In partnership with Hancock Health.
As we enter 2022, you may be thinking about your health and making some resolutions to try a new workout class, drink more water, or tweak your normal routine in some way. If you’re in the mood to make some potential changes, start by taking this fun and easy “Health Style Quiz” courtesy of Health Possible from Hancock Health to figure out your personal health style. Then, once you have your quiz results to see if you’re an “Enthusiast,” “Dynamo,” “Seeker,” or “Survivor,” you can check out our personalized recommendations from local businesses that might just take your health and fitness to a whole new level this year.
IF YOU’RE AN ENTHUSIAST:
“You eat healthy, get plenty of exercise, take care of your own health needs, and live a life of ‘porpoise.’ You’re intelligent about your health choices and getting help when you think you might need it. As an Enthusiast, you’re interested in health content that is thoroughly researched, easy to apply, and fun to explore.”
Since you’re very in-the-know when it comes to all things fitness, you’ve probably already visited the new Physique 57 location in Carmel. But just in case you haven’t had the chance to pop in yet, the workout is a high intensity, low impact, barre-based program that uses your own body weight as resistance.
Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe is a dairy-free, processed sugar-free, GMO-free and gluten-free cafe that does not use any animal products with the exception of raw, local, sustainably sourced honey. Regulars opt for the cafe’s herbal elixir shots, in varieties like “Diamond Mind” and “Luminous Glow.”
All-natural body products are probably right up your alley, so you’ll dig Make it Classy’s Majestic Maya Body Scrub. It’s loaded with plant-based ingredients like avocado oil and matcha to help buff away dull, dry skin, as well as a dash of peppermint essential oil to wake up your senses.
IF YOU’RE A DYNAMO:
“You’re super busy—whether by necessity or choice—and always have your beak in a lot of different flowers. You understand what it means to be healthy, and you’d practice healthier habits if you had a second to spare.”
Since you’re a woman that’s always on the move, a quick, efficient, 30 Minute Hit workout is the perfect choice to get your fitness in so you can move on to the next task on your to-do list. Owned by Tami Vance and Matt McDermitt, 30 Minute Hit is a women’s-only workout that combines boxing, kickboxing, and self-defense into a high intensity, thirty-minute circuit.
Loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, the Green Blessing juice from Simplicity packs apples, cucumbers, celery, romaine and more into one delicious bottle, so you don’t have to bother with a blender.
This hands-free keychain wristlet from BluePeppermint Boutique in Fishers will help you hang onto your keys so you don’t have to waste time digging around to find them.
IF YOU’RE A SEEKER:
“You give a hoot about your health and know the risk of illness isn’t something to take lightly. But you sometimes struggle to sort out the barrage of health information available, and the choices and complexity in the healthcare system can feel overwhelming.”
If the idea of going to an in-studio yoga class sounds intimidating or inconvenient, you might want to sign up for Invoke Studio On Demand service. For a monthly fee, you can access unlimited yoga, mat pilates, and meditation classes ranging from 10 to 60 minutes, in a variety of skill levels, and all accessible on your favorite device or laptop.
Green Bean makes choosing healthy food easy with their local delivery service. Owned by Beth Blessing, a nutritionist, and Matt Ewer, an organic farmer, their curated selections are free of artificial colors, flavorings, sweeteners, and unnatural preservatives.
Presented in a friendly, accessible style, this “Heavily Meditated” book can help mindfulness skeptics find a meditation technique that’s right for them. The book is filled with exercises, worksheets, cheat sheets, and practical tools, and is available at Kristin Kohn’s Silver in the City boutique on Mass Ave.
IF YOU’RE A SURVIVOR:
“You understand that some days you get the bear, and one day the bear will get you. So far, you’ve always come out on top. Sure, it would be nice to be healthy, but you’d also like to enjoy yourself while you can. Life is short. Or at least it could be.”
Latin Expressions Dance Company offers salsa and bachata classes that are a fun, out-of-the-box way to get some exercise, and drop-ins are welcome.
With locations in Greenwood and Avon, Melanie Smith is the owner and chef behind Not Yo Mama’s Meal Prep. Featuring healthier takes on hearty dishes like pork carnitas, BBQ burger bowls, and biscuits and gravy, you can indulge in your all your comfort food favorites.
Corral your keys and and coins in this sassy zip wallet from Kelli McLaughlin’s Clothes With A Cause boutique.
Now that you know…
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Stephanie Groves is Indy Maven’s Executive Editor who will try any fitness class once.