Esteban Gonzalez and Agustina Grillo Harris are bringing 5-diamond resort spa service to your doorstep
ORLANDO, Fla. - Self-care can be one of those things that can easily get overlooked and fall off the list of priorities. Especially when your daily grind consists of putting everything and everyone's else needs before your own. Esteban Gonzalez and Augustina Grillo Harris, luxury resort experts, know that self-care is all too important to ignore, and are advocating for change.
Last year, when resort spas closed as a direct impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Esteban and Augustina saw an opportunity for transitioning their spa expertise into a business concept that promotes wellness at home. Despite the challenges we each face, they made it their mission to bring happiness, and wellness, to individuals that recognized the need for a self-love balance. How are they doing it? Esteban and Augustin are now bringing professional spa services to the comfort of your own home, and it's just one click away.
We connected with them to learn more about how they've developed their brand. Here's what they said:
H&F: Please describe your career(s) prior to this venture.
Wellness Lifestyle: Esteban brings 18 years of experience in the luxury wellness industry, with expertise in leadership, developing unique services and training programs. Agustina brings over 17 years in the hospitality industry as an operations and sales & marketing leader.
H&F: What are your thoughts on the impact the pandemic has had on the spa industry?
Wellness Lifestyle: The spa industry was heavily impacted by the pandemic. It caused the industry to rethink and reimagine itself, taking social distancing, touchpoints, and PPE into account. These changes along with the renewed need to prioritize personal wellness is what inspired us to create Wellness Lifestyle at Home.
H&F: Tell us about how you have redefined yourself. Describe your project, business, brand and/or platform.
Wellness Lifestyle: To grant everyone the opportunity to create a healthy lifestyle by fulfilling three goals: Making wellness education available through creative content and resources. Connecting clients to the industry’s top luxury wellness professionals. Providing the highest level of services with all-natural products wherever Home is to you.
H&F: What is something unique about your business?
Wellness Lifestyle: We inspire and nurture a healthy lifestyle at home by connecting people to meaningful resources and services.
5 Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness Tips from Esteban and Augustina
1. Eat Well:
Research supports a diet of highly processed foods, with little nutrients, play a significant impact on not only your body but also your mind. Good nutrition allows you to feel good from the inside out.
2. Be Thankful for Every Day:
Take time to practice gratitude. If you wake up finding it hard to have a positive attitude, then do some work to change your mindset. It can be easy to forget to take a minute or so to reflect and to think about the things in your life that you are grateful for.
3. Fit in Fitness:
Exercise can help to relieve anxiety. Those feel-good endorphins that follow a good workout are great, am I right? When practiced regularly, fitness can also improve emotional resilience to make you better able to cope with familial stress and tension.
4. Avoid Self-Comparison:
Comparison can take its toll on many people resulting in lowered self-esteem or a lower sense of self-worth.
Making time to reflect is a powerful thing. Take time to reflect on the past day or week and reflect on how you resolved problems.
H&F: Where is your business located and do you have any plans to scale the business?
Wellness Lifestyle: We are currently offering our services to Central Florida communities and businesses. We are planning to scale the business to other cities in the future.
H&F: What is one easy piece of wellness advice you can share that everyone should start doing immediately?
Wellness Lifestyle: Make time for the things that bring you happiness. You can’t give to others if you have nothing left to give.
H&F: What hurdles have you had to overcome that you did not anticipate in the beginning?
Wellness Lifestyle: Finding platform.
H&F: Please tell us about any future plans you have for the business.
Wellness Lifestyle: To have a robust membership program in Central Fl. and scalable model to launch in other cities.
H&F: What encouraging advice would you offer someone still trying to find their next move post lay-off?
Wellness Lifestyle: Be Courageous - Courage helps us take action. When we procrastinate and avoid taking action, we keep ourselves stuck.
Follow Esteban and Augustina: wellnesslifestyleathome.com
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