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More Details for Global Wellness Day June 13th at Pier South with Free Wellness Presentations

May 31, 2015 12:16AM ● By Paul Spear




Complimentary Fitness, Nutrition, Art Classes & Eco Friendly Activities Mark the Day


Imperial Beach, CA (May 20, 2015) – Pier South Resort is proud to particpate in 2015 Global Wellness Day (GWD) on June 13, 2015. By offering complimentary fitness, nutrition and even art classes as well as chair massages and healthy snacks all morning, the eco-friendly Pier South Resort and the city of Imperial Beach, CA, stand united with hundreds of spas & wellness organizations in more than 55 countries from Turkey to Thailand to support proactive wellness through interactive classes and  presentations.


With a surfing mayor who is also the co-founder of Wild Coast – an environmental group that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems – Imperial Beach is an ideal city to launch the first Global Wellness Day celebration in San Diego County. The city’s premiere beachfront hotel, the eco-friendly, 78-room Pier South Resort, is the focal point of activities for GWD’s launch year in San Diego County.  


“San Diego County is always named among the healthiest in the U.S. and we want to help keep it that way,” said Imperial Beach Mayor, Serge Dedina. “When I was elected, one of my goals was to focus on things that bring benefits to Imperial Beach residents overall and  to help keep everyone healthy and involved in our community. This free event, open to the public does just that.”


The morning’s activities will start at 9:00 am on the hotel rooftop and end at 1:00 pm in the hotel lobby, with the following schedule:


·       9:00 am Coffee & Healthy Snacks followed by Rooftop Tai Chi Class –  by the Boys & Girls Clubs of South County

·       10:00 am

o   Boot Camp on the Beach – by IB Fitness

o   Meditation Class

·       11:00 am

o   Yoga on the Pool Deck – by Saltwater Yogis

o   Family Friendly Chalk Art Class   

·       12:00 pm

o   Nutrition Class – by Registed dietian and wellness coach, Annie Scott

o   Chair Massages from the resort’s D’Ames Spa – Lobby

o   Resource Table for Imperial Beach Wellness Offerings – Lobby

·       1:00 pm

o   Blueberry Pomegranate Sparkling Soda Farewell Toast at Sea 180 Restaurant


“When we heard that the purpose of the day was to inspire people of all walks of life to make smart decisions about their own health, we were all in,” explains Pier South Director of Sales & Marketing, Carin Martens. “As an eco-friendly resort directly on the sand, we’ve made a comittment to sustainability so we feel we have a responsibilty to care for the earth and our community. This fun, educational day all about wellbeing is an ideal way to do that.”


About Global Wellness Day

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number one health problem in the world is surprisingly not a virus or a disease – it is depression -- which is then linked to  sleeplessness, stress and obesity.  WHO also reports that there are 1.6 billion overweight adults globally and that most of the leading diseases are lifestyle induced.  Facts like these simply astounded Belgin Aksoy – an executive in the Aksoy Hotel Group and the owner of Richmond Nua, the only destination spa in Turkey.  A cancer survivor, she knew how much the spa philosophy of proactive wellness and mind & body fitness helped improve her own life and the lives of her guests.   The irony was also not lost on Aksoy that there seemed to be a day for everything -- Cupcake Day,  Jelly Bean Day,   Puppy Day and even an International Left Handers Day -- but no special day dedicated to living well.  So starting in 2012, she claimed the second Saturday of each June for Global Wellness Day (GWD) and organized  educational and wellness-oriented events open to the public at  her family’s lakefront destination spa about 90 minutes outside of Istanbul. 


Amazingly, in the last two years, GWD has taken on a momentum of its own,  snowballing through Aksoy’s own international spa & wellness community. As of today, 37 Ambassadors and over 300 brands in 55 countries  and counting  are supporting GWD which falls on Saturday, June 13 this year.  Aksoy’s goal: to use free, educational wellness activities offered on Global Wellness Day to raise awareness of living well both for individuals and for our society in general asking people to think “How do I live a healthier and better life -- even if for just one day?” 


“We are thrilled with the response we’ve received so far,” says Aksoy. “Although we come from the spa world where the topic of wellness is central, we encourage people to keep it simple and start with even the very basic things on Global Wellness Day like: eating organic, drinking more water, taking a walk with their family, trying a new fitness class or not using plastic.”



With ongoing updates on about GWD celebrations around the world, Imperial Beach and Pier South Resort are proud to stand with those all over the world on this important day celebrating health and wellbeing.  


To RSVP for the Global Wellness Day Celebration at Pier South Resort in Imperial Beach, please email: 


To learn more about Global Wellness Day 2015, visit or or use the hashtag #Ibglobalwellnessday.  


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