Global Wellness Day was celebrated this past Saturday on June 10th around the world. It was a day created to honor our health and bodies, raise awareness and pay it forward. All of us would like to be healthier and live well both physically and spiritually. This dream is shared around the world and This June 10th was the day of recognition. Many of our Florida Spas were involved in events that honored and said “YES” to Global Wellness Day.
The main goals of the day were:
- To recognize the value of our lives
- To pause and think, even if for just one day of the year
- To be free from the stress of everyday city life and bad habits
- To make peace with ourselves
- To raise awareness about living well and increase motivation, not just for today, but for the remaining 364 days of the year
Belgin Aksoy Berkin, the Found and leader of this movement has and continues to support health foundations, leads social wellness projects and speaks at international spa and wellness organizations. As founder and initiator of the Global Wellness Day, she intends to bring her vision to the world. She lives by the motto, “One day can change your whole life.” She is also the Vice-President of Turkish Heart Foundation. In 2016, Global Wellness Institute, awarded her with ‘Leading Woman in Wellness in 2016’ which is the most prestigious award in wellness-spa industry reaching up to an economic growth of 3.7 trillion dollars. She has also been deemed to deserve ‘Most Inﬂuential Spa Leader’ award by American Spa in the same year.
FSA – An early celebration….
Ilana Moses, Founder and CEO of the Florida Spa Association and Global Wellness Ambassador proudly celebrated Global Wellness Day a bit early on May 23rd. The FSA participated in a WAVE of Wellness and Vitality Enrichment at the Bonita Bay Event where they featured an educational presentation titled “Integrating the Wellness Lifestyle” presented by Keynote speaker Todd Monrad, Business Development & Sales Director for TechnoGym, North America who was the keynote speaker and moderator for wellness panel Aaron Craig, PH.D. & Business Developer for TechnoGym, South East US, Nick Murtha, CEO for Catalyst Fitness, FSA Advisory Board Member Jenna Laramee, Director of Spa and Fitness for the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota and Luis Bracamonte, the Fitness Manager at Ocean Reef Club. These experts on wellness and fitness offered insight and information that spoke volumes and provided so much value and awareness to the true understanding of well-being.
With fitness on the agenda, the FSA WAVE program continued by having everyone proceed to the Bonita Bay 18,000 square foot Fitness Facility where our guests experienced “The Orbit of Wellness”. This consisted of three (3) fitness experiences which included spin, yoga, stretch and omnia/kinesis. With a shot of healthy smoothies to start their workout, our spa leaders, vendors, and guests participated and broke a sweat!!