Whole Foods Introduces “Wellness Club”

Whole Foods is a cutting edge supermarket on many levels. As soon as I walk into the store, I immediately feel better about myself, but I wish that feeling wouldn’t fade away as soon as I walk out the door… Does anyone else feel this way?

Well good news! Whole Foods is now introducing a revolutionary concept with its “Wellness Club,” so everyone of their customers can continue to feel good about themselves. The Wellness Club is designed to help shoppers “make educated and positive lifestyle choices that promote their long-term health and well being.” The programs includes a “lifestyle evaluation,” nutrition tips, fitness and cooking classes, and discounts on select merchandise and in-store meals. It seems like a perfect idea for busy Americans who often put health second.

For now, the Wellness Club is only offered in Oakland, however 10 more are expected next year if it is successful. Hopefully, we will all see a Wellness Club in our local Whole Foods soon.


By Lucia Phan

Lucia Phan has a Bachelors Degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Food & City Culture and Environmental Economics. She is the founder of Banana Slug Edibles, where she bakes specialty cakes and cupcakes for patients in Orange County & Los Angeles. In her free time she likes to collect recipes and will forever be searching for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe known to man.

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