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Warmer days and budding landscapes are two reasons we look forward to spring. But this year, we have something else bright and vibrant to count on: True Food Kitchen in Easton. This trendy, “eco-chic” chain promises to bring Columbus its delicious, doctor-approved clean eats, which are packed with anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. Gluten-friendly Lasagna Bolognese and vegan pizzas? Yeah, True Food Kitchen will have that… plus a bar, covered patio, and so much more that you’ll definitely want to see for yourself.
Make your cooldown a warm one with D1 Training Columbus’ newest Wellness Room addition. Touted as “the solution for a total-body makeover”, the FitBomb infrared sauna is the hottest place (literally) to reflect on your sports-focused workout. This balmy box is intended to improve skin appearance, stimulate your immune system, and, most importantly, speed your recovery.
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Columbus’ Queen of Veganism has done it again. First was the all-vegan cafe, then the plant-based deli, and now, Portia’s Diner in Clintonville is offering healthy and satisfying foods made with the same high-quality vegan, non-GMO, organic, local products customers have come to expect from the restaurateur. Hard to believe this too-good-to-eat food is also good-for-you grub, but that’s the Portia way! Check out the new diner in person and on Instagram.
Oh, you thought you actually had to go to System of Strength to get in on one of their workouts? That’s awkward... If you missed the announcement, SOS is welcoming you to the future with its Digital Studio. That means you can take their strength, cardio, stretch, and recovery workouts with you wherever you go with your online SOS subscription. Consider this the official expiration date on your excuse to not work out.
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Vegan food with a comfort twist or comfort food with a vegan twist? You be the judge at Olde Towne East’s recently opened Lifestyle Cafe. The eatery was started by a group of life-long friends who share a passion for making a tasty plant-based lifestyle available for all. And with brunch items that range from “Chicken” and Waffles all the way to craveable creations like “Taco Toast”, going plant-based has never been easier.
Not familiar with SPENGA? You’re about to be! The boutique fitness brand is popping up in Hilliard this year. Their popular hybrid workout combines cycling, cardio, and yoga into an hour-long sweat session described as the “best workout ever”. Stay tuned as this one develops!
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Row House is closing in on the open date for its highly-anticipated, extra-oar-dinary Polaris location. And the boutique fitness concept will be hosting an open house on January 31 from 6–9pm to educate people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities on all the benefits of rowing — did you know rowing works about 85% of the muscles in your body!?
Can’t get enough American Ninja Warrior? Be your own obstacle course hero at Columbus’ newest rec facility: Ninja Citi. At this massive adventure park, you can climb, jump, and swing through unique challenges of strength and endurance that cater to both beginners and experts. 12 courses. Multiple warped walls. And even a rock climbing wall. Are you ready to unleash the beast inside you? Your challenge awaits.
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[solidcore] has been taking the country by storm, and the reformer Pilates-inspired force is about to reach Columbus. The discipline combines high-intensity exercises like your standard lunges, squats, and planks with low-impact resistance training to deliver 50 minutes of purposeful, targeted movement. Ready to whip that core into shape? Sit tight (or better yet, sit up) until fall 2020, when [solidcore] opens its doors in Upper Arlington. In the meantime, stay up to date on their Insta.
From the wonderful vegheads who brought us Eden Burger comes a new plant-based concept sure to grow on you. 4th & State is a recently-opened vegan breakfast and lunch cafe located in the heart of downtown Columbus. You’ll never want to leave after indulging in such popular entrées as the french toast with berries, Pear and 'Brie' flatbread, and the Roasted Red Pepper Avocado sandwich.
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Forget the Factory of Sadness — Cleveland is bringing us a Factory of Salad-ness. TownHall, a new health-centric eatery, is gearing up to open the doors of its Short North restaurant in February. It’s so much more than salad, though. From Popcorn Tofu Nuggets to Grass-fed Bolognese to its Vegan Salted Caramel Pumpkin Milkshake, TownHall makes eating healthy fun using only the freshest, cleanest, GMO-free ingredients.
The wait for Pilates in Powell is finally over! Get your sweat and stretch on at one of Club Pilates Powell’s many reformer-based group or private classes. Regain control this holiday season (like if you indulged in a third piece of fudge from the break room), with a good dose of physical and mental conditioning from the Club.
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