TRAVEL AND WELLBEING MEET IN LOS ANGELES
Monday 18 Sep 2017
Between eating out and disrupting your routine, it’s easy to finish a holiday feeling like you need another. But health-conscious, active travellers are in luck. Los Angeles has plenty to offer in the way of fun outdoor adventures, healthy activities and chic dining.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — especially when you’ve got adventure on the agenda. Start your weekend off right with a cold-pressed Kreation Juice made from certified organic, locally sourced fruits and veggies. Stop at one of nine juicery locations or three “kafes” and get all the nutrition you need for your day’s adventures in one drink.
Based on the precepts of self-help entrepreneur, Dave Asprey, Bulletproof Coffee is the star of the show here. A cup of joe turbocharged with “Brain Octane” XCT oil (beloved by bodybuilders) and grass-fed butter (yup), it’s surprisingly yummy, like a particularly rich latte. Add to that more rocket fuel on offer like bone broth and house-made MCT ice cream, as well as reading copies of Asprey’s tomes sprinkled about to pump you up further, and you’ll be more than ready to take on your day in L.A.
Many people expect top notch Mexican fare in California and Gracias Madre is the place to bring someone with that agenda. The stunning decor makes the dining experience special. Step out into the lively courtyard and enjoy your meal outdoors. The guacamole is exemplary, so be sure to order some for the table. Make reservations in advance, it’s a very popular plant-based menu hot- spot in West Hollywood.
Work it Out!
Stretch out your legs from the morning hike and kick the afternoon lazies to the curb when you sign up for a spin session at SoulCycle. With inspiring instructors, get-up-and-dance music, and an inclusive community, SoulCycle is hands-down the best spot to get a phenomenal cardio workout in L.A. SoulCycle offers classes daily, and, unlike many spin workouts, sessions include hand weights and core work.
Hollywood Bowl Steps
One of L.A.’s most popular concert venues is also a great workout. With 168 steps from top to bottom, the Hollywood Bowl is the perfect spot to get the girls together and work up a sweat. The Bowl is open seven days a week, generally from sunrise to sunset, unless there’s a concert scheduled.
No adventurous weekend in L.A. is complete without taking to the water at some point. Catch some waves at one of many spots along the city’s coastline. Wavehuggers is one of L.A.’s preeminent surf schools where you can take a 2-hour lesson from an experienced professional — perfect for beginners as well as experienced surfers looking to up their game. All the gear you need in provided in the lesson, so you don’t need to worry about that. What better way to end your outdoor L.A. workout weekend than paddling out and trying something new?
THE SPA AT TERRANEA
Situated on 102 spectacular acres in Rancho Palos Verdes, Terranea Resort offers guests numerous ways to connect with nature, rejuvenate and stay fit. The Spa at Terranea overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Palos Verdes coastline, embracing the natural beauty and energy of its setting. Spanning over 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, the spa contains 25 treatment rooms, a fitness and wellness center, and a salon. Panoramic views from the Fitness and Wellness Center bring nature indoors to inspire and motivate. The center features state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, upright and recumbent bikes, along with an array of classes ranging from relaxing to challenging.
To plan your client’s L.A health and wellness holiday go to www.DiscoverLosAngeles.com