1 As in years past, the Wellness Expo was held in the spacious clerestory at my offices in the Starrett Lehigh building in New York City.
2 Tina Turriciano, Alanna Goslin and Anne Villain welcomed all the wellness-goers to the event. I offered everyone lots of fresh apples and eggs from my farm.
3 Those who attended were also encouraged to enter the free raffle to win a wonderful homeopathic wellness kit.
4 Massages by Spa Chicks On The Go, the New York City based mobile spa event marketing company, promised to melt stress away with custom, professional massages that target the customers' troubled areas. http://www.spachicksonthego.com/
5 Needless to say, this was a very popular booth!
6 Heather Kirkland, MSLO Events Coordinator, was getting relief from a tight lower back.
7 Jodi Gruber, AVP Marketing, has trouble areas in her shoulders and neck. She was loose and fully refreshed after her Spa Chicks massage.
8 Blades Natural Beauty, a full service concierge beauty resource, specializes in all-natural beauty wellness products. http://www.bladesnaturalbeauty.com/
9 Herbalist and natural beauty expert, Jessa Blades, in black, is the owner of Blades Natural Beauty. She was there with her assistant, Emily Schor.
10 Jennifer Alvarez, Sr Project Manager, visited Blades Natural Beauty. Jessa applied Kahina Giving Beauty eye cream, a hydrating cream that delivers immediate firming and soothing effects.
11 She then applied a bit of Revolution Organics Beauty Balm to Jennifer's lips - Very hydrating and nourishing.
12 Jessa also sells organic herbals, tonics, and bitters that may remedy everything, from digestive issues to allergies. She matches these up with her clients after a personal consultation.
13 Jennifer tasted the Rose Day Glycerite, which contains organic rose petals. It is high in vitamin C and has a very pleasant taste.
14 These are some of the ingredients Jessa strongly warns you avoid in any product. As ingredients go, Jessa's motto is, "The easier they are to pronounce, the better."
15 This lovely coconut body cream contains coconut oil and is infused with cardamom. It smells so good!
16 Jennifer loved the products and presentation so much she decided to enter the contest to win a free full session makeover.
17 The energy of the very friendly and fit crew at Body by Simone inspired several MSLO employees to sign up for a few sessions of the Body Bands class - Training experts Anthony Johnson, Sarah O'Gleby, Simone, and Rachel Stewart, Merchandising Marketing Production Associate.
18 Fitness guru and personal trainer, Simone, is the owner of Body by Simone. Her gym specializes in dance fitness, which focuses on shaping the long lean muscles to create the signature dancer's physique. Here she is enjoying an apple from my farm. http://bodybysimone.com/
19 Affiliated Physicians has provided free flu shots at the MSLO Wellness Expo for the past 5 years. Gloria Lin is receiving her annual flu shot. http://www.affiliatedphysicians.net/
20 MSO employees take special care to get their flu shots. Over 140 vaccinations were administered that day!
21 Mary Justice, Affiliated Physicians Program Manager, oversees the program and ensures vaccinations are administered properly.
22 Colleen Banks, Editorial Assistant, Style - Weddings, felt good about getting her flu shot and was showing off her sticker.
23 Danielle Waters is a corporate sales rep at New York Sports Club. She had lots of visitors and signed up quite a few people to NYSC's excellent Passport membership. http://www.mysportsclubs.com
24 Danielle also gave away many samples of Crystal Body Deodorant - Very convenient for gym-goers on the move!
25 The Equinox gym also recruited quite a few MSLO employees. http://www.equinox.com/
26 Yanette Tactuk, of the Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource Program, demonstrated the proper method of self exam and what to look for.
27 United Health Care Oxford has provided MSLO with health coverage for many years.
28 This extensive set of great wellness remedies was the grand prize of the lucky raffle winner! It included remedies for indigestion, stress, allergies, cough, flu-like symptoms, sleep issues, and pain relief. It also included a wonderful book of homeopathic solutions.
29 Krissy Goode, Brand Director Digital, was the grand prize winner! Congratulations Krissy! Enjoy! Good health and wellness to you!
30 Everyone walked away from the Health Expo with an apple, a smile, and a gift bag containing the latest Martha Stewart Living magazines.