Five Cincinnati Health, Wellness Trends for 2018

Five Cincinnati Health, Wellness Trends for 2018

Molly and Meriden from Cincy State of Being share the top wellness trends for Cincinnati.

While LA, New York, and San Fran often get credit for being cutting edge health-centric cities, the wellness scene in Cincinnati is getting bigger and better by the day. Juice bars, outdoor yoga sessions in Washington Park, and paleo meal options are becoming (more) normative, and kombucha on tap is finally cool. 

Here are five wellness trends emerging in the Queen City to keep your eye on in 2018. 

1. Float tanks: These personal water chambers are popping up all over the tri-state. Floating is known as one of the best ways to reach maximum physical and mental relaxation. Boasted by top athletes including Steph Curry, these tanks contain 6-12 inches of sterile, body temperature water mixed with over 800 lbs of medical-grade epsom salts to ensure that anyone and everyone can float. If youre searching for stress reduction, anxiety relief, sports recovery, or just plain relaxation, you may give this trend a try. 

2. Boutique Fitness: With boutique fitness, small studios that focus on specialized group training, its all about the experience–owners that know clients names, a community-focused atmosphere, and individualized instruction.  Over the past six years, the tri-state area has seen a steady increase in boutique fitness studios. Lately, were noticing more and more Cincinnatians are ditching the big box gyms and subscribing to their favorite customized, niche workout (think: Pure Barre, Move Your Hyde, CycleBar, Barre3). ClassPass recently launched here, giving us all the opportunity to receive discounted access to 24 select studios in town (and this number is growing). 
3. Outdoor Bootcamps: There has also been a movement to take workouts outside of the studio or gym walls. Mother nature has a built in playground that personal trainers are capitalizing on by hosting outdoor bootcamp classes. Check out the events calendar on for bootcamp pop-ups.
4. Farm to Table: In 2018, its all about local produce. Theres been a large shift toward eating locally sourced foods grown on small farms in the tri-state area. Local food delivery services will now drop off organic, local produce right to your front door. Additionally, moore and more restaurants are sourcing their their foods from local farms. Check out our post on Muse as one example. They source their produce from five local farms. 
5. Athleisure Apparel: Athleisure is nothing new, but this year athletic apparel is turning dressier, making it much easier and more appropriate to go from the gym to the office (paired with a little dry shampoo, of course). Local boutiques are branching out, offering athleisure apparel lines to keep up with the comfort movement. Check out Outfit Active and Sara Benjamin’s for some comfy, yet stylish options.
Meriden Peters and Molly McCafferty
Meriden Peters and Molly McCafferty are the co-fouders of CincyStateofBeing, a hub for all things health in the Queen City. The duo’s mission is to amplify the local health and wellness scene through sharing information on events, influencers, places, topics, and trends. Meriden has a background in mental health, public health, and positive psychology. She has completed over 16 teacher trainings in yoga, meditation, and mind body practices. Meriden has worked to teach positive behavior change to a wide variety of groups and individuals including NFL teams, corporate professionals, teenage girls, moms, medical students, and mental health professionals. Molly is a Cincinnati native who was raised with a strong grasp of the local health and wellness landscape. Molly’s professional background is in sales. She has always loved health, and finds exercise to be to the one hour of her day that she gives to herself. Molly is a trained yoga sculpt instructor and believes it’s truly amazing what you can accomplish when you get your mind out of the way. Together, Molly and Meriden strive toward the ultimate goal of helping Cincinnatians, including themselves, be and feel healthier.