Top 3 Spots To Get Healthier, Fitter & More Relaxed This Spring
Health, Beauty & Fitness Special
If your mission is to be more fit, more relaxed, better looking and healthier this spring, read on.
So you started the new year promising yourself, yet again, that this time around you’ll invest in your health, stay fit and spend more time on looking after yourself. Then everything just got caught up in the daily grind until one day you came to the realization that the most dedicated exercises you’ve been making are your elegant steps on and off the Yamanote line. Yup. We hear you.
Life in the metropolis can get hectic and making the effort to stay healthy can be a challenge. But sometimes you just gotta do it! And with this health, beauty and fitness special, we give you a few hints at where to start. Discover three of Savvy Tokyo’s top recommended businesses with a focus on health fitness and beauty so you can finally achieve those new year’s resolutions.
Hugely popular among the foreign community in Tokyo, Club 360 is where you should head for a complete body makeover. Conveniently located just a stone’s throw from Roppongi Hills, this fitness club caters to all your exercise and rehabilitation needs, offering a number of classes and training styles to choose from. With decades of experience, the bilingual Club 360 team provides you with the highest level of support needed to achieve the body and the lifestyle you deserve.
Personal Training and Fitness Classes
At Club 360, your health is in the care of fully qualified and licensed personal trainers who begin your training with a thorough analysis of your current condition, followed by mapping out a one-and-only personalized training program to help you achieve the body and lifestyle you deserve. Be warned though: you won’t be spending time alone running on a machine; at 360 it’s all about getting the work done professionally and efficiently while aiming for long-lasting effects.
One of the best features of Club 360 is its great variety of classes you can choose from based on your needs and preferences. Starting from Fit 360, a dynamic indoor boot camp, boxing, kickboxing, Fat Burn, Pilates, a core, butt and thigh workout, Core and Cardio and even kids classes and karate, the list is really long. Classes are kept small in number to ensure all participants are performing every exercise in a safe and effective manner.
Physiotherapy and Sports Massage
Apart from ensuring that your body is fit and in style, the therapists at Club 360 are also licensed to perform physiotherapy and sports massages by finding and correcting the root cause of a health problem and providing long-term pain relief. At the club, you can find the latest physiotherapy, medical, and sports science experience to offer you the most comprehensive alternative for your ailment and a smooth progression from rehabilitation to full function.
Club 360 massage therapists utilize a variety of techniques to personalize your massage session including sports and deep tissue techniques, lymphatic drainage, or general relaxation massage.
No unnecessary pressure
One of the things that puts most people off from going to the gym is the monthly membership fees that just add more pressure on us. But at Club 360 you’re free to go at your convenience: there’s no sign-on and membership fees and you can purchase single or five-pack “tickets” and use them on days when you don’t have to work 12 hours. Classes are “drop-in” style, so there’s no need to reserve in advance and go through all the unnecessary procedures.
Address: Cma3 Building B1, Motoazabu 3-1-35, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Mon-Sat 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
If there was one location near Tokyo that could heal your body and mind simultaneously, it’s Enoshima Island Spa. This stunning natural spa resort tucked to the right just before the entrance to Enoshima Island (just over a walk bridge from Katase Enoshima station on the Odakyu line) is an earth paradise for anyone in need for a quick recoup. Here you can enjoy multiple indoor and outdoor mineral-rich natural spa baths, multiple detox body and facial treatments, as well as healthy food meals at the facility’s Island Grill Restaurant, overseeing the Pacific Ocean and Mt. Fuji.
Stunning Views and Multiple Spas
It’s a rare occasion to bathe and look at Mt. Fuji (unless you have a poster in your bathroom), but this spa prides itself in providing a facility where this is possible. The multiple outdoor pools and spas provide you with a stunning view of the entire Shonan area, the Pacific Ocean and Mt. Fuji itself on days when it’s not raining.
Enoshima Spa Island boasts an impressive number of 15 different hot spring baths separated for men and women, plus heated spa pools where couples and families can bathe together in swimsuits, including a “cave area” where you can bathe in a dim light ambiance decorated as a cave with a waterfall and a view of the stars. It is also from here where you can best see Mt. Fuji in a postcard-worthy look. There are also two saunas to where you can retreat after your sublime bath experience.
The Perfect Detox
Enoshima Island Spa’s Beng Teng Spa offers a variety of treatments for the body and face, based on “total beauty achieved by the use of all five senses.” Expect to be treated like a queen with pleasant aromas, relaxing decor and professional treatments aimed at achieving the perfect and much-needed detox from the city life.
So what’s on the menu? Starting from the spa’s original body treatment massage, a 60 or 90-min relaxation performed on your body with scents of your preference; the Beng Teng Treatment, a slow massage to help remove excess fluid by stimulating the lymphatic system while combating stress and fatigue; and finally the popular Hot Stone Dragon massage, which warms up the core of the body with hot stones brought from Enoshima Shrine for good health, beauty and luck.
Face and body treatments are also available in several choices from the Deep Cleansing Mineral Mud Facial, the perfect package for a poreless skin and radiant complexion; Enoshima Detox, a full-body scrub, aroma massage and foot bath; the organic Moor Mud Wrap and the limited Beaute du Chocolat offer, a body and facial treatment using chocolate, which strengthens your skin’s moisture barrier and balances water and oil levels. Who knew chocolate could do that!?
Address: Enoshima 2-1-6, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Fees: ¥3,120 (full-day, adults), massage and spa treatment fees start from ¥4,200
If your goal for this year is to focus on your external beauty and spend some extra time pampering yourself, look no further than Elana Jade.
Conveniently located on the main shopping street in Azabujuban in Tokyo’s Minato Ward, the recently re-opened all-organic Elana Jade salon is one of the best-known beauty stops for international women in Tokyo, providing a wide array of high-end healthy and natural treatments. The salon’s tranquil ambiance is heightened by warm lighting, with the aroma of fresh organic herbs and oils to tantalize the senses. Generously sized, enclosed treatment rooms provide a private and relaxing haven where guests can come to escape the hustle & bustle of city life. All products used in Elana Jades organic skincare lines are delivered by internationally trained and experienced therapists, including the owner Elana Gilbert herself, a licensed beauty therapist with nearly 15 of experience.
A to Z of everything your body needs to look fabulous
Your one-stop to everything your body and face need for a makeover or strengthening your already great look, Elana Jade offers everything from nail treatments (Manicure & Pedicure, Extensions, Nail Design, French), eyelash extensions, waxing (Brazilian, bikini, g-string, arms, underarm, neck, chest and more), Facials (anti-ageing, peeling, organic packages), spray tanning and massages (hot stone, aromatherapy, prenatal and more). With plenty of seasonal packages and special promotions, this salon is attractive and affordable at any time of the year.
Address: NS Azabu Juban Building 4F, 3-6-2 Azabu Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open: Mon to Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.