Healthy Gifts for the Body and Soul

Style yourself from the inside out. By Matthew Izzo

One of my favorite gifts to give (and to get) is a day at the spa. When gadgets and clothing fall short of expressing your appreciation for someone – and as the holidays take their toll on all of us with a little too much imbibing – why not treat yourself or someone special to a day at 3000 BC WellMed Spa?

Pick up one of the sexy Boy Toy candles and a gift card for the Radnor spa’s famous Swedish massage (it’s on special this month) and you’re guaranteed to be rejuvenated. This year, 3000BC even snagged another “Best of Philly” award. Yes, it’s that good.

Getting healthy is a good way to start the New Year – and to keep your resolutions. When you buy a $50 gift card for Fusion fitness studio – with two locations on 12th Street and in Mt. Laurel, N.J. – you get 20 percent off until Dec. 23. My suggestion is to put down the cookie – and the beer – and get to the gym to work out with Gavin and his professional team of trainers.




Gavin is a Bucks County native who, in addition to working people out at the studio, also writes a blog full of fitness tips, often answering reader’s questions. He and the folks at Fusion use a three-step program that builds athletic power, strengthens and conditions your body and gets you on track for endurance.

But if you’re more interested in getting centered, then a trip to Shanti Yoga Shala may be the perfect treat. This tranquil yoga school on Third Street is a great place to go with a friend to relax and learn to breathe again – especially during the sometimes chaotic holiday season. The classes here start with beginner levels and move toward more advance sessions. There are even kid’s yoga classes, which is a great way to get the whole family involved. Namaste!

Matthew Izzo is the owner of Matthew Izzo, a fashion and furniture boutique in Old City.