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9 Ann Arbor Businesses Focused on Wellness

In a fast-paced world, it’s important to take time to slow down — and implement a variety of wellness practices in your day-to-day life. Thankfully, there are several businesses focused on wellness in Ann Arbor, from yoga studios and fitness centers, to juice bars and healthy eateries. We’ve hand-selected a few of our favorites, all of which focus on one (or sometimes several) aspects of wellness, from the physical to the mental.

If you’re looking for support in your wellness journey, these professionals are on your team! They have the resources to help you achieve your unique goals for a healthy, happy life.

 

aUM Yoga

aUM Yoga Ann Arbor, MI
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Located near the U-M campus, aUM Yoga is a yoga studio providing a variety of classes taught by knowledgeable instructors, including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Core 360, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, and more. aUM is a play on words, combining the Sanskrit work “aum” (or “om”) with the acronym for Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. aUM was voted the Best Yoga Studio in Ann Arbor five years in a row, from 2016–2020, and it’s easy to see why. Their urban and digital oases “inspire growth and development, promote wellness and tranquility, teach love for self and other, and bring a playful awareness to clients.” Check out their studio schedule and sign up for an upcoming class to be a part of the aUM community, or join from home with their virtual classes

 

Restore Hyper Wellness

Restore Hyper Wellness is here to help support your health and wellness goals, using expert guidance and access to the most cutting-edge modalities in wellness. Their Hyper Wellness® program utilizes nine elements, including nourishment, movement, heat, light, connection, oxygen, hydration, cold and rest, to “deliver a system of total balance, energy and proactive healing that allows you to feel your best, reach your full potential and do more of what you love.” Core services at Restore include cryotherapy, red light therapy, infrared sauna, and compression, but they offer a variety of specialty services, including IV drip therapy, cryoskin, HydraFacial®, and more. Learn more about Restore Hyper Wellness on their website!

The Thrivery

The Thrivery Ann Arbor, MI
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The Thrivery is more than just a cold-pressed juice bar. They want to educate, inspire and help customers tap into their best selves — all without compromising or cutting corners. Nothing at The Thrivery is pasteurized or added; their juices are cold-pressed and bottled immediately, made with 100% raw fruits and vegetables sourced as locally as possible. Take a peek at The Thrivery’s menu, which includes juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, coffee and espresso, oats and other bowls, toasts, salads, and their special ionized alkaline water. Make this wellness-focused juice bar part of your daily routine! The Thrivery has two locations in Ann Arbor, both situated just south of the city.

 

Arbor Wellness Center

Wellness certainly includes mental health! In fact, strengthening and maintaining your mental health is foundational for all other areas of wellness in your life. That’s where the Arbor Wellness Center comes in. Arbor Wellness Center provides psychotherapy for a wide range of issues and supervision and consultation for mental health professionals. Their therapy services are aimed at treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, grief/loss, and much more. Contact Arbor Wellness Center to get connected with one of their mental health practitioners.

 

Bloom Wellness Spa & Hot Yoga

Bloom Wellness Spa & Hot Yoga Ann Arbor, MI

Bloom Wellness is a luxurious day spa and hot yoga studio, offering a variety of experiences for individuals and couples/groups. Bloom believes that massage therapy isn’t just a luxury; it’s the path to optimal health. Their therapists utilize both ancient and modern techniques to “intuitively guide your body into balance by identifying tension, pressure points, and the stress that results in postural contortions.” Plus, Bloom offers float therapy, sauna sessions, hot yoga and more. Check out their menu of services and book your indulgent treatment at Bloom Wellness!

 

Salads UP

Robert and Max were seniors at the University of Michigan when they discovered their dream of creating a healthy, fast-paced restaurant that would be accessible to students, visitors and townies alike. Today, Salads UP has two locations, including one in Ann Arbor and one in Madison, Wisconsin. Here, you’ll find a menu entirely made up of classic healthy meals, like salads, warm grain bowls, fruit smoothies, and even homemade juices!

 

Fit2Live

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Fit2Live is not only a training facility; it is also an inclusive and supportive community led by expert and professional coaches — focused on all things fitness and wellness. This 7,000-square-foot space specializes in CrossFit and other functional fitness programs. In fact, Fit2Live is the longest-operating CrossFit gym in the Ann Arbor area, in operation since 2008. Members receive the fitness and nutrition tools, including group CrossFit classes, personal training and nutrition coaching, to live their best lives inside and outside of the gym. Book a FREE No Sweat Intro Consultation to get started in this incredible fitness community! In the meantime, if you want to learn more about fitness and nutrition, check out the Fit2Live blog for plenty of healthy articles.

 

Ann Arbor YMCA

If you’re looking for more of a traditional gym to join, the Ann Arbor YMCA has it all, including a six-lane, 25-yard pool for lap swim, a zero-depth entry family pool, an indoor track, locker rooms, and an 8,200-square-foot fitness floor complete with cardio equipment, a fully-equipped free weight area, lifting machines, stretching areas and more. Your membership grants you daily access to their facilities, as well as fitness classes, introductory programs, childcare, volunteer opportunities and more.

 

Fresh Forage

Fresh Forage Ann Arbor, MI
Photo Courtesy of Taylor Higgins via Fresh Forage

Ann Arbor’s Fresh Forage fills the community’s need for both convenience and health — plus, everything is locally sourced (hence the name Fresh Forage). The team’s ingredients are sourced from their own family farms and other local farms, and several are sustainably foraged from Michigan’s deep woods. Using 100% compostable materials, they prepare these meals rapidly so the busy people of Ann Arbor can fuel up on the go. Using whole, local, sustainable and responsibly produced ingredients, the Fresh Forage menu gives you choices that range from sugary to savory, vegetarian to omnivorous, whole grain to meaty and everything in between.

 

Be Well

What wellness-focused businesses in Ann Arbor do you love? Let us know in the comments below!

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