Dear Lea,
Now that my kids are back in school, I need to get my life together! I need to get back into the swing of things this fall, when it comes to my health and fitness routine. Do you have any suggestions or resources in the Downtown Bellevue area?
– Moving Momma

Dear Moving Momma,

onvo-025As the weather turns and we start to feel the cooler air, I think we’re all feeling the need to get back into a healthy routine for fall. It’s not as easy to get outside and do as many activities when it’s raining, so being more conscious about staying active indoors is important for feeling good and keeping your immune system strong.

There are a few places I’d like to spotlight that have a great thing going on in Downtown Bellevue. First, there’s ONVO – a whole body health practice. I can never say enough about ONVO because it’s a place where health and fitness are a community and way of life, rather than a meaningless effort because you feel like you ‘have to.’

This week ONVO is kicking off a Fall Apple Cleanse. It’s a 5-day liver cleanse that will take advantage of the season’s abundance of apples. I did ONVO’s spring cleanse, and it left me feeling lighter and healthier. You may hear the word “cleanse” and cringe, but it was actually very manageable. If you’ve never done a cleanse, I highly recommend it. The informational kick-off is this Wednesday, Sept. 9th at ONVO, at 7:30am, 10:30am, 12pm, or 6:45pm.

Another practice I’ve found to be an asset to my healthy lifestyle is maintaining a healthy spine. I go to Dr. Corey Ebbin at Vitality Chiropractic Center, which just recently moved from Factoria to Downtown Bellevue. Vitality’s new office is on Bellevue Way, right by Bellevue H.S., and boasts a tranquil and earth-inspired atmosphere.


Dr. Ebbin’s chiropractic care is gentle and effective, and Vitality also offers massage therapy, acupuncture, and naturopathic consultation. For me, resetting my core with a chiropractic adjustment or massage always feels like a physical reset of my life. With all of our daily work being more and more computer and Internet focused, a supportive spine is more important to our health than ever!

When it comes to fitness, it can’t get better than free. Since running or biking outside isn’t as appealing when it’s pouring rain, fall is a great time to hit the gym or take indoor classes like yoga.screen-shot-2009-09-08-at-10818-am Lululemon Athletica in Bellevue Square has free fitness classes on Sunday mornings. From CrossFit, to cardio, to yoga, Lululemon always has something exciting to offer. They leverage fitness instructors from the local community, and you can check out their events calendar here.

I could go on about great local things to do this fall to boost your health, but I think there are some great ideas here to get you started. Leave a comment, and tell us how you plan to stay healthy and fit this fall.

To your Health,

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