Welcome to a happy and healthy new year! Like many people, you may already have a long list of wellness goals. While participating in Dry January and signing up for gym memberships are post-holiday traditions, there are more ways to improve physical and mental health and generally feel good about oneself. Here are some ideas to get started on the right path. If anything, enjoy Friday’s full moonrise over the ocean.
Seed Food & Wine Week
Plant-based pioneer Seed Food & Wine Week returns for its eighth annual festival from January 26-29. Signature events include the 21 Seeds Burger Battle, Bloom Brunch and the Tasting Village. More than a culinary experience, the Miami affair features classes and demonstrations for fitness, gardening and body care, among other wellness categories.
Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Wynwood-Midtown | Coconut Grove
It’s Just Yoga Fest
Practice yoga for a good cause at It’s Just Yoga Fest in Cocoa Riverfront Park on January 14. Though the all-day health and fitness festival doesn’t require an entrance fee, donations are welcome for Brevard County nonprofit The Children’s Hunger Project. Begin with a new year intention-setting meditation and conclude with Sound Off [headphones] glow yoga.
ijyconnects.com | thechildrenshungerproject.org
Named for the Kennedy Space Center, site of NASA’s SpaceX rocket launches, the Space Coast occupies much of Brevard County. It attracts surfers, cruise passengers (Port Canaveral) and nature lovers looking for pristine white beaches where sea turtles nest. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Melbourne Beach | Merritt Island
Modern Aesthetics Centers
Jacksonville native and U.S. Mobile Health Exams founder Paul Hassan recently unveiled his latest venture. Located in St. Johns, Modern Aesthetics Centers addresses its clientele’s head-to-toe whole health from physical enhancements for face, body and hair to inner wellness services such as plasma, vitamin and hormone therapies. HerScan mobile breast cancer ultrasound screening comes February 1.
Jacksonville, the largest city geographically in the contiguous U.S., boasts an incredible variety of green spaces and beaches, as well as prime waterfront from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Johns River with its iconic bridges. The city’s vast network of neighborhoods and islands further invites nonstop adventure. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Tracy Anderson Method
Fitness sensation Tracy Anderson Method pops up at the Colony Palm Beach through month’s end. Book twice daily, 90-minute classes highlighting her latest innovation and dance moves that make fitness fun. During ViTAlity Week from January 20-24, Anderson personally teaches classes, lectures, demonstrates her new eco-friendly exercise equipment system MyMode and hosts festive dinners.
The iconic luxury island of Palm Beach is shaking up its staid past. Young families who live here year-round and the next generation of snowbirds and visitors are inspiring a new wave of chic shops, restaurants and art galleries. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Palm Beach | West Palm Beach | Royal Palm Beach
Can’t make it to class? Tracy Anderson is among a growing niche of fitness brands with virtual workouts. Melissa Wood Health’s newly revamped platform adds more wellness content, fitness instructors and classes like yoga sculpt and post-natal. Access 10,000+ workouts through the new lululemon Studio platform for the athleisure brand’s at-home fitness system Mirror.
melissawoodhealth.com | shop.lululemon.com
If anyone understands no pain, no gain, it’s Serena Williams. The Jupiter resident launched Will Perform, a hip line of four workout recovery products that both deliver results and smell lovely. Will Relieve’s non-sticky, botanical blend with Lidocaine comes in a spray or roll-on, while Will Rest lotion’s lavender, geranium and Epsom salt promote sleep.
Jupiter’s bike trails, Loxahatchee River, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Riverbend Park appeal to nature lovers who also have access to upscale restaurants and shops. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
North Palm Beach | Tequesta