GET SPA BUSINESS
magazine
Yes! Send me the FREE digital editions of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines and the FREE weekly Spa Business and Spa Business insider ezines and breaking news alerts!
Not right now, thanksclose this window
NEWS
Miami to become home to world's first Blue Zones Centre to help people live better for longer
POSTED 09 Sep 2021 . BY Megan Whitby
The 120,000sq ft Blue Zones Centres' services will include diagnostic, surgical, medical, spa, fitness, lifestyle medicine and wellbeing improvement programming
Downtown Miami’s upcoming mixed-use development Legacy Hotel & Residences has signed a joint venture deal called Blue Legacy Ventures (JV) with faith-based nonprofit integrated health system Adventist Health.

Together the JV will lease and operate a first-of-its-kind 120,000sq ft health and wellbeing
facility, named Blue Zone Centre.

The location marks Adventist Health's and its subsidiary Blue Zones’ first flagship centre for wellbeing.

Blue Zones employs evidence-based ways to help people live longer, better.

The company's work is rooted in explorations and research done by National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner, who identified the ‘blue zones regions’ around the world where people live extraordinarily long and happy lives.

Blue Zones applies this research to transform entire populations by empowering people to live longer, healthier, happier lives, resulting in double-digit drops in obesity and smoking rates, increases in activity and happiness, lowered healthcare costs and more.

California-based Adventist Health acquired Blue Zones in 2020 as a key step forward in its commitment to leading a 21st-century wellbeing transformation movement.

The health and wellbeing centre will sit within Legacy Hotel & Residences which will be situated within the upcoming mega-project Miami Worldcenter, created by developer RPC.

A 360-degree approach

The Blue Zone Centre’s services will include diagnostic, surgical, medical, spa, fitness, lifestyle medicine and wellbeing improvement programming.

The estimated US$100m (€84.6m, £72.8m), 10-floor centre will reflect all parties' shared vision to make Miami Worldcenter, and eventually Miami as a whole, the next Blue Zones community.

Guests at the facility will have the ability to benefit from a lifestyle approach to medicine and an evidence-based approach to wellbeing therapies and treatments.

Lifestyle medicine has emerged as the future of healthcare, and with the new medical facility, the JV will pioneer building a large-scale lifestyle medicine centre from the ground up.

The Blue Zones facility at Legacy Hotel & Residences will combine modern medicine, holistic healing, and sophisticated artificial intelligence and technology for members, guests, residents and employees.

A membership model will offer high-touch, frequent interactions and deeply rooted health relationships with patients, members, residents and visitors.

"This will be a more advanced way of addressing health, where the patient's journey begins with a highly personalised medical evaluation by your physician, followed by a unique and customised high-tech and high-touch programme that utilises all of the services within the centre to keep people well and happy," said Stephen Watson, managing partner of RPC Health, which envisioned and lead the development of the centre.

"We believe this combination of advanced diagnostics with lifestyle medicine and unparalleled personalised care will help members reach and sustain their optimal health."

Blue Zone design and environments

Blue Zones takes a systems-focused approach to designing places and spaces that improve the comprehensive health and wellbeing for everyone that moves through it – from the patient to the family to the hotel employee.

There will be a unified approach to materials used, foods offered, physical designs implemented, storytelling, policies and programming – all designed to deepen and enrich the guest experience and create the optimal environment for higher wellbeing.

Everyone can expect an immersive Blue Zones experience as they visit the Legacy Hotel & Residences where the healthy choice is the easy choice, from the building design encouraging moving naturally to the menus in onsite restaurants encouraging eating wisely, to the policies and programming encouraging people to connect more with each other and their purpose.

Blue Zones programming will also benefit the wider Miami community, including an onsite farmers market, a curated voluntourism programme, movement activation in downtown Miami's planned 80-acre park system as well as the creation of the Blue Zones interactive Exploratorium.

“The JV leverages our joint capabilities and competencies to combine our transformative model for creating optimal wellbeing with RPC's expertise in forward-thinking development and placemaking," said Ben Leedle, CEO of Blue Zones.

"Creating the first Blue Zones Centre and integrated large-scale lifestyle medicine centre marks our commitment to move beyond sick care," added Bill Wing, president, Adventist Health.

"It will also establish a model and lead the way to the fusion of care, health and wellbeing."
RELATED STORIES
  Longevity is the next disruptor says Michael Roizen – 90 will be the new 40


The Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer Michael Roizen predicts longevity will become the next major disruptor, according to his recent interview with Spa Business.
  Carillon Miami unveils plans for medi-wellness centre to help guests elevate their health journey


Carillon Miami Wellness Resort has partnered with anti-ageing and medical wellness centre the biostation to launch a new functional medicine practice at the resort’s 70,000sq ft spa and wellness facility.
  FEATURE: Interview: Tammy Pahel


The VP of spa at Carillon Miami candidly shares some of the challenges of the past year with Lisa Starr and explains why she's investing in touchless innovations
  Borgo Egnazia partners with Blue Zones for retreats


Italy’s Borgo Egnazia has become the first hospitality partner to offer Blue Zones Retreats certified by the Blue Zones Institute.
MORE NEWS
Open water swimming venue launched in London's Canary Wharf
A new open water swimming venue will has been launched in the heart of Canary Wharf, London, UK – one of Europe's most prestigious office and commercial districts.
Record-breaking 140 countries to celebrate World Wellness Weekend 2022
This year’s World Wellness Weekend (WWW) will be the largest to date, reaching over 140 countries and involving over 4,000 venues, including spas, gyms and a range of other wellness, tourism and hospitality destinations.
Voya releases Cancer Wellness Training for spa therapists
Irish marine spa and skincare brand Voya is offering a new Cancer Wellness Training Programme as part of its in-house spa Training Academy offering.
Remembering Olivia Newton-John – a champion of wellness
Actress, singer and long-term wellness advocate, Dame Olivia Newton-John has died aged 73.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
+ More jobs  

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Esthetica’s Shirodhara Massage Bed honours Ayurveda’s ancient traditions
The Shirodhara Massage Bed is Esthetica’s multipurpose massage table solution, designed for both oil and dry massages. [more...]

How EverySkin increased revenue by going digital with Zenoti
Premium aesthetics spa brand EverySkin wanted to offer guests a modern, digital experience across their six locations – but they were struggling to find the right tools. [more...]
+ More featured suppliers  
COMPANY PROFILES
Seed To Skin

Founded by Jeanette Thottrup in 2018, in Tuscany, Seed to Skin is an award winning skincare line. [more...]
WDT Werner Dosiertechnik GmbH & Co. KG

WDT develops and produces high quality control and dosing systems for swimming pools and hydrotherma [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

About us | J Grabner GmbH
More than 30 employees have one thing in common with the company founder Josef Grabner: Their enthusiasm for nature in all its individual facets Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

12-13 Sep 2022

2022 Salt Therapy Association Conference

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
12-14 Sep 2022

Spa Life Ireland

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort , Ballymena, Ireland
+ More diary  
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
SPA BUSINESS
SPA OPPORTUNITIES
SPA BUSINESS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2022
News   Products   Magazine
NEWS
Miami to become home to world's first Blue Zones Centre to help people live better for longer
POSTED 09 Sep 2021 . BY Megan Whitby
The 120,000sq ft Blue Zones Centres' services will include diagnostic, surgical, medical, spa, fitness, lifestyle medicine and wellbeing improvement programming
Downtown Miami’s upcoming mixed-use development Legacy Hotel & Residences has signed a joint venture deal called Blue Legacy Ventures (JV) with faith-based nonprofit integrated health system Adventist Health.

Together the JV will lease and operate a first-of-its-kind 120,000sq ft health and wellbeing
facility, named Blue Zone Centre.

The location marks Adventist Health's and its subsidiary Blue Zones’ first flagship centre for wellbeing.

Blue Zones employs evidence-based ways to help people live longer, better.

The company's work is rooted in explorations and research done by National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner, who identified the ‘blue zones regions’ around the world where people live extraordinarily long and happy lives.

Blue Zones applies this research to transform entire populations by empowering people to live longer, healthier, happier lives, resulting in double-digit drops in obesity and smoking rates, increases in activity and happiness, lowered healthcare costs and more.

California-based Adventist Health acquired Blue Zones in 2020 as a key step forward in its commitment to leading a 21st-century wellbeing transformation movement.

The health and wellbeing centre will sit within Legacy Hotel & Residences which will be situated within the upcoming mega-project Miami Worldcenter, created by developer RPC.

A 360-degree approach

The Blue Zone Centre’s services will include diagnostic, surgical, medical, spa, fitness, lifestyle medicine and wellbeing improvement programming.

The estimated US$100m (€84.6m, £72.8m), 10-floor centre will reflect all parties' shared vision to make Miami Worldcenter, and eventually Miami as a whole, the next Blue Zones community.

Guests at the facility will have the ability to benefit from a lifestyle approach to medicine and an evidence-based approach to wellbeing therapies and treatments.

Lifestyle medicine has emerged as the future of healthcare, and with the new medical facility, the JV will pioneer building a large-scale lifestyle medicine centre from the ground up.

The Blue Zones facility at Legacy Hotel & Residences will combine modern medicine, holistic healing, and sophisticated artificial intelligence and technology for members, guests, residents and employees.

A membership model will offer high-touch, frequent interactions and deeply rooted health relationships with patients, members, residents and visitors.

"This will be a more advanced way of addressing health, where the patient's journey begins with a highly personalised medical evaluation by your physician, followed by a unique and customised high-tech and high-touch programme that utilises all of the services within the centre to keep people well and happy," said Stephen Watson, managing partner of RPC Health, which envisioned and lead the development of the centre.

"We believe this combination of advanced diagnostics with lifestyle medicine and unparalleled personalised care will help members reach and sustain their optimal health."

Blue Zone design and environments

Blue Zones takes a systems-focused approach to designing places and spaces that improve the comprehensive health and wellbeing for everyone that moves through it – from the patient to the family to the hotel employee.

There will be a unified approach to materials used, foods offered, physical designs implemented, storytelling, policies and programming – all designed to deepen and enrich the guest experience and create the optimal environment for higher wellbeing.

Everyone can expect an immersive Blue Zones experience as they visit the Legacy Hotel & Residences where the healthy choice is the easy choice, from the building design encouraging moving naturally to the menus in onsite restaurants encouraging eating wisely, to the policies and programming encouraging people to connect more with each other and their purpose.

Blue Zones programming will also benefit the wider Miami community, including an onsite farmers market, a curated voluntourism programme, movement activation in downtown Miami's planned 80-acre park system as well as the creation of the Blue Zones interactive Exploratorium.

“The JV leverages our joint capabilities and competencies to combine our transformative model for creating optimal wellbeing with RPC's expertise in forward-thinking development and placemaking," said Ben Leedle, CEO of Blue Zones.

"Creating the first Blue Zones Centre and integrated large-scale lifestyle medicine centre marks our commitment to move beyond sick care," added Bill Wing, president, Adventist Health.

"It will also establish a model and lead the way to the fusion of care, health and wellbeing."
RELATED STORIES
Longevity is the next disruptor says Michael Roizen – 90 will be the new 40


The Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer Michael Roizen predicts longevity will become the next major disruptor, according to his recent interview with Spa Business.
Carillon Miami unveils plans for medi-wellness centre to help guests elevate their health journey


Carillon Miami Wellness Resort has partnered with anti-ageing and medical wellness centre the biostation to launch a new functional medicine practice at the resort’s 70,000sq ft spa and wellness facility.
FEATURE: Interview: Tammy Pahel


The VP of spa at Carillon Miami candidly shares some of the challenges of the past year with Lisa Starr and explains why she's investing in touchless innovations
Borgo Egnazia partners with Blue Zones for retreats


Italy’s Borgo Egnazia has become the first hospitality partner to offer Blue Zones Retreats certified by the Blue Zones Institute.
MORE NEWS
Open water swimming venue launched in London's Canary Wharf
A new open water swimming venue will has been launched in the heart of Canary Wharf, London, UK – one of Europe's most prestigious office and commercial districts.
Record-breaking 140 countries to celebrate World Wellness Weekend 2022
This year’s World Wellness Weekend (WWW) will be the largest to date, reaching over 140 countries and involving over 4,000 venues, including spas, gyms and a range of other wellness, tourism and hospitality destinations.
Voya releases Cancer Wellness Training for spa therapists
Irish marine spa and skincare brand Voya is offering a new Cancer Wellness Training Programme as part of its in-house spa Training Academy offering.
Remembering Olivia Newton-John – a champion of wellness
Actress, singer and long-term wellness advocate, Dame Olivia Newton-John has died aged 73.
Stress-busting sound wellness treatments debut at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel
The wild sounds of the natural world have been captured to create the Swell Room, a new sound wellness room at the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in Edinburgh
Smoke cleansing rituals inspire Brush Creek Ranch’s newly refreshed spa in Wyoming
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming, has opened the doors to its newly renovated spa and wellness centre.
+ More news   
 
FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Esthetica’s Shirodhara Massage Bed honours Ayurveda’s ancient traditions
The Shirodhara Massage Bed is Esthetica’s multipurpose massage table solution, designed for both oil and dry massages. [more...]

How EverySkin increased revenue by going digital with Zenoti
Premium aesthetics spa brand EverySkin wanted to offer guests a modern, digital experience across their six locations – but they were struggling to find the right tools. [more...]
+ More featured suppliers  
COMPANY PROFILES
Seed To Skin

Founded by Jeanette Thottrup in 2018, in Tuscany, Seed to Skin is an award winning skincare line. [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

About us | J Grabner GmbH
More than 30 employees have one thing in common with the company founder Josef Grabner: Their enthusiasm for nature in all its individual facets Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

12-13 Sep 2022

2022 Salt Therapy Association Conference

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
12-14 Sep 2022

Spa Life Ireland

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort , Ballymena, Ireland
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2022

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS