World-Renowned Waterman Laird Hamilton and Health Entrepreneur J. Craig Venter, PhD, among Headliners
NEW YORK, NY (June 21, 2016) — Robb Report, the leading voice in luxury, will host its second annual Health & Wellness Summit July 14–17, 2016, at the Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. After the overwhelming success of the inaugural event in 2015, the Health & Wellness Summit returns with an enlightening, energetic, and educational program that features exclusive conversations with the leading minds in medicine and cutting-edge health, including J. Craig Venter, PhD—one of the first scientists to map the human genome—and world-renowned physicians from the nation’s top hospitals: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, UCLA Health, and more.
Big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton will serve as co-host for the weekend, bringing with him a roster of top trainers and fitness gurus including Gabby Reece, former pro volleyball player and host of NBC’s fitness reality show Strong; Brian Mackenzie, XPT Co-Creator and author of the acclaimed Power Speed ENDURANCE; Steve Jordan, trainer to the stars; and George Foreman III, former pro boxer and founder of EverybodyFights.
A comprehensive study recently conducted by Robb Report and Ipsos, a leading global expert in luxury research, queried more than 1,000 affluent adults on the state of luxury today, including favored interests, brands, influencers, and spending intentions. More than 8 in 10 respondents stated their interest in health and wellness, with 54% of respondents interested in luxury health and wellness offerings. The proportion was even higher (66%) among the Wealthy demographic (annual household income above $500,000).
Janice O’Leary, editor of Robb Report Health & Wellness, said, “We’ve seen a growing awareness nationally that good health remains our greatest individual wealth. This year at the Summit we have even more new ways for attendees to reach optimal wellness through the latest medical research, lifestyle changes, and cutting-edge technology. This is an opportunity to not just hear the talk about healthy living but also walk the walk—quite literally.”
The Summit will kick off each day with a selection of wake-up wellness activities ranging from sun salutations with celebrity yoga instructor Rainbeau Mars to hikes through the beautiful mountains of Deer Valley with “America’s Fitness Ambassador” Steve Jordan. A thought-provoking morning of health talks will follow, focused on hot-button topics such as “Sitting Smart for Your Heart” with cardiologist Dr. Erin Michos of Johns Hopkins Medicine, “The Longevity Lifestyle” with Dr. Gary Small of UCLA Health, and “The Secrets of Sleep” with Dr. Charles Czeisler of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Afternoons will be filled with a number of intimate fitness offerings, among them XPT Extreme Performance Training sessions with Laird Hamilton, Gabby Reece and Brian Mackenzie, Pilates with Erika Bloom, and agility training with Olympian Shannon Bahrke.
Guests will enjoy a holistic approach to health and wellness throughout the entirety of the Summit, with healthy cooking classes from James Beard Foundation Award–winning master chef David Bouley, relaxing spa treatments including custom facials by Natura Bissé, luxury ride and drives in Alfa Romeo 4C Spiders – a Robb Report 2016 Car of the Year contender, wine tastings with premier sommeliers, and a Luxury Lounge featuring the latest innovations in wellness gear and the finest luxury products.
To learn more about Robb Report’s Health & Wellness Summit and register to attend, visit https://robbreport.com/health-wellness-summit/2016/register.