Local Discounts, Offers and Tips for Wellness

What is wellness? Some would say it is the health and well-being of your mind, body and spirit. For the month of October, Ballantyne partners are celebrating wellness by providing the community with health-related offers, discounts, research and tips.

Have the goBallantyne app? Redeem wellness discounts when you choose the “Ballantyne Wellness Week” category.


Mindfulness, mindful eating, mental health, emotional well-being, psychological effects, memory, brain function, intellect.


Wake Up to Your Life Podcast | Colleen Odegaard is the creator and host of ‘Wake Up To Your Life.’ Launching the podcast adds to Colleen’s roster of titles, including host of Charlotte Today on WCNC Charlotte, life coach and mom. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughtful advice and thoughts from the heart.

Elev8 MD Wellness Center | Elev8 is a ketamine clinic and holistic health & wellness center offering ketamine infusions for the treatment of major depressive disorders, treatment-resistant depression, postpartum depression, PTSD, and other mental health illnesses. They also provide pain conditions such as cancer-related pain, neuropathy and chronic back and joint pain. Other health and wellness services include IV hydration, mindfulness training, individual counseling and group therapy. Join Dr. Legree and other experts on January 9 for a virtual webinar about how Ketamine helps treat chronic pain and severe depression. Register for the webinar.

Profile by Sanford | Compassionate coaching and smart science can transform lives. Profile by Sanford’s team supports, guides and shows members that together, weight loss can be simple. Services are available in-person and virtually in the United States. 

Our Intentional Lifestyle, LLC | Find more information about the certified holistic health coach specializing in diabetes and mental wellness. Explore ways to recognize anxiety in children.

Choose from a playlist of nature sounds to help you relax, focus or drift off to sleep.

Meditation helps you relax the body and the mind. Even one minute of meditation in the middle of your workday will help improve mental health wellness.

Challenge your brain by learning new skills and engaging in new activitiespositive and healthy stimulation will promote mental health wellness.



Fitness, healthy eating, doctor check-ups, pain management, environment.

Whole Mind Body Spirit | Founder Kiona Thomas is a health coach seeking to create happier and healthier individuals through holistic health. The organization’s primary focuses are nutrition, fitness, self-care and mindfulness. Purchase “Zoom & Recipes” to receive 4 recipes, a meal prepping guide and Zoom registration to cook live with Kiona. She is also offering a Meal Prepping Basics Webinar for $5.

Carolinas Vision Group | The group has more than 20 years of caring and professional vision care experience. A family-owned business, its focus is providing individualized eye care. Visit the Ballantyne eyecare center.

         Offer: Receive free non-RX or computer relief impact-resistant clear lenses with blue light filter and anti-reflective coating with the purchase of any frame at full list price.         

         Tip: Maintain healthy eyes through eye exams, UV protection and frequent blink exercises to reduce dryness due to screen time.

The Produce Box | Its mission is to ensure every shopper knows where their food comes from, reward the efforts of local farmers and serve shoppers who can’t get to the farmers’ market every week. Start eating fresh and local.

          Tip: Create a Workplace Wellness Program.

Charlotte Air Awareness (CAA) | This organization partners with the community to improve local air quality. CAA is the regional arm of the NC Air Awareness program administered by the NC Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality. In the Charlotte metro region, the program provides outreach and education to residents, businesses and schools on air pollution, health impacts and voluntary pollution-reduction strategies. Learn more about air quality and how to protect your health during a webinar on October 29. Register for the Air Quality 101 Webinar.

         Research: Charlotte Air Quality Research

Atrium Health | Healthcare system in Mecklenburg County and the surrounding region.

BenchMark Physical Therapy | Part of the Upstream Rehabilitation family of clinical care, BenchMark Physical Therapy is a leading operator of outpatient physical therapy clinics in the United States.

Carolina Family Chiropractic | An established chiropractic practice serving the South Charlotte area for over 20 years. They specialize in Chiropractic Care, Decompression Therapy, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy and Rehabilitation. Feeling pain, stress or fatigue? Let Carolina Family Chiropractic help.

Lapels Dry Cleaning | Lapels offers 100% non-toxic, environmentally-friendly cleaning along with alteration, wash/dry/fold service and shoe repair. The Green Earth Process is the most effective dry cleaning method available to inactivate bacteria and viruses. This process does not use perf (petroleum base) for cleaning, so your clothes and body will not come in contact with chemicals. See offers from Lapels.

Novant Health | Novant is masking our communities. It advocates for the community to wear a mask, slow the spread and protect your neighbors. Connect to the care and resources you need.

          Offer: Novant Health will distribute masks and educational information at the Ballantyne Blood Drive on October 26.

Modern Acupuncture | Modern Acupuncture provides acupuncture and supplements. Consistent acupuncture is a key component to maintain your overall health & wellness? The initial visit is $39; book online or call 704-246-6141.

ISI Elite Training | ISI Elite Training – Ballantyne is a 50-minute functional workout for all fitness levels. Sessions are led by a certified coach and designed to burn fat, build muscle, and increase strength. They pride themselves in building a community that believes that Iron Sharpens Iron and through its accountability program, they will support you in getting the results you deserve. Secure your free 10-day membership.

          Tip: 3 ways to build a healthy habit.

YogaSix | YogaSix believes everyone deserves the mind-body experience of yoga. They offer six different class types designed to accommodate students of all levels in a way that is empowering, encouraging, and fun.

Limitless Chiropractic | Its mission is to unleash the boundless healing properties of the human body and have all people live to their God-given potential. Its approach is one client at a time, obsessed to rid the community of unwanted pain and provide the tools necessary to continue this new lifestyle. Read testimonials.

True 180 Personal Training for Women | Custom-fit personal training for women. Virtual or in-studio options are available. Start with a 10-day trial!

          Tip: Learn strength training for women-specifically over 40.

OrangeTheory Fitness | A heart-rate based workout displayed in real-time to track your performance. Your coach will guide you through 5 different heart rate zones: resting, easy, challenging, uncomfortable and All Out, telling you when to push harder and when to pull back for recovery. The goal is to spend 12 minutes or more with your heart rate elevated in The Orange Zone to boost your metabolism, burn fat and burn more calories. Redeem two free classes.

Charlotte Gastroenterology & Hepatology | An independent specialty practice with a staff of twenty-two highly skilled physicians. The doctors have been serving the Charlotte region for more than 40 years treating gastrointestinal disorders and providing endoscopy procedures, including colon cancer screening.

          Tip: What is GERD (heartburn)?

Charlotte Radiology | For more than 50 years, Charlotte Radiology has been one of the nation’s largest and most progressive radiology practices. Charlotte Radiology encourages making breast health a priority.

         Tip: Breast health experts recommend annual screening mammograms starting at age 40 and continuing every 12 months, not just every calendar year. 

Register for Ballantyne Wellness Week events like Free Flu Shots, Yoga in the Park and Run! Ballantyne.



Family, relationships, nature, hobbies, self-care, beauty, philanthropy, community.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina | SCHFB fights hunger with advocates, volunteers and donations. Approximately 553,000 people in our 24 county region live at or below the poverty level. Over 42% of those at risk are children and seniors. Partner agencies’ requests for assistance have continued to increase due to COVID-19. Support the Ballantyne’s virtual food drive benefiting local families this holiday season.

         Host a virtual drive: Currently, hosting virtual food drives is the ideal way to fulfill the needs of those affected by COVID-19. With an increase of families whose children are missing school meals, seniors who are being asked to stay safely in their homes and hardworking individuals impacted by decreases in work hours or layoffs, your funds help us put food on the plates of those in need. Donate or host a virtual food drive.

Living the Young Life | Bridget offers a variety of health and wellness products including Bee Better Elderberry Syrup, loose leaf teas, gift baskets, diffuser necklaces, smudge sticks and fresh-cut local flower bouquets. Browse her products.

Train for intense hikes by wearing rucksacks when doing your daily exercise. Ballantyne Magazine gives the scoop about the Meetup.com group, Ballantyne Ruck.

Gardening can help reduce stress. It can also provide a sense of shared community or needed time alone, some exercise and increased levels of vitamin D. Ballantyne Magazine shares a peek into gardens and gardeners in Ballantyne.

Whether at home or on the road, find your perfect hike, bike ride, or trail run using the AllTrails website and app. Filter by length, rating, and difficulty level. Easily find dog or kid-friendly trails. Great views are just a few taps away.

Explore this wide-ranging list of family indoor and outdoor activities to occupy you and your children of all ages from The Center of Discovery.

If you want to bring the gardening experience indoors, this article provides tips on growing herbs in your home.

Develop awareness. The more in tune we are to our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, the more we can take charge of them and the less control they have over us.

Register for Ballantyne Wellness Week events like the Ballantyne Blood Drive, SkillPop’s Budget Like a Boss and Ballantyne Movie Series: Hocus Pocus.


Originally published August 31, 2020. Updated October 23, 2020.

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