Let’s face it – with the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it can be easy to forget to give yourself a break. Just like a machine needs all of its parts to work, we need to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves fully from the outside in. With the sunny city of Orlando at our disposal, it’s easy to do just that. Here are some ways to give yourself “me-time.”

Salons

Nothing beats the feel of a great haircut, but it can be hard to find a stylist or salon that understands your hair. Educe Salon in the Mills District of Orlando knows that not two heads of hair are the same. From personalized consultations to the hottest hair trends, this salon offers plenty of options to take your hair to the next level. Their salon also stocks the highest quality of hair care products, such as Bumble & Bumble and Kerastase.

Looking for a bigger change? Jacq & Jack in Lake Nona not only offers hair services, but they also have a barbershop, nail salon, and a coffee shop. Services also include body waxing and eyelash extensions. Why settle for one type of service when you can get multiple all in the same afternoon? And while you’re pampering yourself in their shop, get some puppy therapy as well – the coffee shop portion of the salon is pet friendly.

Exercise Studios and Gyms

It’s been scientifically proven that exercise boosts your mood and Barre3 in Winter Park knows how to get your heart pumping. Combining cardio with the gracefulness of ballet, these full-body workouts not only build your muscles, they help build your inner peace. The studio specializes in finding your balance through your workouts and in life, and aims to create a positive experience that lasts past your session.

CKO Kickboxing in the Thornton Park area of downtown offers a workout for those who are looking for more of a challenge. These high-energy workouts burn calories fast by mixing short-interval cardio with heavyweight punching bags for maximum impact. Don’t worry – you don’t need to be kickboxing pro to join as they offer classes for all experience levels.

Cafes and Bistros

 

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It’s simple, if you want to feel good, you’ll need to eat good and, in Orlando, it’s as easy as it sounds. With plenty of rain and sunshine here, it’s not hard to find restaurants that serve fresh and local-sourced food on a daily basis. Clean Juice, with locations all over the city, offers visitors healthy and organic options, from acai bowls to smoothies to cold-pressed juices. Every menu item is certified USDA Organic and certain ingredients are rotated seasonally.

If you want to give yourself extra me-time instead of being on the go, find solace in Proper & Wild, a new vegan bistro located in historic downtown Winter Park. Locally owned and chef-driven, the menu is 100% vegan – no meat or animal byproducts found here. Instead, creative dishes featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables play center stage. The café also offers a happy hour and brunch menu, so you can enjoy a healthy meal no matter the time of day.

Facials and Skin Rejuvenation

If you feel great on the inside, wouldn’t you want the outside to reflect it? Rebuilding Life Esthetics in Lake Mary provides a variety of services, including facials, peels, micro needling, and LED treatments. Have stubborn skin or simply want to refresh before a big event? The spa’s very own licensed aestheticians are trained to give personalized treatments for every patient and can guide you step by step on how to achieve your perfect glow.

With crazy schedules and being pulled in all directions, it’s important to take a step back every once in a while, and treat yourself to something special. Orlando is a perfect location to take a moment for yourself – from salons to spas and everything in between, you won’t have any trouble finding your moment of Zen.