Health

Cryo | San Francisco

CryoSF, nestled in the heart of San Francisco’s Marina district is the only Cryo spa in the City! It carries a variety of advanced health equipment such as the Cryo Cabin: where you expose your  body to the full treatment. The Intense Local Cryo: where you treat a specific area with a powerful thermal shock. Lastly, the Glow Cryo: where you experience a glow facial giving your skin a tight and smooth appearance.

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What is Cryo Therapy?

It is a hyper-cooling process which lowers your skin temperature to 30F (-1 Celsius). Ranging from 2 to 3 minutes, your body is enveloped with super cold air pulsating at a temperature of -220F (-140 Celsius). Yes. Freezing.

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Cold Hard Facts

The extreme cold stimulates skin sensors and causes the release of endorphins (natural pain & stress fighters) to leave you feeling energized and happy!

The sub zero temperatures also stimulates blood circulation. This in turn reduces inflammation by replacing toxins & metabolic waste with fresh supply of oxygen & nutrient rich blood, to stimulate cellular regeneration.

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Give me the good stuff

With regular practice, this particular treatment has shown to have multiple health benefits.

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Athletic recovery
  • Improved sleep
  • Muscle repair
  • Relieves pain
  • Boosts collagen
  • Clears skin
  • Increases metabolism
  • Burns between 500-800 calories!

Really, need we say more?

Tip I: First timers, you can take advantage of the trial offer of only $40! Click here for more info.

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Urban Yoga | Dubai

This New York City industrial loft inspired Yoga Studio is located high up on the 37th floor of the Aspect Tower, in the heart of Dubai’s Business Bay. It is here where you can disconnect from the bustling city life and reconnect with your breath.

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There are two studios: a large brick lined warehouse space with super high ceilings & breathtaking city and ocean views, as well as a cosy loft style studio on the upper floor.

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Tip I: When in the large studio, set your mat on the front right side of the room so you can catch a glimpse of the Burj Khalifa throughout the practice!

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Urban Yoga offers a range of classes for all levels. Everything from powerful Vinyasa to restorative Yin. With classes starting as early as 6.30AM for early risers, and as late as 8.30PM for those wanting to de-stress after a long day at the office. Click here for their full schedule.

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We tried the afternoon Strala class with Brittany C – an amazing instructor with so much passion for her practice. Originally from NYC, she adds to the urban vibe of the studio – making you think you’re right in the heart of Manhattan!

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At Urban Yoga there is always something to look forward to. Whether its a workshop, a 200 hour teacher training, or monthly events such as Rooftop Yoga, Partner Yoga, and Glow Flow: Yoga in the dark with neon attire & an upbeat playlist. Sign us up!

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Drop ins are AED 90 per class. But you’ll be back for more, so why not opt for their class packs or monthly membership plans. For more info on their rates click here.

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Core Collective | London

Definitely London’s hottest fitness destination. Tucked away, behind the bustling streets of High Street Kensington, you will find a new style of fitness classes requiring no commitment. It’s simple, with no strings attached – just pay as you go.

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Sweat, tone and fire up your core at any one of their regular classes: Accelerate, Velocity, Resistance, and Sculpt.

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 Core Collective’s sleek and spacious studios offer classes to suit everyone’s needs. Looking for a total body workout? Want to gain strength and stamina? Then Resistance: a 45 minute TRX class, is the one for you. If you’re more into focusing on body alignment, flexibility, and strengthening your core, then go for their Power Yoga or Mat Pilates classes.

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 We went along for a taster session of Velocity with Paddy. A 45 minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class leaving you energised and high off endorphins!

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Paddy will undoubtedly push you to your limits, getting rid of what you don’t want and toning up what you do! Using a variety of equipment ranging from assault air bikes, to ropes and the TRX, to body weight exercises such as press ups and burpees, its super intense but super fun. Trust us, you will be crawling back for more!

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What we also loved about this boutique studio is their classy but understated Cafe. The perfect setting to grab a pre or post workout smoothie, socialise with friends, or catch up on work emails.

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Tip I: Don’t have time to eat in? No worries, you can take out their freshly made health foods and super food smoothies, or even order through Deliveroo!

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Nut Just Banana Smoothie | peanut butter, banana, vanilla whey protein, cinnamon, almond milk

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Top: Buckwheat pancakes | whipped coconut, fresh berries, cinnamon, toasted coconut

Bottom: Salad Selection | roasted cauliflower with onions, and roasted broccolini & snap peas

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Convinced? Sign up here to claim your Intro offer: only £20 for your first class. Don’t worry, you can thank us later.

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Comptoir 102 | Dubai

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A similar idea to Paris’ Colette Store, yet a more bohemian, low key and organic version.

This concept founded by Emma and Alexandra, two Parisians living in Dubai, is so beautifully designed- you almost forget it’s located on one of the busiest streets in Jumeirah. The villa’s inimitable style takes you to a sanctuary far away from the stress of city life.

Comptoir 102 houses a Store and a healthy Café: No 102, specialising in organic and locally sourced foods.

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The French style windows opening out to the airy bamboo lined patio, the Moroccan inspired brass tables, the vintage berber rugs, all exude simplicity & elegance.

Café No 102 is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious guilt free meal either with friends or solo, catch up on emails, and just get some time to yourself.

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Tip I: Check out their Organic Grocery Store while waiting for your food to arrive. Here you can find all the superfoods you’d want to add to your daily diet: spirulina, acai, raw cacao & many more…

SUPER FRESH

 Just as fashion changes with each season, so do the ingredients at this health café; bringing you super fresh & natural options to choose from their daily menu.

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Not only is the food generously sized, nutritious & colourful, but it truly tastes as satisfying & rewarding as it looks. Making you feel good on the inside & out.

Their detox juices and fresh almond milk smoothies are a MUST try, a wide selection on offer so choose your favourite…or choose two! Get refreshed & energized with the Heaven on Earth Smoothie: Dates, Banana, Almond milk, Raw cacao, crushed Almond, Cinnamon. DELICIOUS.

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Once you are ready to leave behind the zen atmosphere and return to reality, be sure to browse through their super chic concept store. You can find one of a kind pieces ranging from homeware, jewellery & apparel.

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Life’n One | Dubai

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“To be the best version of yourself; mind, body and soul should be in balance”

Step into this one of a kind wellness center located right in the heart of Jumeirah for the ultimate journey to self discovery. This hidden gem has so much to offer for the mind, body and soul. Choose from a range of classes: Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Meditation, or one-on-one treatments such as Chakra reading. Whatever your preferred style or experience, their variety of classes have got you covered. Take a look here for their weekly schedule.

Life’n One is all things raw, green, and organic- making you feel as if you are in a wellness retreat somewhere far away from the shiny skyscrapers engulfing the city.

Upon entering you will notice a very unique and rustic charm throughout.  Warm friendly smiles welcoming you in, an African Grey parrot greeting you at the reception, and colourful inspirational messages written on the walls. You instantly become part of the Life’n One community.

We attended an hour long Gong meditation class led by the wonderful Ms Zarine. The Gong, an ancient therapeutic instrument, is known to reduce stress and release emotional blockages within us. The hypnotic vibrations truly awakened our senses and led us to a profound state of blissfulness.

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After working the body and mind, it’s time to nourish the soul! Life’n One has its own outdoor healthy vegetarian café. One Café boasts a wholesome menu free from added sugars, gluten and dairy. The café is super green, serene, and beautifully decorated with rustic wooden furniture. Did we say we LOVE this place?

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Lounge on the grass, sip your organic smoothie, soak up the sun rays. Getting hot? Move to the indoor air conditioned garden area where you can enjoy their fresh and wholesome meals.

To Start

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Turmeric Smoothie, Guacamole & Flax seed Crackers, Life’n One Omelette & Quinoa Bread

To Follow

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 Gluten free Pancakes with honey

To Finish

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Cookies with nuts served with fresh mint tea

Life’n One is the ideal getaway from stressful city life, and more importantly: the perfect setting to breathe, relax and nourish your body.

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