2018

The Sweat House Guide to Surviving CMA Fest

CMA Fest is here in Nashville, and fun is sure to be had! Whether you are working the events and shows, or attending them, it is important to remember to take care of your body and mind.  We know that this week can feel chaotic amidst all of the fun and music, so we pulled together our best tips for surviving CMA Fest like a pro!

Photo via @lifeaccordingtolauren

Photo via @lifeaccordingtolauren

Remember to Hydrate

Hydration is key to ensure that your body will be able to handle all of the sun, fun, and alcohol.  Make sure you always have a water bottle in hand.  We recommend drinking more than the recommended 8 glasses per day durning CMA Fest.  Your body will be working hard to keep you cool in the sun, and you will sweat a lot! Not to mention, alcohol causes further dehydration.  Basically, water needs to be your best friend this week!

Wear Organic Sunscreen

This is super important! Make sure you protect your skin with a reliable sunscreen.  We wear sunscreens that do not contain harsh chemicals because it is better for our bodies and our health.  We recommend this sunscreen from Supergoop because it is oil-free and comfortable to wear and apply: https://supergoop.com/products/everyday-sunscreen

Meal Prep

We know… that sounds impossible right now! But if you are working events, this could be a life saver! While we are busy, it is easy to grab for whatever is most convenient, even if it is neglecting our health.  However, if you already have your healthy meal packed and ready to go, you will already have the most convenient option right in your bag!

Bring Healthy Snacks when Possible

Needing a quick bite? Well, you’ve got one since you came prepared! Having a healthy snack on hand is key to making better whole food choices this week.  We recommend packing RX Bars.  These bars are high in protein and contain only four ingredients.  They are super easy, super yummy, and super convenient! 

Wear Comfortable and Supportive Shoes

Posture plays a very important role with how you feel throughout the day.  Wearing shoes with improper support causes everything to fall out of line and can lead to many health issues.  Onset issues that can occur this week are foot and leg pain, back pain, and headaches.  No thanks! We will stick with our sneakers!

Hit the Gym

Keeping your body and immune system up will be very important this week.  We know that the gym can be the last place you want to go during a busy week, but it can make such a difference in how you feel mentally and physically.  Not only will working out release stress, but it will also boost endorphins and make you happier.

Book a Sweat Session

Our sauna pods increase white blood cell count, which boosts your immune system and helps to prevent illness.  Being in large crowds, traveling, and drinking alcohol can lower your immune system, so it is important to keep it strong this week.  We definitely do not want to end up sick in the summertime!

Essential Oils are your Friend

Feeling tension? We have an oil for that! We always keep peppermint oil on hand to cool us down and relieve stress.  Bonus! The heat can cause headaches, and peppermint oil is great for relieving headache symptoms naturally.  Rub some on the back of your neck and temples, breathe in deeply for a few seconds, and feel the tension ease away.

Wear those Shades

The sun can wreak havoc on our eyes.  Make sure you always have your sunglasses on hand! Not all shades are equal, make sure they are 100% UV protection lenses and avoid looking up throughout the day.

Take your Vitamins and Supplements

This week, it is important to amp-up your vitamin intake.  Especially pay attention to taking vitamin C and vitamin B12.  Vitamin C will keep your immune system strong, and vitamin B12 will ensure that you are energized.  Being at optimal health is essential for being able to hop from stage to stage!

We hope you have the best CMA Fest yet! There are so many shows and events to attend, we can hardly wait! Remember to drink responsibly and have fun!

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so we have rounded up the ultimate gift guide to make your shopping experience that much easier.  Any mom will smile on her special day with these amazing and locally crafted gifts! So here’s Mother’s Day 2018 brought to you by your girls at The Sweat House! Happy shopping!

Photo via @ameliasflowertruck

Photo via @ameliasflowertruck

1. ABLE Jewelry

This local company not only sells pretty things, but they have a mission that is worth praising.  ABLE is focused on ending generational poverty by working with women who have overcome extraordinary circumstances.  We love ABLE’s mission and the products they sell.  Jewelry from ABLE makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the simple and traditional mom! Shop ABLE here: https://www.livefashionable.com/pages/about

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Photo via livefashionable.com

2. A Sweat Session (Or 10!) 

We couldn’t talk about Mother’s Day gifts without mentioning The Sweat House! Sweats are a very versatile gift for any type of mom and at any age.  It’s basically like a detoxing spa sesh! BONUS: Book a tandem sweat for you and your mom, and make a day together out of it! Shop sweats here: http://www.thesweathouse.com/

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3. Candle Experience from Paddywax Candle Bar

The Candle Bar in East Nashville is sure to bring you and your mom together! Sit, relax, and pour your very own customizable candles while sipping on some drinks! It is the perfect way to bond, and you each get to bring home a wonderful-smelling handmade gift! Book your candle experience here: https://thecandlebar.co/

Photo via Nashville Interiors

Photo via Nashville Interiors

4. Ceri Hoover Handbag

For the mom who loves fashion, a Ceri Hoover bag is the perfect gift! This local company uses the finest leathers and employs American artisans to handcraft each bag.  This is definitely a gift for the mom who deserves to be spoiled this Mother’s Day! Shop Ceri Hoover here: https://cerihoover.com/

Photo via Ceri Hoover

Photo via Ceri Hoover

5. Poppy and Monroe Manicure

Right in the heart of Germantown, this quaint little shop is the perfect getaway this Mother’s Day.  All of the polishes are 8-free and organic, and they perform waterless manicures and pedicures.  Treat your mom to the most amazing manicure for the ultimate relaxing experience.  She definitely deserves it! Book your appointment here: http://www.poppyandmonroe.com/

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Photo via google

6. Vital Proteins + Coffee Mug

Collagen is all the rage, and for good reason.  Collagen is great for hair, skin, nail and joint health and can slow the aging process.  Most people start their day by mixing collagen into their smoothie or coffee, so a package of Vital Proteins and a cute coffee mug is the perfect gift when given together! You can shop Vital Proteins right here in our studio!

Photo via Healthyfitandbarefoot.com

Photo via Healthyfitandbarefoot.com

7. Lemon Laine Makeup

The founder of Lemon Laine, Laura Lemon, has had 10 years of experience in the beauty industry so we know that we can trust her judgement of products! She hand selects each product in the shop and emphasizes that the products are natural and good for you.  So if your mom is a beauty junkie, makeup from Lemon Laine is sure to please! Shop Lemon Laine here: https://lemonlaine.com/

Photo via Homepolish.com

Photo via Homepolish.com

8. Blowout from The Dry House

Give your mom the gift of glam this year by treating her to a blowout at The Dry House! The Dry House is the premiere spot in the city for locals, a-listers, and tourists.  You can even book one for yourself and get glam together! Book your appointment here: https://www.thedryhousenashville.com/

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Photo via thedryhouse.com

9. Shopping Spree at Hemline

Hemline in the Hill Center is one of our favorite clothing stores in the city.  We love their clothes, accessories, and more! BONUS! We particularly love the Not Vodka water bottle sold in the shop!  Shop Hemline here: https://shophemline.com/

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Photo via notvodkawater.com

10. Mary’s Nutritionals CBD Cream

This CBD Cream is amazing for aches and pains.  Treat your mom to the gift of relief this year with the best pain cream on the market.  We love to use this cream as a natural alternative to other pain killers.  Shop Mary’s Nutritionals here: https://marysnutritionals.com/

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Photo via marysnutritionals.com

11. Classes at Pure Barre

Active mama? We got you! Pure Barre provides a total body workout, while lengthening and strengthening.  These workouts concentrate on the areas women struggle with most: hips, thighs, seat, abdominals, and arms.  The workouts are low-impact, so they are great for all ages! Book your session here: http://purebarre.com/tn-nashville/

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Photo via nsucurrent.nova.edu

12. Barefoot Dreams Island Wrap from Magpies

Nothing says comfort like a product from Barefoot Dreams!  We especially love the Island Wrap because it is extra snuggly and versatile.  We shop our Barefoot Dreams products at Magpies in Nashville.  They also sell the cutest items for children and babies! We love this shop! Shop Magpies here: http://magpiesnashville.com/

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Photo via nordstrom.com

13. Love Heals Thistle Farms Products

Thistle Farms has an amazing mission that we fully support.  For 20 years, their mission has been to heal, empower, and employ women survivors.  Not only is their mission amazing, but their products are too! Anything from Thistle Farms makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Shop Thistle Farms here: https://thistlefarms.org/collections/all

Photo via The Tennessean

Photo via The Tennessean

We hope you have a fabulous time shopping for your Mother's Day gifts! Keep a lookout for a BIG surprise coming later today on our Instagram page: @thesweathouse