Saturday, June 10, is Global Wellness Day (GWD), and here in Mexico, it is being celebrated with a week of health- and fitness-minded activities at the country’s official GWD headquarters in San Miguel de Allende.
The seven-day celebration, which is open to the public and which will include numerous free activities in various locations around the city, will focus on a range of topics tied to health, well-being, exercise, diet and new trends in the wellness industry.
Staring on Wednesday, June 7, experts from around the world will offer classes in yoga, Zumba dancing, reiki energy healing, Pilates and other forms of exercise.
“Keeping active is the secret to staying healthy,” said physician Roberto Maxwell, who will be proceeding over Mexico’s first official participation in GWD, during a press conference earlier this week to announce the San Miguel health fest.
“San Miguel has always been a health-conscious city, and with thermal waters and fresh produce, it is a great place to relax and restore your body’s health. It is a wellness destination.”
The GWD celebrations will also include seminars on nutrition, selective surgery, physical therapy, spas and holistic treatments and an expo of health-oriented products.
The festival is being sponsored by the Guanajuato state and local San Miguel governments, along with the Latin American Spa Association, Sano y Verde San Miguel de Allende and the city’s business coordinating council.
Global Fitness Day was first celebrated in Turkey in 2012, and has since become an international event.
This year, more than 100 countries will participate in GWD at some 4,000 venues around the globe.