Healthy Eating Habits in Walt Disney World - Disney Springs January 2022 Wellness Month
It’s the first week of a brand-new year, and Disney Springs is embracing 2022 with a focus on health and wellness!
Disney Springs will be offering complimentary group fitness classes to Guests on select Wednesdays and Fridays in Jan. Each class will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will take place in Town Center near Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories. Here’s the schedule:
Wellness Wednesday Events:
1/5 – HIIT Workout Class presented by Fabletics
1/12 – Warrior One Yoga presented by lululemon
1/19 – HIIT Workout Class presented by Under Armour
1/26 – Orlando Power Yoga presented by Fabletics
Fitness Friday Events:
1/21 – Warrior One Yoga presented by lululemon
1/28 – HIIT Workout Class presented by Under Armour
Registration is required for all events and space is limited. To register, Guests can visit the Fitness and Wellness page under the Experiences tab on DisneySprings.com.
Of course, exercise is just one component of a healthy lifestyle; it’s also important to eat a well-balanced diet. While Disney Springs is certainly known for some truly over-the-top indulgent foods, there are also plenty of better-for-you menu items to be found.
Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC – When Erin McKenna opened her original NYC location in 2005, she had two rules: (1) Create a bakery free of harmful ingredients. (2) Wear cute uniforms. Today, the Disney Springs location is doing just that, focusing on Guests with gluten, dairy, egg, and soy sensitivities, the health-minded, and those with allergies (especially kids!) who are often unable to indulge. Everything here is vegan, gluten-free and delicious!
Frontera Cocina – The Taqueria Ensalada features Arcadian lettuce, poblano rajas, carrot, radish, avocado, tortilla strips, Cotija cheese and an avocado-lime vinaigrette- grilled chicken breast or the Mojo garlic grilled shrimp can also be added!
Planet Hollywood – The Hollywood Bowl is a standout salad that features Romaine lettuce, house-roasted turkey breast, hard-boiled egg, avocado, Roma tomato, and cucumber. It comes with bacon, swiss cheese and croutons, but you can omit those if you’re aiming for a lower calorie meal. While the recommended dressing is Thousand Island, feel free to swap in a balsamic vinaigrette if desired.
The Polite Pig – The Polite Caesar and Cobb Salads (without bacon) are satisfying bets, while the Chicken Salad Wrap is great for those who want a handheld option. You can also make a meal out of a few Market Sides; the Roasted Beets, Tomato Watermelon Salad, Grilled Street Corn and Polite Baked Beans. Last, but not least, there are even healthier choices for little ones including the Roast Smoked Turkey Breast and Grilled Skinless Chicken Breast.
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant – Trying to cut down on meat consumption? Check out This Shepherd Went Vegan, a plant-based Shepherd’s Pie, or the Raglan Risotto, an outstanding vegetarian dish that spotlights wild mushrooms, glazed baby vegetables, tarragon and shaved parmesan. Raglan Road is also celebrated by those with gluten sensitivities as many of their popular menu items are gluten-free.
Yesake – The Tofu Power Bowl is a hearty mix of organic tofu, avocado, spinach, carrot, cabbage, cucumber, tempura crunch and wasabi ponzu. Best of all? You can modify it to your liking.
These are just a few of the healthier items you can find throughout Disney Springs. Ask your server for recommendations if you are looking for other suggestions. And remember, modifications can always be requested at most restaurants – asking for no butter, dressing on the side, or grilled chicken instead of fried, for example, can go a long way. Still not willing to give up your favorites? You can enjoy anything in moderation, so ask for a “to-go” box and plan to take half of your meal home.
Speaking of home, a relaxing living space outfitted with products that evoke calm and support your wellbeing is also a key ingredient for wellness. Need inspiration? Here are a few ideas:
Basin – Self Care? Yes, please! Basin products are made with simple, nourishing ingredients that are safe and gentle and the environment. Whether opting for shampoo and conditioner bars, bath bombs, or shower bombs, you will enjoy fresh, soothing aromas that add positivity and calm to the day.
L’Occitane – Looking for a refresher for your skin? The Overnight Reset Oil-In-Serum provides dual texture and one powerful effect via 3,000 micro bubbles of encapsulated immortelle essential oil with anti-aging benefits.
Fit2Run – Whether they’re seasoned athlete or just starting out, the team at Fit2Run can help you find the perfect fit shoe to support them in your running journey. At Fit2Run they believe everyone is a runner … “if you put on your shoes and put one foot in front of the other, you are a runner!” No matter their speed, pace or distance, every runner matters to the Fit2Run Fit Experts, who will work with each Guest to find the perfect fitting shoes. In under 20 minutes, a fit expert can take them through a customized fitting including a foot scan, gait analysis and assessment of their goals and preferences to find the best shoes for them. No appointment necessary and walk-ins are always welcome!
The Spice & Tea Exchange – For centuries, the health benefits of tea have been widely touted. Find an impressive selection of loose and bagged teas, and, this month, save 50% off 1-ounce tea bags when you purchase an infuser mug.
World of Disney – If comfy and cozy is the goal, then you will want to check out the Mickey Mouse Spring collection. Featuring calming pastels and soft fabrics, there’s something in the collection for every character in the family!
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