It's our job to stay on top of wellness and self-care trends, and we love hearing what other people are doing to make their lives more fulfilling and less stressful. Wellness and self-care can take on different meanings for each person, so it's exciting to see how people are adapting expert advice and tips to suit their own (busy!) lifestyles.
In fact, some of our favorite fashion influencers and experts are a great source of wellness inspiration. They're not only on trend when it comes to style, but they're also in the know about self-care and wellness. We wanted to know what our favorite fashion girls were obsessed with, so we turned to Instagram and two of our Who What Wear editors, Anna LaPlaca and Kristen Nichols, for some leads.
Take a look at some buzz-worthy hot spots in Los Angeles and New York below.
Rumble offers boxing-inspired fitness classes, and let me tell you from personal experience that they're not easy, but they're a lot of fun. Trust me, you'll be hooked after your first class (and 100% sore). During a 45-minute session, you'll spend half the time pounding the bags and the other half working on strength and body-weight conditioning exercises. Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner are fans. You can find classes in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
The signature classes at Platefit are just 27 minutes, but that doesn't mean they lack intensity. The whole workout is done on a vibrating platform, the "Power Plate," and can help you "heal and recover muscles, strengthen and elongate the body, detoxify the system, and help you vibrate higher." There are different class offerings, including the signature class, which specializes in core work; BarreFit, which combines Pilates, dance, ballet, and barre workouts; and HIIT-Fit sessions that work on arms and abs or glutes and abs. The studios are located in the Los Angeles area.
Dancers (or those of us who like to think we're dancers) will love Body by Simone classes. Each class is an intense mix of cardio and dance, which makes sense, since founder Simone De La Rue (you might have seen her on "Revenge Body") was a professional dancer for two decades before making the transition to fitness. There are studios in New York, Los Angeles, and London, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jennifer Garner, and Chrissy Teigen count themselves as fans.
Add vinyasa yoga, candlelight, a hip-hop playlist, and a lot of heat, and you've got a Y7 class. Start with the signature 60-minute "We Flow Hard" vinyasa class; then explore the 50-minute express, 75-minute "Restore," and 60-minute "Slow Burn" classes. During each session, the studio is heated between 80º and 90º, which is enough to give you a good sweat but won't make you feel super uncomfortable. Studios are located in Los Angeles and New York.
Don't be fooled by its name; you don't have to be a model to attend a ModelFit class (but you'll be in good company, since Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge have attended workouts at the studios). Classes focus on smaller movements, utilizing equipment like resistance bands, light weights, and sliding disks to tone your hips, butt, thighs, abs, lower back and arms. There's also nutrition coaching if you want an all-encompassing experience. And if you don't live in New York or Los Angeles; you can stream classes for $10 a month or $110 a year.
Markets and Cafés
Los Angeles fashion girls rave about Erewhon, the upscale health food market that's been around since 1968. The grocer has organic, sustainable, and locally grown and produced offerings—and it's well-known for its tonic and juice bar. On its website, the market even has a list of ingredients and products you won't find in stores, which include refined flour and sugar, corn syrup, and artificial flavors and colors.
This New York City favorite opened its Venice, California, outpost in 2016, and it has gained a bicoastal following ever since. The plant-based restaurant describes itself as a "vegetable slaughterhouse," with a 100% vegetarian menu that has plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. But that's not all: In addition to the delicious dishes, The Butcher's Daughter's four locations are all perfectly Instagrammable, airy, light- and plant-filled spaces.
Los Angeles–based company Moon Juice has been serving up plant-sourced juices, milks, and snacks since 2011, and it has expanded its offerings to beauty products, supplements, and adaptogen blends. While the drinks are only available at the Los Angeles shops, you can still enjoy the other Moon Juice offerings thanks to nationwide shipping. Sephora and Thrive Market also sell select products.
Plant-based ABCV is as popular as its sister restaurants, ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina. Both vegetarians and non-vegetarians love the dishes at the stylishly decorated New York City spot (not surprising, since it's located inside home store ABC Carpet & Home, and co-owned by brand's CEO and creative director).
Cha Cha Matcha is a triple threat: It's got great drinks and soft serve and Instagrammable décor, and it doesn't use single-use plastics. Plus, it's no stranger to the fashion world—Virgil Abloh and Kith x Versace have recently collaborated with Cha Cha Matcha. You can find locations in New York and Los Angeles.
Le Botaniste can really turn a veggie bowl into a work of art. The vegan and gluten-free restaurant and wine bar was created by the founder of Le Pain Quotidien, and has locations in New York City, Ghent, and Brussels. The interiors are cleverly designed to look like an old European apothecary, with staff wearing lab coats, playing into the brand's website slogan, "Let food be the medicine."
Spas, Salons, and Health Centers
The Now's four Los Angeles locations provide a much-needed sanctuary in an interior mag–worthy environment. The best part is treatments don't cost a fortune, instead starting at $45 for a 25-minute massage. Customizing your treatment is affordable, too—you can add enhancements like crystals, a soothing eye mask, and herbal heat packs for $10 each.
With three locations in the Los Angeles area, Olive & June is a go-to manicure and pedicure spot. Each store's interior is light-filled and cozy, and services start at $25 for a manicure. Don't live in the L.A. area? That's okay, since you can buy polishes and products from the brand, which ships nationwide (and to Puerto Rico and Canada).
Classified as an "urban sweat lodge," Shape House offers 55-minute sessions, during which you're wrapped in an infrared blanket and can watch Netflix while you sweat. According to the studio, a session can help you detoxify, de-stress, and burn a few calories (typically 800 to 1600). Celebrity fans of the Los Angeles and New York studios include Selena Gomez and Emma Roberts.
Specializing in full-body endermologie and pressotherapy treatments, Ricari Studios has a cult following in Los Angeles. Each session is said to help "boost stimulation, facilitate lymphatic drainage, calm the nervous system, and sculpt physical features."
Live like the ancient Romans, Greeks, and Ottomans with a trip to Aire Ancient Baths in New York and Chicago. During a session, you'll be able to enjoy six different thermal baths (a hot bath, a saltwater pool for floating, and a jet pool are some options) and a steam room. Amenities depend on location—the Chicago location has an indoor/outdoor pool—but both have a relaxation area to enjoy hot water and tea, plus a salt exfoliation area. Sessions can last 90 minutes to three hours (with a massage).
New Yorkers can get manicures, massages, and a latte in just one visit to Chillhouse, the trendy downtown café-spa that opened in 2017. Manicures start at $25, and massages start at $45 for a 25-minute treatment. Regulars can sign up for a monthly membership that comes with special discounts and two different tiers: "Chill Body" costs $78 and gives you credits for massages; and "All Access Chill" provides credits for massages and nail services.