MOUNT KISCO, N.YWith the cutting of a ribbon, the Saw Mill Club East was awarded a new member to its complex on Monday. The Live Food Café, run by the Cross River-based company O2living, was introduced to the community with Mayor J. Michael Cindrich by its side, slicing the strip signifying a promising future.
The café will supply fresh and healthy options for the passerby, one who no doubt will be on the lookout for a healthy style of living as the complex houses many work out arenas. This is the second location in the Saw Mill Club. There is a smaller post in the main building. Executive Chef Tom Donnelly was pleased to be a part of the second venture.
It changed my life, I had never thought Id be cooking vegan food, dairy and gluten free, he said at the opening. Its really changed my whole life and kitchen mentality, forced me to be more creative than I have in my life.
Creativity is one of the reasons that Kevin Kane, the vice president and general manager of the club, brought O2living to the second location.
Weve had a relationship with O2 at our main location, and when we decided we will offer an expended food operation here, they really stand out in terms of doing it in a healthy way, he said. These guys are good.
O2living was created by Rosemary Devlin, the businesswoman who purchased the Dharma Yoga and Fitness Center in Cross River. She turned it into a health improvement franchise, offering food, lifestyle and therapeutic treatments.
People are beginning to realize that its one thing of working out, but if youre not living the lifestyle and tying it all together, no matter how much you work out, its not going to make any difference, she said. A conscious mindfulness and a healthy lifestyle overall is important.
Devlins plan is to continue expanding her brand through new sites around the area, along with promoting her new line of organic juices.
If you cant chew your food, don't swallow it. We dont realize how long it takes our body to process certain kinds of food, she explained. Balance is everything. We all want treats, but we just have to be mindful how much we give ourselves.
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