Spas Project Growth in Mind-Body Programs

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Mar 01, 2005

Spas that provide exercise programs and facilities will continue to add more yoga and more “spiritual or mind-body” offerings, according to the International Spa Association’s 2004 Spa Industry Study. The study results, based on responses by spa owners in the U.S. and Canada, project that yoga will become the most popular exercise program, offered by 89% of all spas that provide exercise sessions. The study also projects that spiritual or mind-body choices will increase, with 65% of facilities providing this type of programming in the next 12 months. Twenty-seven percent of all types of spas reported offering exercise programs and facilities as part of their spa experience.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at