Wellness Tourism is Alive in Newton County

Wellness tourism is a pretty hot travel niche these days. Some of you might be scratching your heads asking what exactly wellness tourism is. Glad you asked! Sometimes referred to as health tourism or wellness tourism, it is a vacation or type of travel that seeks to improve or maintain one’s personal well-being. As the trend to pursue healthy experiences continues to soar, Newton County’s smorgasbord of healthy offerings is keeping the pace.

Fitness and mind-body experiences are key elements in a thriving wellness tourism community. Emphasis is definitely placed on public vitality in Newton County. If you’re looking for the nearest workout of the day, CrossFit Ransom and CrossFit Unyielding both give high-intensity functional workouts with an encouraging environment to cheer you on. For those that like to train alone on the treadmill or like the option of choosing from multiple classes, facilities like Planet Fitness and Alcovy Fitness and Wellness are hot spots around town. For those who are leaning toward more mindful practices combined with muscle work and toning, Moxie Fitness specializes in Yoga, Barre, and POP Pilates.

After you have engaged your core and worked your cardio, rest and relaxation is in order. Beauty Bar Med Spa, located in Downtown Covington, ensures your time away from home is spent stress free with services ranging from deep tissue to Swedish massages with extras such as hot stones, aromatherapy, and bamboo fusion. Celebrating a honeymoon or babymoon? Specialty alternatives such as couples and prenatal massages are also available. Beauty Bar is also the home of Newton County’s only oxygen bar where you can take a time out and enjoy the benefits of inhaling subtly scented purified oxygen while mellowing out in a dimly lit lounge area. This full-service spa doesn’t stop there. You can plan an entire day of rejuvenation with a sampling of services from body wraps and sculpting to illuminating facials and peels.

Located on the square, Anthology Hair and Body, is an established, upscale salon where travelers and neighbors alike pop in for an assortment of hair services and products. Here you can also explore an array of therapeutic massage techniques to indulge in while enjoying the tranquil ambiance, such as their gemstone massage. Looking for a quick sun-kissed glow that only a professional spray tan can provide? The girls at Anthology can certainly hook you up! Their list of additional spa services includes waxing, facial peels and masks to leave you feeling refreshed while touring the town.

After a revitalizing day of health and wellness, take your pick of nutritious and flavorful meal choices from local restaurants in and around the downtown area. Try the scrumptious Seared Ahi Tuna Salad found at Mystic Grill or choose from wheat and gluten free crust options for a make it your way pizza piled high with more veggies than you can imagine at Your Pie . The farm to fork movement is alive and well at Bon Appétit Oxford Dining Hall located on the Oxford College at Emory University campus, open to the public when school is in session and scheduled times during the summer break months. Menus are comprised of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables from nearby organic farms, giving health conscious visitors a vast array of vegan and vegetarian choices. Combined with the gorgeous historical grounds of the college, the dining hall is a must see and taste amenity to the area.

Whether visiting Covington and Newton County for leisure or business, staying motivated to maintain complete wellness is right at your fingertips!

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