Pilates, Planks, and Plants: What Do They Have In Common?

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We are excited to be partnering with Studio Verve to showcase the benefits of having plants in your gym! Opened in 2010, they offer group and private reformer Pilates sessions, TRX suspension training, and Nourish Nutrition programs. They've also done a great job at incorporating their green philosophy into each part of their business and are based 10 minutes away from Dig It in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix (on 32nd and Indian School). They love to support other locally owned businesses and are members of Local First Arizona! In addition, they are a recognized Green Business with the City of Phoenix

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Having a variety of plants in our studio contributes to our serene environment and creates added benefits that you might not realize. From air purification to noise reduction, we strategically place plants to help our clients feel their best in the studio. In addition, we diffuse a variety of essential oils like peppermint and eucalyptus that can help boost energy and mood as well as contribute to better focus during a workout.
— Chelsea Smith of Studio Verve
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So, when it comes to gyms, plants should be seen as vital to the end-user as a treadmill or pair of weights would be. But why? 

We know regular workouts decrease depression, stress, and anxiety while boosting your mood. But, plants are also known to reduce anxiety by 37%, depression by 58%, and fatigue by 38% according to a study by the NGIA. By having one plant per three people you are creating an environment that naturally absorbs background noise and toxins - both of which lead to headaches, drowsiness, and general achiness. Plants have also been linked to increased concentration, recovery times, and better immune systems. This means quicker results, shorter recovery times, and high motivation levels.

We want to send a huge thank you to Studio Verve for partnering with us. They are offering readers a free intro session at their studio, with code "DigPilates"! To learn more about all they do, check out their website, Instagram, and Facebook. Be sure to comment below letting us know any plant questions you have for our next blog post. To keep up to date with all things Dig It, be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram for event updates, sales, and more!

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