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Small Business Saturday American Express
Wellness
Published Tuesday Nov 05, 2019 by Erica Arvanitis

4 Ways To Support Your Local Fitness or Wellness Business

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Whether it’s your local salon that really nails your gel pedicure every month, or your neighborhood yoga studio you can walk to from your house for a little weekly zen, small businesses can play an important role in our daily lives. 

From cultivating a hometown feel for the locals, to putting in the effort to really know their neighbors, studios and salons can do a lot to help others in the community. 

But, what can *you* do? Get out and Shop Small for Small Business Saturday®. Founded by our partner, American Express, in 2010 to help bring more customers to local shops, it’s now a well-known shopping tradition celebrating individual communities and supporting many kinds of small businesses. Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, shoppers come together to Shop Small and share the places they love with the people they love. 

So, if you’re obsessed with your local Pilates studio, or recommend your neighborhood hair salon to everyone looking for a new style, here are a few ways you can support your favorite local fitness, wellness, and other small businesses in your area.
 

Tell your friends and family.

Word of mouth goes a long way. If you love the small Pilates studio down the street from your house, tell your friends about it. That neighborhood spa where you get your favorite deep tissue massage? Text your Mom, sister, or cousin, about it and recommend it for the next time they need a little R&R. Small businesses often rely on the support of loyal customers to keep their doors open, so take the time out of your day to send that quick text, it could mean a lot. 

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Tell your friends and family.

Word of mouth goes a long way. If you love the small Pilates studio down the street from your house, tell your friends about it. That neighborhood spa where you get your favorite deep tissue massage? Text your Mom, sister, or cousin, about it and recommend it for the next time they need a little R&R. Small businesses often rely on the support of loyal customers to keep their doors open, so take the time out of your day to send that quick text, it could mean a lot. 

Write a review.

Are you on a first-name basis with your favorite barre instructor at your favorite small barre studio? Write a review for one of their classes! Whether it’s your go-to restorative yoga flow, Monday Pilates, or monthly massage, give your fitness instructor or wellness staff at your local studio a little shoutout for all the hard work they do. 

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Write a review.

Are you on a first-name basis with your favorite barre instructor at your favorite small barre studio? Write a review for one of their classes! Whether it’s your go-to restorative yoga flow, Monday Pilates, or monthly massage, give your fitness instructor or wellness staff at your local studio a little shoutout for all the hard work they do. 

Stock up on last-minute gifts.

The holidays are on their way; do you know what to get your loved ones? If you’re stressin’ what to gift your favorite people, just stock up on a few last-minute presents at your local small fitness studio or wellness boutique. Pick up a new mat for the yogi in your life, an extra pair of grip socks for your barre BFF, or even some essential oils at a nearby neighborhood spa after a massage. You’ll get the perfect gift and support your local spot – it’s a win-win.  

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Stock up on last-minute gifts.

The holidays are on their way; do you know what to get your loved ones? If you’re stressin’ what to gift your favorite people, just stock up on a few last-minute presents at your local small fitness studio or wellness boutique. Pick up a new mat for the yogi in your life, an extra pair of grip socks for your barre BFF, or even some essential oils at a nearby neighborhood spa after a massage. You’ll get the perfect gift and support your local spot – it’s a win-win.  

Treat yourself.

When you’re sitting in that comfy chair for your monthly pedicure, spring for that extra relaxing spa treatment you always look at, but don’t choose. If you’re more of a fitness lover, spring for that second class during the week, or treat yourself to a healing recovery session like cryotherapy. Stepping up your self-care every once a while is good for the soul, and for business. 

This month, don’t forget to Shop Small for Small Business Saturday on November 30th. Whether it’s fitness, wellness, or beauty, support the small businesses you love and celebrate your community! 


MindBody is a merchant of American Express as well as acts as a referral agent to payment partners of American Express. AMERICAN EXPRESS IS NOT A SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR OF THIS MARKETING PROGRAM.
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Treat yourself.

When you’re sitting in that comfy chair for your monthly pedicure, spring for that extra relaxing spa treatment you always look at, but don’t choose. If you’re more of a fitness lover, spring for that second class during the week, or treat yourself to a healing recovery session like cryotherapy. Stepping up your self-care every once a while is good for the soul, and for business. 

This month, don’t forget to Shop Small for Small Business Saturday on November 30th. Whether it’s fitness, wellness, or beauty, support the small businesses you love and celebrate your community! 


MindBody is a merchant of American Express as well as acts as a referral agent to payment partners of American Express. AMERICAN EXPRESS IS NOT A SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR OF THIS MARKETING PROGRAM.
Erica Arvanitis MINDBODY
Written by
Erica Arvanitis
Copywriter
About the author
A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.
dairy-free cheese healthy recipes
Wellness
Published Wednesday Jan 22, 2020 by Mckenzie Hathaway

Not Too Cheesy: Vegan "Cheese" Recipes That Taste Like The Real Thing

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We all love cheese. And if you don’t love cheese, well, you just haven’t found the right kind for you. If you’re unlucky like me, however, cheese does not like you. Thankfully, we live in 2020, where plant-based cheese recipes are alive and well.

I have been dairy-free for a few years, and cheese is truly the food group I miss the most. As much as we try, we sometimes just can’t get vegan cheese to taste like the real thing. So, I recruited my dairy-loving, cow-consuming friends to be my taste-testers. Their brutal honesty helped me create some “fake” cheese that can actually compete with the real stuff.

Goat "Cheese" Ball

Did you know you can make mouth-watering “fake” cheese with macadamia nuts? Yes, macadamia nuts. If you’re craving that creamy consistency but your stomach isn’t down for dairy, try out this recipe inspired by Simple Vegan Blog

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Goat "Cheese" Ball

Did you know you can make mouth-watering “fake” cheese with macadamia nuts? Yes, macadamia nuts. If you’re craving that creamy consistency but your stomach isn’t down for dairy, try out this recipe inspired by Simple Vegan Blog

Nacho "Cheese" Sauce

I know what you’re thinking: is this real? Is it too good to be true? No nuts, no fat, and it tastes good? You’re in for a treat. No one can tell the difference between this recipe and their favorite gooey cheese sauce. This recipe makes a lot of sauce, so be ready to share and shock your dairy-loving friends.

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Nacho "Cheese" Sauce

I know what you’re thinking: is this real? Is it too good to be true? No nuts, no fat, and it tastes good? You’re in for a treat. No one can tell the difference between this recipe and their favorite gooey cheese sauce. This recipe makes a lot of sauce, so be ready to share and shock your dairy-loving friends.

Sweet Potato Mac N' "Cheese"

Feeling some cheesy FOMO? Get your macaroni and cheese fix with this deliciously dairy-free recipe inspired by Forks Over Knives. Enjoy all the creamy goodness with ingredients like cashews, turmeric, sweet potatoes, and gluten-free pasta. Yum! 

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Sweet Potato Mac N' "Cheese"

Feeling some cheesy FOMO? Get your macaroni and cheese fix with this deliciously dairy-free recipe inspired by Forks Over Knives. Enjoy all the creamy goodness with ingredients like cashews, turmeric, sweet potatoes, and gluten-free pasta. Yum! 

"Cheese" Potato Fries 

The perfect side dish to go with your Impossible burger, these “cheese” potato fries will definitely take you to flavor-town. Whip up the sauce with cannellini beans, yeast, apple cider vinegar, and just add some seasonings to the potatoes for a healthy alternative to a classic meal. 

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"Cheese" Potato Fries 

The perfect side dish to go with your Impossible burger, these “cheese” potato fries will definitely take you to flavor-town. Whip up the sauce with cannellini beans, yeast, apple cider vinegar, and just add some seasonings to the potatoes for a healthy alternative to a classic meal. 

Mckenzie Hathaway MINDBODY
Written by
Mckenzie Hathaway
Media & PR Specialist
About the author
From working at a fashion magazine to taking on the tech industry, Mckenzie is passionate about all things Public Relations. Outside of the office, you will find her trail running, swimming in the ocean, or creating plant-based recipes as she heals her body from autoimmune diseases.