Be A Healthier You in 2022!

December 30, 2021
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New Year's resolutions always include improving fitness, losing weight, and eating a healthier diet among other things. And, after a stressful holiday season (not to mention last couple of years), I'm guessing we could all start 2022 off fresh to become the healthiest version of ourselves. That doesn't always mean killing ourselves at a gym or jumping on board the latest fad diet. Sometimes it's simple. Sometimes it's breathing in the sea salty air, finding joy in the sand between our toes, or taking a walk in mother nature. Lucky for you, Amelia Island is the best place to do all of that PLUS - pump some iron, dine on fresh organicky goodness, get pampered, and take a holistic approach to the health and wellness of body and mind.

Read on and remember that vacationing here doesn't mean you have to toss away your wellness plan for the sake getting away. We're here to de-stress you. Happy New Year!


You wanna sweat off some unwanted fat? We've got you covered all around the island plus the mainland. There's no end to health & fitness studios around here. Club 14 Fitness offers 13,000 sq ft of workout space with group classes, state of the art strength training equipment and weights, child care, a healthy juice bar and much more. If you don't sweat here, it's your fault. Orangetheory Fitness is located just off the island in Yulee. This popular chain of fitness studios allows OTF members from all over the country to keep up with their own familiar workout when away from home. No excuses! Similarly is Eat The Frog Fitness, a training program based on science and backed with the latest technology to give members the most results driven and personal experience possible. Centred on Yoga in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, offers a variety of beginner and intermediate yoga classes with all certified instructors with over 28 years of experience. Namaste. 


Fuel up up your day the healthy way! GoJuice serves up fresh, made-to-order juices, smoothies, cold brew coffees and acai bowls. There's nothing extra added like syrups or artificial flavors. Everything is fresh from mother nature to keep you going. Tropical Smoothie Cafe has two locations - Yulee and Amelia Island. They make made-to-order smoothies, wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads that instantly boost your mood and shrink your waistline. I know pizza isn't exactly thought of as a healthy option but we think Townies is an exception. Besides using real cheese, house-made sauce and dough made fresh daily, Townies has their own garden where they grow all the veggies for said sauce and pizza toppings. We're impressed. If you need a cheat night, this should be it. Directly across the street from Townies is Nassau Health Foods with a complete selection of natural and organic groceries, fresh organic and local produce and The Mustard Seed Cafe. Get your grocery shopping done and then dine on a delicious menu of the most flavorful and nutritious all-natural and organic food choices on Amelia Island. It's seriously good.


All massage techniques involve physical manipulation through different methods of manual stimulation. A holistic massage, however, pays more attention to how a client is feeling on a personal level and considers their mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. The goal at Therapeutic Solutions of Amelia is to assist each client through their healing process by understanding the origin of their pain and intentionally opening the body's natural healing channels through massage. Holistic Wellness Center, not only offers massage therapy but also nutrition counseling, salt water pool aqua classes, and chiropractic care just to name a few. Vital Motion Holistic Therapies is a studio that offers CHEK (Corrective Holistive Exercise Kinesiology) style personal training, NUCCA chiropractic and massage therapy, while MAPS Integrated Wellness has diverse services that include fitness and nutrition guidance, psychotherapy, massage therapy, and aesthetics, as well as other holistic therapies. Healing from within starts here. 


Being healthy means taking time for yourself and boy do we ever want to pamper you. The Spa at Omni Amelia Island Resort is a full service spa boasting “clean & green” therapies and products. Treatments include massage, peels & herbal wraps, and signature scrubs & soothers. Escape to the peaceful, rejuvenating solitude of The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island where their signature service, "Heaven in a Hammock" massage, combines touch therapy, gentle rocking and the illusion of zero gravity to echo the movements of the tide. In addition, are a variety of massages, facials, Chakra balancing, reflexology, meditation and yoga along with a healing saltwater pool. Dedicated to enhancing and inspiring the natural beauty found in everyone, Magna's Aveda Full Body Salon offers haircuts and color, nail services, facials, massage, and body treatments, while London Medical Spa provides anti-aging treatments such as Botox and Juvederm, laser procedures, wrinkle reducers chemical peels, and much more! For more information on health and lifestyle transformations, visit our Spa and Wellness Travel Guide. I'm relaxing just thinking about all of it. 

If none of the above appeals to you, the beach is calling. Slip on your sneakers and talk a long beach walk to clear out the cobwebs. Best medicine ever. We can't wait to see you back on Amelia Island in 2022. Happy New Year!

For a complete list of things to do on Amelia Island, click here.

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.