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Denver is packed with food halls and community marketplaces that focus on locally-crafted food and retail. And while they tend to give a nod to the healthy lifestyle, there hasn’t been one that focuses specifically on wellness. That is, until now. Denver, meet Nurture.
Inspired by the success of the food hall concept, Nurture co-founders Kelly Campbell, Nikki Dority, and Peter Strauss wanted to create a space where Denver’s health-conscious crowd could eat, sweat, relax, and shop—a space where you can be nurtured in every sense of the word, all under one roof.
Nurture is taking over a former school at 2949 Federal Blvd. in the Highlands. Come early 2020, the two-story, 20,000-square-foot building will be filled with vendors focused on all things wellness. There’ll be everything from acupuncture to massage along with holistically-minded beauty services and eco-friendly retail. A cafe will serve up healthy bites and a juice bar will press fresh sips.
It’s a place you’ll want to stay awhile, and they’re making it easy to do just that with lockers, showers, and even childcare on site for all to use. To add to the convenience, Nurture will also have its own app. You’ll be able to use it to book classes and services but also to order ahead food and drink. Have your favorite protein smoothie ready after your workout or order a cold brew coffee before you leave your house so that you can be ready to sip while you shop.
Nurture will be anchored by local cycling studio Rhythm Revolution. The brainchild of DJ and fitness guru Jasmine Anderson, Rhythm Revolution is a beat-based movement concept that spent several years spinning both wheels and records in a Park Hill studio, as well as at special events and retreats. With the end of the lease for the Park Hill studio on the horizon, the opportunity to join the Nurture community presented itself, and Jasmine jumped. Closing the doors on Park Hill, she was drawn to the unique concept and collaborative environment of the marketplace. “The owners have a deep-seeded belief in teamwork and elevating each other,” Jasmine told us. “Their vision aligns so well with what I’m doing with Rhythm Revolution and I’m just so excited to be part of it.”
Rhythm Revolution will comprise approximately 1,100 square feet of Nurture’s space and will offer the same lineup of classes that have afforded them such a following—hard-hitting cycling set to heavy beats, either alone or paired with yoga, HIIT, or strength training. You can expect a sweet sound system and intense lighting to add to the full-body and fully-immersive experience.
As of today, Nurture hasn't set an official opening date, but you can stay up to date on their progress—and some sneak peeks of their vendors—on Instagram.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!