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Two New Services Offered at the Indigo Spa

 

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Treating the body is critical to a healthy, energetic and beautiful life. An Indigo Spa body treatment at Hilton Head Health is an experience of intensely pure, certified organic ingredients generously delivered from Red Flower, Naturopathica and Skin Authority with techniques evolved from the world’s richest healing traditions. Each treatment is executed with a sense of ceremony and a meaningful purpose, made extraordinary by the multi-layered effects that are so unique. Indigo Spa massage offerings include escapist journeys with layers of rare, exceptionally sourced ingredients, treatments that take the mundane to the memorable and therapeutic massages that deeply heal. We’ve added two more restorative treatments to complete our spa menu:

After Sun Therapy 50 Minutes

Reduce the effects of too many rays. The skin is gently purified with a hydrating blend of sea algae and silk extract blended with yuzu and mimosa flowers. A lymphatic Phytopower Masque is applied to the body and face to reduce redness and skin irritation and improve cellular regeneration to prevent peeling and even the skin tone. This treatment closes with a cooling and delicate application of ocean lotion to heal.

Fit & Firm Transformational Facial 50 minutes

This European-inspired facial incorporates a sugar cane AHA resurfacing and an individually chosen treatment mask to soften fine lines, clear congestion and brighten skin for a healthy, radiant glow. While masking, the therapist will perform an arm and hand massage incorporating rich therapeutic nutrients to restore and brighten skin. This luxurious treatment finishes with a Fit & Firm Eye Lift Treatment and application of an anti-aging “cocktail” of Wrinkle Reversing Serum and vitamins, rich with essential oils to replenish and revive skin radiance and health.

 

The Indigo Spa at Hilton Head Health

If you haven’t already heard, our newest addition to Hilton Head Health, the Indigo Health and Wellness Spa, is scheduled to open in February 2015! The Indigo spa will allow new, meaningful ways to continue our successful weight loss history through a wide variety of thoughtfully designed treatments that highlight the mind/body connection.

With a full menu of services offering facials, massages, body treatments, make up, and a hair salon with manicure and pedicure options, The Indigo spa has partnered with iconic brands known for exceptional quality, such as Naturopathica, RedFlower, Skin Authority and more. 

We are thrilled about this major milestone in H3′s history, and can’t wait to share it with you! For more information about The Indigo spa, click here.  

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Hilton Head Health Blogger Weekend

This past weekend, Hilton Head Health hosted our very first H3 Blogger Weekend with 6 wonderful health and wellness bloggers. These bloggers had the chance to immerse themselves into all that is H3 and get a taste of the LIVE Well experience. Our bloggers included (horseshoe from left to right in photo): Andie Mitchell of Can You Stay for Dinner, Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen, Sarah Dussalt of Sarah Fit, Nicole Perry of Pumps and Iron, Lisa Cain of Snack Girl, and Beth Klein of Beth’s Journey.

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During their visit we wanted to get an idea of their favorite or most memorable aspects of their stay, here’s what they had to say:

Name 1 thing / lesson your’re excited to take with you from H3.

Andie: I can’t wait to bring some of these healthy recipes into my kitchen and share them on my blog. My favorites were the: pomegranate kale salad, herb-crusted pork tenderloin and crab salad.

Beth: Bob’s lecture on portion control really drove home how huge of an impact controlling our environment can make on our health goals. I can’t wait to get home and switch out my large dinner plates!

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What did you learn about yourself during your visit?

Lisa: That my feet were in pain! Thankfully, while here, I learned this fact and was able to learn a remedy –  massaging them with a tennis ball {self-massage}. Now, my feet feel amazing. I also learned that I am not hungry eating 1400 calories a day when I’m eating healthy food.

Monique: To be more vulnerable and open with both myself and my audience. I’ve met a lot of wonderul people who have inspired me to share my story because they have shared theirs.

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What aspect of the stay did you enjoy the most?

Nicole: Getting a few days of “me” time. It has been so nice to wake up each day, look over the class schedule and plan around the question “What’s best for ME today?”. Everyone needs to give themselves the gift of “me” time once in a while.

Sarah: I enjoyed the food and friendly people, staff and guests. The menu was always exciting and tasted delicious. The portions left me feeling full even though I didn’t expect to feel full.

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Thanks for visiting us, ladies, we really appreciate you taking the time to come see us. It was amazing to get to know more about each of you and to see how connected you are with your audience. You can read more about their takeaways from their H3 experience on their blogs and see photos of their recent stay on their social media.

 

It’s Time to Change your Fitness Routine

It’s October! As the cool, crisp days of Autumn slowly ascend upon us we prepare for the activities and festivities that the fall and winter season bring. When we turn the clocks back next month, we’ll know the shift of seasons is official. The change of seasons often coincides with a change in our exercise routines as falling temperatures and inclement weather force us indoors. This, in fact, is a great time to bust out of the boredom that you may be experiencing with your current fitness program and try some new fitness options to challenge your body, stoke your metabolism, and reenergize your mind.TRX 300x300 Its Time to Change your Fitness Routine If you have been doing the same routine (machines, weights, cardio equipment, etc.) for an extended period of time, you may find that you have hit a weight-loss plateau. When you begin a new exercise regiment, your body feels challenged and requires energy to complete the task. However, keeping the same routine in place long-term allows your body to adapt and become more efficient at performing the work. The body eventually requires less effort and less calories to do the job. So, keeping that in mind, as you prepare to turn back your clocks consider some of the following low-impact indoor options to breathe some fresh air into your fitness routine:

  1. SPINNING (Indoor Cycling): Hopping on the bike is a fun way to fit in some exercise, with a low chance of damaging the joints. A simulation of hill climbs, intervals, quick bursts of speed on flat road or downhill, or long-sustained flat roads will make you feel as though you just completed the Tour-de-France, but without ever having to leave the gym. Complete your own spin routine or sign up for a guided class to enhance the adventure! To keep the workout as low-impact as possible, avoid standing positions for more than 1-minute intervals at a time, and use them sparingly.
  1. ROWING MACHINE: The rowing machine is a low-impact, intense and fun way to work virtually every major muscle group in your body with one machine. This workout offers significant improvement in cardiovascular function and increases muscle mass, while being performed with very little pressure on the joints.
  1. ZUMBA: This indoor workout has been taking the world by storm for nearly a decade now. The combination of upbeat music of a wide range of Latin-inspired genres with primarily low-impact moves is guaranteed to excite you and challenge you! Some Zumba instructors incorporate more low-impact moves than others so find an instructor you like and be sure to modify when you need to. For variety, find a workout facility that offers Zumba Toning, a fusion of low-impact dance cardio and light upper body and low body resistance training.
  1. BALLROOM DANCING: Take a tip from Dancing With the Stars. Not only is dancing super sexy, it’s often very easy on the body and a guaranteed great workout, while also stimulating your brain by trying something new and different. Bonus points for this workout because it also gives you some quality bonding time with your spouse or partner. So go grab your partner and give those dips, twirls, and whirls a spin!
  1. TRX: Also known as “total-body resistance exercise,” TRX is a nylon strap suspension system (invented in the Marine Corps actually!) that’s easy on the joints but a serious challenge for your whole body. Head to the nearest gym to “learn the ropes”. If you really want to dive into over 45 different exercises and levels of each exercise that can be performed with this tool, consult a TRX qualified trainer!
  1. PILATES: To date, there has never been success with high-impact sports magically giving us six-pack abs. The real way to sculpt abs and increase core strength? Just roll out the mat for a quick Pilates session to strengthen and lengthen your body, improve alignment and posture, develop breathing capacity, improve coordination and balance and increase your flexibility. Participants benefit from the deep concentration allowing them to tune into both body and mind.
  1. YOGA: It’s no tackle football, but the NFL pros are doing it. So ease up and add some spinal twists and downward dogs to that fitness routine. Research shows that yoga helps to improve flexibility, enhance self-awareness, improve lung capacity, and restore your mind-body connection.

Be sure to look at the LIVE Well package from Hilton Head Health for more information about fun, challenging fitness and wellness routines.

 

How to Progress into a Pull-Up

Here at Hilton Head Health, fitness is more than just weight loss. Fitness is about building physical and mental strength. Fitness is about discovering a better you. Fitness is a way to show yourself  “I can.” What better way to show yourself  “I can” than building the strength, stamina, and dedication to complete a pull up?

Progressing to a pull-up varies from person to person depending on body-type and current fitness level. Having said that, the muscles used in a pull-up are the exact same for everybody; Latissimus Dorsi and Biceps being key. A great place to start with this progression are these three exercises below:

Bent Over Row:

The bent over row teaches you to keep proper spinal alignment. It also strengthens the Biceps, Lats, and other upper back muscles.

Lat Pull Down:

This exercise very closely mimics the movement of the shoulder joint in a body weight pull up.

Body Row on TRX:

This row begins to train your body to control itself while working the shoulder joint. This is important for making your nervous system smarter and creating synergy in all the muscles in your body .

There are always more exercises that can be done to build up to and improve the pull-up, but this is a great place to start.

 

Chef’s Table Cuisine: A Taste of the Lowcountry

 

The Chef’s Table is a fine dining experience exclusively held in the H3 Healthy Kitchen.

Healthy Kitchen Executive Chef Karla Williams and Healthy Kitchen Sous Chef Carrie Adams share healthy cooking tips and prepare a delectable, low-fat gourmet dinner as H3 Guests and Islanders sit back, relax and enjoy 4 delicious, low calorie courses.

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Seared Grouper, Herbed Grits with Gouda and Collard Greens

 

The most recent Chef’s Table Experience, “A Taste of the Low Country,” explored the bold, robust flavors of the Low Country where Hilton Head Health calls home.

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Southern Chicken and Waffles

 

The menu included southern favorites: Southern Chicken and Waffles; Fried Green Tomatoes drizzled with an Aged Balsamic; Grouper, Herbed Grits with Gouda and Collard Greens with Bacon; and Peach Cobbler topped with scratch-made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

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“Fried” Green Tomatoes with an Aged Balsamic

 

The Chef’s Table  and all the HK Events tour different flavors from all over the world, creating healthy, full-flavored courses. These events are open to current guests or for the general public with a reservation. Come explore the world through cuisine and experience the perfect ways to bring taste and health into your own kitchen!

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Peach Cobbler and House-made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

 

Plan your visit to our next Chef’s Table or Healthy Kitchen Event here.

 

5th Annual Devin’s Dash Memorial 5K

Despite the inclement weather, this year’s Devin’s Dash was a success! With the help of our sponsors, volunteers and race participants we raised almost $6000 for Happiness is Camping. Amazing! The overall race winner and first male was H3’s own Experience Planner Alex Santa, and the first female race was winner Kim Stanziola. The after party included fresh H3 smoothies and healthy snacks compliments of the H3 Culinary Team, great music, a raffle drawing for the amazing prizes donated by our sponsors, and of course, post-race stretching to prevent any injuries. The official Devin’s Dash Page is here http://www.h3daily.com/devinsdash/ to see the prizes, more race results and sponsors. If you missed this year’s Devin’s Dash Memorial 5K Run/Walk held at Hilton Head Health, here’s a quick photo recap.

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Devin’s Dash is one of our favorite races and events on Hilton Head Island, and we’re so proud to host it! We thank all of those who participated, and hope that we see you all again next year!

 

H3 Kayaking Excursion

Here at Hilton Head Health weight loss resort and health spa, we strive to create a nurturing environment for our Guests featuring one-of-a-kind experiences as we help them navigate their personalized weight loss journeys or health and wellness paths. Earlier this week, our Guests ventured over to Shelter Cove Marina here on Hilton Head Island, for a day of kayaking. While kayaking, they got to see some exciting sites including a water powered jet pack and our H3 Guide Alex doing some impromptu shrimping! It was quite the eventful and beautiful excursion while also being a great workout for our Guests during their weight loss program and wellness program.

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Check out our special events calendar to find out what adventures we have planned for you to enjoy during your visit to Hilton Head Health.

 

H3 16-Mile Biking Adventure

Our top priority here at Hilton Head Health weight loss camp and wellness retreat is providing the tools to create a path to help our Guests reach their personalized weight loss and wellness goals through our weight loss program and healthy lifestyle, wellness program. Alongside that interest, we want to make sure our Guests have an amazing time and take home life-enhancing experiences. We offer a variety of excursions, adventures and amenities such as cooking classes, spa treatments, zip-lining, and more. Most recently our Guests participated in a 16-mile bike ride, navigating nearly the entire span of the beautiful Hilton Head Island with H3 Guide Alex Santa and H3 LOSE Well Coach Jeremy Crawford. Our Guests enjoyed breathtaking scenery and completed a task that called for endurance and showcased their improved fitness levels.

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We certainly had an amazing time biking around the beautiful Hilton Head Island with some of our Guests!

What was your favorite fitness adventure that you partook in during your weight loss program or wellness program at Hilton Head Health weight loss camp and health spa? If you haven’t booked your trip to Hilton Head Health yet to improve your fitness, nutrition and wellness and jump start your weight loss, what fitness adventure are you looking forward to?

 

H3 SUMMER WELLNESS WEEKENDS SALE

Here at Hilton Head Health, we’re committed to helping individuals create a personalized experience to reach weight loss and wellness goals both here at the facililty and back at home. Summer is in full effect and we understand your schedule is as busy as ever. Meetings, pick up the kids, dinner and a hundred other items on your to-do list. Before the summer passes you by, take advantage of an H3 Summer Wellness Weekend Sale, between now and July 31st and save 20%!  Our Wellness Program includes a stay in a private villa, unlimited access to fitness classes, healthy meals, health education and so much more! A Wellness Weekend is just what you need to kick start a healthy lifestyle and reboot your body.

Come and learn why Hilton Head Health has been chosen as the nation’s premiere weight loss resort, and wellness retreat.

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Learn more about the pricing and details of our wellness program that will help you kick start your weight loss and/or healthy lifestyle here!

BOOK BY JULY 31, 2014 TO SAVE 20% and BRING A FRIEND TO SAVE MORE!

 

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