Healthy Ways to Start Your Summer Mornings
Mornings can be hectic—it’s true. Too often, we resort to boxed cereals, frozen waffles and a strong cup of coffee to get us out the door. And if you’re the person that hits snooze one too many times only to roll out of bed at the last minute, it’s time to dial in your morning routine! Not sure where to start? Don’t fret! We’ve dreamed up six simple ways that’ll take your summer mornings from anxious and chaotic to refreshing and relaxing.
Swap Your Coffee for a Fresh Juice
While drowning yourself in coffee may sound like a necessity, it’s time to switch things up and opt for a healthier alternative. Newport Beach’s Thrive Juice Lab in the city’s Newport North Shopping Center offers a variety of organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies and bowls that are sure to put some pep in your step. This organic wellness cafe adopts a farm-to-cup approach and takes pride in sourcing the absolute freshest organic ingredients they can find. Kickstart your morning with a Kale Colada smoothie made with pineapple, kale, banana, coconut flakes and coconut milk! You won’t even miss the Starbucks drive-thru—trust us.
Take a Morning Walk
Research has found many benefits of taking a morning walk, such as increased energy levels, improved mental health, deeper sleep, lowered risk of heart disease and more. And lucky for Newport Beach locals, there are a number of scenic places to get those steps in. From the Newport Beach Boardwalk on the Balboa Peninsula to the Back Bay Trail that wraps around the Upper Newport Bay Nature Reserve, the options for fresh air are endless! However, if you’re looking for a quick loop, Balboa Island is a great spot for a brisk walk. Take a stroll around the perimeter and watch as the boats cruise by!
Ease the Pain
In need of some R&R? MojoCryo, located next to Fashion Island, uses state-of-the-art technology to offer clients rejuvenating Cryotherapy treatment. This healing technique is designed to reduce inflammation, swelling and pain, using sub-zero temperatures. Localized Cryotherapy is a great treatment to add to your morning routine, especially if you’re experiencing discomfort or pain. Let’s be honest…getting out of bed in the morning is hard enough!
Namaste on the Bay
What’s better than yoga on the beach? Yoga on the water! Jumpstart your morning with a stand-up paddleboard yoga session where you’ll enjoy a peaceful morning on Newport Harbor. Bliss Paddle Yoga offers one-hour yoga classes where you’ll learn how to properly launch, paddle and turn. After you’ve mastered the techniques, the instructor will lead you and your fellow yogis to a calm area where you’ll leash up and enjoy a blissful asana and aqua savasana session. Classes start at $35 per person and include equipment rentals and photos.
Spin It to Win It
Kickstart your day with a heart-pumping sweat sesh at SoulCycle! This spin studio in Fashion Island is the perfect place to squeeze in a morning workout. Each session is set in a candlelit room, synced to high-energy music and led by an experienced instructor. Riders move in unison to the beat and follow the instructor’s signature choreography, making the classes a truly upbeat, “tribal” experience. SoulCycle will take your gym days to the next level; you’ll actually look forward to going!
Get That Summer Glow
With stressful workdays followed by jam-packed weekends, it’s always healthy to hit pause and carve out some “me” time. SkinSpirit in Newport Beach is the ultimate skin and body care destination that’ll leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Offering everything from medical-grade facials and laser hair removal to microneedling and CoolTone muscle toning, you’re sure to get the overdue R&R you need. It’s time to freshen up your morning routine and give your skin the summer glow it deserves!
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger