This month is all about balancing time with family and friends over the long weekend and enjoying the summer sun while it lasts with work, wellness, and getting the kids back into their school routines!
Exercise of the Month: Get Into a Flow with Yoga
Adding yoga to your strength training sessions is the perfect exercise to add to your weekly routine. Yoga has numerous benefits, from reducing anxiety to improving joint pain and flexibility. If you’re just starting out, check out these poses for beginners, and if you would prefer to remain in a seated position while practicing Yoga, you can check out these creative Chair Yoga poses.
Don’t know where to get started, check out this free class, Namaste At The Bay, on Van Wezel’s South Lawn this Saturday, September 3rd, from 9-10 AM.
Celebrate The Smart Way: Healthy Holiday Meal Options
Let’s be real: everyone loves a good tray of brownies until you eat one too many and feel sick for the next 3 days! Holiday deserts can be tricky because while they’re sure to be delicious, they don’t always nourish our bodies with the nutrients we need to thrive.
Lucky for you, I’ve discovered a recipe that I think you’ll love! It’s warm, caramelized, and has the perfect level of sweetness to satisfy your cravings without making you feel less than your best. Are you ready?!!
It’s grilled peaches! Check it out:
- 4 ripe peaches, halved and pitted
- 1 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
- Vanilla ice cream for serving
- Honey for drizzling
- Flaky sea salt
- Heat grill to medium-high.
- Brush peaches with oil and grill cut-side down, until soft, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Flip skin-side down and grill until almost falling apart, 4 to 6 minutes more.
- Serve with ice cream, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt.
If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, I’ve got you covered with a delicious variation on a classic: Banana Split Kebabs!
- 2 bananas, cut into 1″ pieces
- 24 – 1″ pieces pineapple
- 12 large strawberries, rinsed, dried, and halved
- 2 c. chocolate chips
- 1/2 c. peanuts, chopped
- Make kebabs: Thread two pieces of each banana, pineapple, and strawberry onto a skewer. Repeat the process to assemble 23 more skewers. Place all on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until completely smooth.
- Drizzle chocolate over fruit kebabs and top with chopped peanuts. Freeze until ready to serve.
doTERRA: New Mineral Sunscreen Spray
I’m so excited to be sharing this new product with you because I know we’ve all been waiting a long time for a sunscreen that we can use to stay safe from UV Rays without compromising our commitment to low toxin living… and it’s FINALLY HERE!!!
Meet the doTERRA mineral sunscreen spray; it’s natural, easy to apply, and toxin-free! Go get yours now.
Element Tree Essentials
The long weekend is the perfect time to pamper yourself at home with luxurious lotion candles from Element Tree Essentials. Stop by today to browse our selection to keep your skin glowing and healthy all year long!
BloqUV: The Ultimate Guide to UV Tested Clothing
You probably knew already that not all sunscreen is created equal; we’ve all felt the sting of a bad burn after a day in the sun with only sub-par sunscreen. However, you may not have known that not all sun protective CLOTHING is created equal either!
Some sun protective clothing isn’t actually UV tested, which means that we have no way of knowing whether it works to block out harmful rays.
Instead of leaving your sun protection up to chance, invest today in the safety measures you deserve with BloqUV.
- Vitamin C
- Kojic acid
- Glycolic acid
Regardless of how effective your skincare products are, sun damage prevention is the first step to keeping your skin healthy and happy for years to come. Always wear SPF & UV protective clothing to keep yourself safe and your skin glowing!
Ready to Try Laser Therapy?
If you’ve been struggling with joint pain or neck problems after a long day at work, this holiday weekend is the perfect time to try Laser Therapy, a drug free and painless treatment for joint pain, past injuries, arthritis, back and neck problems, and more. If you’re ready to get started, give us a call! We’ll talk through the process with you and schedule a trial session so you can see if Laser Therapy is a good fit.
Sarasota in September
Selby Gardens’ VIRTUAL 42nd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition, hosted in partnership with the Observer Media Group, is now on view!
Exotic Cars On The Circle, Sponsored By Ferrari Drivers SRQ, is finally back!
Enjoy this free event on Saturday, September 10, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. A minimum donation of $25 is requested to show your car.
Jerry Seinfeld will be performing at Van Wezel on September 30th. Don’t miss out on everyone’s favorite comedian!
I hope you have an amazing holiday with friends and family and that you don’t forget to care for and prioritize yourself in the midst of it all!