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2020 goals list
Wellness
Published Friday Jan 03, 2020 by Sara Lesher

Fitness + Wellness Deals to Meet Your 2020 Goals

Motivation
Fitness

The start of a new decade is the perfect time to spice up your routine and try something new. Have a fitness class you’ve always wanted to try? Need to make time for a massage in your busy schedule? We’ve gathered some of our favorite fitness classes and wellness services (and their awesome deals!) to add to your resolutions list.

Get a massage.

Everyone can use a massage every now and then, especially after the stress of the holidays. If you live in Texas, Oak Haven Massage offers a 50-minute massage for only $65. You can choose from a Swedish/Relaxing Massage, a Deep Tissue Massage, or a Therapeutic Massage all for the same prices. And if 50-minutes just isn’t enough (we get it), don’t worry—they offer several time options up to 110 minutes. Here's where to book, because we know you’re already planning.

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Get a massage.

Everyone can use a massage every now and then, especially after the stress of the holidays. If you live in Texas, Oak Haven Massage offers a 50-minute massage for only $65. You can choose from a Swedish/Relaxing Massage, a Deep Tissue Massage, or a Therapeutic Massage all for the same prices. And if 50-minutes just isn’t enough (we get it), don’t worry—they offer several time options up to 110 minutes. Here's where to book, because we know you’re already planning.

Test your strength.

Strength training is an important part of any exercise routine if you want to build muscle and get fit. At Regymen Fitness, you can burn, box, or build with different exercises depending on your goal. Their HIIT workout is our favorite, because it incorporates cardio stations, kettlebells, TRX, dumbbells, core exercises, and stabilization movements in just 60 minutes! This new year, they’re offering a $99 Unlimited Family Add-on Membership at participating studios—so you can feel the burn.

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Test your strength.

Strength training is an important part of any exercise routine if you want to build muscle and get fit. At Regymen Fitness, you can burn, box, or build with different exercises depending on your goal. Their HIIT workout is our favorite, because it incorporates cardio stations, kettlebells, TRX, dumbbells, core exercises, and stabilization movements in just 60 minutes! This new year, they’re offering a $99 Unlimited Family Add-on Membership at participating studios—so you can feel the burn.

Try a new recovery method.

Is it the post-workout soreness that’s stopping you from trying high-intensity classes? Sometimes, stretching just doesn’t cut it. There’s plenty of other recovery methods you can try this new year to help ease the burn and get you ready for your next class. We love cryotherapy, a treatment that exposes your body to extreme cold for several benefits. Ever see football players taking ice baths? It’s the same concept. This new year, Restore Cryotherapy is offering a ‘New Decade, New Start’ deal, so you can receive four services per month when you become a member. Find a location near you!

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Try a new recovery method.

Is it the post-workout soreness that’s stopping you from trying high-intensity classes? Sometimes, stretching just doesn’t cut it. There’s plenty of other recovery methods you can try this new year to help ease the burn and get you ready for your next class. We love cryotherapy, a treatment that exposes your body to extreme cold for several benefits. Ever see football players taking ice baths? It’s the same concept. This new year, Restore Cryotherapy is offering a ‘New Decade, New Start’ deal, so you can receive four services per month when you become a member. Find a location near you!

Take a self-care day.

Nothing says self-care like a day filled with wellness treatments. At Hiatus Spa + Retreat (with several locations across Texas), you can sign up for just that. Their Happy + Happier + Happiest package combines a massage, facial, and mani-pedi for your perfect self-love day. It’s 3.5 hours and only $260—talk about a steal. If you want to take it up a notch, The Shangri-La offers a 4.25-hour spa day for $425. And if you want to hit refresh on that inner glow, The Big Chill package includes a 90-minute massage followed by a super-charged plant peel for just $240. So you can go and love yourself.

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Take a self-care day.

Nothing says self-care like a day filled with wellness treatments. At Hiatus Spa + Retreat (with several locations across Texas), you can sign up for just that. Their Happy + Happier + Happiest package combines a massage, facial, and mani-pedi for your perfect self-love day. It’s 3.5 hours and only $260—talk about a steal. If you want to take it up a notch, The Shangri-La offers a 4.25-hour spa day for $425. And if you want to hit refresh on that inner glow, The Big Chill package includes a 90-minute massage followed by a super-charged plant peel for just $240. So you can go and love yourself.

Sweat through your lunch break.

While many fitness classes take at least an hour, some are just short enough to squeeze in on your lunch break. For example, BODYROK offers 40-minute, full-body, strength training group classes on their custom reformer, so you can get your sweat on and head back to the office. This New Year, they’re offering a New Client Intro Month Unlimited for $129 and a New Year Membership Special where you can purchase any new membership and get one month free (with a 4-month commitment.)

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Sweat through your lunch break.

While many fitness classes take at least an hour, some are just short enough to squeeze in on your lunch break. For example, BODYROK offers 40-minute, full-body, strength training group classes on their custom reformer, so you can get your sweat on and head back to the office. This New Year, they’re offering a New Client Intro Month Unlimited for $129 and a New Year Membership Special where you can purchase any new membership and get one month free (with a 4-month commitment.)

Go for a (high tech) ride.

It’s always fun to try new workouts, especially super cool high-tech ones. Rukus Cycling Studios is a technologically advanced indoor cycling studio that features high-intensity cardio sessions, muscle-shaping strength training, premium boutique amenities, and world-class CyclePro instructors to guide you through your workout. You can find your style—choosing from intense to relaxed, upbeat to mellow, and old school to today's hits. Track your progress with heart rate monitors and stats, and enjoy the cool, modern aesthetic as you get your sweat on. This new year, they’re offering unlimited rides for $97 or 4 rides per month for just $47. Bonus: your first ride is free, so there’s no reason not to try it! 

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Go for a (high tech) ride.

It’s always fun to try new workouts, especially super cool high-tech ones. Rukus Cycling Studios is a technologically advanced indoor cycling studio that features high-intensity cardio sessions, muscle-shaping strength training, premium boutique amenities, and world-class CyclePro instructors to guide you through your workout. You can find your style—choosing from intense to relaxed, upbeat to mellow, and old school to today's hits. Track your progress with heart rate monitors and stats, and enjoy the cool, modern aesthetic as you get your sweat on. This new year, they’re offering unlimited rides for $97 or 4 rides per month for just $47. Bonus: your first ride is free, so there’s no reason not to try it! 

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Lifecycle Program Manager
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. A former English major, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
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.

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.