Wellness, The Ultimate Luxury

When it comes to nourishing the mind, body and soul, a one-size-fits-all approach no longer applies, which is why No.1 Palace Street’s expertly curated wellness facilities provide residents with an urban oasis like no other.

Our quest for optimal health and wellbeing is insatiable. From the latest crop of adaptogen herbs to gong sound baths, we are it seems, prepared to try anything in a bid to feel good and look good.

Indeed, according to the Global Business Institute, the global health and wellness industry was worth $4.2 trillion in 2018, while the growing interest in the virtual fitness world and personalised nutrition shows no signs of slowing. Another lucrative area, health-focused wearables, fitness trackers and smartwatches, is expected to grow to $27 billion by 2022.

Wellness is still largely an urban-centric pursuit, especially when you look at the choice of boutique fitness, juice delivery services and mindfulness classes on offer around the capital. Take the upscale E by Equinox and Ten Health and Fitness gyms for instance. Both are located in St James’s, within easy reach of Northacre’s new No.1 Palace Street and The Broadway developments.

In nearby Kensington, Lorenzo Amoruso, co-founder of London’s boutique training gym, Spinboxx notes: “In one of the fastest paced cities in the world where time seems to be a challenge for most of us, the importance of self-love and watering your own grass is more important than ever.”

Meanwhile, at No.1 Palace Street amenities include a 6,500 sq. ft. wellness centre complete with a state-of-the-art private gym fully equipped with Technogym equipment and personal training studios. Other features include a stunning 25m swimming pool and luxury spa facilities, run by a dedicated Palace Street spa team. Each resident will also have exclusive access to the bespoke lifestyle services including personal trainers and nutritionists.

“The new luxury is going to be how you feel internally,” says Geeta Sidhu-Robb, founder of London-based Nosh Detox says: The lawyer turned successful health entrepreneur recommends taking one of her vitamin packed IVs on a regular basis. And as we turn our attention to Nutrigenomics, the emerging science that studies the way food and genes interact, you could also fine-tune your diet by taking a DNA gut biome blood test in the comfort of your own home. The latest kits by brands including U.S based Habit, are beautifully designed and packaged to look more like luxury gift items than generic medical supplies, further proof that a highly personalised approach to wellbeing is the future. We’ll raise a glass of raw juice to that!

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