Date: May 23, 2017
Location: Bonita Bay Club, Bonita Springs, FL
A day dedicated to Wellness and Fitness called the WAVE, which is the acronym for the Bonita Bay Club and their mission which stands for Wellness And Vitality Enrichment, started with our spa guests arriving in their workout clothes with fitness on their minds. In a magnificent setting at the Bonita Bay Club, our spa leaders, which included resorts, hotels, country clubs and day spas, met within the expo area to connect with exciting vendors and experienced a unique and extraordinary showcase. Many new brands were featured as well as our loyal and high-profile suppliers exhibited their brands. Attendees mingled to their delight.
The day was comprised of a lovely set-up in the exhibit area, offering coffee, tea, and diffused waters to tempt everyone’s taste buds.
A delicious healthy, nutritious lunch buffet was served from noon until 2:00 pm letting everyone to consume lunch at their pace. This allowed for our vendors and spa leaders to continue networking without interruption and spend time learning about brands and building relationships. An educational FSA featured
An educational FSA featured a presentation titled “Integrating the Wellness Lifestyle” presented by a Keynote speaker and wellness panel immediately followed the vendor showcase. Todd Monrad, Business Development & Sales Director for TechnoGym, North America was the keynote speaker and moderator. The wellness panel consisted of Aaron Craig, PH.D. & Business Developer for TechnoGym, South East US, Nick Murtha, CEO for Catalyst Fitness, our very own FSA Advisory Board Member Jenna Laramee, Director of Spa and Fitness for the Ritz-Carlton in 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 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!!
To reward the day of wellness, as the FSA always does, we indulged in a happy hour cocktail reception by offering a champagne station with many exotic and delicious infusions along with scrumptious passed hor d’oeuvres to fill our well-deserved “fit” bellies.
What an unbelievable, successful day we had! Embracing wellness and fitness into our event and having our attendees participate and engage made this a very special and beneficial day. Talk had it that this one of our best events ever!
We can’t wait to see all of you at the next FSA event!