Getting healthy, nailing that promotion, sorting our your finances – they’re all respectable resolutions. But frankly, they’re boring af, which is why we here at Step Out Buffalo are challenging you to really step out of your comfort zone in 2017 with the Buffalo Bucket List Challenge. We know it can be difficult to constantly come up with new and exciting ways to enjoy your time here on planet earth, and more specifically Western New York, so we’re doing the work for you. Every Wednesday this year we’ll publish a new Buffalo Bucket List Challenge post with a fun / interesting / exciting / unique “task” to try.
Freeze Your Butt Off (Literally….It Burns Calories) at BuffaloCryo
199 Scott St Suite 130 in Buffalo // (716) 436-5341
Hours: Monday 10AM–1PM, 3–7PM, Tuesday-Friday 10AM–1PM, 3–6PM, and Saturday 9AM–1PM
Price: First session $25, regular rate is $50, and packages are available ranging from $135-500
Details: Here in Buffalo, we’re cold pros, so why not use that somewhat useless skill for medical benefits to make us feel awesome? No need to wait until the snow flies to make it happen – BuffaloCryo, a relatively new Cryotherapy studio located in the Fairmont Creamery building downtown, offers the use of top-notch equipment for whole body cryotherapy sessions. If you’ve never seen The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about, allow us to explain.
Cryotherapy uses nitrogen vapor, and popsicle temps in the cryosauna, realistically ranging from -184˚F and -292˚F! It only lasts about three minutes, doesn’t hurt, and is sure to wake you up faster than that cup of coffee you drink daily. You don’t have to be a celeb or a professional athlete to afford the benefits of a cryotherapy session, especially if it’s your first go at it. Pro tip: a cryotherapy session here only costs $25 for first timers!
Sessions in the cryosauna (LOL) offer athletic benefits like reduced muscle soreness and improved joint function, plus, it’s said to assist in managing a variety of mental and physical disorders like mood disorders and arthritis, it can improve your skin, decrease fatigue, and so much more. It’s even said that it can burn up to 800 calories per session. THAT’S IN 3 MINUTES PEOPLE. I don’t know about you, but why not skip that next spinning class and try this instead. AMIRITE?
Head to buffalocryo.com for professional info and conversation on this topic.
Where to Eat: If you’d like to eat and drink those calories back but not go overboard seeing as you just did all that “hard work”, head over to The Healthy Scratch just down the street in HarborCenter. They offer a variety of healthy smoothies, bowls, toasts, and juices packed full of fruits and veggies.