Love fro-yo? This is a nondairy alternative that has the wellness community buzzing. It’s almond milk-based soft serve, and comes in flavors like Bluice Wayne (vanilla), matcha, chocolate, coffee, and charcoal — all homemade from scratch by Chicago-based healthy food biz Real Good Stuff. Starting at $4.95. 701 N. Wells; realgoodstuffco.com
Come as you are. Be who you are. That’s the mindset of the yogis who hit Hot Mess Yoga (@hotmess_yoga), taught by certified yoga instructor and comedian Amber Thomas. She’ll make you comfortable — and laugh a lot — as you flow from pose to pose. $6 suggested donation per class. Held Feb. 13 & 27, Mar. 13 & 27, Apr. 10 & 24 at Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell.
Overhaul your beauty bag with a trip to Credo Beauty in Bucktown. The organic-beauty haven has a Clean Swap program that invites you to hand over your old products and grab healthier, greener alternatives. Experts go through your loot with you and give personalized recommendations. Service is free; product cost varies. 1659 N. Damen; credobeauty.com
Sometimes you just gotta work the kinks out. Good thing there’s a whole class for that. At Equinox’s Best Stretch Ever class you’ll twist, push, and pull your body back to center. You’ll get even bigger benefits if you incorporate Stick Mobility training, maneuvering a long and slightly bendy stick to improve posture, increase stability, and improve total body strength. Included in membership (starting at $154 per month). Held weekly at the club’s Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and Highland Park locations; equinox.com
This is the year you dare a little. Try AIR aerial fitness, which entails wrapping yourself in hammocks and switching from pose to pose while you hang from the ceiling, sometimes upside down. Beginners must take a Foundation class first on grounded hammocks before getting airborne. $50/one class & $99/unlimited one month. Studios in River North, Lincoln Park, and South Loop; airfitnow.com
Would it be exaggerating if we called this the cure for everything? But seriously — Wow Bao’s liquid potion perks us up when we’re sick. It warms us up when it’s freezing outside. And it just tastes good (chalk it up to that savory mix of chicken broth, lemongrass, ginger, and lime). $2.89 at Wow Bao, locations citywide; wowbao.com.
Local fitness empire-on-the-rise Studio Three just opened its second space, in Lincoln Park. And it’s coming with a lot of bells and whistles. Namely, 70 new spin bikes designed by Eric Villency, the genius behind SoulCycle and Peleton bikes. Get your heart rate up as you ride these unique split-frame bikes with powerful magnetic resistance calibrated for intuitive control. Drop-in classes $28; memberships available. 2401 N. Halsted; studiothree.com
Himalayan salt is known to draw impurities from the skin and be a natural detoxifier. Add dry heat and you’ve got a real treat. Find it at the newly enhanced the Spa at Dana, which features Himalayan salt walls in both the men’s and women’s saunas. They fit about two people and are perfect places to zone out after a long day. Sauna time is included with spa treatments. 660 N. State; danahotelandspa.com
Chicago-based Eat Purely is the amazing meal service you probably haven’t tried. Get a nutritionally balanced lunch or dinner created by a local chef delivered to you in roughly 20 minutes — yes, on demand. You can also schedule meal deliveries and pick menus a week in advance. Choices change daily and have included Moroccan chicken and steakhouse chili. Starting at $8.99 (delivery is free). eatpurely.com
Pool season is long over. But you can still get your hydrotherapy fix at Kohler Waters Spa Burr Ridge. Start or end any treatment with a dip in its Circle of Tranquility, a 25-foot-long whirlpool with a waterfall (let it crash on your shoulders — it feels like a massage). Included in any treatment. 775 Village Center, Burr Ridge; kohlerwatersspaburrridge.com
The Biomats at Ruby Room are special: They produce infrared light and are embedded with pure amethyst, which is known to remove toxins, reduces stress and anxiety, relieve pain, increase blood circulation, and more. Come just for a lie-down or add it on to any service for deeper healing. Starting at $25. 1743 W. Division; rubyroom.com