A Note from Ilana
Happy New Year 2019.... A year of endless possibilities!

As we welcome in 2019 we also celebrate our 10th Anniversary! After 10 evolutionary years of building the FSA I find myself looking at this New Year being filled with so many possibilities. 

I, without a doubt, reexamined all my New Year's resolutions, focusing on new opportunities over and over again as they continued to dance in my head. Reflecting on this past year, I am so grateful for all the support from our awe-inspiring spa community and members that have enabled us to follow our vision as it relates to education and endorsing wellness into our spa space. Now it’s a New Year and time is on our side. TIME SAYS YES!! DO IT NOW! Anything is possible!! 

We believe in trying and as time moves forward, it allows us opportunities to constantly change and be all that we can be. Our New Year's goal is to make our year an adventure, to look for the invisible, listen to the silences and let our imaginations run wild and bring relevance to our association.

Upcoming Event

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary, we "raise our glass" to our
spas and vendors at the FSA Love Spa Wine 2019 event!

Festivity is in the air as the FSA "Love Spa Wine 2019" quickly approaches on January 22nd. Celebrating our 10th Anniversary, we say "CHEERS" at our first event in 2019 when we revisit the Quantum Leap Winery in Orlando, which was the talk of the town last year.  Proclaiming our love of Spa, we drink to 10 years of cherished occasions to bond, discover, learn and play. Our FSA "Love Spa Wine 2019" event takes place inside a winery warehouse and unites us to network with exciting new and familiar vendors and spas, participate in fundamental Think Tanks while suppliers shower spa attendees with gifts and raffle prizes. We embrace wellness with a delectable healthy lunch and delight in wine tasting and charcuterie during an engaging cocktail reception. "An event to remember!"

Spa Juice

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

Catherine Warren, Vice President of Training,
WTS International, Inc.
 A big shout out to Catherine for her new promotion as Vice President of Training for WTS International, Inc. Catherine has been working with WTS for nearly 9 years, most recently as Corporate Operations Director, Spa Division in 2018. Prior to this role she was Vice President of Health and Wellness at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort from 2017 - 2018, Catherine was also the Spa Director at the award winning Forbes Five Star Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa for approximately 8 years. Catherine first came on board WTS as the Spa Director at mySpa Intercontinental Miami when she moved from Atlanta, having worked at the Atlanta Athletic Club as a Medical Spa Director and Assistant Athletic Director. With an extensive background in the spa, medical and fitness space, Catherine is an expert in the industry with highly creative marketing skills as well. Providing knowledge and support, her goal is to elevate her team to their peak potential. Congratulations Catherine on a well-deserved promotion!
David Bremer, Spa Director, Eau Spa
Congratulations to David on his new position as Spa Director at the luxurious Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. David is a long-time skilled colleague in the Spa market having worked as a Spa Director for high profile Resorts, Country Clubs and Spas, as well as General Manager for a Vacation Club. David was also the New Business Development Manager for Thalgo USA , a Director for Aveda Institute South Florida and an owner for DMB Frames. With such an extensive background in the industry, David is a sure bet to use his expertise and leadership to direct his new team for success. Cheers David, well done!

Florida makes the Top 100 list in Spas of America

Americans are continuing to prove their love affairs with spas in a new list of Top 100 Spas, presented by Spas of America . According to the annual list, 73 of the top 100 spas of 2018 are located in the United States

spas of america
Congratulations to our Florida Spas that made this list!

#46    Ocean Reef, Key Largo
#48    Spa Reméde St. Regis Bal Harbor
#49    Spa at the Shelbourne, Miami Beach
#80    Hippocrates Health Institute, WPB
#82    Aquanox Spa at Trump International, SIB
#100  Agua Spa at the Delano, Miami Beach

Spa Spotlight
Suzanne Holbrook,
Senior Corporate Director, Spa Operations Marriott International
Senior Advisor to the FSA Advisory Board

The FSA is thrilled to feature our very own Suzanne Holbrook in our 2019 New Year Spa Spotlight. It has been a privilege and honor to have Suzanne serve as President of the FSA for 8 years and elevated to Senior Advisor to the Board this coming year. Suzanne continues to be a vital and influential member of our association and we are extremely grateful for her contribution in building the FSA and for her loyalty to the FSA family and our spa community.

Vendor Highlight

The is a great story of how Majestic International started their beautiful bathrobe brand

It’s with great pleasure and pride that Majestic International presents their Legacy in Esther Landsman’s words…

Wellness Feature

You Are What You Eat
By Dr. Claudia Aguirre
This age-old adage may have been dismissed over the generations as somewhat of an old wives’ tale, but in fact it is deeply rooted in a real biological connection between our bodies and the food we eat. With technological advances, we are better able to understand how micro- and macro-nutrients really affect our health on a cellular level.

Let "THE SOURCE" be with you!

Enter "THE SOURCE" , on the FSA website.
Education is our priority!
"The Source" was created to be your platform for resources and up to date information
to stay ahead of the curve of everything happening in the spa industry!
FSA Foodie

Shrimp Tacos