The holiday are upon us – the running, rushing, cooking, preparing, all adding to the daily grind can stress out anyone – but fear not North Westchester! Armonk has many healthy resources to make sure your mind, body and soul can stay on track. Below are some of my favorite places in Armonk that soothe at least one of those areas.
The North Castle Library offers more than books – Yoga classes, interesting speakers, career counseling, classes, book clubs and so much more!
Another way to reduce some stress is to stop in Sage & The Flying Buddha. The yogi in you will be thrilled with the levels and styles of yoga, meditation, reflexology as well as spa service appointments for facials, massage and yoga instruction certification.
Looking for some outdoor activities? Stop by Hickory & Tweed to rent or purchase bicycles and skis as well as a plentiful inventory of outerwear. They have experts on site that have worked there for years and are knowledgeable in product, form and lifestyle. The inside is super cute and it feels like you are walking into a rustic ski chalet.
Located just off Main Street in Armonk, BeWies Holistic Market offers a complete selection of quality organic and natural products in a warm and friendly environment. In addition, they own and operate at Armonk’s local fitness facility, Equinox.
Speaking of Equinox, this state of the art fitness facility offers everything from personal training to group classes: spinning, aerobic, pilates and cardio, fitness equipment and food services. It is a great facility to find professionals and new friends to support your healthy lifestyle.
Cheers to Armonk Wine & Spirits! Stop in to pick up a heart healthy bottle of red wine. Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. It is loaded with antioxidants that may help prevent coronary artery disease, and resveratrol, a substance linked to reducing inflammation in blood vessels. I’ll drink to that!
Thinking about dinner? Armonk offers a variety of good eats: Sushi is loaded with healthy benefits, including lower blood pressure, decrease levels of “bad” cholesterol in the body, improve hormone balance, increase the metabolism, prevent certain cancers, boost circulation and so much more. Armonk offers several restaurant for takeout or dine-out? Kira, Koku, Made in Asia are all wonderful options to consider.
Market North is another scrumptious selection. They use local vendors and offer Dine-in, Take-out and delivery. Their avocado toast is amazing. I strongly urge you to stop in and try some of their other healthy indulgences
For a treat that’s healthy and delicious, pop into PeachWave for indulgent treats that contain no/ultra-low fat, protein, calcium, probiotics, reduced sugar or are vegan friendly? Their yogurt, gelato and other treats are the perfect choice.
Tazza is also another great stop in Armonk for herbal teas, smoothies and salads. On nice days, you can sit outside in Armonk Square and enjoy your healthy treat.
North Castle’s Recreation Department offers year round indoor and outdoor options to start and keep your active lifestyle. Tennis Courts, hiking, bird watching, playgrounds, baseball fields, nature conservancies, and basketball courts are wonderful outdoor options. If you’re looking for indoor healthy activities, the Recreation department offers many types of classes including: Pilates, yoga, volleyball, painting, line dancing, walking and more.