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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.
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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.
Erica Arvanitis MINDBODY
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Erica Arvanitis
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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.
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Published Monday Nov 11, 2019 by Sara Lesher

4 Healthy Apple Recipes to Indulge Your Fall Cravings

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Autumn is the season of apple picking, pumpkin carving, and delicious holiday treats. Whether you’re searching for a delightful morning pick-me-up or your go-to seasonal salad, we’ve found four apple-featuring recipes that are yummy, healthy, and perfect for fall!

Breakfast

 

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

If you think quinoa for breakfast sounds a little strange, trust us, it’s a game-changer. This protein-packed, healthy treat is a great way to start your morning off strong. Not to mention, it’s gluten-free.

 

Photo credit: Simplyquinoa.com
 

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Breakfast

 

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

If you think quinoa for breakfast sounds a little strange, trust us, it’s a game-changer. This protein-packed, healthy treat is a great way to start your morning off strong. Not to mention, it’s gluten-free.

 

Photo credit: Simplyquinoa.com
 

Lunch

 

Autumn Apple Salad with a Maple Vinaigrette

This salad is packed with so many different flavors, and they work in tasty harmony. It might be called the Autumn Apple Salad, but we want to eat it all year long.

 

Photo credit: Houseofyumm.com

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Lunch

 

Autumn Apple Salad with a Maple Vinaigrette

This salad is packed with so many different flavors, and they work in tasty harmony. It might be called the Autumn Apple Salad, but we want to eat it all year long.

 

Photo credit: Houseofyumm.com

Dinner

 

Harvest Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, and Sautéed Apples

Sweet and savory, paleo and Whole30 approved, cooked in just one pan… ‘nuff said.

 

Photo credit: Wellplated.com
 

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Dinner

 

Harvest Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, and Sautéed Apples

Sweet and savory, paleo and Whole30 approved, cooked in just one pan… ‘nuff said.

 

Photo credit: Wellplated.com
 

Dessert

 

Healthy Vegan Apple Crisp

This dessert is gluten-free, vegan, and delicious. It’s made with salted caramel cashew butter and maple syrup. YUM.

 

Photo credit: Veggiesdontbite.com
 

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Dessert

 

Healthy Vegan Apple Crisp

This dessert is gluten-free, vegan, and delicious. It’s made with salted caramel cashew butter and maple syrup. YUM.

 

Photo credit: Veggiesdontbite.com
 

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Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
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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).