It’s time we press pause on the hecticness that has engulfed society. Meet Pause Studio, a welcoming and attainable wellness experience that offers modern and holistic solutions that boost immunity and support physical and mental recovery.
Today we are joined by Pause Studio co-founder and former Equinox executive Jeff Ono, who shares how the health epidemic of the 21st Century catapulted his career into a wellness world that counterbalances the chaos of the 9-to-5. If you have experienced overwhelming burnout or anxiety, consider pressing pause to carve out time for yourself — read on for more!
Q: Tell us more about the intention behind creating Pause Studio.
A: Pause Studio was created to help people “press pause” in their daily lives. We offer modern and holistic solutions to help you work, perform, sleep, and live better.
Q: What services do you offer? What is your favorite modality and why?
A: We offer a full range of science-backed modalities intended to increase overall health and wellness, including floatation therapy, contrast therapy, cryotherapy, LED therapy, an incredible IV vitamin infusion program, and Normatec Compression boot therapy which you can do on its own or during an IV session. We recently launched a prescription service for NAD+ and Peptide nasal sprays, which is already doing incredibly well. Right now, I’m all about contrast therapy, but I always end up coming back to the floats.
Q: How does the natural world support your modern life?
A: We founded Pause to create a holistic support system intended to give you a “pause” from the stress caused by how we live today. While, for now, the 50-60 hour work week isn’t going anywhere, Pause’s offerings give you a reprieve from the daily hustle, allowing you to recharge and increase your overall wellness to accomplish whatever is on your plate.
Q: Do you have any consistent rituals that you practice daily, weekly, or monthly?
A: I try to turn work-mode off around dinner time; I don’t sleep with my phone in the room. Of course, I try to get to Pause as often as possible to give my body and mind what it desperately needs to manage being a parent, husband, and business owner.
Q: For those that do not live in the LA area, how can Pause Studio be a part of their life?
A: We’re in the process of expanding the Pause product line, which currently includes Pause Magnesium Drops and a few other complementary items to our services. We have 30+ studios under contract through our franchise partners, and by the end of 2024, we anticipate that number tripling. We’re excited to share that you’ll likely find a Pause Studio not far from wherever you are in the next few years!
Co-founded in 2016 by former Equinox executives Jeff Ono and John Klein, Pause Studio was created to help people “press pause” in their daily lives. With stress known as the health epidemic of the 21st Century, Ono felt firsthand how stress affected his daily life as a soon-to-be father of twins and corporate executive. After feeling overwhelming levels of burnout and anxiety, Ono turned to floatation therapy in 2014, and for the first time in years, felt refreshed, clear, and balanced. Since then, Ono and Klein have worked to design a wellness experience that was warm, clean, welcoming, and attainable for people from all walks of life. Ono and Klein believe that everyone needs a counter-balance to this 24/7 connectivity that has engulfed society.