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Fitness
Published Monday Apr 13, 2020 by Exhale

On Demand Workouts: The Future of Fitness for Exhale

Fitness
Mindbody Community

Amid the current climate in our world today, the way that we are leading our day-to-day lives is changing. As we continue to stay indoors, experiment with cooking, and try to maintain our mental and physical health, it’s important to have access to the right resources that allow you to keep living your best life. When it comes to wellbeing, Exhale understands the importance of prioritizing all the things that bring you strength and balance from the inside out. When you're unable to make it through those wellbeing destination doors near you, Exhale provides a solution that brings that much-needed escape right to your living room. Exhale On Demand gives everyone the opportunity to access a variety of fitness classes—from barre, to cardio, to yoga, to guided meditations—and that overall escape that you need now more than ever. Wherever you are, Exhale has ensured that you have access to wellbeing right at your fingertips. What is it that makes Exhale On Demand such a diversified and innovative platform? Well...let’s break it down.   


What can people expect from Exhale On Demand? 

All elements of wellbeing...all in one place. Those who sign up will start with a free trial and immediately gain access to a resource where they can maintain balance, strength, and consistency. From beginner to advanced, you’ll find a huge variety of classes and packages that meet your needs. Choose from month-to-month or annual subscriptions or even rent or buy the classes of your choosing! Know someone else who could use a dose of wellbeing? Now is the perfect time to give the gift of Exhale On Demand. #quarantinebirthday 


What type of content can be found on the platform? 

A variety of fitness classes that range from barre, cardio, yoga, HIIT, recovery, meditation, and more. Whether you’re looking to turn up the heat and tone things up, or you’re craving that done of balance and calm, there is something for every goal and every pace. 


How often is new content added to Exhale On Demand? 

Fresh content every week! Once you subscribe, you’ll receive updates when new workouts are added to the library... so you’ll never skip a beat! 
 

Do you need props for all of the workouts? 

No! Many of the workouts are completely prop free. From Total Body Barreless, to No Props Cardio Game Changer, you can work up a sweat with just you, your body, and your power. For those workouts that you may need some props for, you can grab them right on Exhale’s online shop
 

What does the Future of Fitness mean to Exhale? 

Balance. Accessibility. Convenience. Efficiency. Our lives are constantly changing and evolving. Wellbeing is one part of our lives that we simply can never compromise. Maintaining a balance of both an in-person community, and an independent and easily accessible resource is the recipe for an ultimate wellbeing routine! 

Plus, we’re taking it one step further. Starting on Monday, April 20, tune in and get a front-row seat to daily Virtual Wellbeing Sessions where you can get a front-row seat to Exhale’s leading experts—from the comfort of your home. From DIY skincare, to guided restorative stretching, to immunity and stress-reducing acupressure techniques, elevate your sense wellbeing daily at 5 pm EST and give your routine a serious dose of wellbeing. Get all the details here!


Want to find and book Exhale classes now? Browse Mindbody to find classes—just change your location to one of these cities!

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About the author
A blend of fitness and spa, Exhale is the total wellbeing experience to center your body and mind. Whether you need to slip into an hour of calm or sweat it out in a full-body session, Exhale has the perfect recipe of expert teachers and spa therapists to help you reconnect with your best self.
what is wellness
Wellness
Published Wednesday Oct 06, 2021 by Denise Prichard

What is Wellness?

Expert Advice
Wellness

To say the last year and a half was tough would be an understatement. In fact, it will probably go down as one of the most difficult times for our modern generation. In one of the many social polls we conducted during the pandemic, some of you described this time as a sheer “dumpster fire” or “like stepping on a Lego.” And to be honest, I couldn’t agree more.

Luckily, we’ve been able to get back to some form of normalcy in our lives and wellness routines over the last several months. As vaccines became available to the public, wellness businesses welcomed fitness fanatics, haircut seekers, and massage lovers back to in-person wellness experiences. And thank goodness for that—my roots and horrible posture from working from my bed were both getting wildly out of control. This girl needed a good massage and cupping session stat.

If there’s one thing we learned from the pandemic, it’s that our wellness routines are as personal as they are important. During shelter-at-home, those routines looked a bit different. For many, it meant taking a new approach to the “typical” wellness services we count on—I’m looking at you DIY haircuts, at-home waxing sessions (ouch!), and virtual swerking classes.

Now that we can leave our humble abodes to take advantage of in-person experiences again, the word “wellness” has seemingly taken on a new meaning.

Recently, we conducted another one of our famous social polls to see what wellness means to you, our Mindbody community, now that we're slowly but surely getting back to our regularly scheduled programming. We also tapped some of our most influential Mindbody business owners about the ever-evolving wellness landscape.

Here’s what you all had to say.

Wellness is more important to you than ever

According to our annual Mindbody Wellness Index, 60% of Americans say they’re more focused on their health and wellness since COVID. Consumers are now realizing they need to take greater care of themselves to optimize and preserve their health. When we asked you on Instagram how important wellness is, a whopping 98% said it was more important than ever. When it comes to how you’re practicing wellness, though, the answers were all over the board. Many of you pointed to journaling, practicing breathwork, and daily workout routines (cycling and yoga topped the list) as being the activities that help you keep your chill throughout the week.

I’m also happy to report that over 50% said you tend to feel more blessed than stressed on a daily basis—which is more than likely a big improvement. Let’s be honest, a year ago I would’ve bet a billion dollars that 99.9% of us knew no other feeling than anxiety—am I right? But even with the stress in our lives dwindling, many of you are still experiencing burnout at the end of a long work week (guilty!). But instead of succumbing to a bottle of wine for relief (please, that was so 2020), you’re unwinding by going to your favorite workout classes—with hot yoga, barre, and Pilates as your faves.

What wellness means to the pros

Let’s be honest, we should credit the business owners in this space for helping us reignite our spark when it comes to our wellness routines, right? Thanks to them, we’ve been inspired to prioritize the activities that help us feel our best. In turn, we thought it’d be interesting to learn what wellness means to them—and how that definition has changed over the past eighteen months.

Here’s what they had to say.

“Wellness is living in balance—mind, body, spirit. Highs and lows. It all ebbs and flows and we can navigate it a bit better when we take time to move, breath and remember who we are, and how we are connected to this big, beautiful world.” - Jess Pierno, Founder, Owner, and Chief Inspiration Officer of Yoga Heights

“Wellness is a true balancing of the mental, physical, and spiritual. It has definitely evolved over the years for me—from something that I just thought was about exercising and eating a healthy diet—to also incorporating balancing and healing internally and spiritually.” - Stefanie Patterson, Owner, Indianapolis Salt Cave and Halotherapy Center

“My sense of wellness has evolved from staying healthy and motivated, mind/body/spirit... to being more gentle with myself, less demanding. Accepting my limitations, taking time for resting, and gaining real clarity about what's important. I care less about what people think of me—difficult as a performer and as a business owner with so many demands on me—and more about getting quiet and tapping into the divine source inside of me that helps me discern my next move. In this way, I know my motives are as pure as possible and I'm not getting distracted—not that I don't make mistakes! Those are necessary, that's how we learn!” - Johanna Krynytzky, Owner, Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio

“My studio name reminds us that we are constantly evolving. The past 18 months have certainly shown us that! Wellness to me means doing your best on any given day to make sure that you are taking care of yourself as best you can. It leads to resilience. Diet, exercise, sleep, a sense of community, and some form of faith. It all matters. Setbacks happen all the time, and every day is a chance to start again. We strive to be 'cheerleaders' for our clients when we sense that things are coming out of balance in their lives. So many have been with us for 18 years and are friends—they are our community and we all watch out for each other.” - Mo Wolfe, Owner and Founder, Evolution Pilates

Putting wellness into action

I think we can all agree that there isn’t one true definition of wellness anymore. To some of us, it means getting that hot yoga sesh in daily, and to others, it means carving out time to treat ourselves to a massage or manicure. As long as you’re actively pursuing wellness—whatever that means to you—you're on the right track.

Our MO has always been about connecting the world to wellness—a term that's seen a lot of change lately. Whether you’re fully embracing the in-person experience or still delighted by the convenience of practicing at-home wellness, the Mindbody app makes it easy for you to book experiences that help you feel like YOU again.

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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.