While January has become “Wellness Month” in Sun Valley, the opportunities that abound to nourish the mind, body, and soul here are in full-swing year-round. After weeks of holidays full of eating, drinking, and socializing into the wee hours of the night, it’s time to hit “reset” and there’s no better spot to do it than Sun Valley. We’ve compiled a complete guide to planning your perfect wellness getaway month in Sun Valley.
Where to Eat
When looking to nourish from the inside out, there are several go-to spots in Ketchum that serve up tasty bites that are also healthy (most restaurants can also accommodate requests or have some healthy options on their menus). First up is Glow Live Food Café, an all-vegan, raw café serving up breakfast, lunch, smoothies, and juices. The café has sit-down seating available as well as a deli case of items to take to-go and a small store with vitamins, powders, and more for purchase. Try the Thai Noodle Bowl—made with zucchini noodles—or a yummy Power Smoothie.
On Main Street, check out NourishMe, a café and store that features an assortment of organic seasonal produce, locally made and grown foods, bulk items, supplements and wellness products as well as a daily selection of organic, deli-style foods to go or eat in. Fresh house-made soups are prepared Monday-Saturday as well as salads, sauerkrauts, and more.
There are lots of other dining options in town, each with their own selection of healthy eats but these two spots are the main go-tos for nourishing wellness. For other ideas, check out our “Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to Eating in Sun Valley.”
Try A Class
Ketchum has lots of workout options whether you like going to a classic gym like the YMCA or a specialized yoga studio. The local YMCA offers day, week and month passes for visitors and has amenities like a weight room, cardio machines, class exercises like yoga, pilates, TRX, and kettlebell, a rock climbing gym, child watch, teen and kids play area, and so much more.
For runners from novice to experienced The Mill SV is a way to get in both a tough workout and the camaraderie of group fitness. Take your outdoor running techniques to the inside for an incredible workout that incorporates treadmills and a variety of other equipment. You’ll ultimately walk away with a stronger, well-rounded running game.
If you’re a yogi, try Gather in downtown Ketchum, a yoga studio and boutique that offers numerous yoga classes a day in practices like Vinyasa, Hatha, and Flow. Drop-in rates are available as well as three-class, 10-class, and other pass options.
The Hardcore Training Center features full-body workout classes that specialize in movements that build balance, mobility, coordination, power, stamina and strength. There are beginner classes, kid’s classes, and TRX as well. Go for one class or ten, simply call to reserve your spot each time.
Zenergy is a private health club and spa in Ketchum with indoor and outdoor salt water pools, hot tub, cardio and weight training gym, locker rooms with salt saunas and steam rooms, indoor tennis courts, and group fitness like cycling, barre, and Zumba. Short-term memberships are available in three-day, one-week, and one-month varieties.
Achieving “wellness” isn’t just about working out or the physical body, it’s about mental and spiritual wellness as well. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa treatment at the Sun Valley Spa, Zenergy Spa, Spa Beleaa or a number of other massage spots in town. Need to destress or soothe some aching muscles? Try an Epsom salt float at local 5B Floatation therapy spa. Give your body some hydration and nutrients with a visit to Sun Valley Hydration which provides intravenous vitamin therapy and hydration. Their “drip menu” is customized for whatever ails you from hangovers to jet lag to general fatigue.
Getting some “nature therapy” has proven to help an individual’s mental and physical health so make sure you get outside and enjoy some of the splendor of the Sun Valley area. For a simple outdoor walk, head to any spot on the bike path or simply walk through town. For more of an athletic outdoor experience, try renting snowshoes, Nordic skis or a fat bike and hitting some of the trails in town or get lift tickets to ski or snowboard on Baldy.
There are plenty of ways to get social in Ketchum without going to the bars and compromising your wellness vacay. Several trivia games happen weekly in town—head to the Sawtooth Brewery on Tuesday nights in Ketchum and Hotel Ketchum on Wednesday nights to meet some people and have some intellectual fun! To mix the best of the social side of things, the outdoors and delicious food, check out the Galena Full Moon & the Sawtooth Botanical New Moon Dinners.
Challenge the Mind
For those looking to improve some mental wellness, head to local bookstore Chapter One with its own wellness section dedicated to past authors who have come to Ketchum’s annual Wellness Festival. The Community Library is a great resource for checking out new books or to learn from visiting lecturers and readings from authors. Lastly, meditation practices are great whether you practice at home or want a group setting. You can find meditation offerings throughout the Valley here.
Wellness Packages, Deals and Specials
There are some great wellness deals and specials to take advantage of. For all of the latest updates, head here!
There are also come great cleanses and classes going on throughout the month. Click here for details.
Whether it’s a day trip, a long weekend or a month, we hope to see you for a wellness getaway to Sun Valley this year. If we missed your favorite wellness experience here in Sun Valley, we’d love to hear it. Shoot us a note to [email protected]