3 Ideas for Wellness Travel this Summer
In 2020, many people experienced isolation in our communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, people are excited to reunite with loved ones they haven’t seen in a while and experience life outside of their homes.

See below for a few summer wellness trends we discovered from Travel Pulse and a few ideas for how to incorporate wellness into your summer travel plans.

  • Wellness Staycations: Netflix and movie nights were a thing of 2020, but now, people want to venture out into nature and move away from their couch and T.V. screens. While confidence to travel internationally safely for some people will take more time, more people are seeking staycations within their country, and even in their own state. Planning staycations is a great way to be a tourist in your own city and get a break from the everyday routine at home.

  • Mindfulness and Sustainable Travel: With so many people traveling less last year, it had a beneficial impact to the environment. Popular tourist destinations were able to recover from air and water pollution a little bit more and wildlife were seen exploring spots they would normally not be in. This new reality brought more awareness around the impact that travel and human activities have on the environment and wildlife. With this new awareness, more people are opting for resorts that are centered around sustainable or eco-friendly practices, or wellness-focused resorts.

  • Tailored Retreats for Stress Relief: In 2020, people experienced a lot of negative emotions including tension, stress, fear, worry, and anxiety. 2021 is a year to release and reset those emotions. More people are resorting to wellness vacations where they can experience a wellness detox from these feelings and emotions. There are wellness resorts that offer health screenings, dietary counseling, private fitness trainings, and healing spa treatments, just to name a few.

Information derived from
Wellness AtoZ Workout for Anywhere
PARK WORKOUT Workout created by Drew Saenz, Team Up AZ

We launched Wellness AtoZ Day celebratory weekend with a PlayWell Webinar focused on how to celebrate the day with movement. In collaboration with Team Up AZ, the webinar focused on a workout that can be done indoors, at a playground, or anywhere outdoors. This webinar not only focused on the workout, but on the importance of hydration and incorporating movement into our lifestyles. To view the full webinar and a walk-through of the workout, visit our PlayWell web page.
Park Warm-Up
Complete two sets of 10 movements per exercise.
• Hip Hinge
• Squat
• Shoulder Y

Park Workout
Equipment: A small-medium sized step
Complete 3-5 rounds of 10 movements for each exercise.
• Step Ups
• Chess Press
• Shoulder Y
Natural Summer Refreshments

The summer heat calls for refreshing drinks! It’s time to get creative and experiment
with new fruits and veggies to create a healthy and rejuvenating beverage. We found a
thirst-quenching and healthy juice recipe from Good Nature. It’s simple and looks delicious!
Recipe derived from
  • 3 Cups Cubed Watermelon
  • 1/5 Medium Green Apple
  • 1/10 Red Beet
  • 1/5 Lime
  • .09 oz Chili Pepper (optional) serrano variety Mint (Experiment with how much to use). *Start with small amounts.

  1. Wash the produce.
  2. Remove the watermelon rind (optional). For a sweeter taste, remove the skin.
  3. Cut the watermelon in cubes then place directly into the juice press chamber.
  4. Remove the top beet ends and clean the bottom thoroughly.
  5. Measure and grind the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Add grinded ingredients to juicer.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Health & Wellness Webinars
If you missed any of the WorkWELL Webinars or
would like to view them again, you can access
them at Stay tuned for more
information about our upcoming WorkWell
Webinar in August that will focus on mental health.

We also launched the Spanish series of our
webinars, TrabajarBIEN. We partnered with local
leaders and experts to bring forth education
around health and wellness in the workplace to the Spanish-speaking community. These can also be accessed at

Please feel free to revisit these webinars and share them with your team, your networks, and the community. If you share them on social media, don’t forget to tag us @GoWellnessAtoZ!
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