Ways To Kick Start Spring 2022 At Your Best

The start of Spring always brings a renewed energy to wellness. Looking to try new things and cultivate all-around wellness? To help kickstart Spring 2022, here are a few ways you can support a healthier and more active lifestyle.

Outdoor Workout Classes


Looking for a safe, socially distanced way to get moving? Local fitness studios and gyms have taken their training outside! Below are a few of the many options.

  • Yoga: Sign-up for yoga at Kate Session Park or yoga on the beach. Check Facebook Groups and Meetup.com for the best free yoga classes.
  • Spin Class: Spin classes have been brought to parks and plan to expand, take a class at Liberty Station or overlooking the beach at the Hotel Del in Coronado.
  • Skating: Skating has become a hobby for many, and San Diego has plenty of spots to skate while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
  • F45: Encinitas, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Bressi Ranch studios are all offering high-intensity workouts.
  • Box-Fit: Every Thursday night there is an hour-long boot camp style workout class offered at the Lafayette Hotel in North Park.

Sit-down at a Healthy Eatery


As consumers become increasingly health-conscious, restaurants are catering to the food movement by using local ingredients and getting creative with diverse menu options.

  • Trilogy Sanctuary: https://www.trilogysanctuary.com/
    • This wellness center in La Jolla has it all – from a rooftop vegan & organic cafe, plant-based catering, indoor & outdoor yoga, and a boho boutique & event venue! What a great way to nourish your mind, body & spirit!
  • Parakeet Cafe: https://www.parakeetcafe.com/
    • This cafe and juicery takes pride in sourcing the freshest, most local ingredients and is well known for its wellness lattes, local kombucha brewers, and serving food that meets all diets. Grab a fresh juice and a bite to eat at one of their various locations. (Coronado, Del Mar, Little Italy, and La Jolla!)
  • Healthy Creations Cafe: https://healthycreationscafe.com/
    • This cafe located in Encinitas prepares eats and treats fresh daily as well as grab-n-go options! Healthy creations has a menu focused on Paleo & Gluten-Free options alongside local treats, specialty drinks, and more!
  • Thyme in the Ranch: https://www.thymeintheranch.com/
    • Enjoy classic family recipes, artisan baked goods, and receive charming service in the cozy cottage atmosphere in Rancho Santa Fe.

Take a walk once a day


Take in the gorgeous San Diego views and enjoy a nice walk. Walking can improve mood, alleviate fatigue, reduce pain, improve posture, and the list goes on. Here are some self-guided walks for you to explore.

  • Balboa Park
    • Seven Bridge Walk: Good for all, this 5.9-mile loop trail is fun to walk, jog, and even bird watch.
    • Balboa Park Loop: You will enjoy the beautiful succulents and wildflowers on this 4.5-mile loop trail.
  • Old Mission Dam: This is a nationally registered historic landmark with multiple paths. This is an excellent area for bird watching and just relaxing. You will notice informational displays and touchable models of the dam and surrounding terrain on this peaceful walk.
  • Sunset Cliffs: Sunset Cliffs Park Trail is a family-friendly hike along the coast with stunning cliff formations and coastal arches to see along the trail.
  • Point Loma tide pools and coastal trail: The Bluffs trail at Cabrillo National Monument is a fun and easy one-mile out and back trail. Get ready for stairs, gorgeous views, and end your hike at the Point Loma tidepools. When the tide is low you can see national monument rock pools below sandstone cliffs. Check out the tide charts online before your visit so you don’t miss the tidepool experience.

Enjoy an open-air farmers market


Get some fresh air, fruit, and veggies at the local farmer’s markets. The Hillcrest Farmers Market is the largest and original San Diego farmers market.

Check out the PDF below to find a certified farmers market every day of the week:


Volunteer and Give Back


Volunteering can improve self-confidence and overall satisfaction. Doing good for others and the community provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Here are various local volunteer opportunities to look into.

  • Six Cleanup Challenge: https://www.sdcoastkeeper.org/beach-cleanups/six-cleanup-challenge
    • The San Diego Coastkeeper challenges you to do the six cleanup challenge. Count the debris you find with the Litterati app. (This app uses image technology to record the trash you pick up.) Let’s keep San Diego’s beaches, coastline, diverse neighborhoods, and secluded urban canyons and parks clean together.
  • San Diego Humane Society: https://www.sdhumane.org/support-us/volunteer/
    • There are five locations and various opportunities to volunteer at the SD Humane Society. New volunteers are recruited on an as-needed basis and placed in an appropriate role and trained before they begin.
  • Father Joe’s Villages: https://my.neighbor.org/take-action/volunteer/
    • Look into the variety of programs including tutoring kids, preparing and serving meals, doing maintenance projects, and more at a Father Joe’s location near you. Fill out an interest form and a volunteer service coordinator will find an opportunity that works for you or your group

Engaging in self-care and healthy habits regularly leads to a boost in productivity and can help you put your best foot forward. Start Spring off on the right foot by trying some or all of these ideas.

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