Your body is taking a beating.
The service industry in all its forms is rewarding and challenging, but can also be extremely detrimental: physically, emotionally, and mentally. The daily wear and tear we experience behind the stick and on the floor, from long hours on our feet, to late night meals or no nourishment at all, can have a painfully lasting impact on our bodies, minds, and overall wellness. The Healthtender (veteran bartender Amie Ward) is committed to providing business owners and those on the frontlines of hospitality with the tools necessary to care for their minds and bodies, providing long-term protection from the rigors of our industry to ensure we can deliver the highest degree of hospitality to those who matter most -- our guests.
GET YOUR BODY MOVING.
The Healthtender has a commitment to helping you and your staff improve in a holistic way -- whether its better planning for family meal, team workouts, or assessing the offerings on your menu to help your guests, we are here to craft a plan that best suits your goals and your budget. Check out some of the things we do below!
Let The Healthtender craft a unique movement experience for your bar staff, guild, or team to get them mobile!
Water aerobics, stretching, strength training, meditation, hiking—let’s get creative and have fun!
Designed to promote core strength for the bartender body
Class sizes up to 75 people
As an ACE-certified Health Coach, The Healthtender can safely and effectively guide you and your team to healthy, long-term changes.
Request a comprehensive fitness, nutrition, and behavioral assessment
Receive short or long-term coaching to achieve personal health and wellness goals
Solo and group training sessions available
The Healthtender offers in-depth education on nutrition and how it can be incorporated into the bartender lifestyle.
Hold a crash course on the basic components of nutrition
Navigate meal prepping with a group cooking class
Strategize healthy snacking practices for your bar team
Why be content living in discomfort? The Healthtender offers courses on stretching for pain management, self-massage, and kinesiology taping.
Relieve the pain associated with postural imbalances and repetitive motion injuries
Increase circulation, provide support, and promote healing
All participants receive a massage instrument and kinesiotape to take home
How can you care for your guests if you cannot care for yourself? The Healthtender is engaging the difficult conversations on mental health and self-care in our industry.
Let’s destigmatize mental health together!
Review risk factors in our industry
Discuss self-care strategies
Discover mental health and wellness resources in your city
At the end of the day, The Healthtender is still a highly skilled and talented bartender. Let us plan and execute your next spirited event!
Cocktail classes, workshops, or parties
Fresh ingredients, sustainable practices, and expert craftspersonship
Who is the healthtender?
Amie Ward is the Beverage Director of r. bar in Baltimore, Maryland, and is an ACE Certified Health Coach with a B.S. and M.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland College Park. She has been outspoken on health and wellness in the service industry, traveling across the United States to educate bartenders on how to care for themselves, and teaching free movement classes for the Baltimore bartending community. A decorated bartender, her accolades include both Editors' and People's Choice for Best Baltimore Bartender 2016 in Baltimore Magazine. Amie is known for her love of Italian spirits and sustainable bartending methodologies, and conducts educational seminars for guests and bartenders on the topics. In her spare time, you can find Amie pulling trucks and competing in Strongwoman competitions, or skating on the track with the Charm City Roller Girls.
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