After dancing to hours of remixes during Friday night’s Military Ball at White Party Palm Springs, you’ll need to revitalize before Saturday night’s repeat performance. Sleep? You can do that on Monday. Right now you just need to survive the day Saturday.
These suggestions range from proper nutrition to meditation to gym workouts to a seaweed-infused body wrap. Distances given are from the Renaissance Hotel. If they’re too far to walk, try Uber or Lyft.
Feed Your Body
Nature’s Health Food and Café. This vegan/vegetarian cafe with an organic juice and espresso bar serves an “organic sunshine breakfast” all day. The cafe also stocks vitamins, supplements, cleanses, protein drinks, and, maybe most pertinent, detox formulas. You can also get fresh fruit and vegetables. Saturday hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 555 S. Sunrise Way, Suite 301. 760-323-9487. Distance: 1.2 miles. www.natureshealthfoodcafe.com
Native Foods Cafe. Another option for vegan/vegetarian cuisine, offering homemade tempeh, cheeses, dressings, and seitan (wheat gluten). The kitchen is free of GMO soy and wheat, and soy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free options are available. (Thank God you don’t have an EDM sensitivity.) Daily hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive. 760-416-0070. Distance: 2.2 miles. www.nativefoods.com
photo by benjamin veronis photography
There are drop-in yoga clsses available to refresh and stretch.
Soothe Your Body
La Dolce Vita Resort and Spa. The gay-owned, clothing-optional establishment harbors a full-service men’s day spa on an acre of land. Massage, body treatments, facials, and waxing services do their best to help you forget all the stuff you did last night. Two swimming pools, two whirlpools, steam room, and lounge areas are available before and after treatments. A relaxing one-hour sports massage is $130, and body treatments go for $125 and $150; facials are $125. 1491 S. Via Soledad. 760-325-2686. Distance: 1.9 miles. www.ladolcevitaresort.com
Palm Springs Spa Massage. The specialty here is “mobile day spa experiences.” If you’re not up for visiting the Palm Springs location, book an appointment online and a certified masseur will come knocking on your door (not too loudly, we hope). Services include four-hand massage (just to be clear, that’s two people working on you, not a single, redundantly appendaged person) for $200; couples massage for $278; and facials for $119. Check the website for special deals. 471 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 226. 760-808-4205. Distance: 0.4 miles. www.palmspringsspamassage.com
Power Yoga Palm Springs. The gay-owned studio offers drop-in classes for $20. On Saturdays: hot yoga at 8 a.m.; gentle yoga, 10 a.m.; and power yoga, 12 p.m. The studio also holds free “Yoga in the Park” sessions at 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Wellness Park, corner of North Via Miraleste and East Tachevah Drive. Power Yoga is located at 333 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 214. 760-898-9525. Distance: 0.8 miles. www.poweryogapalmsprings.com
Peace Love Yoga. Walk-ins pay $16 for a soulful studio class. An “invigorating morning flow” yoga class is taught at 8 a.m., and gentle yoga’s on at 10 a.m. BYO peace and love. 1572 S. Palm Canyon Drive. 760-600-0328. Distance: 1.9 miles. www.peaceloveyogapalmsprings.com
Dharmachakra Buddhist Center. Become one with the universe beyond the Renaissance at the free group meditation sessions from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. Meditation techniques are Buddhist-based, but visitors of all spiritual persuasions (or none) are welcome. The center was founded in 1995 as a branch of the Vajrarupini Buddhist Center in San Diego. 1445 N. Sunrise Way, Suite104. 800- 988-3396. Distance: 2 miles. www.meditationinpalmsprings.org
photo courtesy of the palm springs swim center
Recreational swim from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Palm Springs Swim Center.
Sculpt Your Body
World Gym. The premier workout spot for gay men in Palm Springs includes cardio and weight rooms; an indoor running track; boxing; yoga; spinning and other exercise classes; steam rooms and saunas; towel service; tanning booths; and a cafe and smoothie bar. A one-day guest pass is $18. Saturday hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 1751 N. Sunrise Way. 760 327-7100. Distance: 2.4 miles. www.worldgympalmsprings.com
Workout Gym. A smaller but also gay-centric venue to buff and hone in cardio and weight rooms. Per the website, “Shirtless workouts are allowed so you can see the muscles you are working.” Uh huh, and straight guys used to read Playboy for the articles. The locker room houses a Finnish sauna, and there’s a snack counter. One-day guest passes are $12. Saturday hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2100 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite C100. 760-325-4600. Distance: 2.2 miles. www.workoutgymps.com
Palm Springs Swim Center. Here’s another kind of pool party, the Olympic-size kind. Saturday lap swim from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and recreational swim from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $4 for Palm Springs residents and $5 for everybody else. 405 S. Pavilion Way, in the Sunrise Plaza complex. 760-323-8278. Distance: 1.3 miles. www.palmspringsca.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/swim-center
Jolt Your Body
Coffee. Caffeine: the equal-opportunity drug. No shortage of java juice in Palm Springs, but gay locals prefer Koffi. The popular coffeehouse roasts its own beans and bills itself as “the only specialty coffee retailer with a roasting facility in the Coachella Valley.” Breakfast bagels, cereal bowls, pastries, and sandwiches are available. Daily hours: 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at two Palm Springs stores: 515 N. Palm Canyon Drive. 760-416-2244 (1 mile); 1700 S. Camino Real. 760-322-7776. Distance: 2.4 miles. www.kofficoffee.com