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We recap everything earth shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: March 2-8, 2013.
OPEN AND SHUT
Lululemon opened a new New York store on Friday, March 8 in the Meatpacking District, on 14th Street just west of 9th Avenue.
Gothamist reported that a new restaurant opened on Third Avenue and 13th Street, with a concept built around the feeling of dinner parties. The restaurant, Feast, offers a $38 seasonal Union Square Greenmarket, um, feast we can’t wait to try.
Yuji Ramen is replacing Rice & Miso Everyday at the Smorgasburg pop-up shop inside Whole Foods Bowery on March 12. The menu will include fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients, with special reservation-only five-course dinners Tuesday-Friday.
The Upper East Side’s new HIIT studio, The Fhitting Room, is now officially open and operating with a full schedule.
FITNESS & YOGA BUZZ
The Seak Foundation held the kickoff for this year’s Sports Bra Challenge, which will take place on April 14 in Union Square, with SoulCycle classes, a bigger fundraising goal, and more kids entertainment.
Physique 57 expanded its new Cardio class to multiple time slots at the Spring Street location and one on the Upper West Side, and Yoga 216 added a slew of new classes to its schedule, bringing its offerings up to more than 35 classes per week.
Erika Bloom Pilates revealed she’ll be opening a new studio in Greenwich, Connecticut this spring. Details on an open date are still being finalized.
FASHION AND BEAUTY NEWS
A new swimwear line, DVF loves Roxy, launched, as a collaboration between the two brands, melding functional fitness suits with DVF’s bold, chic patterns.
SoulCycle debuted a March clothing collection that strays from the brand’s ubiquitous yellow and instead features lots of turquoise, mint, and teal.
Fashion icon Norma Kamali added Gingersnap’s Organic’s raw foods and juices to the offerings at her Wellness Cafe.
And The People’s Bootcamp launched a tees-and-tanks apparel line decorated with slogans like “Eat Clean. Train Dirty. Live Hard.” and “My tribe can outlast yours.”
The high-performance makeup brand for eco-chic women, W3LL PEOPLE, has completely repackaged and reformulated their collection with creamier formulas (loaded with aloe and green tea) and some gorgeous new colors.
Beauty blogger Elizabeth Dehn and One Love Organics have collaborated on a super-clean, super-moisturizing beauty line, called Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics. The first two products include a non-irritating vitamin C serum ($68) and a whipped eye cream ($48). Stay tuned for the results of our test-drive.
SXSW is all about art, music, and technology, and now…fitness! Flavorpill is hosting a wellness and workout sanctuary, and Barre3’s Austin studios are offering special class deals to those with the festival’s wristbands. For New Yorkers: The brand-new Mod Fitness is also courting festival goers, and it was founded by former New Yorker and Core Fusion-devotee Marnie O’Donnell.
In New York, Self Magazine announced that its annual Workout in the Park will take place on Saturday, May 11 in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield. Tickets go on sale on March 26.
And couples workouts are still hot. The couple behind ‘My Almost Married Life’ is hosting a special PureStrength class for those with significant others at Equinox’s Park and 33rd Street location on March 13 at 8:30 p.m.
Time for pre-spring cleaning? Health coach Amy Height is hosting a reboot workshop at Land Yoga on March 11 that will teach mindful ways to get out of the winter rut and refresh your diet and lifestyle.