Health & Wellness
Vineyard Tennis Center Workout and Spa steps it up
The Vineyard Tennis Center Workout and Spa at the Martha's Vineyard Airport is an ever-evolving and expanding project for owner and tennis pro Connie McHugh. What started out 15 years ago solely as a facility that would provide for off-season tennis players has expanded to include a full-scale health club and spa, with two segregated sets of saunas and steamrooms. From two courts, a reception area, and locker rooms, the facility has grown into a three-level multi-function fitness center. Ms. McHugh is committed to continuously updating equipment and adding on to the club's offerings in response to the desires of her members and the community. Read more.
Your body after baby: Advice from postpartum experts on Martha's Vineyard
Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow are just a handful of the celebrities who had babies around the time I birthed my children. Shortly after giving birth they reappeared on the scene looking as though pregnancy had no effect on their bodies. Meanwhile, I was still wearing maternity jeans and feeling triumphant if I managed to get a shower. And while I knew that these new moms had the help of personal trainers, nutritionists, nannies, and airbrushing to get red-carpet ready, it didn't lessen my feeling that dropping pounds and getting "in shape" should be one of my postpartum priorities. Read more.
Revive by Sarka
Sarka Havlatkova extends her whole health philosophy to her skin care business, which includes facials, body treatments, waxing and makeup. She researches all of the products that she uses and insists on purity. Chemicals in skin care products and makeup seep into the skin and can be as detrimental to the skin and to overall health as chemical-laden foods.
She features a line of handmade organic skin care products from Hungary called Eminence, which is exclusively offered at her shop on the Island. The line, she says, is made of natural ingredients, including fruit juices, pulp, and actual chunks of blueberries, and flakes of coconut.
She often creates seasonally appropriate "recipes" such as chocolate covered strawberry and a coconut mango tropical vacation treatment. A facial becomes an experience akin to enjoying a fragrant, healthy, multi-course meal that leaves you feeling as if you've treated yourself to something nutritious — and delicious. Read more.