal option for holistic health proven to strengthen the immune system and provide relief from joint stiffness and muscle pain. It is also supportive of any fitness program as it aids in weight loss (you can torch up to 900 calories in a 45-minute session) while also detoxifying your body from some of the most harmful toxins. 

6. The TEN Nail Bar 

Kelli Coleman and Anika Jackson opened The TEN Nail Bar in Detroit to address a void in their city. They saw a need for a quality, modern nail bar that could also serve as a fun social space for Detroit’s residents and professionals. They designed the TEN to provide their clients with a #Perfect10 experience—where you can relax, enjoy music, a drink, your friends, a clean and precise manicure, and a much-needed break from all your hectic days. 

7. Bettye O Day Spa 

Located in the beautiful downtown Hyde Park Chicago area, Bettye O Day Spa specializes in first-class treatments. They aim to nurture and relax each of their clients with individualized and innovative therapeutic techniques. From body wraps and massages to facials and hydrotherapy, this day spa promises to be a safe place for healing to occur.  

Looking for more businesses to support? ClassPass has also created a list of Black-owned business to check out all year-round. While both of these lists are a great start to get you familiar with many of the Black-owned businesses either in your neighborhood or around the globe, we have only scratched the surface. We'd love to keep these lists growing.If you have any businesses you'd like to see on this list, click here to submit a Black-owned business we should be highlighting as well! 

denise prichard
Written by
Denise Prichard
Senior Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.