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4 Health and Fitness Hotspots to Make Your 2020 Resolution a Little Easier

By Allison Mitchell | January 20, 2020 | Lifestyle

Find your Zen at these wellness-minded destinations.


Monarch Beach Resort’s Miraval Life in Balance fitness classes include beach yoga and hiking

The ultimate unplugged retreat: The Pearl Laguna

Center yourself by heading to this 12-room hideaway in the Laguna Canyon, where owners Geo and Katresha Moskios lead 10- to 12-person weeklong wellness retreats focused on eating well, energy and tai chi education, yoga, Pilates, hiking and self-care. 2020 marks the retreat’s 10th anniversary. INSIDER'S TIP Relax in an outdoor sauna after indulging in one of Katresha’s meditative facials featuring her flower-infused organic skincare products. 21095 Raquel Road, Laguna Beach

The curator of calm: Angela Sinnett, Magnolia Wellness OC
Acupuncture and Eastern herbal medicine await at this one-stop wellness shop. Owner Angela Sinnett, who holds a master’s degree in Oriental medicine, is using her innovative approach to heal customers inside and out via acupuncture, cupping, nutrition and more. INSIDER'S TIP The event schedule is a wellness enthusiast’s dream. Think crystal classes, moon ceremonies and fertility circles. 2900 Bristol St., Costa Mesa

The supiror sweat shop: Monarch Beach Resort

Tap into your inner lean machine at this AAA Five Diamond sanctuary. Its award-winning Miraval Life in Balance Spa is complemented by a fab fitness schedule that’s available to locals and guests alike. Spin With a View has you cycling outdoors as you take in the Pacific, while aerial yoga has you taking your practice to new heights. INSIDER'S TIP Rise with the sun and try a 7am beach yoga class or Blue Mindfulness beach hike. One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point

The spa treatment to try: Pure Bliss, Spa Montage

Spa Montage continues to raise the bar for luxury pampering, and joining its beloved Valmont skincare treatments is Lola Apothecary. Come March, the handmade, small-batch products will become the star of the show in the Pure Bliss treatment. INSIDER'S TIP Designed exclusively for Spa Montage, the epic offering includes a full-body wrap, plus a scalp, facial and body massage that utilizes Lola’s decadent whipped body souffle. 30801 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

Tags: health

Photography by: Corrie Mattson of Corrie Lynn Photo