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Published Wednesday Feb 12, 2020 by Fitt

Work, Wellness, & Weekending: Stay at Soul Community Planet

Travel

It seems like everyone is looking for more ways to sneak in self-care these days. Whether that’s a five-minute meditation, a mid-morning matcha, or a jog with your dog in the park, showing your body and brain some love is a trend we’re all talking about.  

So, naturally, brands are jumping on board to help you show yourself some love. And now there’s a new one in the neighborhood. Meet Soul Community Planet, creator of a health-minded hotel in Colorado Springs. SCP is bringing together wellness, work, community, and sustainability, all under one roof. They call it holistic hospitality. We call it genius. 

 

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At its core, SCP Hotel is a 176-room eco-conscious accommodation just off of I-25 S. After pouring $6M into renovating the former Knights Inn property, the end result that opened in 2018 can hardly be considered “just a hotel." 

Book a stay, and you’ll see that they make it easy for you to do work in more ways than one. You can pop open your laptop at SCP Commons, a creative co-working space with communal desks, private meeting rooms, speedy WiFi, a few hammocks, and plenty of local coffee.  

And then, when you need a break from your work, you can work up a sweat at SCP Fit. Get moving on your own or with a trainer in their 5,000-square-foot fitness center or in one of the daily group fitness classes. Or you can slow down and direct that energy inward in their dedicated yoga and meditation rooms. Fitt Tip: you don’t need to be a hotel guest to attend classes; a drop-in to the popular Sunrise Yoga and Pilates classes is $15. 

 

SCP hotel food
Source: SCP Hotel Facebook


But this is vacay, after all. So, of course, there are plenty more ways to kick back, relax, and to make your stay both social and sustainable. You can grab some locally-sourced, “vegan-forward” eats at Provisions Market or soak in some views with a drink on The Rooftop pool deck. Need some adventure inspo? Check out one of their curated experiences to explore the area, from special fitness classes to an evening of jazz and jams. Then turn into your eco-chic room with plenty of (pet-friendly!) amenities. 

So, pack your bags and check self-care off the list. Because SCP is here to show you that the mountains aren’t the only place to escape in Colorado. 

 

This article was originally published on Fitt.co
About the author
Fitt is a location-based discovery platform that connects users to healthy experiences across 30 cities in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. Find the best fitness studios, healthy restaurants, and outdoor adventures at www.fitt.co.
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Beauty
Published Wednesday Sep 09, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What Do We Expect from Beauty Salons Reopening Now?

Beauty
Salon
COVID-19

Things are weird. Times are changing. It seems like just when we’re starting to get a grip, there’s another surprise. When it comes to beauty, we've had to adapt on our own due to salon closures, keep an eye on preparations and protocol changes during those closures, try to know what we’re doing before booking an appointment once they reopened, and maybe even brave the journey back to the salon. Whether you live in a place where salons are open, you’ve experienced a second shutdown, or you straight up haven’t had a haircut since March, we can all probably agree that we’re expecting some differences in the salon and spa world thanks to COVID. 
We wanted to gauge how everyone is thinking and feeling about all this, so we put out a poll on our Instagram, asking you all what you expect from beauty salons right now.  

Here’s what you had to say... 


1.    You’re about 50/50 when it comes to heading back 
 


53% of you have returned to the hair salon by now, while 47% of you have not. This makes sense, because every area of the country is different when it comes to cases, closures, and mandates, and every person is different when it comes to risk and safety.  

2.    But if you are going back, you want the "normal" experience

While many hair salons have begun operating outdoors due to government regulations, 58% of you said you’re fine with getting your haircut indoors, while the other 42% are more comfortable keeping it outside.

3.    You aren’t quite comfortable with others in your home 


58% of you said you’d rather go to your hair salon than have your stylist come to you. I get it, home is a safe space, probably shouldn’t let any outsiders in.

4.    You really appreciate your stylists

69% of you said you’re “totally!” going to tip more for services once you start receiving them again. During this time without our stylists and aestheticians, I think we all realized how much we need them and appreciate them, and many of us are willing to show them a little extra gratitude to make up for the time we spent apart.

5.    Some of you are willing to take risks... 


But, most of you aren’t. 56% of you said you have not cut or colored your own or a friend’s hair, because it was too risky, while the other 44% just “had to!”  


6.    Nail salons are a lot less trafficked 


Only 29% of you have returned to nail salons, while the rest are sticking to at-home manicures. Maybe we’re all just getting really good at it? But probably, it’s because a lot of them are still closed down, or because it’s a little more difficult to get a pedicure outdoors (we need our massage chairs!).  


7.   We’ve all noticed (and embraced) the changes

Our last poll question asked about what differences you’ve all noticed when heading back to the salon, and you all had a lot to say...


chat bubbles with salon differences


It’s a beautiful thing to see how the salon and spa community has come together, taken precautions, and adjustments, all so they can continue to help us look and feel our best. If you haven’t spoken to your stylist lately (or even if you have), don’t forget to shoot them a thank you and let them know you appreciate them. 

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, 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).