A Note from Ilana
" Food for Thought"
With the holidays around the corner, how much thought are we giving to our health amidst the enticing cuisine and cheer around us during the holidays and still remain mindful of our remarkable "personal machine"… our body!  Call it a taste of wellness or conscious eating, but staying on track throughout the holiday season needs to be steadfast and stay the course . Family gatherings, holiday parties, trips, cruises…. they're all wonderful and yes , we should allow ourselves to indulge, but do we know when to slow down or hit pause? While entertaining or being entertained it is our responsibility to know our limits and be conscious of our health as we get swept up in the holiday season when it comes to eating....... So here's some "food for thought!
"Listen Linda" - FSA Board Chair-woman
Linda Higgs
Director of Spa & Fitness, The Spa at Auberge Beach
Florida Spa Association Board Chair

I have always believed that when you come from a place of gratitude, positive things just magically happen. That doesn’t mean that life will be perfect, yet it does mean that you will spend more time feeling happy and less time feeling negative or down. It’s easy to find flaws and imperfection in just about any action, anything or any person. Yet if we turn it around and focus on the positive and genuinely take a moment to be grateful for what is before us, great feelings exude! It’s all cyclical, one action creates a feeling and a reaction and you pass it along and pay it forwar d.

Spa Juice

Congratulations to our Movers & Shakers!
Our extraordinary Spa Industry is continuously evolving through innovation and transformation.
Highly appreciated professionals in the Spa community take on new challenges and positions
as they start a new venture in their career.

Christopher Myers,
Spa Manager
The Breakers
Palm Beach
Jade Billard,
Spa & Salon Manager Hippocrates Health Institute West Palm Beach
Terry Prager,
Executive Director of Hotel Spas & Day Spas
Natura Bisse for USA
Industry Announcements, Promotions & Awards
Rianna Riego, 
The Rianna, LLC
Spa Consultancy
Paul Wright,
Senior Vice President of Sales
& Lemi Brand Manager
Ready Care
Alena Stavnjak,
Director of Spa & Wellness
Bamford Haybarn Spa
1 Hotel South Beach

Spa Spotlight
Laura Martinez, Director of Spa,
Four Seasons at The Surf Club

Inspired by the entrepreneurial background in the Fitness and Wellness Industry at young age and an accomplished career as Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, Laura was introduced to the Five-Star hospitality industry in the year 2000, hired as fitness instructor and quickly developing in a leadership role for the Recreation Department. Laura developed her expertise in the Spa Industry as Spa Manager and Spa Director at premier luxury spa properties in the Miami area such as Turnberry Isles Resort & Spa, Trump International Beach Resort, InterContinental Miami, The Ritz Carlton, The Delano, and Red Door Day Spa by Elizabeth Arden.

Vendor Highlight
I often get asked the question, “Where did you get the idea to start your company?” When people ask me that, I feel it’s hard to give a simple answer because it probably requires a longer answer than they want to hear in casual conversation. While on some level there is a simple answer to the question, there is a deeper and more personal reason I started Hyperice. Before I invented the device that I would name my company after, I did have a larger vision for what kind of brand I wanted to create. This vision was based on a common goal that I shared with the professional athletes I was coming into contact with. I wanted something as bad as they did- albeit for a different reason. But what was it? What did we ultimately want? Wait, let’s back up a second… 
I hit the lottery by being born and raised in a coastal town in Southern California where you could play sports and be active year round. I started playing multiple sports at a young age and had little interest for school - like most creative people I know. I played high school basketball and baseball and continued to play the latter avidly during my college years and throughout my 20’s.

Upcoming Events
FSA Holiday Mix & Mingle at the Carillon Miami Nov 20 th

Kick off the holidays with the FSA by enjoying quality spa time and indulge in luxurious amenities and experience THERMAL WELLNESS at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort. End with a topnotch "Holiday Spirited" Cocktail Reception celebrating with
Spa Peers and Premier Vendors at the lavishly designed, inspired by the sea,
Carillon Miami Beach Resort & Spa! 

Open to Spa Directors & Leaders and FSA 2020 Vendor Members!

Past Event
FSA united with FIBO USA 2019 in Miami - Oct 17th
FIBO was an amazing experience and hosted many diverse vendors in the fitness, club and spa space. We met new unique and relevant suppliers that offer up new products that speak to our industry with focus on fitness and wellness.  FIBO also held continuing education sessions and engaging workouts, open to all attendees. The workouts were exhilarating: whether rocking to "Pound" the fitness drum-based workout class, cross fit movements, testing out fitness equipment or partaking in other experiential activities, it was all heart-pounding!

 The new arrival of FIBO is here to stay and the FSA looks forward to an exciting partnership as FIBO grows within the USA and becomes an industry "MUST "!

Testimonials from FSA at Faena Event - Sept 19, 2019

A BIG thank you for your generosity and gracious efforts. I can't begin to tell you how appreciative I am to premier Emporium Global at your beautiful event. Congrats on a very successful day. 
Elenne Hurley - Owner Purveyor Of Luxury
Thank you again for organizing such a wonderful event. Laurette and I really enjoyed meeting all of you as well as many of the other spa and boutique buyers. The Faena was such a breathtaking place to hold the event! We enjoyed every minute.
Molly Peterson - Brand Manager - Walker & Wad e
It was truly a pleasure and honor to be part of such a beautiful association and event. The meditation segment and atmosphere was such a nice added touch and needed 😊 . Your continuous guidance and support throughout was greatly appreciated. Thank you again for the opportunity and I look forward to our next time together! 
Kendra Perry - Business Development Manager Southeast - Comfort Zone US          
Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your spa day at Faena. It was great and I met many new and important people!
Christa Wilm - Christa’s South Seashells

Wellness Feature
This Tech Leader Took a Radical Step to Curb
His Phone Overuse
Discover the surprising satisfaction of delete
It gets crowded in my head and likely yours. But what I learned as a leader at Facebook and Pinterest—and especially afterward—is that everything goes better when it’s not. These tips helped me get mental clarity and perform better. See if they might be useful for you, too:

Take your email off your phone. Take the browser off, too.
Delete YouTube, games, news, all social media, and other apps. I did that, and all I was left with was text messaging and Audible. Now I sit down at a computer at specific times of day to answer my email.

Industry News
Content – Insider Secret Technique…
Grow Your CBD Client List 300% Faster
 The quickest way to build your client list…and sales is using this marketing insider technique. It’s not weird and mysterious. It’s not especially hard…but it does take work in time. Not to panic…you do have options. So what do you need? In a word – content. 
The Power of CBD

CBD: Online interest is peaking
According to a new analysis, there are now more internet searches for cannabidiol (CBD) information than any other alternative therapies.
Acne , pain, menstrual problems, and opioid addiction — the range of conditions that cannabidiol (CBD) can apparently treat seems endless. But does the compound really work? The answer remains unclear.
Nonetheless, CBD is having a moment, says a research letter that JAMA Network Open has published. The analysis of online searches by the population of the United States reveals that millions are equally or more interested in CBD than they are in any other health products and topics.

The Grass is Greener.....

Climate Change Predicted 40 Years Ago!
Forty years ago, a group of climate scientists sat down at Woods Hole in Massachusetts for the first meeting of the “Ad Hoc Group on Carbon Dioxide and Climate”. It led to the preparation of what became known as the Charney Report – the first comprehensive assessment of global climate change due to carbon dioxide.
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FSA Foodie
Thyme-Roasted Turkey and Gravy