Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reflecting on Hamptons Wellness Week | By Kiley

The beauty of Hamptons Wellness Week is that there are no rules, little direction, and endless possibilities. When we first created Hamptons Wellness Week, the concept immediately grew beyond just free fitness classes. It’s about connecting, growing, and thriving. It’s about creating a balance between old and new, challenging and rejuvenating, and balancing goodness for the mind, body, and soul.

Vintage Balance ScaleIn reflecting on my own experiences duringHamptons Wellness Week, I only wish that I had had the time and energy to try EVERYTHING! Here are a few of my summer Wellness Week highlights:

I spent Sunday at the Southampton Farmer’s Market meeting and greeting (and eating fresh local goods!) and was lucky enough to catch a Pure Barre class right across the street. I walked in feeling great and walked out feeling extraordinary, flexible, and fit. Is the goal of Wellness Week to diet and detox all week? Heck, no! But a week full of wellness sure does make us more in-tune with how we fuel our bodies. The more energy-packed foods we eat, the more energy we have to move. Kicking the week off right set me up for better balance all around.

photo 2Monday morning came along and I was so excited to step out of my comfort zone and onto the beach for Jimmy Mindardi’s Beach Workout. After hearing about Jimmy for years, I couldn’t wait to get started…and then I couldn’t wait to get finished…! Holy heart-rate, Batman! It was a morning to remember, that’s for sure. If you’re looking for a full body challenge, cardio BLAST, raw outdoor workout, (and have some $ to spend) Jimmy’s your guy. Tell him “Killer” sent you.

photo(185)Just a beach, some cones, some flags, and about 10 of the most in-shape women I’ve ever met in my entire life. Needless to say that Tuesday I woke up sore as ever. But I had things to do and people to see, so I headed to Hampton Bays to MARVILfit and I’m glad I did. I pedaled through the pain with Marisella and her gang. If you’re going to try something new and you have a feeling you’ll be meeting some inspiring people, it’s worth the drive and the sore muscles, trust me. Get back on the bike…always get back on the bike!

And so I did. When I walked onto the treadmill at Barry’s Bootcamp on Wednesday morning, I wondered if my legs may just fall right off. They did not, thankfully…and as soon as class wrapped up, that post-Barry’s high was well worth every minute, incline, and lift..and later came some stretching, lots and lots of stretching.

10561595_1529730033922088_4665748599437855778_nBy Thursday, my body had just about had it, it was time I “take care of what I’ve got.” I decided to balance out the physical exhaustion with some much-needed spiritual goodness. The day started with yoga, ended with yoga, and included nothing but R&R in between. Thank goodness for Time to Breathe Zen in Southampton! I enjoyed a private yoga session with Kristina, who is not only one delightful yogi, but also incredibly skilled, graceful, welcoming, and clearly intuitive as this is how we wrapped up:

photo 5Pure bliss. After our yoga session, I moved right along to some reflexology and meditation. I sunk into the cozy chair and into my own little world. Utilizing the wide variety of guided meditations on the personal tablet during my reflexology treatment, I was definitely breathing nothing but zen. What’s better than personalized yoga, reflexology, and meditation? How about following it all up with a manicure and pedicure for 50% off?! Yes, please!

photo 2Thanks to Flying Point Nail Spa for putting the icing on cake of my afternoon of pampering! Just thinking about it makes me excited for the next Wellness Week! After all, where and when can you get utterly pampered and super fit all in the same week, at HUGE discounts?! Oh I love me some Hamptons Wellness Week!

Sporting newly primped nails and full of zen, I headed to Wolffer for some Sunset Salutations.

photo 3Along with many other Wellness Week warriors in the vines, we didn’t want to leave!

photo 4So we stayed. If that doesn’t say “job satisfaction,” I don’t know what does! Just an hour of Yoga in the Vines can turn anyone into a yogi, it’s really just that good. Talk about a day of R&R!

Friday morning started with a green smoothie and some Dance Cardio at Elements Fitness Studio. The weekend couldn’t have kicked off any better! This class is the perfect combination of cardio, core, strength, sculpt, and choreographed fun, head to toe! It just may be impossible to get bored of this fast-moving class and I can’t wait to head back for more!

photo 1Last but definitely not least, it was time to ditch the yoga pants and celebrate an amazing week at the Old Stove Pub for our “Wellness Wing-Ding” (smiling here with Kim of Hamptons Health Concierge and Emily of AKT in Motion, two fabulous HWW providers.)photo 5 With the sun shining, drinks flowing, live music playing, healthy apps passing, plates breaking, (opa!) and Hamptons Wellness Week rockstars all in one place, a good time was had by all. Greeks know how to throw a party that’s for sure!

2014-07-18 18.41.01(1)The perfect way to wrap up a perfect week! Ok, enough of me, what about YOU?! Regardless of how you chose to spend your Wellness Week, if you put yourself first, tried something new, went outside of your comfort zone, spoiled yourself, and felt better, healthier, more balanced, GO YOU! You succeeded at Hamptons Wellness Week! Where and how did you spend your week? What did you try? Who did you meet? How did you challenge yourself? Where did you pamper yourself? What was your favorite part? Least favorite? We want to know! Email kiley@hamptonswellnessweek.com and/or anastasia@hamptonswellnessweek.com with your thoughts, highlights, questions, and suggestions! We can’t wait to plan the next Wellness Week this JANUARY (mark your calendar!) and your input means a LOT to us as we embark on our second year!

photo 3Most of all, we can’t thank YOU enough, participants, providers, trainers, instructors, sponsors, and supporters! It’s YOU who makes this event so amazing, so keep up the good work! Be sure to follow Hamptons Wellness Week on Facebook and Twitter for exciting updates and stay well!

One Healthy Hamptons: Happy Hamptons Wellness Week to all and to all, a great SUMMER!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wellness Wing-Ding – You’re Invited! | By Kiley

What’s a week in the Hamptons without a party?! Hamptons Wellness Week is wrapping up with a Wing-Ding and YOU’RE invited! WellnessWingDing

  • Who: Hamptons Wellness Week participants, providers, sponsors, and guests.
  • What: A cocktail party! Free prosecco, margaritas, appetizers, and gift bags for the first 100 guests!
  • Where: The Old Stove Pub, 3516 Montauk Highway, (Route 27) Sagaponack, NY.
  • When: Friday, July 18th 5-7pm
  • Cost: Free for HWW ticket holders and participating businesses. $20 for guests.
  • Why: Why not?! A percentage of HWW’s proceeds benefit the Wing it Project to fund children’s education around the world!

One Healthy Breakdown: Let’s get ready to Wing-Ding!

Monday, July 14, 2014

HEALTHY BYTE | By Kiley

Everyone who has taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference. ~ Nolan Buhnell

Saturday, July 12, 2014

One Healthy Latte | By Kiley

Whether it’s a morning or afternoon pick-me-up you’re looking for, coffee is a low-cal bev when done right. This lite latte can be served warm or iced for a refreshing boost that cures a sweet tooth without indulging in a high-calorie Frappucino…sorry Starbucks! Our healthy latte is homemade and only about 15 calories total!

photo 2Just add almond milk and stevia to your hot or iced cup of plain coffee. If you have a frother at home, froth away my friend! If you have espresso handy, get super fancy and add an espresso shot for extra caffeine. Top with cinnamon for added flavor and nutritional benefits too! Enjoy!

One Healthy Breakdown: amazing what a simple cup of joe can do for you!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hamptons Farmers Markets & Farm Stands | By Kiley

Here’s your 2014 guide to local Hamptons Farmer’s Markets and farm stands!

  • Westhampton Beach: Saturday 9am-1pm in parking lot next to Historical Society
  • Hampton Bays: Saturday 9am-1pm at St. Mary’s Church, 165 Ponquogue Avenue
  • Southampton: Sunday 9am-2pm, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton Cultural Center
  • North Sea Farms: 1060 Noyac Road, Southampton
  • Bridgehampton: Hayground School Farmers Market Friday 3-6:3pm at 151 Mitchell Lane
  • Country Garden Farm Stand: 35 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton.
  • Halsey’s Farm Stand: 829 Montauk Highway, Water Mill,

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  • Sag Harbor: Saturday 9am-1pm at Bay & Burke Streets
  • Shelter Island: Saturday 9am-12:30pm at the Historical Society, 16 South Ferry Road
  • Pike Farms Farm Stand: 82 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack
  • East Hampton: Friday 9am-1pm in Nick & Toni’s Parking Lot, 136 North Main Street
  • Round Swamp Farm: 184 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton
  • ECO Farm Stand: 55 Long Lane, East Hampton
  • Springs: Saturday 9am-1pm at Ashwagh Hall, 780 Springs Fire Place Road
  • Amagansett: Wednesday 2-6pm at 15 Montauk Highway
  • Balsam Farms: between Town & Windmill Lane, Amagansett
  • Montauk: Thursday 9am-2pm at Village Green in town
  • Greenport: Saturday 9am-1pm at United Methodist Church, 621 Main Street

One Healthy Hamptons: shop local, eat fresh, feel good.

Monday, July 7, 2014

July Hamptons Wellness Week Countdown! | By Kiley

The third and HOTTEST Hamptons Wellness Week is just days away and we’re counting down the minutes to the BEST week of the summer! Get your ticket before they sell out!

hamptonswellnessweek_300x250_070214(1)THIS is the ONE week all summer that you can put everyone and everything aside, put yourself first, and take advantage of outrageously HOT deals at over 50 local businesses! This is the week of endless possibilities! July 13th-20th showcases everything wellness under the sun from boutique fitness to holistic healing, spa services to stroller strides, pampering to prevention, hydrotherapy to hypnotherapy, water sports galore, and tons more! Who’s bored of their fitness routine and ready to try some new classes? Who’s been dying to try standup paddleboarding or surfing? Whether you want a quick mani/pedi or you’re ready to see a holistic doctor, this is the week to give it (ALL!) a go for pennies!

surfing 001Tickets are selling fast which means folks are reserving their spots in classes and booking their appointments and getting ready to attend the “Wellness Wingd-ing” celebration at the Old Stove Pub (ALL included in the price of ONE ticket!) so don’t wait! Take advantage of 8 complimentary fitness classes and UNLIMITED 50% off discounts throughout Hamptons Wellness Week for a one-time fee of $45!

Masseuse Massaging Young Man Lying on Table Closed EyesYes, it’s true…and it gets better! Proceeds benefit the Wing it Project for global education. Together, we can make a difference by funding education for children who are not otherwise granted the privilege of schooling. Hamptons Wellness Week is all about empowering ourselves to be healthier while empowering children to better the world. So hop on board today to connect with like-minded people, experts, and businesses in and around the Hamptons community in the most relaxed and fun way! Click here to see the full list of offers and click here to buy your ticket!

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Purchase your ticket at Sean’s Place in Southampton, Montauk Juice Factory in Montauk, or Simply Sublime in East Hampton to get your Hamptons Wellness Week ticket and get 50% off a juice or smoothie too! Does it get any better than that?!

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OR head to LURK Beauty in Sag Harbor (across from the post office) to claim your ticket and get 10% off your health and beauty purchase!

One Healthy Breakdown: Buy ticket —> get a juice —-> reserve classes —> book spa/wellness appointments —> help the Wing it Project —> attend cocktail party —> do good —> feel better!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Firework Cocktails | By Kiley

photo(181)Enjoy this colorful concoction at your holiday barbecue and all summer long!

Makes 8 servings:
2 bottles of champagne/brut/prosecco
1 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1 cup fresh orange juice
2 cups fruit (cubed melon, berries, apples, peaches, etc.)
1/2 cup sliced cucumber

Pour over ice and enjoy!

One Healthy Breakdown: Light enough for an afternoon refresher, tasty and healthy enough for two!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hamptons Fireworks | By Kiley

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Here’s your firework line-up in and around the Hamptons, enjoy!

Southampton: Fri 7/4 after Fresh Air Home Fundraiser
Sag Harbor: Sat 7/5 9:30pm in harbor
East Hampton: Sat 7/19 9pm Three Mile Harbor
Amagansett: Sat 7/5 9:15pm Devon Yacht Club/Fresh Pond Beach
Montauk: Fri 7/4 9pm Stars over MontaukShelter Island: Sat 7/12 dusk on Crescent Beach
North Sea: Fri 7/4 10pm around Peconic Bay
Westhampton Beach: Fri 7/4 8pm Westhampton Beach Country Club
Riverhead: Fri 7/4 9pm at Grangebel Park on Peconic Ave

One Healthy Breakdown: Fireworks are a must this Independence Day!