How to Incorporate Wellness Activities into Your NYC Event Itinerary

June 24, 2024 Jessica Stewart

Life in New York City is fast-paced, and people are always on the move. It’s a buzzing place full of things to do, people to see, and tasks to complete. Prioritizing self-care isn’t always at the top of everyone’s list in this bustling environment, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. NYC event planners have the opportunity to incorporate wellness activities into their events and promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Give your event attendees a chance to unwind and recharge, and they’ll leave the event feeling rejuvenated and refreshed!

How to Identify Which Wellness Activities Are Best for Your NYC Event

Event planners know that every planned event has its own goals and desired outcomes. Incorporating wellness activities into an already busy event itinerary can come with some challenges. But when you prioritize the guests’ overall well-being, there’s no doubt your event will be that much more successful. 

Some things to keep in mind before deciding which activities are best for your event include determining what the wellness goals are for the event. Are you trying to reduce stress? Boost mental clarity? Promote physical activity? Encourage healthy eating? Or maybe a combination of these goals? It’s important to choose appropriate event activities that fit into the overall celebration while ensuring these activities are approachable and inclusive to all your guests. 

Collaborate with wellness professionals to lead the activities you’ve chosen and provide expert guidance to heighten the guest experience. Additionally, these professionals can offer wellness resources and benefits that can extend beyond the time of the event. Their valuable expertise can bring your event attendees positive mental and physical health tools to take with them after the event has concluded. 

We delve into a variety of wellness activities perfect for your next NYC event that will set it apart from the rest. Your guests will love that you’ve considered their mental and physical well-being in the event itinerary. 

Choose a Wellness Venue

One of the easiest ways to infuse wellness into an event is to host an event at a wellness venue. Whether that be a spa, an outdoor venue, a hotel with wellness options, or a health-conscious restaurant, NYC has a variety of options to choose from. 

Schedule Group Yoga or Exercise Classes

Kick off your schedule with a yoga or exercise class to jumpstart the day and energize your guests with some low-intensity physical activity. This is a great activity to start the day and elevate the heart rate! And it’s a great icebreaker at those corporate events and company meetings.

Provide Healthy Food Options

Keep your event guests’ minds alert and active by providing healthy food options throughout the entire event. Incorporate delicious food that consists of complex carbs, proteins, fruits and vegetables, and foods low in saturated fats. 

Go Outside

It seems like such a simple concept, but there’s a lot of benefits of just being outside. If your event space allows for it, get your guests outside to enjoy the fresh air. This brings clarity and concentration for all the attendees by changing up the scenery of the event.

Incorporate Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a popular holistic practice that uses essential oils to improve the mind, body, and spirit. It’s an easy and beneficial way to reduce stress and sharpen concentration, ideal for guests to experience at any NYC event. 

Take Mini Breaks

Corporate events can mean long days with a lot of information consumption. It’s a good idea to include mini breaks into the itinerary so guests can refocus while still staying in the flow of the event. Breakout sessions, networking lounges, and fun reprieves are always a good idea, especially at those all-day conferences.

Focus on Personal Connection Opportunities

A great way to improve the overall wellness of the entire event is to focus on ways your guests can connect with one another. Beyond the breakout sessions and networking opportunities, plan some group meditation or outdoor walking breaks. This is an organic way for people to get to know each other and will help the overall success of any event.

Find All the Best Wellness Tips From Industry Professionals at the Event Planner Expo 2024!

Incorporating wellness activities into your NYC event will always be appreciated by your guests. There are easy ways to elevate every event while keeping in mind the overall well-being of those attending. Don’t miss your opportunity to grow your event planning business and meet potential partners at the Event Planner Expo 2024 happening from October 15th to 17th, 2024, right here in NYC. This annual event has thousands of attendees every year, so you can network with industry professionals and check out the trade show floor for potential collaborators on future events. Secure your tickets today!

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