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Are you ready to redefine your wellness routine in 2019? From B12 injections to personalized astrology and minimalist manicures, here’s what we’re talking about—and what we think will be BIG—when it comes to your well-being this new year.
Meet modern self-care.
Life moves fast (and 2019 isn’t about to slow down). So why should running from one wellness appointment to the next stress us out? This is the year when one-stop wellness shops start popping up everywhere. With super cool vibes and top-of-the-line treatments, businesses like Chillhouse in NYC make it their mission to serve up the best services that fit your busy schedule—all under one roof. Plus you can plug your laptop in!
Your practice is evolving.
The intentions you set and the way you flow can influence both your mind and mood—on and off the mat. In 2019, we are elevating our practice thanks to studios who are putting a new spin on an old routine. Think Downward-Facing Dog to beats by Drake or Chaturanga in cold yoga. This year, it’s all about making your yoga flow unforgettable… and fun! NY-based studio Y7 has created a cult following doing just that. With heated hip-hop, beat bumping, and candlelit yoga classes, it’s safe to say we can’t get enough of studios like Y7.
Getting your glow on is becoming a No. 1 priority.
Fill up your cup, because we are all about drinking collagen in 2019. With benefits that include healthier skin, hair, and nails, brands like Further Food and Vital Proteins are making it easy to add collagen and collagen peptides to everything—from your coffee to your post-workout smoothies. Plus, there’s no “yuck” factor.
"Collagen is one of the few supplements I take without fail every single day. Not only does it give me a protein boost, but it keeps my hair and nails healthy and makes my skin glow!" — Carissa Stanton [@broccyourbody] | Health, Fitness, Nutrition Guru
Show your nails you know what’s up.
While we are big fans of an extra glam mani, 2019 is proving to be all about the “less is more” theory. This new year, the key to stepping up your nail art is keeping it simple with negative space. It’s not a revolutionary idea, but we are loving the trend that features more nude and neutral colors with some killer designs. At our next appointment, it’s all about getting a little less crazy with the nail polish color and a little more adventurous with our designs. Our favorite for 2019? A clear polish with metallic lines, colored tips, words, or bold (glittery) texture. Nailed it.
Who said barre and Pilates are just for the ladies?
“Meet me at the ‘barre’” isn’t just a girls-only invite anymore. This new year, let’s hear it for the boys joining us for muscle-burning, low impact exercises classes. While many barre and Pilates classes normally seem to attract more females, men are starting to tap into the benefits—like improved balance—to support their traditional workout routine.
“Within the last eight months, I have enjoyed seeing more men experience the benefits of barre. Barre3 is a full-body balanced workout combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness, which is something so important for us all to embrace, not just women, and I have noticed more men are slowly discovering that, and are allowing themselves to become more balanced and empowered from within.” — Dustin Isom [@dustisom] | Barre3 Instructor
Keto is making high-fat foods a popular conversation.
From celebrities to athletes (even your coworker), the Ketogenic Diet became the food-worthy buzzword in 2018. Based on your body going into a state of ketosis—where you burn fat instead of carbs for fuel—this high-fat, low-carb diet brought “healthy” fats to the forefront. From snacking on avocados to adding MCT oil your coffee, a better understanding of high-fat foods (and adding them to your meal plan) is all the rage this new year.
“It’s exciting to hear talk about healthy fats since they are such an important part of our everyday diets and overall wellbeing. It’s also important to note that all fats aren’t created equal, trans fats, for example, raise our bad cholesterol levels and can damage or clog our arteries, and are best to be avoided. Avocados (no surprise) are one of my favorite healthy fats. One reason healthy fats are important is the high amount of omegas they encompass to support our nervous system and brain health, and the fact that healthy fats enable the absorption of certain vitamins into our bodies!” — Erica Fowler [@ericajanehealth] | Holistic Health Coach
Do you *really* know what you’re using?
What is “clean beauty” and what does it mean? In 2019, we are taking a better look at our beauty products and what we put on our bodies and faces. With big brands like Goop recently saying “no” to chemicals, U.S. beauty standards are now becoming a bigger part of the conversation for all levels of products, from the drug store to Sephora. Having a better understanding of where what we use comes from, what it contains, and how it is created and tested is a New Year’s resolution we are staying sustainably serious about.
Get ready to empower your mind, body, and soul.
Will Mercury Retrograde really effect my next workout? How does the moon or sun influence my astrology sign (and my emotions)? No more newspaper horoscopes here! This year, we are taking a deeper look at understanding ourselves through personalized astrology. Accessible astrologers and apps, like Co-Star, offer hyper-personalized horoscopes and birth chart readings. I mean, who doesn’t want a deeper understanding of themselves as we embark on a new year?
“A personal astrology reading provides a deep understanding of your life's journey. Each planetary placement in your birth chart (sign and house) and the aspects formed between them, create a unique signature that details your personality traits, relationships, and experiences. After a reading, you will have a greater awareness of self so that you may consciously navigate life with a sense of ease and empowerment.” Ashley Tracey [@ashleytracey_soul_centered] | Soul-Centered Astrologer
Vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, oh my!
Getting all the good things into your body fast is becoming a thing. From B12 shots to enhance your energy levels to IV infusions that can boost your immune system (or cure a hangover), this go-to form of wellness is a *must* for our 2019 routine.
"I am always excited to test and experiment with new wellness offerings and Denver has so many to offer. My recent visit to the Hydrate IV Bar for the major boost of the Myers Cocktail Drip was amazing. You sit in a huge lounge chair, they hook you up to an IV, offer tea and water and you get hydrated and vitamins intravenously within the hour. Add a B12 shot for a mood boost and I took my wellness to the next level that day! Highly recommend it!” — Jacki Carr [@jackicarr] | Goal Coach + Co-Founder of Rock Your Bliss
This is the year of body-inclusivity and self-love.
We are all about self-love and body-inclusivity, and in 2019 we are celebrating this movement with gear that *actually* fits our needs… and curves! Fitness brands like Beyond Yoga and Superhero Fit are creating athletic clothing that truly works for everybody, at every fitness level. Accepting and loving our bodies is putting an exclamation point on positivity as we embark on a new year.
“The way we feel about our bodies, move our bodies, and talk about our bodies is such a part of our wellness journey. In the wellness industry, we can bring in the new year with more positivity on not only our bodies, but our whole selves!“ — Shanna Tyler [@shannatyler] | Entrepreneur | NYC Girlboss
Studios are bringing some serious, sweat-worthy swagger.
Sweating it out in the form of dance is at the top of our to-do list in 2019. With studios of all sizes turning up the bass and making their spaces extra Insta-worthy, they are doubling down on eclectic classes for all fitness levels—and even getting celebrity investors. Learn to shake it while making cardio-pumping, endorphin-boosting moves!
"I've fallen in love with dance fitness classes like 305 Fitness because I always leave dripping in sweat but with a huge smile on my face! Most other workouts—and even yoga practice—can be so serious, it's nice to change it up with cardio dance to let loose and have fun!" — Melanie Torres [@headstandsandheels] | Wellness Blogger
We’re focusing on feel-good basics and keeping it clean.
Simplicity is the name of the game as we head into the new year, and it’s quickly becoming an essential part of our wellness routine. Whether we are sipping on clean, plant-based protein from Après post-workout or sporting sustainable leggings made out of recycled water bottles from the Girlfriend Collective, doing our body and Mother Earth good is our mantra for 2019.
“We're big fans of plant-based protein over here at Après! Plant-protein is phenomenal for your body because it packs added vitamins and minerals (think glowy skin, stronger bones, and less inflammation) and is much easier on your stomach than your traditional whey protein. Aside from being great for your body, plant protein is also much better for the environment.” — Darby Jackson [@drinkapres] | Co-founder, Après
It’s all about finding time to reflect and reset.
Making meditation part of our daily grind is essential. With the recent growth of meditation apps—like Simple Habit and Calm—and MINDBODY wellness studios featuring more sound baths and silent practices, the ancient art of meditation is now more accessible than ever. Whether it’s chasing your career goals or finding a few minutes to yourself after a crazy day, cultivating peace and calm is top of mind when it comes to every element of success … and we are all about making mindfulness a priority in 2019. Cheers to personal zen zones!
Ready to try one (or all) of our 2019 Wellness Predictions? From discovering a meditation session near you to trying your first dance class or scheduling your next new year manicure, easily find and book any workout, wellness service or beauty appointment on the MINDBODY app and MINBODY.io.
That’s something I never expected to hear. Think about it: we join gyms and studios because of their equipment, instructors, space, community (and AC, of course). But who’s to say we can’t get all that—or at least most of it—with virtual and online classes, too? In this new wave of wellness, we’re all switching up our fitness routines as we switch up our everyday schedules and habits. It’s not just in-studio or at-home anymore. It’s in-studio, at-home, at the park, beach, parking lot, rooftop...virtual, hybrid, Instagram Live, online, on-demand, and so much more. As we’re adapting, adjusting, finding our groove, etc., online gym memberships enter the fray. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
There are tons of benefits to an online gym membership, especially right now.
Let’s break this down:
1. Scheduling convenience
A virtual/online gym fitness membership is a monthly subscription that gives you access to tons of live stream fitness classes you can take anywhere, from studios across the globe. These fitness studios offer tons of at-home workouts, group exercise, and one-on-one training sessions to choose from, no matter your exercise program or fitness level. With so many options, it’s easy to find one that fits your schedule. Whether you want to fit in a morning flow before work, combat that afternoon slump with some cardio, squeeze in some strength training before dinner, or wind down with an evening barre class, you can pick and choose classes to fit your fitness routine.
2. Minimizing exposure to COVID-19
And because they’re online, you can take these classes from the comfort of your home (or wherever you are), thus minimizing your exposure to COVID-19 and eliminating your commute to the gym or studio. By now, many of us have our designated “workout spot,” whether it’s an actual weight room, a quick scooch of the coffee table, or a grassy area in the backyard. Maybe you’re comfortable here... maybe you’ve even learned to love it.
With an online gym membership, you can stay in your safe space/comfy workout spot. Or, you can go somewhere new (local park, beach spot, a different area of the house, you know). You can access these virtual, live stream fitness classes from any device, so you can prop up your phone, laptop, or tablet wherever you want to go, or roll out your mat in front of the big screen TV in your living room.
We all have our favorite, go-to workouts. But sometimes, it feels good to switch it up (especially right now). Working from home all day, many of us are craving some variety and excitement, and an online gym membership can definitely help with that. According to our recent poll about COVID’s effect on our fitness routines, 64% of you have tried new online workouts since the start of the pandemic—I know I have. Maybe it’s because trying new things is easier in the comfort of our homes, maybe we’re finally able to try some classes we normally can’t find locally, or maybe we’re all just bored out of our minds...I don’t know. But I’m excited about it.
With an online gym membership, you can get that spice you’re looking for easily. Start out your Monday by hitting some HIIT, ease your sore muscles with some Restorative Yoga, and end the week with some dance cardio to pretend you’re at the club. The world is yours.
4. Working out without a commute
My favorite part? No commute. There are literally no more excuses when it comes to skipping workouts. No traffic, no schedule conflicts, no fear of returning to the studio. You don’t even have to worry about packing a gym bag with a change of clothes and shower supplies or prepping a snack or protein shake to bring to work. Just shut your computer, throw on some leggings, and get to work.
Community—the element of online fitness memberships we don’t often think of. When we go into studios, we understand the beauty of a fitness community. We’re greeted by our instructors, we chat with others in the class, and we all sweat together and encourage each other throughout. But working out at home is different... or is it?
We can do workouts on our own at home all we want, but we’re definitely going to miss out on the community aspect we all know and love. But, with live stream classes, we can create a different kind of community. The beauty of it? It’s not just your neighbors anymore. Anyone with an online fitness membership can join these classes, regardless of where they’re located in relation to the studio, so you can be working out alongside people from all over the world—now that’s something I can get behind.