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2019 goals tips MINDBODY
Wellness
Published Sunday Jan 06, 2019 by Devin Dilday

Here’s How We Are Staying Honest When It Comes to Our New Years Goals

Personal Growth
Fitness

Some of us proclaim it on social media. Some of us silently write it in a journal. Whatever your intention, goal or resolution is this new year—or however you say it—sticking to it can be, well, not easy. Willpower is a tricky thing, but just because your goals don’t come to fruition every single day doesn’t mean you’ve failed!

Whether you’re wanting to love yourself a *little* more or are looking to try a new type of fitness, life happens, and we are constantly evolving. That’s why we asked MINDBODY team members for some honest input and real-life tips when it comes to achieving all the great things this new year. 

 


#1: Write it out. 

2019 writing goals

“Whether it's in your journal or on a Post-It note stuck on your mirror so you see it every morning, write it down. Also, remind yourself that it's not a race. The new year doesn't mean you have to change your life completely. Do small, meaningful things if you need to.”

Erica Arvanitis, Copywriter 

 

#2: Invite your squad to your sweat sesh. 

MINDBODY app

“Book a class with a friend! Pick a workout on the MINDBODY app and share it with your besties. You get to hold yourself accountable and catch up after the holidays, plus you get built-in cheerleaders to help you accomplish your goals. It’s win-win!”  

Devin Dilday, Social Media Manager

 

#3: Make room in your calendar. 

calendar fitness wellness

“I live by my calendar so on New Year’s Day I added recurring events for all the new year priorities: calling my dad more often, booking my classes, taking time for self-care. If they’re on the calendar, they are 100% more likely to happen and if they are recurring it will serve as a reminder throughout the year.”

Mariah McFarland, Manager, Product Management 

 

#4: Get specific. 

“Finding one area to focus on in your personal life is key for when it comes to a refresh this new year. By finding that one thing you want to improve on or start, you place your positive energy in a single place—laying a foundation for success. Oh, and it’s never too late to set an intention!”

 Brittany Raine Parry, Team Lead, Marketing Content

 

#5: Find time to work out. 

“Add your workouts to your calendar and block off time before and after to change and stick to your goals in the new year.”

Ryan Greenwald, Product Manager

 

#6: Sign up for something outside of your comfort zone. 

running marathon

“Register for a race or competition. It'll make you accountable to regular workouts and you'll meet a fun community of like-minded folks!”

Kyle Magin, Senior Copywriter 

 

#7: Be prepared. 

“Schedule your workouts in advance. Every week take a look at your calendar and book your week out. Booking at least 2-3 workouts in advance will ensure you go to class and you’re prepared for the week ahead!"  

— ​​​​​​Julia Medwid, Project Manager

Devin Dilday MINDBODY
Written by
Devin Dilday
Social Media Manager
About the author
Social butterfly by nature, it's no wonder Devin found her niche in the social media and marketing industry. As a native San Diegan, Devin loves spending time at the beach and dining at local hot spots. When she's not working, you can find her at a Pilates, barre or yoga class.
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.