‘VIP First Look’ at Halo Studios on Grove Street [SLIDESHOW]

Halo Studios LLC on Thursday evening hosted a “VIP First Look” event at its new health and wellness hub on Grove Street, attended by dozens of professionals across a wide spectrum of health-related fields, local community and business leaders, media members, prospective clients and more. With its mission of improving the collective health of greater New Canaan, Halo features open studios, suites and kiosks occupied by permanent as well as “fractional” tenants that share space (scroll through photo gallery above to meet some in each category). Encouraging socialization as well as support to pursue a healthier lifestyle, Halo offers services on an á la carte basis including a boutique fitness center, personal training, free weights and locker rooms and experts in yoga, Pilates, massage, nutrition, physical therapy. Standing near the organic café and water fountain that greet visitors entering Halo from the covered parking area at the Racquet Club building, owner Peter Lane of NCLC said “the great thing as you look around is that it’s really the wellness experts that are going to occupy the studios.”

“That’s where it’s very impressive,” Lane said. “Their businesses are all going to be here in collaboration with each other and all in the name of wellness, and that to me is powerful.

Paleo, Raw and Vegan Food Provider ‘Grass Rxoots’ Coming to New Canaan at Halo

A provider of paleo, raw and vegan foods is slated next month to move into the new, comprehensive health and wellness center on Grove Street that already is offering some services. Grass Rxoots (℞ being the symbol for a prescription) will form a kind of “organic café” immediately inside Halo, located at the walk-in level from the covered lot at the New Canaan Racquet Club, according to Cobie Graber, a marketing consultant for the facility. “They provide delicious, physician-approved organic meals and cold-pressed juices,” Graber said of Grass Rxoots. With an eye on more. Founded by Greenwich internist Dr. Steven Murphy, among others, in May 2013 as a food and juice provider, Grass Rxoots already offers catering, delivery and cleanses, and at Halo will also provide a kind of on-site medical consultation to visitors seeking what Graber called “individualized food prescriptions.”

The larger concept at Halo is that it offers social interaction, education, exercise and nutrition all in one, with services offered a la carte by a number of health and wellness experts at individual studios and suites, some of which are shared.