Owner and Esthetician Erika Kennedy provides an array of services including waxing, tinting for brows and lashes, custom facials, lash extensions, and microblading. Erika recently welcomed Rebecca Reali who is a massage therapist trained in Swedish, Ayurvedic, deep tissue, aromatherapy and bamboo massage. Located in downtown on 5th Avenue, street parking is hard to find and nearby parking garages are pricey—walking, busing, or taking a Lyft might be the easiest options. 

November is here and winter is coming. While a season of hibernation (and holiday overeating) is tempting, it’s also a great time to get started on those fitness and lifestyle goals we’ve been putting off since New Year’s. I’m a firm believer that it’s better late than never.

We had a chance to chat with Lane Hobbs, a registered dietician at Virginia Mason, following a study published in September that found people who use fitness trackers don’t necessarily lose more weight when compared to their counterparts. Lane talked with us about how to effectively utilize those fitness trackers as well as general nutrition, exercise, and de-stressing tips. 

Winter months in Seattle bring a great deal of grey skies, drizzly rain, and an all-around dampened mood. We do get a few nice days here and there (Monday and Tuesday this week), but it isn’t enough to get us through the whole season. Here are some tips for maintaining health and wellness until we get to summer. Put good stuff in your body and keep active! 

Building an online platform to host virtual event experiences.

FitFam, a Seattle-based startup, creates and hosts virtual event experiences that inspire people–of all ages and athletic abilities–to live healthy and active. Participants commit to a fitness goal, connect with hundreds of others in a nationwide online community, get exclusive event merchandise, win awards and prizes, and benefit worthy causes. FitFam launched on November 10th, 2015 and everyone can now sign up for FitFam’s first official event, the FitFam Challenge.

At this Whistler fitness retreat, tough workouts and deep relaxation go hand-in-hand.

Stillness surrounds you as you soak in the hot tub and stare out at the fog rolling in over the snow-capped Coast Mountains of Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort. It’s completely quiet — except for your loud, throbbing muscles, still screaming at you after six hours of exercise in a single day.