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Be Healthy Boston: The First Urban Wellness Retreat®

Posted Jan 23 2012 1:29pm

As a wellness and spa expert, I’ve learned that although many individuals would like to go to a destination spa or wellness retreat, they often don’t have the time, or for that matter, want to spend $5,000 – $10,000 on that type of experience or getaway. Additionally, those individuals who do go on these type of trips can find it challenging to incorporate all that they learned and experienced while away, into their everyday life when they return. Another thing I’ve come to find is that when it comes to purchasing products or services in the health and wellness space, many individuals want to try something first-hand before making a longer-term commitment or purchase. Understanding these dynamics, I saw an opportunity to create a localized “urban wellness retreat” that married local experts, businesses and services in the wellness industry with the local community members looking for what they have to offer. In other words, I wanted to take the concept of the destination wellness spa and bring it TO the consumer instead of the other way around.  As a result, Be Healthy Boston was born.

If you live in the Boston or surrounding areas, I highly encourage you to come to this amazing event THIS weekend – January 28th and 29th. You may have gone to a local fitness or health expo, but trust me, they aren’t the same. Most are mass-market driven, attracting thousands of individuals and hundreds of vendors, all of whom feel underwhelmed and uninspired when the event is over. The consumer feels like they are cattle, shuffling from one thing to another, and vendors feel like they didn’t meet consumers who really want what they are offering, but rather, just want hand-outs or freebies. As opposed to a fair or expo, Be Healthy Boston is much more intimate, encouraging high-quality interactions, conversations and experiences so attendees leave feeling educated, inspired, and empowered to continue on a path of wellness; and vendors and sponsors feel like they really reached an audience interested in what they have to offer.

A little intrigued? How about this. If you come, you get all of the following included in your ticket.

  • Amazing Keynotes, including Honest Tea CEO – Seth Goldman
  • Workshops around fitness, nutrition, green living, stress management, and more with over 35 experts
  • Free samplings of fitness classes by some of the best studios and instructors in the area
  • Mini spa treatments from Aveda, Massage Envy, SPA InterContinental, and other wellness centers and spas
  • Cooking Demonstrations with Ana Sortun of Oleana, Jody Adams of Rialto and other award winning chefs
  • Book Signings with bestselling authors
  • Silent auction benefiting Dana Farber’s Zakim Center
  • Healthy lunches each day
  • Live music by Berklee Students
  • and so much more

Anyone interested in their wellbeing can benefit. I’ve designed this event to be very special…very different…something you have to experience to really understand. Tickets are sold online at www.behealthyboston.com We have full two-day tickets, and a limited number of one-day tickets and student tickets. We encourage people to think of this as a weekend retreat, and seriously consider the two-day pass. Not only is it a better value, but each day offers attendees something completely different.

If you do come, please find me and say hello! I am always interested in meeting readers of Sheer Balance!

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