finding Health & Wellness near you. Local tribe. global community.

The Story

My healthy cities was born out of inspiration to come together around a shared interest: health & wellness, and with a key word in mind: proximity.
Our founder, Joëlle, moved to Bangkok in 2016. She found living a healthy lifestyle challenging in a new city, especially with the obvious language barrier and well, a 9 million people city can be confusing at times.
Willing to connect with a supportive tribe, she started to list down her go-to places, contacted health & wellness professionals, enrolled contributors, and along the way, she also saw an opportunity to raise awareness about sharing and giving back to the most vulnerable communities. And so My Healthy Cities (Bangkok)  was born.

Fast forward to this date, our project is to make wellness more accessible and comprehensible. Plus, in our digital world, we feel that creating connections at a local level is essential.
Bangkok was established as our pilot project, and we are continuing to expand organically, one city at a time, to form a global network of wellness city guides. We aim to create an inspiring, heart-opening and empathic online space welcoming enthusiasts as well as professionals in the fields of health & wellness. We provide an open dialogue between our cities’ residents seeking for health & wellness and those willing to share their knowledge, their products and services. We believe in the virtuous circle of looking after ourselves and one another. 

#MHC MANIFESTO

My healthy cities (MHC)  is first and foremost a passion project. A mission we believe in. Our dream for a healthier planet. And only second, a business. 
While we are offering advertising opportunities (made clear to all users), our intention is to recommend and talk about people, brands, venues and movements that we truly believe in. So, in order to be listed as 1/ a health & wellness expert, 2/ a venue, 3/ a brand, all applicants will be required to go through a pretty thorough selection process, so our readers know that we promote quality over quantity and traceability over marketing strategies. 

Our Experts & PARTNERS

So as to offer accurate, educational and relatable content, we search, connect and partner with health & wellness professionals and brand and venue owners. Our partners do work in the fields of nutrition, conventional and holistic health, pre & post natal services, fitness and more. Through their personal and professional journeys, they make health & wellness more approchable, and we are here to create the connections where they are meant to happen. Our website includes a directory of trusted health & wellness experts, as well as a shopping guide.

Our Curated Content

We encourage our readers in finding their way towards wellness, and we love to show the healthy sides of our cities through genuine reviews. My Healthy Cities was designed to appeal to the expat community in the first place, to the tourists, and the locals, interested in (re)discovering how their city could be the perfect place to start their wellness journey. Hand-picked products, cafés, restaurants, spas, fitness, yoga & pilates studios, practitioners and more, are being tried, tested and recommended by our growing community of contributors. Our aim is to create proximity within our community locally and globally in major cities around the world.

Raising Awareness

As environmentally conscious beings, we are committed to making better choices in all areas of our lives. Reducing wastage and single use plastic, urging to stop animal abuse in the tourism industry, helping underprivileged kids, and supporting women empowerment in vulnerable communities are some causes dear to us. We believe that “we can’t live a healthy life on a sick planet”, and our mission is to raise awareness towards all aspects of health. We support our peers to thrive, feel good and do good.

We invite you to join us in this project.
Reach out to discuss how you want to contribute.

📷 credit: Ploy Phutpheng “Lady into the light at dawn, Bangkok”  

Who We Are

Meet Joëlle, Founder

Paris, Singapore, Dubai, Bangkok, Hong Kong: Joëlle has been living the expat life for the past 15 years. When she moved to Bangkok in 2016, the combination of her excitement to discover a new city, her aspiration of a healthier lifestyle and let’s be honest: her frustration of having to start everything from scratch again, led her to this moment, when she knew something had to be done! She started to put together the pieces of what will become My Healthy Cities, a global network of local city guides. She knew that other expats were finding themselves in a similar situation (ie: enthusiastic yet a bit lost in their quest for a healthier life in their home away from home) and her mission was and still is to grow a community around health & wellness.

Joelle currently lives in Hong Kong with her family. And besides developing My Healthy Cities with her inspired team, she runs her company “The senses” where she provides consulting services focussing on the use of our senses in view of emotional well-being and confidence.

Where can you find her?
Exploring Hong Kong with her husband and son.

Meet Christina, Marketing & Business Development Manager

Christina moved to Bangkok in 2019 from London with her husband to run her family resort, Koh Ngai Thanya Beach Resort. Christina is an advocate for sustainability so their mission was to change their resort to become aa eco-friendly as possible. Christina previously work at Net-a-Porter, and Harrods with over 10 years experience in luxury marketing, publishing and social media. In 2019, Christina started her own consultancy, DAY13 Agency based between London and Bangkok. Christina joined the team at the beginning of 2020 as a contributor and now leads our global marketing and business development.

Where can you find her?
Reading a good book on the beach. 

Meet Nandini Sehgal, Manager, Bangkok 📍

Dini has made it her passion to fully embrace and educate herself on the importance of holistic healing. “You can’t focus on just one thing and ignore the rest. Just like you can’t just eat healthy and never exercise. Healing is also so much more than just purely physical”. Dini is a certified personal trainer, sports nutritionist and transformation specialist. She also teaches spin and Pilates reformer as well as meditation and life coaching. She has also been recently certified as an Ayurveda wellness practitioner. Oh, and on top of all of that, she has joined our growing MHC family in November 2021, as our Manager for Bangkok city. 

Where can you find her?
Doing her very own motivational talk series on a spin bike

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