The It List: Health and Fitness

Lisa Pierpont | January 6, 2020 | Lifestyle Style & Beauty

Explore luxury services and destinations for fun and healthy living.

Tree Hugger
(776 Boylston St.)
Nature, it turns out, is superhealthy. To wit: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, the only Forbes five-star spa in the state, has custom created the Forest Therapy Journey, inspired by the Japanese art of shinrin-yoku (aka forest bathing). The 80-minute meditation and massage treatment gets as close to strolling through trees as you can; the room features stunning forest imagery and sounds. Insider Tip Scoop up the Aromatherapy Associates Forest Therapy Bath & Shower Oil and Wellness Mist.

Upward Dog
(208 Newbury St.)
Lululemon is taking over the world. No news there. But wait until you see the new two-floor experiential space on Newbury Street. Namaste to two floors, daily classes, showers, communal work space and a full-on lounge area. Insider Tip No need to juice up before your visit. Nourish Your Soul, the Boston-based fresh-presser, is ready for you with healthy snacks and green juice for days.


Get a personalized one-on-one training program this year at TB12 Performance & Recovery Center

Lucky number 12
(699 Boylston St.)
You have to hand it to Tom Brady—for a million reasons. When he commits to doing something well, he simply nails it. Take the TB12 Performance & Recovery Center in the Back Bay, for example. It offers small-group training classes, VIP services, a smoothie and juice bar to build community, and a retail experience that offers exclusive apparel and gear. Coaches also develop personalized one-on-one training programs for each client that integrate revolutionary concepts in deep-force muscle pliability work, hydration, nutrition, functional strength and cognitive health. Insider tip Instructors Cameron and Shane are particular favorites.

Photography by: Courtesy of TB12 performance & recovery center